I’ve always been passionate about sharing music I love. So I recently launched a Spotify playlist titled Northern Affairs, which I’m enjoying updating every couple of weeks or so. I’d be honoured if you’d follow the playlist if it’s something you might enjoy.November 1, 2018
I wasn’t always a fan of The Smiths. In fact, I despised them at first. My younger and cooler sister used to listen to trendy British bands like New Order, The House Of Love … and The (God-awful) Smiths. I couldn’t stand Morrissey’s melodramatic vocals and miserable-me lyrics. Then ...October 31, 2018
Anyone who has ever spent a winter in Vancouver knows the grey and miserable rainy weather endures endlessly, week after week. The slower, moodier music and lyrics I gravitate to are, I’m quite sure, a function of seasonal affective disorder.
But as spring rolls around and summer approaches, the sun ...June 14, 2018
Created this Spotify playlist – Sadness + Beauty: Cinematic Music by North Atlantic Explorers.
It consists of the entire North Atlantic Explorers catalog with music from Skylines, My Father Was A Sailor & All The Ships At Sea, plus our cover of The Smiths’ Panic.
We’d be grateful if you’d follow ...March 13, 2018
All The Ships At Sea is the ambient instrumental companion piece to 2014’s nautical-themed My Father Was A Sailor, inspired by Glenn D’Cruze’s father’s life at sea.
It’s comprised of 13 electro-organic film-like compositions, each one titled after a ship D’Cruze’s father sailed on with the Merchant Marines while based ...October 11, 2015
Here’s the album trailer for My Father Was A Sailor filmed aboard an Icelandic cargo ship on the North Sea/North Atlantic Ocean & throughout Scotland by Greg Gillespie.
My Father Was A Sailor is a collection of nautical-themed songs inspired by Glenn D’Cruze’s late father’s life at sea ...August 27, 2014
My Father Was A Sailor is the ambitious new concept album from Vancouver’s North Atlantic Explorers. It's a collection of nautical-themed songs inspired by Glenn D’Cruze’s late father’s life at sea with the British Merchant Navy. Its highlights include a full choir singing multi-part harmonies, a horn section featuring ...August 24, 2014
A few months back, I sent a message to my director friend Greg Gillespie suggesting we shoot video on the treacherous North Atlantic ocean in the middle of winter. He replied saying “your idea of filming the open sea is crazy – and I love it!”