Variation on Brian Eno's "Thursday Afternoon", Cloudland Blue Quartet

Released 1 October 2021


Guitar, sine and piano loop manipulation, drone and shimmer manipulation and treatment, cover (“Page Seven”, 23 September 2021) and production by David Reilly for Crispycat Recordings.

Source material comprises replica sine wave, piano, drone and shimmer loops, based on the piece “Thursday Afternoon” by Brian Eno, along with treated sky saw guitar from the now deleted Cloudland Blue Quartet LP “Flitterkram : The Music of Fripp & Eno”

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly


Recorded at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, UK, 22, 23, 28, 29 September 2021. Sky Saw Guitar, recorded at Reptile Studio, Edinburgh, February 1997.

Written By

Based on the original recording of “Thursday Afternoon”, composed by Brian Eno. Arrangement and additional material by David Reilly

Bonus Material

Bonus Material 124.22 (Download Only)

Piano & Sine Wave Variation (30:14)
Guitar, Drone & Shimmer Variation (27:56)

Flitterkram Variation (56:25)
“You Have A Lot More To Do, Rather Than Less To Do” (9:47)

2021 Crispycat Recordings

© 2021 David Reilly

Cloudland Blue Quartet
Variation on Brian Eno's ``Thursday Afternoon``

Stemming from a chance conversation about “the first three CDs you bought” (David’s 1st was Eno’s “Thursday Afternoon” in October 1985), this LP uses replicas of the piano, sine wave, drone and shimmer loops used by Eno on the original recording, along with half speed “sky saw” guitar recorded by David in 1997.  The new piece is roughly the same length as Eno’s original and can be listened to “gaplessly” if you download the LP (Downloaders also receive 2 hours of exclusive bonus material).