Cranc formed in 1999. They perform infrequently and rarely release any music. They began performing with an interactive, gestural and highly energised aesthetic, as documented on their first CD release, ‘All Angels’. Their second CD, ‘copper fields‘ in 2009 explores calm sonic landscapes. Although they mostly use acoustic instruments, they sound shamelessly electronic.
“Cranc’s improvisations have an alluring musicality, facilitating a listening experience largely unperturbed by analysis. Minutes can elapse without the listener consciously latching onto Cranc’s adroit ensemble approach, which is frequently conveyed in dovetailing whispers and murmurs…As a result, Cranc creates an unlikely deep listening experience." - Bill Shoemaker, THE WIRE, April 2001.