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Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Moods: Mood: Dreamy Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental Rock: Progressive Rock Moods: Solo Male Artist

By Location
CANADA - Québec

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Krÿstan, singer-writer-composer, is from the Montreal region. Krÿstan’s compositions can be distinguished by an original approach combining reason and passion. Marked by his early influences — British Rock and the Goth movement of the 1980’s —, Krÿstan’s compositions were initially based on traditional rock orchestration with layers of sound effects and moody tracks. He later integrated classical and baroque elements, went deeper into the art of arrangement and tweaked an approach where acoustic, classical and electric guitars are superimposed within complex and polished textures. A multi-instrumentalist, he thus developed creation techniques and reinvented a sound that became his own. As for Krÿstan’s texts, they incite introspection, striking an existentialist chord that is steeped in a sweet melancholy. His work is that of an introspective artist, characterized by its dreamlike instrumental passages.
Meticulous and leaving nothing to chance, Krÿstan is involved in most aspects of production. Working from his own recording studio, he does not hesitate to surround himself with celebrated musicians and sound engineers to put the finishing touches to his albums. Following the release of iNqualia, Krÿstan is launching, in 2016, a work entitled Dysoneiric. On the dividing line between alternative pop-rock, progressive rock and post-rock, the forty-four minute concept album consists of ten parts. Its content is characterized by a unique construction: use of a single key and a limited number of chord progressions, of repetitive melodic elements and the exploration of a unique set of themes. The end result, which includes a hundred and six guitar tracks, is free from any synthesizers, keyboards, sampling or virtual instruments. Recorded over a period of two years, Dysoneiric was produced with the support of bass player Dan Hawkins, drummer Tony Albino, as well as sound engineers Glen Robinson and Barry Gardner.
Krÿstan is a prolific composer who has written over a hundred titles to date, some of which have already aired on several radio stations in North America and Europe.