Mike Keneally "Wooden Smoke"

Mike Keneally "Wooden Smoke"

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Mike Keneally
Wooden Smoke
The Story
Mike Keneally's "Wooden Smoke" is not your typical "acoustic album" - there's a lot of interesting sounds happening, generated in some fairly unorthodox ways. Keneally states, "There are elaborate vocal arrangements on a number of songs, but the album is a little more than half instrumental. The music is a little hard to describe. It's mysterious, but intimate and inviting. It has a kind of plot, but you can't figure it out. It feels really warm, and I love listening to it - I hope you enjoy it too." Andy Partridge of XTC enthused, "When critics use the word 'mature' to describe somebody's music, it's usually code for 'old and boring.' Well, I'm wresting the word back to apply it in its proper sense to Mike Keneally's "Wooden Smoke": this album is strong, gentle and wise. Beautiful."
The Music
02:57 Hello Instrumental
01:43 Bags Vocal
04:02 Haugseth Instrumental
03:45 2001 Vocal
02:24 New England Instrumental
01:55 Nanny-Ass Crow Vocal
06:46 Dee 'N' A Instrumental
00:48 Boom Instrumental
02:14 5 Legs Vocal
03:23 Father's Day Vocal
03:12 Pantomine Instrumental
04:42 Machupicchu Vocal
03:41 Wooden Smoke Vocal
05:28 Thanksgiving Instrumental
The Artists
Mike Keneally Guitar, Keyboards, Other Instruments, Singing, Sounds, Production, Inside Paintings
Marcelo Radulovich Atmospheres & Sounds 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, Melodies 9, Frog Engineering
Nathan Hubbard Drums, Percussion & Sounds 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 14
Rick Musallam Guitar on the Right 2, 10
Tricia Steel Vibes 1, 11
Matt Resnicoff Singing 2, 4, 10, Associate Production
Lee Elderton Saxes 6
Chris G Drums 4, 10
Bryan Beller Bass 14
Scott Chatfield Executive Production, Editing, Photography
Mike Harris Engineering, Mixing
John Golden Mastering
Christine U'Ren Front Cover
Sarah Crochet Inside Painting
Atticus Woltab Design, Illustration
Randy Hoffman Painting Photography
Recorded and mixed at Signature Sound, San Diego, CA.

Frogs recorded in the canyon.

Edited at Chatfield Manor, Lencadia, CA.

Mastered at John Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA.