Cockpitcrew the past…
Cockitcrew was founded in summer 2002 by Andy Moon. 2003 he meet Hanno Bruhn a edition manager of EMI Music Publishing, and he liked the project and introduced it to the EMI Music Publishing Europe General Manager Peter Ende who gave Cockpitcrew a major publishing deal and made it possible to finance the Movie & Music Production for the first project. Cockpitcrew started the movie and music production in 2004 and finished the first DVD-Album in 2007.
In this 3 years of production they meet many supporters. Rayland (Ray) Horton, a brillant black soul singer, better known as one of the“real voices“ of the Grammy Award winning Band, Milli Vanilli and part of „Nana“ or „Fun Affairs“ as singer, with many No1 Hits in European Charts. Beside this he had a successful own Album in late 90ties . He joined the Crew and was guest singer on the track „Con quen sere“ and „U bring me joy“ of the first Album. The lyrics for „Con quen sere“ was written by Jay del Alma a part of the Chart breaking Band „Pachanga“ . The guitar parts on the whole work was played mostly be „Konstinger“ the former guitarist of „Number 9“ a wellknown south german Band with more then 100 shows a year.
Andy Moon did movie recordings during his flights as Pilot with different General Aviation planes and discovered Europe for 2 years. During the flight schedules Andy started to write the songs with all the pictures in his head. After the film footage was ready, Andy started to compose the music. In summer 2007 the whole work was finished and the project become a released in October 2007.
As the First Album was available only on DVD, Cockpitcrew released the „Flight Impressions“ Album in Summer 2012, Digitally Remastered. It is now available as digital Download international with all important and well know stores, as well as on the most important streaming service providers.
End of November 2012 their was the last release out of the „Flight Impressions“ Album. The Single EP „The Vocal Edition“ presents all the vocal tracks performed by Rayland (Ray) Horton, and all existing remixes including two new Radio Versions.
From 2014 to 2019 Cockpitcrew released several Remixes on several Labels, played live acts around the world and is still creating its own unique sound. 2019/20 he started to release music on well known German Label Traum Schallplatten.
This is a testimonial for one of his tracks from Traum Schallplatten:
„Endorphine“ by Cockpitcrew is the first true ambient track of this release. Written by studio wizard Andy Moon, his skill to compose music is determined by a strong liking for improvisation. It is exciting to hear these two ends meet or – skillfully trying to avoid each other – in any way the result smells of avant-garde bands of the 70ies that run under „kosmische Musik“ but is galvanized by minimalism as we know it from techno. This could be a tune that appeals to people who like Tangerine Dream and people who like to be lead onto uncommon musical grounds.„
Their is more to come for sure. Cockpitcrew is working on a cinematic score for a theatre production in October 2020. Also their is a Live Album in the pipeline for 2020. Also Cockitcrew is working on another Album for summer 2021 and of course more Single Track Releases on different labels.