Crane was founded in 2002 by singer Sascha Mathys and guitarplayer Philippe Antognini who went to a period of musical disapointments in different rock-bands before. The idea of Crane was to create a relaxing atmosphere on a popsong, based on a simple structure. There should be no limits on the musical direction or style.After a few jam-sessions with keyboarder Philip Henzi and other former band-members of the jazz-funk combo"jean-Pierre",the recording-sessions of the first ep took place.
"The legendary style ep"came out in 2003.
The style of Cranes music was classified by critics as sophisticated pop-music.