Welcome 2 the official world wide web homepage of a Swedish guy called Harald Björk (He makes melancholic rave music and have a record label called Kranglan Broadcast)
Hello! or "Hej!" as we say in Sweden!
This is the music of Harald Björk (me, I am writing this)
Harald Björk Estelle EP
If you like the sound of cheap analog synthesizers from the mid 80s, drum machines and strangely pitched human voices this might be the record for you. A small warning about the quite melodic and poppy arrangement, it is not minimal, nor pure drones. Sorry. Estelle EP has nothing to do with the car Škoda Estelle, even though some instruments used on the songs were produced during the same years. Estelle EP is more or less a result of the new Kranglan Broadcast hardware studio environment. The plan was simple: to get rid of the machines that were not being used and to make the rest communicate with each other. This resulted in some very fine jams where realtime feelings and spontaneous ideas were converted into music. Each track is its own moment in time.
Here you have a couple of remixes I have done 4 other artists
Here you have the latest release on my label, Kranglan Broadcast. Isn't she lovely?
Harald Björk Estelle Remixed
Kranglan Broadcast presents three very unique dreamscapes - stories that are diffuse and hard to place in the real world, drawn in such perfection
to make us believe they actually took place. The artists this time are two solo artist from a pair of duos - Anton Kubikov (SCSI-9) and Sam Willis (Walls) both with albums out on Kompakt
. Willis is also a part of Allez-Allez known for their rave anthem “Defeatist” and remixes of Fever Ray among others. And then last but not laziest Wesley Matsell that we know from Border Community and Studio Barnhus! It is lovely to work with people we know isn't it?
The Russian shaman Anton Kubikov open his secret window into outer space, the bottom of the Artic Ocean or - are we actually inside the head of an old sailor that long ago sailed the seven seas... Now he silent watches the waves calmly roll under a moonlit night in this melancholia, cinematic vocal dub.
In the next chapter Sam Willis pulls the rug from underneath our feets, are we falling? or are we actually flying?. Infact it feels like we are completely still and it's the world that is twirling, things moving in uncertain yet mechanicly precise directions. We are watching the world from inside the eye of a whirlwind, constantly moving, progressing towards euphoria, with bells of glory and off it fades, out of our mind and leaves us with a warm feeling in our bellies and a smile on our lips.
Wesley Matsell sums it all up, telling us the truth of how the world actually was created - painting a perfect portrait of an ancient dawn progressing in ultra rapid motion. The sun spread its beams over a vast landscape surrounded by mountains and valleys. And when suddenly the journey is over, our master throws a stone on the watery surface above our heads and blurs our vision with the most gentle waves.
If you live in France or Switzerland and want me to come and play my music live please contact my agent over there. Mail him here.
If you want me to go somewhere in Scandinavia. Please mail my man in Sweden.
If you live elsewhere on the globe please mail Katja.