Variations on Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music Vol I, Cloudland Blue Quartet

Released 4 February 2022


Guitars, treatments, cover (“Variation on MMM”, 18 November 2021) and production by David Reilly for Crispycat Recordings
Metal Machine guitars, feedback and treatment by Lou Reed (details here :

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly


Created at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, UK, 18 November, 2021
Disquietmusik guitarscapes recorded as follows:-
“The Moses Variation” 4 November 2018
“The Composition Variation” 8, 9 July 2017
“The F111 Variation” 10 November 2019
“The Antibes Variation” 22 November 2020

Written By

All pieces written and composed by David Reilly, based on the recordings of Lou Reed

Bonus Material

Bonus Material (Download Only)
New stereo treatments of quarter speed versions of the left and right mono tracks used on side one of “Metal Machine Music”, over the equivalent of a further 2 double LPs or 2 CDs.

Tracks 5-8 Metal Machine Music (Side One Left Pts 1-4) (64:44)
Tracks 9-12 Metal Machine Music (Side One Right Pts 1-4) (64:07)

2022 Crispycat Recordings

© 2022 David Reilly

Cloudland Blue Quartet
Variations on Lou Reed's ``Metal Machine Music`` Vol I

Cloudland Blue Quartet has undertaken the difficult task of trying to make one of the most reviled albums in music history more “listenable”. The variations are the equivalent of a new 2LP set or single CD. Downloaders receive eight bonus tracks (a further 129 minutes), giving the equivalent of a further two double LPs or 2 CDs.