(Released in 2016.)
Welcome to the exclusive Exowax-only pre-release of Scambot 2 and Inkling (More from the Scambot 2 Sessions), designed to satisfy all core Keneally fans!
This signed limited edition package of 2000 includes both albums and a free, high-quality download of Scambot 2. Orders will continue until this limited edition is sold out.
You'll be able to enjoy Mike's long-awaited Scambot 2 immediately after your purchase, thanks to the included mp3 or FLAC download*, which includes a digital version of the album art and sumptuous 24-page booklet. (Inkling isn't available for download; it exists only as Disc 2 of the 2-CD edition, so your ears will still have something cool to look forward to.)
The "official" wide release date for the album (Amazon, stores, streaming, iTunes, etc.) will be September 9.
Mike Keneally talks about Scambot 2 and Inkling (More from the Scambot 2 Sessions):
17 years in the making (I'm serious!), this signed, numbered limited edition of 2000 features two distinct albums for your ears. One hour and 53 minutes of music altogether.
Both albums are handsomely contained within a frequently blue package, with many absurd drawings and a lengthy story continuing the epic tale of Scambot and the other humans, animals and deities in his life. There's a 24-page booklet for Scambot 2, and an additional 8-page booklet for Inkling, both nestled within the attractive digipak.
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. 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.
And now, in the words of TV's Richard Deacon, sit back, relax, and pre-order Scambot 2 now!
INKLING (More from the Scambot 2 Sessions)
Info on your download choices (select your preference in the pull-down menu above the "Add to Cart" button above and to the right):
MP3: A zip file containing high-quality (320k variable bit rate) mp3 audio files, compatible with all mp3 players. Our mp3s provide excellent sound for most uses. The files are DRM-free, meaning that there is no anti-copying code buried in them (we trust you).
FLAC: A much larger zip file (roughly four times the size of our mp3s) that offers CD-quality sound, the FLAC format is for experienced users and requires additional software. The FLAC format is not supported by iTunes or Windows Media Player. More information about FLAC can be found here: http://flac.sourceforge.net.