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Harald Björk - Skvaltan - B.2 - KLN001EP

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    Label: Kranglan Broadcast
    Cat. no: KLN001EP
    EAN/UPC: 4025858053363
    Artist: Harald Björk
    Title: Kranglan EP
    Format: 12” vinyl / digital download
    Distributed by: Wordandsound
    Release date: Nov 10 2009

    Harald Björk grew up in a Stockholm suburb surrounded by musicians and nature. His interest in recording sounds started when he, as a child, stumbled upon his father’s old tape recorder, a machine that quickly became his favorite toy. Lots of mixtapes and a Nirvana influenced punk band soon followed. As a teenager Harald bought his first decks and started djing hip hop. Soon he got in touch with the early Swedish techno scene. A creative year in Berlin resulted in releases on Deep Focus, Traum Schallplatten and Apparillo Music. After moving back to Stockholm, Harald started working on various music projects as well as touring live all over Europe. At the end of 2009 his own record label KrangIan Broadcast was born, releasing the mesmerizing Kranglan EP as its first
    output. In the year of 2010 Harald has played at some of the biggest festivals and clubs in Sweden. The time has come for Bigfield, his debut album for Kranglan Broadcast, with a worldwide released scheduled for November. He is currently filming a video clip and preparing a brand new live set to accompany the album. Harald Björk’s music is a naive and emotional, melodic type of techno with a melancholy Scandinavian touch. His music can be described as a mixture between the playfulness of Aphex Twin and the poppy electronica of early Röyksopp spiced with techno beats à la Berlin and Cologne. Harald’s tracks are often appreciated by followers of labels like Border Community, Kompakt and Cocoon. His records are played by djs like James Holden, Sven Väth, Miss Kittin and Four Tet amongst others. In his live performances Harald uses a computer brimful of chopped up raw emotion and an army of machines and controllers used to build up atmospheres of innocent love and sweet frustration. Bittersweet melodic adventures escalate into explosive breakdowns, winding up into motoric beats.

    Kranglan EP by Harald Björk was the first record to be released on Kranglan Broadcast. The record hold three productions of pure naive emotions, Kranglan, Cykeltur and Skvaltan. Together they summarize memories of childhood surroundings and its environmental changes. The record is manufactured in a production of 500 pieces 12” vinyls that comes with a four color LP-sleeve. The artwork is made by Kheira Linder and Jesper Tengwall.

    I already have Harry's EP, he sent it to me a while back. I love it, for the record, but I already told him that.. // James Holden
    (Border Community)

    “The Skvaltan track is the one for me on this release. Very hypnotic with sexy detroit-ish melodic pulses. Will work well to
    break up a set.” // Josh Wink (Ovum Recordings)

    “this is a brilliant ep.....atmospheric , trippy and super dancefloor friendly Will play it everywhere” // Laurent Garnier
    Released by: Kranglanbroadcast

    Distributed by: Wordandsound

    Released by: Kranglan Broadcast
    Release/catalogue number: KLN001EP


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