Kristoff Krane

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Kristoff Krane
Birth name Christopher M. Keller
Born (1983-11-02) November 2, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 2005-present
Labels Crushkill Recordings
Associated acts Abzorbr, Saturday Morning Soundtrack, Face Candy, Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream, F to I to X

Christopher M. Keller (born November 2, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name Kristoff Krane, is an alternative hip hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to releasing a number of his own works, he has served as an emcee/vocalist for Abzorbr,[2] Face Candy,[3] Saturday Morning Soundtrack,[4] Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream,[5] and F to I to X.[6] He has also authored a 200-page collection of poems/essays/thought exercises called "The Other," and has taught as a creative writing and musical instructor at numerous schools in the Twin Cities area.[7]


Kristoff Krane's music is often experimental and highly introspective; his work frequently explores positivity and the common bonds human beings share with one another.[7] When he was nineteen, he spent four-and-a-half-months in jail; he emerged newly focused on pursuing his lifelong interest in music,[8] and began freestyling with popular Twin Cities musician Eyedea.[9]

In 2010, he released the solo album entitled Hunting for Father.[10] His fourth studio album, Fanfaronade, was released in 2012.[11]

He released the 44-track compilation album, I Freestyle Life (2005-2013), on his Bandcamp page in 2014.[12]



  • Saturday Morning Soundtrack (2006) as Saturday Morning Soundtrack
  • This Is Where We Were (2006) as Face Candy
  • Capable of Teetering (2006) as Abzorbr
  • This Will Work for Now (2008)
  • Hunting for Father (2010)
  • Picking Flowers Next to Roadkill (2010)
  • Waste Age Teenland (2011) as Face Candy
  • Prey for Paralyisis (2011) with Sadistik and Graham O'Brien
  • Fanfaronade (2012)
  • Fanfaronade Remixed (2013)
  • I Freestyle Life (2005-2013) (2014)
  • Moon Goddess (2015) as Kadoka


  • EP1 (2005) as Abzorbr
  • Abzorbr/Carbon Carousel Split EP (2006) as Abzorbr
  • Mixxy #1 (2007)
  • EP2 (2007) as Abzorbr
  • See-Through Eyes (2007) as Abzorbr
  • Mixxy #2 (2008)
  • EP3 (2009) as Abzorbr
  • Mixxy #3 (2010)
  • Mixxy #4 (2011)


  • "Fix" (2014) as F to I to X

Guest appearances

  • Ecid - "Mud" from Biograffiti (2006)
  • Sinthesis - "Meeting of the Lost Souls" from Movement 4:6 (2007)
  • No Bird Sing - “Sparrows" from No Bird Sing (2009)
  • Ecid - "Crawl" from 100 Smiles and Runnin' (2010)
  • Graham O'Brien - "Recyclemaker" and "Query" from Live Drums (2010)
  • Selbstlaut - "Clutter" from Lilacs Out of the Dead Ground (2011)
  • Irenic - "A Savior's Shadow" from Wisdom Teeth: The Art of Pulling Roots (2012)
  • Guante & Big Cats! - "Underground Sex Party" and "Break" from You Better Weaponize (2012)
  • Jaq - "The Road" from Escape from Radio Prison (2012)
  • Ecid - "Rock Stars Don't Apologize" from Werewolf Hologram (2012)
  • Illogic & Blockhead - "Lighthouse" from Capture the Sun (2013)
  • Cas One - "Never Runner" from The Monster and the Wishing Well (2013)
  • Mixed Blood Majority - "Ritual" from Mixed Blood Majority (2013)


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