• Open Submission

    Open Submission / Ohko / Pharoah / Rosewater / Cleater / St. Stephens

    “As the follow-up to his deep, emotional ‘Idle Worship’ release on Sounds of the Dawn, Alex Crispin’s Open Submission, with the title track streaming below, is a masterful stroke of restrained ambient guitar and synths. The tune submerses you in its washed out, melancholy atmosphere. I want to be here all the time, let me tell you!” – Tiny Mix Tapes

    “As most nu-new age musicians, Alex Crispin is not married to his new age prodecessors aesthetics or closed loop comidifcation of spirituality. His compositions, especially on “Rosewater” are big-hearted works that utilze elements of ambient music and drone to create transportive set-pieces and aural soundscapes that don’t require that you exit through the gift shop.” – Tome to the Weather Machine

    Stream of the Crop – Noisey

    Recorded & Produced by Alex Crispin: Oberheim Matrix-1000, Pipe Organ (on St. Stephens), Rhodes Piano, Casio 1000p, Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Akai AX60

    Part of the Spring Batch released on Constellation Tatsu

    BUY: CASSETTE/DL (UK/EU)CASSETTE/DL (USA) / SPOTIFY

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  • Escape the Dark Castle – Soundtrack

    Original Soundtrack to the game ‘Escape the Dark Castle’ published by Themeborne.

    Freedom is Death / Endless Dark / Cult Procession / The Hell Tower / Buried Alive / Your Journey Ends Here

    “Eerie drones and ambient sounds, make you instantly aware of the dark, damp dungeon around you. The threat is looming and intensely oppressing as the first song starts. Dark, long tracks, like ‘Endless Dark’ and ‘Cult Procession’ imbibe your experience with the inescapability of the situation you find yourself in. Trapped in the prison with only one thing left to do: to escape. With this soundtrack, you absolutely know how thrilling a game can be if the vibe and story are right.”– Stranger Aeons

    Recorded & Produced by Alex Crispin: Casio CZ-1000, Casio SK-200, Effects, Dungeon Noises
    Tom Pike: Dungeon Noises

    BUY: CASSETTE / DIGITAL

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  • Idle Worship

    In Constant Soul / Guide Blind / Green Ember / Idle Worship / Canopy Dance / High Vibration / Fortress (Flying)

    “Glittering, glowing, hand-tooled indie new age music from high realms. UK composer Alex Crispin’s debut solo album is assured and sophisticated, effortlessly morphing through different melodic shapes and ever-hovering clouds of beautiful chords. If you’re curious about the spirit of early DIY new age and its recent rehabilitation via labels like Sounds of the Dawn, Idle Worship is an ideal place to start.” – Ambient Music Guide – Best Albums of 2017

    “Based on the tape’s title, I was pleasantly surprised to find Alex Crispin’s Idle Worship to be a beautiful drone album. The album begins with minute synthesiser melodies over a breezy soft pad sweep of chords. Calming, soft, and charming. This is some really special high fidelity new age music. I can feel the warm summer breezes and ideal locations. I lose myself completely. This is definitely something you can relax to. A storm of overtone melodies softly permeates throughout. There is some thoughtful piano work on this album. A while into the second side, hand drums make an appearance. The final track is a fantastic; evocative of Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach with rapid fire arpeggios, guitar, and layers upon layers of keyboards.” – Cassette Gods

    “Discovering a brilliant ambient dimension while escorted by glowing ethereal companions. Nothing but peacefulness and contentment. Idle Worship bubbles notes from keyboard and strings so naturally, like the Selterswasser spring in the German Taunus mountains. Both possessing organic and unrefined aspects. This composition nears the hour mark floating on skilled creativity.” – Lost In a Sea of Sound

    Tiny Mix Tapes

    Recorded & Produced by Alex Crispin: Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano, Casio C1000p, Casio SK-200, Akai AX60, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar & Percussion
    Mastered by Erik Maluchnik
    Released by Sounds of the Dawn

     

    BUY: CASSETTE/DL (USA) / CASSETTE/DL (UK/EU) / SPOTIFY

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  • BBC – ‘David Attenborough Meets President Obama’

    Music included in BBC One programme ‘David Attenborough Meets President Obama’

    On his 89th birthday, David Attenborough talks to President Obama about his career, his recent record-breaking dive on the Great Barrier Reef and issues facing the natural world.

  • RSC – ‘Be Prepared’

    Sound design and composition for ‘Be Prepared’ a play by Ian Bonar. From research and development stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company through to the play’s premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 for Underbelly.

    Written & Performed by Ian Bonar
    Directed by Rob Watt

    ★★★★ – The Stage
    ★★★★ – Edinburgh Guide
    ★★★★ – Broadway Baby: ‘The set is minimal, and there are few props to speak of. The sound and lighting design, though potent, is also rationed. We are left, then, entirely undistracted from Bonar’s virtuoso performance, which moves through anguish, jollity, horror — through the whole confusing gamut of bereavement — with total credibility. It’s a magnetic, unforgettable turn in this sometimes hilarious, often uncomfortable, always gripping portrait of a grief-stricken mind.’

  • Kakuma’s Kids

    Kakuma’s Kids give their account of Kakuma Refugee camp, a camp that has welcomed many nationalities of Africa and developed into an important part of Kakuma, a small town in Northwestern Kenya.

    Director, Camera, Editor – Ross Casswell / Producer – Tania Campbell-Golding / Score – Alex Crispin

    *Official Selection Liverpool Lift Off Film Festival*
    *Official Selection Aldeburgh Documentary Festival*
    *Official Selection Suffolk Film Festival*

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  • Sophie Michael – ‘Early Bird’

    Score for ‘Early Bird’ film by Sophie Michael, commissioned by Northern Film & Media

    “I have decided to set the story in 1965, because I want the film to take place during a period during the 20th century that is close enough for me to have a relationship with but no actual experience of; but that is also far enough after WW2 for this not to be in the lived memory of the ten year old lead. My parents’ generations were children in the 1960s, so there is no shortage of brains to pick. My next door neighbour recalled watching the launch of a satellite nicknamed the Early Bird at Easter time that year as a child on a home-made television, and I saw the promise of a story; what would a world of live television and communications mean to a disconnected child of that ‘space-age’?”

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