Coldclear, Cloudland Blue Quartet

Released 3 September 2021


Guitars, synthesisers, treatments, editing, sound manipulation, cover (“Magazine Valentine V6”, 14 February 2021) and production by David Reilly for Crispycat Recordings.

Original source material comprises 12-14 minute edits, created at some point in the early 2000s, of six tracks spread across three C60 cassettes by The Heavenly Music Corporation, entitled “More Than Flesh and Blood Can Bear”, “To Be As Sovereign Over Transmuted Ill” and “Like Patience on a Statue, Smiling at Grief”, released on David 14 Cassettes in 1989. The edits were later released under the tilte “Cold Clear Morning”.

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly


Recorded at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, UK, 1, 2, 3, 5 January 1989, treated 22 February 2021, edited 13-17 August 2021

Written By

Composed by David Reilly

Bonus Material

Bonus Material 295.16 (of which 169.28 is not included in the main album) (Download Only)

More Than Flesh (48:18)
And Blood Can Bear (48:16)
To Be As Sovereign (48:17)
Over Transmuted Ill (48:25)
Like Patience on a Monument (53:36)
Smiling At Grief (49:24)

2021 Crispycat Recordings

© 2021 David Reilly

Cloudland Blue Quartet

“Coldclear” comprises twenty six relatively short ambient works, created by the treatment of six edits of pieces originally recorded and released by David as The Heavenly Music Corporation in January 1989.  Many of the pieces on the album appear to have absolutely nothing going on except a far off drone but, if you listen closely, you may hear what are, by definition, almost imperceptible changes in the ambience, created by the treatment. Others, of course, have more obvious elements of change to them.