Krane is a three-piece band from Basel that was already founded in 2012. Although the first album „ouroboros" was released after the first year, the band was only able to play very few concerts due to various fluctuations and thus remained largely unknown.
For two of the band founders the following years were marked by the desperate search for fellow musicians to keep the project alive.
This long-lasting search, as well as a flooding in the practice space, could not force Krane to its knees, and a new member was found in 2017.
At long last the band is now releasing their second album „Pleonexia" on the label Czar of Crickets.
While the first album revolves around psychosomatics and the accompanying emotional effects, „Pleonexia" takes up the topic of recurring sequences and patterns of warfare in illegal resource conflicts.
With „Pleonexia", Krane tries to show these sequences very soberly and neutrally and to musically implement them far away from war glorification.
It was important for all band members to record the new album on their own. Thus, „Pleonexia" was created in the band’s own practice space without any digital sound generators.
Mastering was handed over to Simon of BlackArtAudio.
Stylistically Krane’s new album is to be placed in the post-metal/-rock genre.
I love this album for so many reasons. The stories, the ambiant, the fatalist yet hopeful tone... It's a brilliant piece of soul-touching music I'd recommend to anyone. (And the art in the booklet is wonderful, but that's not the subject here.) w4nd3r3r
From the first blast beat, Earthcult is overwhelming and massive. The wall of sound washes over you and digs deep only to be pulled apart piece by piece and put back together in new and exciting ways. Can't recommend enough. jurneyman