VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: CHASESCENE
Record Label: H.P JOHNSON PRESENTS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 5/31/2019
Daniel Knox lives in Chicago, but his is a different city. Set in the early hours, he nocturnally roams the dark corners in it's quiet beauty; unstuck by time where the lines between himself and the character driven personas of his music blur. 'Chasescene'? is a mixture of real-life experiences and gallows humour, songs rooted in tradition, stories of true love and loss. Murder ballads met by Shakespearean tragedy against a backdrop of Lynchian contemporary America.Knox grew up spending a lot of time in movie theatres and currently works the late shift as a projectionist at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre -he's occasionally enlisted to play the dusty old organ that sits in the corner of the screen. Unsurprisingly his influences stem from here too, the language and feel of movies are what shapes his music inside and out; most prominently in the work of Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Errol Morris, Charlie Chaplin and Abel Gance. Other musical influences include Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paolo Conte, Roberta Flack, Scott Walker, Randy Newman and Moondog. Guests on Chasecene include vocals from Jarvis Cocker and Nina Nastasia, the late saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tin Huey, Tom Waits), David Coulter, Jason Toth of The Handsome Family, and more.