Tuesday, 01 July 2008
K L Poore
Mike Keneally calls Wine and Pickles “The album I didn’t know I was making over the last 10 years.” We should all be very happy that his subconscious has been working as hard as his conscious self, because Wine and Pickles is pure unadulterated pleasure.
Subtitled “being a collection of unreleased things, rarities and all sorts,” W&P is one of those rare releases where the whole of the work is much greater than its pieces and seems to speak to something much greater. Like in “Fantastic Voyage,” it feels as if we’ve been shrunk to microscopic size, injected into MK’s brain and allowed to wander a path made up of his wildly creative and highly electric/eclectic synapses.
Wine and Pickles is a generous compilation that doesn’t have that feeling of “let’s put out anything left in the vaults and try to ...