Friday, August 23, 2013


A new Mike Keneally album always makes me happy. When Mike releases a new album, you know that you're in for a treat. With "You Must Be This Tall" expectations are again met. In fact, the album is even better than what I expected.

"You Must Be This Tall" reminds me a lot of MK's first albums. It is also very laid-back, almost jazzy at times, and it does include a fine number of zappa-esque twists and turns.
Love it.

This new album is great. It presents a bunch of excellent tunes and although MK plays most of the instruments, there's guest appearances by Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, Rick Musallam and Joe Travers.

Essential listening.

My favourite track is the openingstrack: 'You Must Be This Tall", or 'ユー・マスト・ビー・ディス・トール' as my windows media player calls it.
This is the piece that Mike wrote for Peter Tiehuis and The Metroplole Orkest, comissioned by Co de Kloet.
Here's an audience recording of the live performance of this particular piece by Peter Tiehuis and The Metropole Orkest, from 2006.

By the way, over at Mike's website, there's two EP's available for free download.
Check them out.

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