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Mike Keneally



4.21 | 41 ratings

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4 stars Dense, dynamic and diverse is Mike Keneally's 'Scambot 1.' The usual high standard of recording quality frames rhythmic, subtle fireworks that detonate in combination with melodic color and texture changes. Different instruments cue up unexpectedly, with beauty in the timing of their arrival: The entrance of the guitar during the drum solo on 'The Quiet Children' is just one example. 'Gita' is an instrumental that exemplifies all of the above. The scope of the singing is broad in style and range, with some keen harmonies. The actual compact disc resembles a relic from Angkor Wat, and is accompanied by a 20- page booklet relating the story of Ian McPlant (a.k.a. Scambot) in tandem with lyrics and individual song credits. The plot of this narrative is propelled by evil industrialist Boleous T. Ophunji's "passion to manipulate and control mass consciousness," and Scambot's hapless place as an unsuspecting victim. Chase scenes, dream sequences, betrayal and free drinks are elements of the tale. 'Scambot 1' is "dedicated to anyone who still listens to entire albums with their headphones on." Repeated listens with the volume up support this dedication/recommendation. I give it 4 stars.
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