Music plying the waters between deep ambient introspective journeying and glowing emotional atmospheres.
Sonic landscapes existing on the borderland between the known and the non-ordinary.
From electronic to symphonic, David Crews creates music, stories, and natural soundscapes
from around the world to his Jaguarfeather Studios in Austin, Texas.
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A Story in the Rain
Lightning breaks across a pre-dawn sky and the heavens bring down much needed rain.
As the sun rises, a journey through the landscape tells its own story and brings us home once again.
The soundtrack of a vivid thunderstorm David recorded in Central Texas was the inspiration for this fully symphonic composition. Produced with the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pro software from Spitfire Audio in London.
“I’ve always been fascinated with combining original music with natural sound environments. It’s really a type of scoring to film where the film is also audio – the music of nature.”
Competition Scoring for
An entry into a competition for an original music score for a scene from HBO’s Westworld series. Offered by Spitfire Audio, the selection is a four minute chase scene delivered with the original sound effects and dialogue, but cleared of its music track. Composers can score the scene any way they wish as long as it is completely original work.
This is a cinematic symphonic score with deep percussion and specialty synthesizer timbres in the mix. Produced utilizing Apple’s Logic Pro DAW with the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pro and Cinematic Percussion software from Spitfire Audio in London.
Enjoy the ride!
Cave of the Jaguar (Album)
An ambient Spirit journey.
Read the visionary story of Jaguarfeather
on the music page.
1. Moving Above It 7:12
2. Passing Under 4:16
3. Gazing at the Reddened Sun 4:52
4. Unexpected Clearing 4:24
5. Cave of the Jaguar 12:10
6. Asleep but Awake 5:52
7. Ritual 5:42
8. A Place Inside 4:24
9. Another Geometry 3:44
Songs of Day–Songs of Night (Album)
Emotional Music set in natural world environments recorded on location in the Amazon and Andes in Peru, the Mayan worlds in Central America, and in North America.
1 • Spirits of the Forest 4:48
2 • Songs in the Night 14:15
3 • Birds of Urubamba 5:45
4 • Rainforest River 2:47
5 • Jaguar Shadows 6:49
6 • Temple of Leaf and Air 4:04
7 • Rio Frio Cave 5:20
8 • Stars Don’t Care 5:30
Andes & Amazon Suite
Journey to the high mountains and ancient Incan ruins of the Andes, and then drop down into the Amazon basin to meet three indigenous tribes and explore the mysteries of the jungle.
Winner of two Silver Telly Awards for this original music soundtrack for a travel documentary, remixed for this Suite. The authentic sounds of a shaman’s whistled arcana and three different tribal dances were captured on location in the Amazon and blended into the Suite along with natural ambiences from the rivers, birds and insects, and atmosphere of the mountains of the Sacred Valley and the deep jungle along the Rio Momón and the Rio Amazonas in Peru.
1 hour, 17 min.
An Inner Journey
A visionary sound experience by award-winning musician David Crews, centered on a recording made on his second venture into the Peruvian Upper Amazon to work with the most renowned and respected whole-plant spirit medicine in the world, called ayahuasca–the Vine of the Soul. A jungle rainstorm arrived to guide the ayahuasca ceremony with the energy of Yacumama, the Water Spirit of the rivers and forest, bringing power and depth to the intense visions received from Madre Ayahuasca herself.
3. Rain and Visions
One man’s transformation
by the power of love.
~ An Illustrated Audio Book ~
"Here’s an old story. A fable. An ancient tale, perhaps. It came to me as I lay curled up under a cedar tree in a desert canyon one day, seeking respite from the heat. I thought the tree had a lovely texture to her roots, like braided hair – and I told her so. I’ve always spoken to trees and this one surely heard me, for as I lay there, I received a gift from her. It was a story about a man and a tree. It came all at once. Rich with potency, but condensed, much like a seed. As soon as I could, I opened that seed and the story emerged, all in a single burst of energy. I wrote these words, but in a real sense, I did not truly write this story. It was a gift from Her, you see."