Currently based in South Australia, Crank is a project led by UK artist Charles Thorley. He has a diverse skill set ranging from driving Rock to Ambient Electronica, with influences including a range of diverse musical icons like Beck, Daft Punk, Joe Satriani, Chemical Brothers, Zappa, Queen, and Rush. Charles has been playing guitar for over 20 years, and he records his own brand of high energy Rock music displaying distinct originality in tracks that express upbeat, melodic, feel-good tunes or heavy, riff-driven monsters that take no prisoners.
During 2012 and 2013, Charles was Head of Audio for the Sarah Shark project, composing original themes, underscore, sound design and mixing location sound to broadcast standard for the 6 part documentary which aired in Australia on GEM & 9.
Harmonious synth pads quickly build to high energy breakbeat with pounding bass, laced with bubbling and intertwining futuristic synths, Perfect for fast paced action, combat and high speed chases for film and video games. Instrumental, Action, Intense Electronic
Let this suggestive spooky melody carry you away on a haunted broomstick ride, a strong main theme featuring rich layers of cello violins flute oboe and Theremin which leads to a playful mid section waltz which back to the main theme. Ideal for witchcraft and things that go bump in the night. Instrumental, Classical, Classical
A menacing heavy rock track perfect fast paced action like car chases and hand to hand combat, also ideal as a dark character theme, features relentless driving guitars and pounding drums fills, and synth elements. Full mix features a syncopated middle section for added suspense and timed sections. Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
Soothing pads and gentle sequenced synths slowly combine as the natural sounds of the sea ebb and flow creating a timeless sense of bliss. Perfect for a beach sunrise or sunset, nature documentary, philosophical thought or higher consciousness. Discoveries, aftermath, flash backs, exciting new day, Instrumental, Electronic, Ambient (pending)
A wacky syncopated piece featuring guitar drums and bass locked together with added comedy and drama from piano and organ giving a silent movie soundtrack feel. Sounds like Frank Zappa.
Great for physical comedy, foolish acrobatic sequences and getting things plain wrong. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
A crash of drums and pulsating synths builds to a solid trance track with melodic filtered synths and a relentless and compelling rhythmic backing which leads to a breakdown with massive anthemic riffs. Perfect for high energy situations, fast action or travel, transitions and building tension. Instrumental, Dance, Trance
Brooding piano and double bass create a dark melancholy space in a sparse call and response as eerie Theremin and oboe lines thread slowly around them.
Sounds of despair and hopelessness, rejection and self doubt, ideal for scenes hitting rock bottom. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
A heavy atmosphere forms as long resonant tones create disturbing layers that rise and fall as a space bell chimes, the piece slowly rises to a crescendo sinking back into a dense low frequency rumble as the chimes space out into a last final chime.
Ideal for long tense scenes, and nightmares. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
A soulful downbeat track featuring electric piano, lead guitar, vintage synth and Hammond organ. Ideal for regretful moments, lost love and missed opportunity. Sounds like Pink Floyd/Santana. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
Spacey electric piano echoes as eerie vibes and clarinet spell out strange melody over sombre double bass lines, ideal for secretly watching unsuspecting victims and brooding over failure or dissapointment. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
A positive tension builds and then the beats roll on this smooth jazz funk groove featuring gorgeous piano, synth over constantly evolving organic percussion, great for flying and other motion sequences, nature or documentary, endurance and sports. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A heavy rhythm section and intricate harmony guitar lines blaze into a crazy other worldly lead break in this mid tempo yet extremely powerful track. Ideal for hardworking scenes, progress and getting the job done. Sounds like Jack White/Raconteurs. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
A great track for chase scenes and action sequences with elements of uncertainty and a positive outcome, featuring a hot neo-classical synth solo and interwoven rhythm guitars parts. Sounds like an instrumental Foo Fighters track. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
An upbeat track that builds from a happy unassuming keyboard intro to a driving rock track, featuring a blazing guitar solo with varied sections of lush layered guitar and synth lines. A great feel-good finale for buddy movies, driving off into the sunset and male grooming product commercials. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
A slow pounding rhythm track with heavy riffs and close harmony guitars are the bed for this high octane track with a definite purpose, seriously fun a rock romp with attitude. A perfect theme for a dark/cool character, a face off or building up to a confrontation. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
Cosmic synthesiser sound FX build to unleash a heavy slow and sexy dynamic rhythm track, featuring sleazy bluesy riffs and red hot guitar solos which build to an exotic eastern motif with string section. Great for bikers, rockers, the smoking hot, the super cool and a more XXX feel. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
Organic synths ebb and flow creating a soothing atmosphere, a temple bell gently sounds as pure tones rise and wash over you creating calm and serenity.
Ideal for nature documentary, marine life, yoga, meditation and oneness. Instrumental, New Age, Meditation
A 70's style rock track with bluesy riffs and fun harmony guitar sections, a playful guitar solo leads back to the main theme which then builds to a final sizzling lead break and a dazzling finale. Great for vintage rockers, bikers with tattoos' studs and leather. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
A radio is tuned in as this driving rock tune kicks in, first featuring two different melodic sections, shifting into a darker exotic guitar solo, leading to a more optimistic synth solo, ending with a harmonious guitar and synth solo duet. A great emotional roller coaster with happy outcome. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
A dark and moody track features oboe, guitar, sitar strings and tibetan singing bowls, with a strong Eastern flavour and ever changing arrangement this track would be great for journeys through deserts and oasis scenes with veiled dancing girls. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock
Laid back rock track with a slight country feel, featuring slide and soaring Ebow guitar over piano organ bass and drums, ideal for scenes of true joy and success, reunited love and pulling through tough situations.
Reminiscent of Pink Floyd power ballad Wish You Were Here. Instrumental, Rock, 70s Rock
A pounding relentless track featuring heavy synth and guitar riffs with futuristic pads and fx, reminiscent of White Zombie and is ideal for martial arts combat, car chases and fast paced action with elements of danger. Instrumental, Rock, Space Rock
Medium tempo dance track with driving beats and percussion under pulsing staccato synths, works well for a club scene, fast paced sporting or travel action or CSI style technology sequences. Comes with a selection of stings, loops and a simplified 2 min bed version. Instrumental, Electronic, Electropop
An optimistic upbeat track with smooth layers of synth and harmony guitar with a solid rock backbone, great for automobile commercials, driving sequences, scenes of team work, progress and getting the job done. Sounds like The Rolling Stones meets AC/DC at a Bob Moog synth convention. Instrumental, Rock, Classic Rock