A.R. Kane

A.R. Kane

Multi-instrumentalist band that invented Dream Pop.
The name derived from the "A" in Alex (Ayuli) and the "R" in Rudi (Tambala), the band's core duo. A.R. Kane ushered in two significant musical movements in England:
"sampladelic" dance and house music, where it remains an integral part of rave culture and its outgrowths.
They also exerted a profound sonic influence on the legion of trippy Shoegazer guitar bands that would emerge a few years later in the UK, as well as running H.ark!.

A.R. Kane Discography


ROUGH 119 CD A.R.Kane* 69 (Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 119 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
Rough CD139 A.R. Kane "i" (Album) Rough Trade Rough CD139 UK 1989 Sell This Version
9 45253-2 A.R. Kane New Clear Child (Album) 3rd Stone 9 45253-2 US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12-TP-2 A.R. Kane When You're Sad(12") One Little Indian 12-TP-2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
80322 A.R. Kane Lollita 4AD 80322 France 1987 Sell This Version
RTT 231 A.R. Kane Love-Sick Rough Trade RTT 231 UK 1988 Sell This Version
41 327 M A.R. Kane Up Home! (Single) Rough Trade 41 327 M Spain 1988 Sell This Version
RTT 229 A.R.K* Listen Up! Rough Trade RTT 229 UK 1988 Sell This Version
RTT 239 A.R. Kane Pop (Single) Rough Trade RTT 239 UK 1989 Sell This Version
80519 A.R. Kane Crack Up (Single) Rough Trade, Virgin 80519 France 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 171 A.R. Kane Rem'i'xes (EP) Rough Trade RTD 171 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9 40373-2 A.R. Kane A Love From Outer Space (Maxi, Single) Luaka Bop, Warner Bros. Records 9 40373-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
STONE 009CD A.R. Kane Sea Like A Child(CD, EP) 3rd Stone STONE 009CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-7177 A.R. Kane Honey Be (For Stella)(CD, Single, Promo) Luaka Bop PRO-CD-7177 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRO S 6657 A.R. Kane / Geggy Tah A.R. Kane / Geggy Tah - Sea Like A Child / No Problem(7", Promo, Cle) Luaka Bop PRO S 6657 US 1994 Sell This Version


9 26669-2 A.R. Kane Americana (Comp) Luaka Bop, Warner Bros. Records 9 26669-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
TPLP1160CD A.R. Kane Complete Singles Collection(2xCD, Comp) One Little Indian TPLP1160CD UK & US 2012 Sell This Version

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April 21, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
All of the members of A.R. Kane (Alex Ayuli, Rudy Tambala, Russell Smith) were also involved in the cut & paste, heavy on the samples, "Pump Up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S.

To quote the Discogs main page for M/A/R/R/S...

"M|A|R|R|S was a one-off collaboration between Colourbox and A. R. Kane along with C. J. Mackintosh, John Fryer and Dave Dorrell. The name might stand for M: Martyn Young (Colourbox), A: Alex Ayuli (A.R. Kane), R: Rudy Tambala (A.R. Kane), R: Russel (connected with A.R. Kane at the time), and S: Steven Young (Colourbox)".


October 3, 2012
In case of confusion caused by The Guardian's declaration that AR Kane invented shoegaze, please compare the release dates of AR Kane's records against the Cocteau Twins'.

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