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Acquiring his alias from a mention of article author Italo Calvino’s story Luna e GNAC, where the look at from a family’s apartment window displays the final four letters of the Cognac billboard, Manchester, England’s Tag Tranmer began documenting as Gnac in the mid-’90s. Affected by Ennio Morricone as well as the Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly, Tranmer’s materials is often smooth, melodic, and cinematic. Gnac was initially featured for the An Evening together with the Vespertine compilation, accompanied by spread singles for several small independent brands. The Vespertine label released Tranmer’s 1st full recording, Friend Sleeping, in 1999. That was quickly accompanied by a compilation of stray produces on Rocket Young lady called Sevens. After that, for 2001’s Biscuit Barrel Style, Alan McGee arrived to the picture and released the recording on his Poptones label. Tranmer got dropped into McGee’s radar because of a record from the Montgolfier Brothers, a part task of Tranmer’s with Roger Quigley.

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