Axel Krygier

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Axel Krygier - Indietronica Psychobilly Live Act in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires

Axel Krygier Short Info

Axel Krygier
Hombre de Piedra (Crammed Discs 2015)

The concept for this new album by Argentine maverick musician/composer/singer Axel Krgier was inspired by the French documentary "Lascaux: Le Ciel des Premiers Hommes" (about the famous paleolithic cave paintings). This reflection on the role of human beings in the universe tells the fantastic and hilarious story of a "bigfoot" of the Stone Age that passes through mankind, from prehistoric times to 2.0 times. It's a fantastic and hilarious road movie about the paradoxes of civilisation to which Frenchman Judah Warsky and Argentine Daniel Melingo lent their voices. Musically, it's a kaleidoscope which runs the gamut from a B movie song (title track) to the bluesy dubstep of Invitame, and gives Axel the opportunity to settle old debts with rockabilly (Tiempo y Tierra), western spaghetti music (Mosquito), and even his own past, with references to dance music (Lo Tendré Que Adivinar), or joyful Balkanic atmospheres (Changarín). One notable feature is Axel's confident and evocative singing performances: even if one doesn't understand Spanish, his voice has a narrative quality which irresistibly carries the listener away.

This fifth album by Axel Krygier, a man firmly rooted in his era but constantly in motion, once again demonstrates his incredible talent for surprising the listener. As a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, producer, songwriter, activist and iconoclast, he is a central and totally atypical figure of the Argentine music scene, and has already written music for many feature films, albums, plays and dance performances. It should also be noted that Axel designs his own record sleeves and directs his own music videos.

Axel Krygier and his band will be touring Europe in the Spring and Summer 2015.

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Mini-biog

Born in Buenos Aires, Axel Krygier first studied flute, piano and sax and went on to become a member of several leading bands of the Argentine rock scene. He's released three albums locally, set up his own experimental combo as well as a sound system with which he made club performances. Axel was one of the early members of Buenos Aires influential ZZK collective, which opened new paths in non-European dance music with their acclaimed digital cumbia style. Meanwhile, he's also composed music for films and theatre, including for renowned playwright Alfredo Arias' musical Three Tangos, which was performed in Paris in 2009. Axel Krygier's first international release was Pesebre, (released in 2010 on Crammed Discs), a genre-defying album which included Latin twist, Peruvian surf music, Andean bluegrass, digital cumbia, tropical klezmer and hip hop influences, all rolled together…

Promo : promo@crammed.be
Management : Laura Scot 06 14 35 53 05 - scotlaura@gmail.com
Booking : Scott Gillot 06 32 21 88 90 - scott@soyouzmusic.com

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Press quotes on his previous album

Axel Krygier is undoubtedly the most remarkable personality in the current Argentinian scene. He effortlessly switches between the zany, the profound and the virtuosic, he's well able to go from a joropo chant from Colombia to a trumpet improv… Probably one of the most important Latin-American producers of the decade (World Sound, France)

Axel Krygier's unique sound —a mash-up of jazz, rock, electronica, cumbia, Argentinian folklore and experimental music — makes it easy to succumb to such tempting descriptions as 'Atahualpa Yupanqui meets Thelonious Monk, performed by Frank Zappa and remixed by Diplo', but the brush that this composer paints with is even broader than that. (Global Rhythm, USA)

A breath of fresh air… The music skips from Musica Folclórica and indie to hip hop and cumbia, [and] jumps around like a llama on speed…. All in all, it's the sort of album where you discover something new with evety listen – unashamedly, wonderfully weird stuff (Songlines, UK)

Axel Krygier
Hombre de Piedra (Crammed Discs 2015)

The concept for this new album by Argentine maverick musician/composer/singer Axel Krgier was inspired by the French documentary "Lascaux: Le Ciel des Premiers Hommes" (about the famous paleolithic cave paintings). This reflection on the role of human beings in the universe tells the fantastic and hilarious story of a "bigfoot" of the Stone Age that passes through mankind, from prehistoric times to 2.0 times. It's a fantastic and hilarious road movie about the paradoxes of civilisation to which Frenchman Judah Warsky and Argentine Daniel Melingo lent their voices. Musically, it's a kalei...

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Origin

  • Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires AR