Based in Montreal, Axel Helios holds several positions: producer, sound designer, software developer, visual artist operating under the pseudonym Render.Tex. He is also the head of the label Shabu Recordings since 2011 and creates music under various names such as Pizza Kitten, Offshore Banking or Moonlight Maze. With his music, Axel Helios seeks to design something complex and experimental, yet easy to understand and feel, developing new spaces and environments in which the listener is invited to explore. These explorations are intended to provoke strong emotions and feelings that resonate with a wide range of audiences. His work is primarily based on the principle of ambience and sound design rather than on the precise rules of musical genre, while understanding and diverting them.
Axel Helios CA/QC — Drichtel
An immersive sound performance, accompanied by spatial audio-reactive
visuals. It is inspired by underwater life, feelings of oppression and
anxiety in the face of a gigantic world that we discover little by
little... The work is built using the movements of the performer who
places sound and visual objects in the dome.
Montréal-based musician, visual artist, label owner and software developer, Axel Helios, also known as Pizza Kitten, Offshore Banking, Moonlight Maze or Render.Tex.
Cerebral Wastelands (2021)
Axel Helios' music is mainly based on the notion of ambiances and sound design rather than on precise rules of musical genre, while understanding and diverting them.