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Encyclopedia > Cranes (band)
Cranes
Origin Portsmouth
Genre(s) Dream Pop
Gothic rock
Shoegaze
Years active 1980s-current
Label(s) Manifesto/Dadaphonic/Lolo
Members
Alison Shaw
Jim Shaw
Paul Smith
Ben Baxter (bass guitar)
Jon Callender (drums)
Former members
Mark Francombe (guitar)
Matt Cope (bass guitar)
Manu Ross (drums)

Cranes are a British music group. Their music has frequently been described as incorporating elements of Gothic Rock, Dream Pop, and Shoegazing. For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dream pop is a type of alternative rock that originated in Britain in the early 1980s, when bands like Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons, The Passions, Dead Can Dance, Dif Juz, Lowlife and A.R. Kane (to whom the term has been attributed) began fusing post-punk experiments with bittersweet pop... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... Shoegazing is a style of music that emerged in Britain in the late 1980s. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... Dream pop is a type of alternative rock that originated in Britain in the early 1980s, when bands like Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons, The Passions, Dead Can Dance, Dif Juz, Lowlife and A.R. Kane (to whom the term has been attributed) began fusing post-punk experiments with bittersweet pop... Shoegazing was a generalized tag given to some alternative rock bands that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. ...


Formed in the mid 1980s in Portsmouth, England by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, and named after the innumerable mechanical cranes around the city's docks, Cranes are best known for the childlike, high-pitched vocals of lead singer Alison, memorably likened by the NME to "a beautiful siren being slowly strangled on a spiral staircase of hammer-horror guitars". The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A modern crawler type derrick crane with outriggers. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Hammer horror refers to a series of gothic horror films produced from the late 1950s until the 1970s by the British film production company Hammer Film Productions Ltd. ...


Early on in their recording and performing career, the music of Cranes borrowed from both the industrial/avant-garde, deconstructive style of bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten, and the ethereal labyrinths of acts like Cocteau Twins. Following a general softening of their sound, the introduction of pop elements to their music, and a world tour with The Cure in 1992, the band's popularity increased, and peaked with the release of the albums Forever and Loved. A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Einstürzende Neubauten is an experimental music band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... This article is about the English rock band. ...


The band fell silent for a period of approximately four years after the release of Population 4 in 1997, but did not actually break up. In the early 2000s, they began writing music again, and released Future Songs and Particles and Waves on their own label, Dadaphonic. These albums signified a change in the overall style of their music, emphasising its ambient, ethereal qualities. Despite heading in a more electronic direction, however, the band's music continued to revolve around Alison Shaw's distinctive singing. Ambient music is a musical genre in which sound is more important than notes. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ...

Contents


The band are currently in the studio finishing up their new album, release should be early to mid 2008.


Discography

Albums

  • Fuse (MC, 1986)
  • Self-Non-Self (1989)
  • Wings of Joy (1991)
  • Forever (1993)
  • Forever Remixes (1993)
  • Loved (1994)
  • La tragédie d'Oreste et Électre (1996)
  • Population 4 (1997)
  • EP Collection, Vol. 1 & 2 (1997)
  • Future Songs (2001)
  • Live in Italy (2003)
  • Particles and Waves (2004)
  • Live at Paradiso 1991 (2007) (for download only)

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Singles & EPs

  • Inescapable (1990) - 4 non-album tracks
  • Espero (1990) - 3 non-album tracks
  • Adoration (1991) - 2 tracks including a non-album B-side
  • Tomorrow's Tears (1991) - 4 tracks including 2 non-album tracks
  • Adrift (1991) - 3 tracks including 1 non-album track
  • Jewel (1993) - 3 different releases with remixes. One of them includes a non-album track
  • Forever Remixes (1993) - 6 remixes of a few tracks from the Forever album
  • Shining Road (1994) - 2 different releases each of them with 4 tracks including 2 (different) non-album tracks
  • Can't Get Free (1997) - 5 tracks including 4 non-album tracks
  • Submarine (2002) - 8 remixes of a few tracks from the Future Songs album
  • The Moon City/It's a Beautiful World (7", 2002) - 2 non-album tracks

Notes

The track Astronauts from the 2004 album Particles and Waves has been used as music for the American Express commercial with actress Kate Winslet. Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ...


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