Chaz Knapp is a Dallas based organist and composer. He has released a new album called Organ Drunes which is out now via figureight records. It is a series of solo performances for a second-hand Yamaha YC45-D electric organ.
According to the press release, it is an experimental record with an intimately humane sense of humour. It is at once reduced, distilled dance music and nebulous freeform clouds of chord washes. It is both strange and warm. Demanding and giving. Its odd moments of harshness are offset against soaring, joyous beauty. The music suits Chaz Knapp: “I realized I can’t always control the music. Sometimes you need to let the music control you. I was finally able to let it.”
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