Carvin Knowles
Selected Discography



DF9

2018 DMAFT Records
Composer/Producer
12 tracks of electronic dance music from outer space. Featuring tracks with New Zealand singers, songs in Japanese, synthesizer soundscapes, and robotic vocals. Will the crew of the DF9 reach Polaris? It may always remain a Mystery.



The Funhouse Waltz
Original Soundtrack EP

2017 OGLIO Records
Composer/Producer
The original, award-winning soundtrack for The Funhouse Waltz, featuring The Funhouse Waltz Suite, for Organ, Piano and Theremin with Orchestra, performed by The Point Chevalier Studio Orchestra. Also includes The Funhouse Calliope Polka.



The Evil Genius Awakens
and Strikes Back
With New Hope

2016 Oglio Records
Producer/Arranger/Conductor (with The Evil Genius Orchestra)
Stripped-down, re-mixed, and remastered performances and out-takes from the Cocktails in the Cantina sessions: Jazz and Latin arrangements of John Williams' classic scores for the original Star Wars trilogy, plus new arrangements of Duel of the Fates, Binary Sunset, Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Figher Attack, Lando's Palace, and Rey's Theme. With all the digital enhancement removed, what emerges is a collection of performances, full of character, wit, and charm.



The Nameless: Pareidolia

2013 DMAFT Records
Composer/Producer/Artist (with Adam Pike)
Conceived in a laboratory near Cal-Tech in Pasadena, California, The Nameless' only album, Pareidolia, delivers a collection of electronic dance beats that cover a range from Sexy House to Funky Breaks. Available now from the usual digital outlets.



Doot-Doot EP

2009 Oglio Records
Producer/Artist
as DJ Future-Proof
Cover versions and modern remixes of Freur's 1980s hit "Doot-Doot," including a Drum-n-Bass mix and the dreamy, downtempo "Audio Prozac Version."



The Fellowship:
In Elven Lands

2006 Voiceprint (out of print)
2012 Oglio Records (reissue)
Composer/Producer (with Adam Pike and The Fellowship)
First conceived in 1992, The Fellowship takes a musicological approach to imagine how the ancient cultures described by J.R.R. Tolkien might have sounded, performing on an all-acoustic array of ancient and modern instruments that includes harp, lute, hurdy-gurdy, krumhorn and gong. Their international cast of singers deliver stunning performances using dialects of Sindarin, Quenya, Anglo-Saxon and Modern English.




HAMSA

2005 Ozone Layer Music
Composer/Producer/Artist
Carvin Knowles' first solo album is a beat-driven fusion of Middle Eastern music. Features Turkish Ud, Egyptian and Indian percussion, vintage Moog Synthesizers and a short-wave radio. HAMSA has been called "Infectiously Groovy" by the press. Read the customer reviews at cdbaby.com.



The Tao Factor: Organically Grown Roots, Beats and Jazz


2003 Ozone Layer Music
Composer/Producer (with Antony Lee)
Carvin Knowles' collaboration with Tony Lee (The Love Doctor, Urban Dread, Ellie Ven). Dub, reggae, dancehall and funk, featuring huge brass sections and truly fat beats. The Tao Factor: Organically Grown Roots, Beats and Jazz is currently out of print.



Cocktails in the Cantina

1999 Oglio Records
Producer/Arranger
Jazz arrangements of John Williams' classic scores for the Star Wars films, featuring a 10-piece swing orchestra. The Star Wars fans were highly divided about whether or not they liked this one. Read the fan reviews at Amazon.com and decide for yourself.



1998 - Present Oglio Records
Producer/Composer
The above link takes you to postmodernist funk band Sex-O-Rama's official discography page. Carvin has worked with the band since 1999, and written or co-written all of their material across all but their first album.



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