Artists David Kristian

David Kristian is one of Canada’s premier experimental / techno artists, who has released material on labels like Discreet / Indiscreet, Suction, Drop Beat, Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings, Schematic, Worm Interface, Law and Auder, and Interchill. For the last few years he has been releasing his full length recordings on Alien8 Recording and the bulk of this material has gone in a vastly different direction than his earlier techno and fucked up take on drum ‘n’ bass. Kristian has also become very involved in sound design for films, creating both roomtones and actual scores. This new passion is highlighted on his Roomtone release, which continues in the ambient drone vein of his Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Despite not ever touring so far, Kristian has managed to perform with Autechre, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Keiji Haino, Lowfish, Loren MazzaCane Connors, Pan Sonic, Pole, Sensorband, Solvent and others.

David Kristian

Canada, 1967

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (keyboards, effects)

On the web

Main releases

Oral / ORAL 05 / 2005


Various artists
Mutek_rec / MTK 04 / 2004
Various artists
OHM / Avatar / AVTR 022 / 2001


Various artists
Mutek_rec / MTK 03 / 2003
  • Not in catalogue
Alien8 Recordings / ALIEN 28 / 2001
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
Intr_version / INTR 002 / 2000
  • Out of print
Alien8 Recordings / ALIEN 15 / 1999
  • Out of print
Alien8 Recordings / ALIEN 16 / 1999
  • Out of print
Alien8 Recordings / ALIEN 19 / 1999
  • Out of print
Various artists
Alien8 Recordings / ALIEN 08 / 1998
  • Out of print


  • Martin Tétreault live at Garage Festival (Germany) [Photo: Éric Mattson, August 2003]

    The concert Oraliens et autres insectes will take place on June 12, 2008 at La Sala Rossa in Montréal as part of the Suoni Per Il Popolo event. With: 01ek, Aun, Dimcoast, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, David Kristian, Nathan McNinch, Martin Tétreaul…

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 / In concert
  • Recorded during a residency at the Studio 12 of Montréal’s Maison de Radio-Canada, Labo MTL gathers three atypic improvisers for an exceptional session: Martin Tétreault on turntables, the electronic processings of Kaffe Matthews and L…

    Tuesday, April 5, 2005 / General

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