Kranglan EP

by Harald Björk

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Kranglan 07:03
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Cykeltur 06:49
3.
Skvaltan 06:16

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Label: Kranglan Broadcast
Cat. no: KLN001EP
EAN/UPC: 4025858053363
Artist: Harald Björk
Title: Kranglan EP
Format: 12” vinyl / digital download
Distribution: Sound Pollution / Rough Trade
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 is 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

credits

released October 11, 2009

Artwork: Kheira Linder & Jesper Tengwall
Mastering: Lopazz

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Harald Björk’s music is a naive and emotional form of melodic minimal techno with what some might call a melancholic Scandinavian touch.

Recent releases includes a 12” EP + a 7” single for Studio Barnhus, a triple 12” album on Kranglan Broadcast, a track feature on Cocoon Records Compilation Q and a hand full of remixes.
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