Started by Ulrich, October 12, 2023, 13:55:32
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QuoteSo when they announced that they would be reforming to play a London date to mark the 30th anniversary of their cult classic album Forever, with the line-up that played on the album – a line-up which hadn't played together in 25 years, it was no surprise that it sold out quick smart.A hometown warm-up date was soon added for The Wedge. While this is a gig to mark Forever's anniversary they don't opt for the "play it in full" route - but the setlist does lean heavily on the album and the releases around it from their commercial heyday in the '90s.One of the things that used to confound critics about Cranes was how to pigeonhole their sound – dream-pop, goth, art-rock, shoegaze? In reality they are all of this and more – Da Da 331 rides on a grinding groove while Sun and Sky – and several others – feature squa lling feedback from the twin guitar attack. Often heavier than on record, when the band hit their stride, it's hypnotic.Beyond the London show later this month and one more booked in for next May, it's not known what the band's plans are (if any), but this was a timely reminder of an important act in the city's music history.
QuoteWe are extremely excited to announce the re-issue of FUSE for the first time on vinyl and CD. Originally released as a cassette in 1986, the album has been completely re-mastered at Abbey Road and includes a totally unreleased track from the same period. Release date is APRIL 5th 2024. The sleeve for the album has been beautifully designed by the very excellent Chris Bigg, with photography by our very own Mark!The limited edition DINKED version of the album (on pink vinyl!) includes additional signed artwork and is available to pre-order from Dinked affiliated Records shops in the UK today.A full list of Dinked shops can be found here: https://dinkededition.co.uk/shopsThe DIGITAL version of the album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp from today with one track (Fuse- Original Version) available for download now and the remaining tracks to be delivered to you on the release date of April 5th. cranes.bandcamp.com Please don't pre-order the digital if you intend to order the physical as you will receive free download with the physical.We are also very happy to announce that the black vinyl and CD editions will soon be available by MAIL ORDER to UK and USA via Bandcamp with affordable postage for USA customers. (Bandcamp pre-order date for vinyl and CD mail order to be announced soon!) Due to the difficulty of customs we can no longer offer direct mail order sales via Bandcamp to European fans but this album will be definitely available in Europe so the best way is to please order from your local record store.Lots of loveCranes xxx