Hypersurface

My new solo instrumental album is now available. Eleven wordless songs/hallucinations which I hope you will find suitably cinematic. To buy the album, go here: https://danielknowler.bandcamp.com/album/hypersurface To license the music for films, videos and other projects, go here: https://www.songtradr.com/playlist/kwutpipvhoftenwh

The Pulse

Here’s a new piece I recorded here at The Banks of the River Effra. The Pulse is the first completed track from my new solo album which will be finished when I get five minutes of fucking peace very soon. Hopefully. I’ve been messing around with recording and playing techniques influenced by the works of […]

Some Thoughts on Instrumental Rock Music

Traditionally rock music, or more specifically ‘rock n roll’ was always about the frontman. The myth of the amoral yet Christ-like cult leader bleeding out his emotional liquid all over the stage, the band merely a backdrop to his savage excesses. This myth, like many musical myths, is of course nonsense. And it’s the breaking […]

New Album – Blank River

My new solo instrumental album, ‘Blank River’ is out now. Eight wordless songs of cinematic textures, post-rock crescendos and plaintive drone-pop. Blank River by Daniel Knowler The music on this record picks up where Silvery Beast left off and travels into slightly more psychedelic post-rock / drone-influenced territory.  You can download the album now from […]

Black Triangle Video

I’m really pleased to tell you that some of my music appears in a video by film maker Douglas Caldrow about the excellent work of disability rights campaign group Black Triangle. The track used in the film was ‘Reversals‘ from my previous album Silvery Beast. If you are interested in using my music for film, […]