Keneally, Mike & Metropole Ork / Universe Will Provide, the
Album: Universe Will Provide, the   Collection:General
Artist:Keneally, Mike & Metropole Ork   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Favored Nations  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-13 Pull Date: 2005-04-17
Week Ending: Mar 6 Feb 20
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 30, 2023: Music Casserole
When Drums Dream, Four Slices of Toast
3. Feb 16, 2005: Afropean Gamut
Archaic Peace Strategies
2. Mar 05, 2005: Morning Glory
When Drums Dream

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-09
Mike Keneally & Metropole – The Universe Will Provide

Former “stunt guitarist” from Zappa’s late 80s band trying out an orchestra. It’s a decent, well thought-out album, but it seems like he’s wearing his Zappa costume a little too much here. This features quirky orchestral compositions with a lot of guitar, those familiar with Zappa’s later orchestral/Synclavier albums will feel right at home.

1. Sappy orchestral ballad
2. Alternates between full orchestra and rock
3. Mellow med-tempo groove
4. Short burst of strings
*5. Quiet start, then goes bombastic with plenty of guitar
6. Long suite, lots of tempo and timbre changes
7. Slow & subdued
*8. Lively Zappa-esque funk rock
*9. Funky percussion solo
10. A second short burst of strings
11. Mellow ending
12. Orchestral interlude
*13. Almost jazzy acoustic guitar builds to groove
Ben B 2/1/05

Track Listing
1. Blue 68   7. MWAH2
2. All of Them Were Quiet   8. Worrywart Spoonguy
3. Room   9. When Drums Dream
4. Insert Here I   10. Insert Here Ii
5. Archaic Peace Strategies   11. Not Just Flutes
6. Four Slices of Toast   12. Quiet?
  13. Bullies