Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins
Sometimes it seems that actual human feeling, conveyed through passionate musicianship and songwriting, is all but absent in popular music nowadays. Mike Keneally is thrilled to prove otherwise with his eighth album, "Dancing". Mike has invited Beer For Dolphins, his masterful eight-piece band, into the studio to lay down nearly 80 minutes of the most gleefully adventurous, yet heartfelt, Keneally music ever. This album is truly a feast for the ears. While 1999's acclaimed Keneally solo release "Nonkertompf" was an instrumental album, "Dancing" is mainly based around songs with vocals. Keneally here delivers highly emotional vocal performances which may come as a surprise to a lot of people. The style of the album's 20 tracks veers from upbeat pop to free-form improv, introspective balladry to ferocious rock raveups, Beach Boys and Bacharach sugariness to utter uncategorizability and beyond. Yet it all hangs together, thanks to the powerful and freewheeling sound of Beer For Dolphins, and the personal quality of Keneally's composing.
|04:46||Live In Japan||Vocal|
|08:16||We'll Be Right Back||Vocal|
|06:47||Pretty Enough For Girls||Vocal|
|02:26||The Mystery Music||Instrumental|
|02:13||The Brown Triangles||Instrumental|
|03:20||I Was Not Ready For You||Vocal|
|03:56||Friends And Family||Vocal|
|Mike Keneally||Lead Guitar, Vocals, Production, Editing, Further Overdub Engineering|
|Jason Harrison Smith||Drums|
|Evan Francis||Alto Sax, Flute|
|Mike Harris||Engineering, Mixing|
|Jeff Forrest||Further Overdub Engineering|
|Scott Chatfield||Executive Production, Editing|
|Thomas Nordegg||Technical Support|
|Atticus Wolrab||Design, "Oh Angel" Design|
|Docious Godfrey||"Oh Angel" Design|
|Basic tracks, overdubs and mixdown done at Signature Sound.
Further overdubs done at Double Time.
Mastered at John Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA.