Cinematic Canadian group North Atlantic Explorers have just released their ambitious new concept album, "My Father Was A Sailor" 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 JP Carter (Destroyer) and narratives by Stuart David (Belle & Sebastian, Looper).
Watch the videos filmed aboard an Icelandic container ship on the desolate North Atlantic Ocean by filmmaker Greg Gillespie and read "Sailing To Another Planet" a journal of Glenn and Greg’s voyage at http://www.northatlanticexplorers.com
ABOUT NORTH ATLANTIC EXPLORERS …
North Atlantic Explorers are a cinematic band from Vancouver captained by Glenn D’Cruze who stepped out from behind the drum kit to navigate his own ship. Their debut album "Skylines" is a beautiful, engaging, and sonically stimulating record flavoured with strings, horns, loops, samples, vibes, xylophones, banjo, upright bass and vintage organs and pianos, with Glenn handling the songwriting and much of the instrumentation including lead vocals, guitars, drums, and piano.
Glenn played with Vancouver bands who released albums on Nettwerk and Mint Records and performed in thirteen countries, including appearances at South-By-Southwest in Texas and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival with the likes of Neil Young, New Order, Sonic Youth and Spiritualized.
Yo La Tengo, Iron & Wine, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens, Idaho, Sun Kil Moon, Feist, Belle & Sebastian, Mercury Rev, Sigur Rós