Released on this date, in 1995.
One of the few Bill Nelson discs I don’t have.
The fire crackles..😎
Another year gone! Ahhh - Crimsworth.....
As I said last year, although as one of Bill’s most restrained works, it’s not for everyone, Crimsworth has never left my own personal top 10 BN albums.
I play it at least once a month. Soothing, meditative and mysterious - fantastic!
Today is the anniversary of “Crimsworth”.
I've always liked Crimsworth; to me its the most Eno-Ambient like of Bill's work.
It demonstrates how versatile Bill is to put forth such a piece that compares to those that are best in that field.
I did see the Crimsworth installation while it was in Nottingham City Library/Gallery (coincidentally about 100 yards from the shop where I I used to buy almost all my Bill Nelson releases!). The exhibition had a lovely mood to it - somehow peaceful and pastoral despite having a strange metallic foil element to the materials used - the light effects created were good but it really needed the music to make it work. The whole thing might have been better in a darker setting than that building allowed.
My other link to Crimsworth is that until a couple of years earlier I had been living in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. At one end of the very rural parts of the valley (which are really lovely and oddly 'secret') is Crimsworth Dean - which I knew as a small hamlet/village but had peculiar mini-ripples and woodland areas in the landscape around it. If you like this kind of landscape though, I recommend a visit to Hardcastle Crag, just a few miles closer to civilisation (trendy and flooded Hebden Bridge!) but at least as lovely.
I also visited the Nottingham Crimsworth installation back in the day. Funnily enough, I dug the album out and played it about 10 days ago - it was a perfect minimalist accompaniment to some writing I had to do that morning.
Was watching the Bill Nelson-Fairview @50 recently that John Spence created.
It's such a great clip so cool.
The Crimsworth explanation at the 5:34 mark makes me wish I'd witnessed the exhibition. I remember reading about it