Kranky is an independent record label, located in Chicago, Illinois. It was started in 1993 by Bruce Adams and Joel Leoschke. The bands it houses are noted for combining experimental and often electronic influences with elements of more traditional rock structures, and many of the artists on Kranky are inspired by or revolve around ambient, psychedelic, and experimental music.

Their first release was the debut album, Prazision LP, by Labradford in 1993

orcas share new video for their single 'yearlng' their new album Yearling will be released via Morr Music and Kranky on 15 April 2014

orcas share new video for ‘yearlng’

For “Yearling” ORCAS members Benoît Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri (The Sight Below) teamed up with Martyn Heyne (of Efterklang) on guitar and piano, and Michael Lerner (Telekinesis) on drums to built upon the subdued ambience of their,

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Tim Hecker details 'virgins' album, shares new video for "Black Refraction"

Tim Hecker Shares Video, Album Details

Tim Hecker’s Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. The sound palette of this work is wider, almost ‘percussive’ and tighter sounding than previous works.

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Tim Hecker set to release new album Virgins October 15th on Paper Bag Records (Canada) and Kranky (Rest of the world)

Tim Hecker set to release new album ‘Virgins’

Tim hecker’s Virgins was recorded during three periods in 2012, mostly in Reykjavik, Montreal and Seattle, using ensembles in live performance. The sound palette of this work is wider, almost ‘percussive’ and tighter sounding than previous works.

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Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance

If I wanted to be concise, I would call the new Lotus Plaza album “pleasant”. It is, I’m not kidding. But it’s more, too.So much music depends on the mood you’re in. On my first listen of Spooky Action At A Distance, I was ready for an album that I could put on and let it wash over me.

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Mirroring – Foreign Body

Mirroring is a combinations Jesy Fortino of Tiny Vipers, Liz Harris also known as Grouper and a songwriting session in Portland. Both artists already have a similar style and combining them just magnified both they’re sounds.

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