DANISH SOLO ARTIST KRISTIAN HARTING PREMIERES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO “FALLING”APPEARING ON THE NEW ALBUM THE FUMES INCOMING ON EXILE ON MAINSTREAM JANUARY 24THPRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE
Danish multi-instrumentalist Kristian Harting prepares to release his third solo full-length of alternative pop, The Fumes, January 24th through his allies at Exile On Mainstream.
The album’s first single, “Falling” has been released via a cinematic new video for the song, created by Rich Williams and capturing some of Harting’s most expansive avant-alternative/folk-inspired material to date.
Kristian Harting’s prior solo albums, 2014’s Float and 2015’s Summer Of Crush, were written, recorded, performed, and produced by the artist at his own studio. The process of recording The Fumes marks a departure from this approach. The album was recorded and produced by Harting and Lars Lundholm (On Trial, Oresund Space Collective, Hanne Boel, Papir) at Black Tornado Studios and Room 21 in Copenhagen and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten (Coldplay). The Fumes features guest musicians, including bass from Jakob Falgren (Trentemøller), keys by Jesper Bo Hansen (Glenn Hughes), drums by Mads Beldring Hansen, and backing vocals by singer/songwriter Nana Schwartzlose.
The Fumes shall be released January 24th, Exile On Mainstream’s first release of 2020. The album will be released digitally and on LP with CD bundled within; there is no separate CD release. Pre-orders have been posted, and thirty copies have been held as a “Kristmas special” to ship immediately if ordered by December 20th.
Kristian Harting will tour across Europe in the spring months of 2020 alongside Exile On Mainstream alumni Darsombra. Dates and details incoming early in the new year.
Kristian Harting started as a kid playing in thrash metal bands (most notably Avoid), featuring on the sampler Fuck You We’re From Denmark, released in 1992 on Progress Records. Harting then steered his songwriting talents into explorations of alternative noisy pop, where he formed bands Dr. Berg, Solskaer, and Tomato, working with musicians such as Jacob Krogholt (Rising, Bjoerst, Withering Surface), Mick Grondahl (Jeff Buckley, Beth Orthon), and Jesper Bo Hansen (Anne Linnet, Ida Gaard), as well as producers Kim Hüttel (Sort Sol, The Sandmen) and Magnus Groth (Sort Sol, Kira and the Kindred Spirits). In 2004 he formed DreamJockey with Mads Beldring and Jakob Falgren and released two albums. Since then, Harting has been playing solo concerts, plays bass in the bands Siku and The Yes Wave, and has composed for film and installation art.