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My World Electric

by Branko

Heavy pop rock with lots of electronic soundscapes. Branko blends the electric 80's with the grungy 90's. This album comes as a hybrid multichannel SA-CD (playable on all SA-CD and CD-players).
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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Album Notes
Welcome to the electric world of BRANKO: a new band with a fresh sound and a clear focus on the good old craftsmanship of writing pop songs with a twist. However new…..? The pop-rockers of Branko have all individually left their tracks in rock ‘n roll land, and now they have joined forces……

Branko was conceived by lead singer and producer Jacko Kreukniet. Together with soul mate Ben Franswa, also a former band member in the promising group Spitball, he worked on Branko’s debut album for two long years. Already in an early stage Branko was adopted by producer, mentor and former Urban Dance Squad drummer Michel Schoots, who clearly recognised and sponsored the potential of their music and even ended up drumming on the album. During the recording process old friends Marcel Singor (guitars) and Ivar Pijper (keys) added their essential flavours to the album and later on joined the band. Bas Hebing (drums) was the last member to join and very eagerly took the offered drum seat.

Supported by some very important ‘behind the scenes’ members of the rapid growing Branko-family, the band managed to produce an album with a true LP-vibe. Twelve strong songs under the title ‘My World Electric’, each with their own particular character but yet forming an unmistakable coherence. At the end of the album making process, Jacko travelled to Los Angeles to team up with a one of the newest members to join the Branko-family: mixing engineer Brad Gilderman. This celebrated technician, who already worked with US artists like Outkast, Brian Wilson en Tom Petty, mixed the album in his Little Big Room Studio and did a great job….. Besides being a huge fan of the band and a terrific person to work with, Brad definitely contributed to the genuine album feel and added a competitive and professional sound.

The album ‘My World Electric’ will be released in January 2006 as a special feature Hybrid-CD. This means that besides the normal CD-layer, the album contains a SA-CD-layer and an 8-channel surround mix (also by Brad Gilderman)!

Branko: Influences?
“We all have our roots in the 80’s and grew up musically in the 90’s. Our mutual musical influences therefore vary from Prince and 80’s New Wave (like The Cure) to the alternative rock of Incubus and Queens of the Stone Age.“

“When they would unleash this band, our album would probably wind up being a mishmash of heavy rock songs with weird electro pop and everything in between! Fortunately we hooked up with Michel Schoots who guided us and organised our work.”

Branko: Happy or sad?
“Because the making of the album stretched across a pretty long period of our lives, a variety of emotions can be heard in the songs. However, even in the happier sounding tracks there is always this cynical undertone. The reason….. happiness is boring and only interesting when it doesn’t last too long…..”

Jacko: “Besides the inevitable themes like love and pain, a lot of the lyrics deal with doubt. I guess I’m a doubter and a sceptic and that’s OK!”.


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Great CD something new in the Dutch scene!!
I really enjoyed listening in on this CD. It's something that stands out to all the other crap which the Dutch music scen produces nowadays. Enjoyed the refreshing rock mixed with sounds of the nineties!

Looking forward to the next CD...

Gwen - Donderslag Crew - RTV Hengelo

Echt vet goeie muziek - me likesssss
Deze cd geeft weer wat ik al had verwacht van de Branko heren. Super lekkere grungy mellow rock tracks. Eigen sound dat geenszins nederlands klinkt ofwel... internationally appealing. Dit hoort in de top 10 van cd top 100. Branko scoort goed met deze muziek en nu wordt het echt eens tijd dat de pluggers in Nederland deze cd gaan aanprijzen bij de grote stations want kom op... laten we trots zijn op deze getalenteerde heren.


‘My World Electric’ is one of the best Dutch releases of the last couple of year
I’d planned to review at least three cd’s today. This one will however be the only one I’ll finish. The reason for that is plain simple. The entire day I’ve been listening to the same album, ‘My World Electric’ by Branko. This album sounds astonishing. It’s hard to believe that this is in fact a debut album of this Dutch band. The overall sound of the album is in one word perfect. The mixing was done by none less than Brad Gilderman (Outkast, Tom Petty and Brain Wilson) who did an excellent job. Every song has a distinctive vibe, is catchy as hell and truly a piece of art.
Jacko Kreukniet is the band’s driving force. He’s the one that wrote down most of the melodies and lyrics. The poppy sound is the work of Ben Fransma, whose main interest lies in beats, synths and samples. Don’t expect repeating samples that start to annoy after a few spins though. Fransma obviously doesn’t lack inspiration, adding just the right sounds and samples to intensify every melody. The combination between the two guarantees compositions which balance between heavy and popular rock.
With the proper promoting there’s no way back for Branko.