Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Birds of the Night:

ahhh... Cranes. One of the most underrated and misunderstood groups of the ethereal shoegazer scene. I'm not even sure which "scene" that this band could be lumped into. They seem to appeal to fans of the gothic camp...due to the bleakness of the band's compositions; yet they also have an airy pop artiness that lends itself to some pretty amazing songs. One cannot write anything about this now defunct group without mentioning the captivating voice of the singer, Alison. It's a truly distinctive voice that teeters between frightened child and demented acid trip.

Two disc set of their singles ~ Recommended!

Disc One
Disc Two


jah womble said...

great post, never heard of them before. sounds a bit like good old MAZZY STAR with helium voice.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I didn't have this one. I love the Cranes.