Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist

Read my poetry here.

Collected works are below.
image for 80s Disco Pop Revival Fused with Deep House. - Harry Nathan: Last Call
Posted by Krister Axel
A voice and melody that makes widespread use of digital effects and autotune, fused with a throwback, slow disco sensibility.
image for Gorgeous Folk Pop from Newcastle. - Miller Roberts: Voice in My Head
Posted by Krister Axel
Glides away from the downward spiral of self-doubt, and into the warm light of creative affirmation.
image for Redemptive Folk Pop from an ER Physician in Canada. - Grant Kennedy: Wait for Me
Posted by Krister Axel
Explores the emotional toll of social isolation, and the power of companionship to heal and comfort a tired mind.
image for Introducing the Concept of Reverse Capitalism.
Posted by Krister Axel
Liberals and conservatives alike, are intensely concerned with putting profit first. What would happen if we put it last?
image for High Energy Dream Pop Debut from the American Midwest. - Karate, Guns & Tanning: Graffiti Children
Posted by Krister Axel
The unapologetic, post-punk, industrial sonic exorcism that you didn't know you needed.
image for Fresh IDM from Vancouver. - Listen to Cloud Opacity: Bring to Front
Posted by Krister Axel
Showcases a mastery of the nexus between sampled percussion and warm, arpeggiated synth tones.
image for Organic, Roots-Driven Soul from Brisbane. - Hannah Sands: One More Time
Posted by Krister Axel
Hailing from the vibrant indie music scene of Brisbane, in ´╗┐Queensland, this free-spirited 'earth mama' will sing her way right into your heart.
image for Preview the Newest Release from The Paper Kites: Roses (Album Review)
Posted by Krister Axel
This is a gorgeous album with no weak spots, and a perfect starting point for new fans. Their songs are more raw, more visceral, and more heartrendingly precious than ever before.
image for Wave 7 of The Outlaw Ocean Project. - Music by Alan Braxe, KMTR, Benoit Pioulard, and Cheap Monk
Posted by Krister Axel
Bringing the conversation of how to best collectively manage access to the limited resources of the world's oceans to the forefront for a new generation of young minds and superfans of electronic music.