Variation on Brian Eno's "Music For Airports", Cloudland Blue Quartet

Released 5 November 2021


Guitar, treatment and manipulation, chance piano and choir loops, cover (“MFA”, 23 September 2021) and production by David Reilly for Crispycat Recordings.

Source material comprises replica choir and piano loops, based on the pieces “2/1” and “1/2” by Brian Eno, with treated guitarscapes by David Reilly, “The Crucifixion (1515)” from “Disquietmusik”, “Reservoir (1961) (Backwards) (16 RPM)” and “Smiling Landscape (1967) (Backwards) (16 RPM)” from “Disquietmusik III” by Cloudland Blue Quartet

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly


Recorded at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, UK, 23, 24 September 2021. Guitars recorded at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, 8, 9 July 2017 and 10 November 2019.

Written By

Based on “2/1” and “1/2” from “Music For Airports”, composed by Brian Eno. Arrangement, chance and additional guitarscapes by David Reilly

Bonus Material

Bonus Material 239:14 (Download Only)

Smiling Reservoir Crucifixion (Guitarscape) Pt 1 (48:14)
Smiling Reservoir Crucifixion (Guitarscape) Pt 2 (31:26)

Music For Airports Choir Variation Pt 1 (39:56)
Music For Airports Choir Variation Pt 2 (39:59)

Music For Airports Solo Piano Pt 1 (42:28)
Music For Airports Solo Piano Pt 2 (37:11)

2021 Crispycat Recordings

© 2021 David Reilly

Cloudland Blue Quartet
Variation on Brian Eno's ``Music For Airports``

Like “Variation on Brian Eno’s “Thursday Afternoon””, this almost simultaneously recorded piece is based on replica loops used by Eno in his original work, comprising piano & choir phrases used on “2/1” and “1/2” from “Music For Airports” (1978), combined, in chance formations, with a new CBQ guitarscape, created by the treatment and manipulation of three pieces from the “Disquietmusik” Frippertronics series. The 80 minute variation can be listened to “gaplessly” by downloading (Downloaders also receive 4 hours of exclusive bonus material).