Gnac

Gnac

gnac is a pseudonym used by songwriter and music producer Mark Tranmer.[1] The name is derived from a short story by Italo Calvino in Marcovaldo entitled Luna e GNAC (or "moon and gnac").[1]

Tranmer's music has been described as "imaginary film soundtracks" with comparisons made to Michael Nyman, Ennio Morricone, and Michel Legrand.[1] Vini Reilly has been identified as an influence.[2]

After releasing several singles between 1998 and early 1999, his debut album, Friend Sleeping, was released in July 1999 on the Vespertine label.[1] For his second studio album he moved to Alan McGee's Poptones label. Tranmer also recorded with Roger Quigley under the name The Montgolfier Brothers, releasing two albums.[1]

Tranmer has also released an album under his own name, and has recorded with Ian Masters (of Pale Saints/Spoonfed Hybrid) under the name Wingdisk.

Contents

Discography

Gnac

Albums

  • Friend Sleeping (1999), Vespertine
  • Biscuit Barrel Fashion (2001), Poptones
  • Twelve Sidelong Glances (2006), LTM/Boutique NL
  • The Arrival of the Fog (2007), LTM/Boutique NL
  • The Red Pages (2010), Vertical Features

Compilations

  • Sevens (2000), Rocket Girl
  • Soviet Bureau (2004), Russia-only release via Soyuz

Singles, EPs

  • In Mauve EP (1998), Amberly
  • "The Moustache" (1998), Earworm
  • "A Tangle With..." (1998), Kooky
  • "Our Distance" (1999), Darla
  • "Hennebert Sleeve" (1999), Liquefaction
  • "18th Century Quiz Show" (1999), Acetone
  • Split single with Smooth Operator (2001), Octane Gramaphone

Mark Tranmer

  • Scoop of Ice-cream Moon (2004), Kooky

with The Montgolfier Brothers

Albums

Singles

  • "Pro Celebrity Standing Around" (2001), Poptones

with Wingdisk

  • Time Is Running Out EP (2003), Isonauta

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 766
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy "GNAC Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-01-21

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