Beautifully recorded with a high level of immediacy, Craig Safan’s third and newest recording is certainly one to get the blood pumping. The high energy of High on Hope Street sets the bar high as this celebration of life in the City of Angels launches. There’s also a sense of play in the vocals, plus real grit to the violin solos.

The disc’s title, L. A. Ex, works with memory (as discussed in the associated interview) but also refers to the city’s famous airport. Spring St. Boogie with its high-octane repetitions seems to simultaneously pay homage to boogie and big bands, but with an extra-beat “kick” to it. The immediacy of the recording is remarkable, particularly over good quality headphones.

There is a real impression of going into some sort of time vortex when listening to this disc; one is never sure which memory of which era will come into focus next. Safan’s imagination is vast, and he is a master painter in the way he creates an individual world for each track. Fantastically inventive; brilliantly realized. Colin Clarke

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Notefornote Music is set to release “L.A. Ex”.

This is my love letter to Los Angeles! After a long pandemic year working remotely
with musicians, engineers, and my producer, Greg Prestopino, it’s finally done!
Look for videos to follow.

“LA-Ex” Now Finished!

My new album, “LA-Ex” is on the way!  My producer, Greg Prestopino, did an amazing job mixing the complex tracks.  It’s now being mastered by Chas Ferry and will be released on Notefornote later this year!  The music is inspired by my impressions of growing up in Los Angeles.  I’ll post a track in the coming weeks!

Notefornote Music Releases Double Vinyl of REMO WILLIAMS!

With all the bad stuff happening in the world at the moment, something great comes from “Notefornote Music” and that is this score to one my favorite films. Composer Craig Safan brought his musical talents to this film, gave it life and today it has a fresh life. It’s been released a few times, those were great releases by great labels… Notefornote Music gives a remastered edition that is clean, crisp and a worthy release.

LA Magazine Features “Shangri-La Plaza”

This is an all-sung pilot I was involved in for CBS.  I was co-composer, co-writer, and  co-producer!  Somehow it was rediscovered by Michael Darling at LA Magazine and he wrote a great article about the show interviewing many of the actors and creatives.

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Dragon’s Domain Records Releases LADY BEWARE

Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through, will be releasing LADY BEWARE, featuring music composed by Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER, SON OF THE MORNING STAR) for the 1987 thriller LADY BEWARE, directed by Karen Arthur, starring Diane Lane, Michael Woods, Cotter Smith, Tyra Ferrell and Edward Penn.

Dragon’s Domain Records Releases National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Titanic”

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Dragon’s Domain Records, to be distributed through, will be releasing SECRETS OF THE TITANIC, featuring music composed by Craig Safan (THE LAST STARFIGHTER, SON OF THE MORNING STAR) for the 1986 documentary produced by Dennis B. Kane, Nicholas Noxon and Teresa Koenig spotlighting the efforts of Dr. Robert D. Ballard and his team to explore the recently discovered remains of the Titanic in 1985, featuring narration by Martin Sheen.

Dragon’s Domain Records presents the world premiere recording of the score to SECRETS OF THE TITANIC, featuring music composed by Craig Safan, and mastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. The booklet contains liner notes written by noted author Randall D. Larson and includes comments from the composer.