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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

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

Collected works are below.
image for Israel's Electronic Power Duo. - Introducing Lola Marsh: Shot Shot Cherry
Posted by Krister Axel
A mix of electronic pop flourish and synthesizers combined with orchestral melodies that hint at throwback greats like Donna Summer and Sister Sledge.
image for Krister Axel Live. - From the Mail Tribune archive
Posted by Krister Axel
Once there was such a thing as a local newspaper. Krister performs "Weightless Heart" on the Weissenborn from the studio in Medford.
image for UK Songwriting Duo Offers Gorgeous Preview of New Album. - Meadowlark: Goodbye
Posted by Krister Axel
One day, it's just clear that happiness is possible again.
image for Happy New Year Music Lovers.
Posted by Krister Axel
Here's a quick recap of the last few months.
image for Chicago Folk Duo Set to Release New LP. - Frances Luke Accord: Saint Mary
Posted by Krister Axel
The music of Frances Luke Accord offers a bridge between a classic era of folk-inspired pop and the current day.
image for Americana Storytelling from Edmonton. - Scot Free Sessions: Istanbul
Posted by Krister Axel
When it comes to 'shaking the sadness from our bones,' we so seldom find what we are looking for.
image for Feel Good Funk from Germany. - Cuezy. x Mindsogone: Can't You See
Posted by Krister Axel
Using sound and frequency to alter your dimension, embracing music played on vinyl, classic hip hop, and 70s-style funk.
image for Sumptuous Note to an Infant Son. - Zack Fletcher: Little Hollow
Posted by Krister Axel
The care and attention to detail evident in this song is truly stunning, with a production aesthetic as powerful and meditative as the miracle of life and family.
image for A Powerful Mix of Folk and Pop. - Mary Middlefield: Two Thousand One
Posted by Krister Axel
Mary Middlefield might call Switzerland home, but her music certainly would be comfortable on the coffeeshop circuit of the Pacific Northwest.