(Released in 2016.)
Mike Keneally talks about Scambot 2:
17 years in the making (I'm serious)!
How to describe the music? Well, Scambot 1 was a dense, mostly instrumental and pretty darn abstract listen, so Scambot 2 may take you by surprise with its more melodic and accessible (for me, anyway) nature. I really wanted to write a bunch of songs, as opposed to compose a bunch of pieces, and that's what happened. From the multi-movement epic "In The Trees" to the rocking "Roots Twist" and "Roll" to the lilting "Sam" to the twangy "Constructed" to the proggity "Buzz" and "Clipper" to the…well I'll stop describing the songs, you'll hear them soon enough I hope.
Most of the more abstract instrumental music we worked on during this time has gone into Inkling, which really hangs together as an album in its own right, and also contains a few conventionally melodic songs alongside blazing madness and crazy space music and pseudo-ragtime and other things.
If I may so say, I am really freaking happy with both of these albums [Inkling is only available on CD]. Happy enough to italicize!
Scambot 2 has been a long time coming. We're grateful indeed for your patience, and we hope that you'll find your patience rewarded by this music.
- In The Trees (10:28)
- Roots Twist (3:02)
- Sam (3:20)
- Clipper (4:36)
- Forget About It (0:46)
- Pretzels (4:25)
- Buzz (4:32)
- Race The Stars (3:44)
- O (1:26)
- Roll (6:23)
- Constructed (3:46)
- Freezer Burn (5:23)
- Scores of People (5:22)
- Cold Hands Gnat (4:00)
- Proceed (3:19)
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