︎︎︎Info


Title
On the Prowl Again
Format
CS, Digital
Date
2016.12.25.
Label
Galtta
Publisher
Adrian Knight Music
Total Time
41’10”








︎︎︎Tracklist

01    Here Come The Blues
02    In The Money Room
03    Alice
04    Marble Fanatics
05    I Think I’ll Just Stay At Home Tonight
06    Soul Searching
07    Waiting For Mary
08    No Gentleman



︎︎︎Credits

Adrian Knight
lead vocals
backing vocals
keyboards
synths
guitars
bass
percussion
engineering
mixing
David Lackner
soprano sax
alto sax
tenor sax
flute
Alice Cohen
backing vocals
Michael Hammond     
Stratocaster
Les Paul
Jay Hammond
lapsteel
Genevieve Kammel
viola, vocals
Matt Evans
vibes, gongs
Tom Henry
artwork



︎︎︎Note

"On the prowl again" actually refers to death going around calling people home...and not something else...but maybe it's also about something else.  —AK

Have you heard the good news? Released Christmas Day, 2016, "On the Prowl Again" is Adrian Knight's 4th solo record released on Galtta. Fans of Adrian Knight know him as a prolific composer spanning classical music, ambient music, and pop. Listen to Adrian's recent 50 minute piece for solo piano, "Obsessions" which was commissioned and recorded by R. Andrew Lee in 2016. It's absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful. Check out his various collaborations such as Blue Jazz TV, Private Elevators, and Synthetic Love Dream. And, of course, don't miss his previous 3 solo pop records on Galtta, which are all gems. Far from being optimistic, his compositions and songs on this latest release take in all that life can muster up, and somehow breathe out a breath of fresh air full of humor, synth bells, warm analog synths, jazzy arrangements, drum machines, thick vocal harmonies, and of course, good old fashioned songwriting. This latest album shines a light on some of the music community here in Brooklyn, as many friends and collaborators tiptoe around the tracks from lapsteel to sax to viola to vibes and gongs. A highlight is legendary songwriter and singer Alice Cohen's vocal contributions to "Alice,"  "Waiting for Mary," and "No Gentleman."

"On the Prowl Again" is a step further into Adrian's hi-fi bedroom recording world, Skymall Studio, which comes with such amenities as dimmed red/blue mood lighting and a lonely fake palm tree in the corner. The music of Adrian Knight is a bright light that shines from the inside out, shooting through Skymall, into the streets, rivers, lakes, oceans, and fancy hotel lobbies all over the world.

—Galtta



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︎︎︎Press

‹‹ Cassette Gods (Ryan Masteller) ››

This Adrian Knight fella’s pulled it off. He’s got everything stacked against him, pretty much, from a stylistic perspective. Optics are straight from the Har Mar Superstar sleaze wallow, the all-in look, the feel, not giving any wiggle room for interpretation of whether he’s sending himself up or 100 percent serious. Yeah, Adrian Knight acts cool, but in a Doogie Howser kind of way, ill-fitting blazer over white mock turtleneck on the cover, khaki slacks, turn-of-the-1990s sunglasses. The cool rocked is of the junior-high variety. And weirdly – that’s OK. The music is a soft-rock/synth-pop hybrid, somewhere between Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates, but with a few Jens Lekman touches thrown into the mix as well. And here’s how Knight has accomplished something worthwhile – he sells this sound, this lifestyle, way better than he probably has a right to. (That’s where the Har Mar comparison comes in, not remotely in the music itself.) Normally, I’d look at this cassette and not give it a second thought, but it would be a mistake to do so. Yeah, it may seem like Knight’s a kid playing grown-up crooner to the lucky ladies in the audience, he pulls it off nicely. The ladies in the audience truly are lucky, because Adrian Knight gets them – he’s sensitive, and he’s oh-so-clearly a grownup. That’s the key. Be a grownup.



Copyright © by Adrian Knight 2022.
Front page illustration by Tom Henry.