Mike Keneally’s Wing Beat Elastic to feature remixes, demos and outtakes from Andy Partridge collaboration

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Fellow Mike Keneally freaks rejoice: there’s a surprise release on the horizon!

April 9, 2013, brings the release of Wing Beat Elastic, a disc of demos, “remixes” and outtakes from the sessions that produced last year’s fantastic album of material created with Andy Partridge, Wing Beat Fantastic. The release had originally began life as a download-only set, but grew into a full-fledged album once it became fully fleshed out.

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Most of the material is known to those who already own Fantastic, but Elastic does contain a handful of outright new material in the form of the short instrumental “Corn” and four “Wing Beat Fantasia” pieces, but the demo material provides a stripped-down glimpse inside the creative process of songs we now know and love.

Here’s the complete track listing for ‘Wing Beat Elastic’ …

1. I’m Raining Here, Inside (Chatfield/Harris Slight Return Mix) 5:18
2. Wing Beat Fantastic (Mark Vidler Psychedelic Re-Spray) 5:24
3. Bobeau (Keneally Laptopian Mix) 7:47
4. You Kill Me (Keneally/Partridge Original Version Demo) 3:26
5. Miracle Woman and Man (Chatfield/Harris No Agenda Mix) 5:27
6. Corn 1:14
7. Your House (Keneally/Partridge Demo) 3:49
8. Bobo (Keneally/Partridge Instrumental Demo) 2:47
9. Land with No Name (Chatfield/Harris Isle of Rachmaninoff Mix) 5:02
10. Wingbeat Fantasia: A Respectful Pause 2:35
11. Wingbeat Fantasia: Bobolink Wing 2:58
12. Wingbeat Fantasia: Out in the Wet 2:06
13. Wingbeat Fantasia: I’m into It 1:39
14. Wing Beat Fantastic (Chatfield/Harris Venusian Single Mix) 4:08

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has contributed to Blogcritics, and maintained a series of stand-alone sites including Known Johnson, Everything is a Mess and others. He studied both creative writing and then studio art at Arizona State. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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