Kharkov (John Bartley) is an electronic artist from Melbourne Australia. This nom de plume arose in 2005 with his first release, ‘Something Tangible’, on the artist run label, Brother Sister Records. In 2007 John released his second live instrumental offering ‘Guzheng’ and 2009 has seen Kharkov’s latest release ‘Glitch/Space’, a seven inch pressed at Peter Kings DIY plant in New Zealand. This release marks a return to his interests in early minimal techno and ambient music. He has just completed remixes for Anonymeye and Inquiet, and is also working on further remixes for Gugg, Shoeb Ahmed and a collaboration with ii set to come out later in the year. A full length CD from Kharkov will be released mid 2010 on Brother Sister Records.
Kharkov appears on ‘New Weird Australia Volume Two‘.