Axoe is Evan Sornstein (Music, formerly of San Francisco’s female-fronted melodic industrial band, Battery - www.batteryinflux.com) and Patrick O’Connor (Vocals).
Axoe is Evan Sornstein (music) and Patrick O’Connor (voice) and these gentlemen are from the US and produce synthpop. Evan is a former member of Battery and when that project deceased, they met eachother and decided to work together as Axoe. Their first 5 track demo got noticed by the well known synthpop label/promotion agency A Different Drum which praised the duo because of their sounds and songs. Now they have found their spot at the Italian Based Decadance Records, famous of acts like Pulcher Femina. Their first demo was translated to cd quality with good production and this resulted in smooth sounding electronic popmusic solely fabricated with PC software. The Axoe songs are most lovely en always very accessible. ‘Telegraphic’, the opener and titlesong is a gay uptempo song suitable for the dancefloor. ‘Fallen’ is more tranquil and shows more depth and insight. I like this song very much. ‘Satellites’ is again more uptempo. The song contains a passage with rather harsh beats and the refrain finds itself a place in your brain very easily. The music of Axoe reminds me a lot of Neuroactive, VNV Nation and Camouflage. One can place Axoe in this musical direction. It is very nice that the overall sound is a well balanced mix of the warm 80’s sound of bands like Depeche Mode and OMD and the more modern styles of synth and EBM bands. ‘Calling’ is the best song for a single release, and has a good drive with this mix of EBM and synthpop, nevertheless it is not the best song on the album though. ‘The Well’, finally, deserves some extra attention because of it’s delicious 80’s feel which sounds very well. The only negative aspect of this cd is that it is not a breath taking surprising record, so the attention span weakens a bit in the course of the album while listening to it. Luckily there are a couple of remixes, a.o. by the Russian Babymax. A videoclip of ‘Calling’ is an extra addition to this cd.