Cranes – Live In Italy

Veteran UK shoegazers go global

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Finding themselves in implausible possession of a Billboard Top 30 hit with a “Submarine” remix, Cranes continue their single-minded, 13-year-long quest for those resolutely uncommercial, abstractly beautiful and inexplicably affecting chords, patterns and sighs they do so splendidly.

Recorded in those well-known Italian cities of Rome, Ancona, er, Amsterdam, Vienna, and, um, Portsmouth, Live In Italy begins with chilly suggestion and climaxes in white-hot emoting. Atmospheres which make your hair stand on end and your spine turn to the shape of that snazzy Guggenheim building in Bilb

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