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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 Austrian-Icelandic Pop Duo Oehl Drops New Single. - Watch the video for Oehl: Keine Angst
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Don‘t be afraid of change: it‘s inevitable. The only choice we have is to be an active part of it.
image for Melbourne’s Newest Alt-Pop Artist Drops Hot Single. - San Joseph: Blink Twice
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San Joseph really doesn’t care about what’s in; he cares about what’s good.
image for Portland Pop Phenom Has Words for Her Ex. - Zoë Ferguson: stop asking my friends about me
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Did you think I'd be drowning in tears? Would it hurt to know I'm happy?
image for West Coast Electronic Pop FFO Maggie Rogers. - Watch the Video for Lyrah: Taken
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A combination of flawless production instinct, emotional complexity, and sultry vocal sugar.
image for Wistful Soul from UCLA Jazz Studies Alum. - Ryan Nealon: Not Coming Home
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This beautiful ballad will have you embracing the ones you love just a little bit tighter tonight.
image for Exciting Indie Debut from Swedish Musical Collective. - Listen to Kone Mara: The Ordinary Place
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Explores the recursive relationship between everyday human experience and the internal search for an intellectual and spiritual sense of home.
image for Jazz-Hop and Study Beats from Brooklyn. - johnboybeats: Crossroads
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Delivers gorgeous saxophone melodies backed by organic percussion sounds and a myriad of engaging instrumental melodies.
image for Spiritual Electronic Instrumental from California. - Skysia x Equanimous: Compass
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Drawing inspiration from global dancefloor pioneers like Bonobo and CloZee, Compass delivers a spiritual experience that will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
image for International Musical Hybrid Group Drops Stunning New Record. - Gone Gone Beyond: Canyons (Official Music Video)
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A voodoo lullaby with all the whimsy of Alan Watts and all the heart of Neil Young.