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While debating the merits of analog vs. digital recording in a Seattle pub, guitarist Chris Martin and bassist Lucy Atkinson were interrupted by the bartender, drummer Dave Weeks. He said, definitively, that analog was superior; thus Kinski came into being. This same spontaneity would come to define their multi-layered noise rock, reminiscent of Sonic Youth at their most experimental. Kinski began playing live in 1998. By the summer of 1999, the trio had released its first record, Space Launch for Frenchie. With six songs clocking in at 45 minutes, it inevitably sparked some debate of its own: EP or LP? Later that year, the band explored newer textures in its live set, and friend Matthew Reid Schwartz (guitar, keyboards) was added to the lineup. Kinski have toured with Mainliner (Japan), Hovercraft, and Silkworm. In 2001, their follow-up, Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle, arrived. Two years later, the group returned with its Sub Pop debut, Airs Above Your Station; by this time, Barrett Wilke had taken over as drummer from Dave Weeks. A split release with Acid Mothers Temple was also issued in 2003. A West Coast tour supporting Mission of Burma coincided with Kinski's fourth album, Don't Climb on and Take the Holy Water, in spring 2004. Alpine Static followed in 2005. Released in 2007, Down Below It's Chaos added a '70s hard rock vibe and vocals to their intense drones. Following a string of collaborative releases, including a split 7" with Bardo Pond, sixth album Cosy Moments arrived on Kill Rock Stars in 2013, ending a relatively dormant five-year stretch between albums. Just two years later, Kinski were back with a new album, titled 7 (Or 8). ~ Eric J. Iannelli
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  2.   Argentina Turner
  3.   Your Lights Are (Out Or) Burning Badly
  4.   Die Kraniche des Ibikus
  5.   Bulletin of the International String Figure Association
  6.   Die Bürgschaft
  7.   Semaphore
  8.   Hot Stenographer
  9.   Long Term Exit Strategy
  10.   Skim MILF
  11.   Teen Center
  12.   I Fell Like a Fucking Flower
  13.   I Wouldn't Hurt A Fly
  14.   Last Day on Earth
  15.   Rhode Island Freakout
  16.   Psychofarmer's Blue
  17.   Point That Thing Somewhere Else
  18.   Counterpointer
  19.   Der Handschuh
  20.   RDL10!
  21.   In the Moog
  22.   Crybaby Blowout
  23.   Flight Risk
  24.   Schedule for Using Pillows and Bean Bags ...
  25.   I Think I Blew It
  26.   Punching Goodbye Out Front
  27.   Waves of Second Guessing
  28.   Operation Negligee
  29.   Defibrillation
  30.   Cleaning the Dishes (Intro)
  31.   Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process
  32.   Conflict Free Diamonds
  33.   Passwords & Alcohol
  34.   Dayroom at Narita Int'l.
  35.   Plan, Steal, Drive
  36.   The Snowy Parts of Scandinavia
  37.   All Your Kids Have Turned to Static
  38.   The Wives of Artie Shaw
  39.   Riff Dad
  40.   Vic the 5th 2.0
  41.   Waka Nusa
  42.   Hiding Drugs in the Temple, Pt. 2
  43.   Der Kampf mit dem Drachen
  44.   I Didn't Mean to Interrupt Your Beautiful Moment
  45.   Die Teilung der Erde
  46.   Hoffnung
  47.   Drink Up and Be Somebody
  48.   Child Had to Catch a Train
  49.   Silent Biker Type
  50.   Black Stone Story
  51.   Smorgasbord
  52.   Passed Out on Your Lawn
  53.   A Little Ticker Tape Never Hurt Anybody
  54.   Powder
  55.   Das Madchen aus der Fremde
  56.   Steve's Basement
  57.   What We Play
  58.   Edge Set
  59.   The Party Which You Know Will Be Heavy
  60.   Boy, Was I Mad!
  61.   Throw It Up
  62.   We Think She's a Nurse
  63.   Sundrops by Sura Quintet
  64.   The Bunnies Are Tough
  65.   Der Taucher
  66.   Detroit Trickle Down
  67.   Spacelaunch for Frenchie
  68.   New India
  69.   Newport
  70.   One Ear in the Sun
  71.   Daydream Intonation
  72.   That Helmut Poe Kid's Weird
  73.   Montgomery
  74.   Staring
  75.   Floundering & Fluctuating
  76.   Lecker
  77.   Party
  78.   Jetstream
  79.   Losing Touch with My Mind
  80.   Penthouse Suite
  81.   Please Remain Seated
  82.   Fell Asleep on Your Lawn
  83.   It's Nice to Hear Your Voice by Acid Mothers Temple
  84.   Planet Crazy Gold by Acid Mothers Temple
  85.   Never Compete With Small Girls
  86.   The Misprint in the Gutenberg Print Shop
  87.   Crepes the Cheap
  88.   Bulky Knit Cheerleader Sweater
  89.   There's Nothing Sexy About Time
  90.   Propiedad Prohibida
  91.   Loud with Drinks
  92.   Let Me Know When We're Poor
  93.   E-Jam (Daydream Intonation)
  94.   She Always Made Us Work Like Dogs
  95.   [Untitled]
  96.   Pt. XXXVI
  97.   Master of the Universe
  98.   Whatever Happened to Madeleine Stowe