KRISTIAN HARTING (DK)

ABOUT:

Inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, western low-fi pop and avant-garde I aim to write beautiful songs and music using what is at hand of gritty, noisy, pretty, dirty, smooth, wonderful sounds. Mainly my guitar, voice, circuit-bending, effects-pushing and diverse electronic and acoustic trips. I’m in a a folky trip hop blues metal universe!

To me music is a spiritual journey as well as a physical one. It is my way of communicating freely and truthfully and articulate the ever-changing waves of confusion, emotions, ideas, people, power and surroundings, that is my life.

I started out as a kid playing in thrash metal bands a.o. Avoid, featured on the 1992-sampler Fuck you we’re from Denmark (Progress Records). Soon got into songwriting and alternative noisy pop and formed bands Dr. Berg, Solskaer and Tomato, working with musicians such as Jacob Krogholt (Rising, Bjoerst), Mick Grondahl (Jeff Buckley, Beth Orthon) and Jesper Bo Hansen (Anne Linnet, Ida Gaard) and producers Kim Hüttel (Sort Sol, The Sandmen) and Magnus Groth (Sort Sol, Kira and the Kindred Spirits) resulting in four EP’s, two nearly finished albums and touring around Denmark.

Formed DreamJockey in 2004 with Mads Beldring and Jakob Falgren and released debut-album Wake Up Rock (ToneTribanalet 2006). Got steady airplay on Danish radio and toured Denmark. Evolving into a duo with Mads Beldring, Dreamjockey released Earthquakes, Religion and Heartaches (Divine Records 2011) and began touring in Germany, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, England and Denmark.

Since 2004 I have furthermore been playing solo-concerts, bringing me to USA and most of Europe, been playing bass in bands Siku and The Yes Wave and composed for film and installation art.

My first solo album “Float” was released february 2014 on German label Exile on Mainstream, who are also releasing my second “Summer of Crush” october 2015.

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