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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.   Your Lights Are (Out Or) Burning Badly
  3.   Argentina Turner
  4.   Hot Stenographer
  5.   Skim MILF
  6.   Last Day on Earth
  7.   I Think I Blew It
  8.   Die Teilung der Erde
  9.   Smorgasbord
  10.   I Wouldn't Hurt A Fly
  11.   Waka Nusa
  12.   Crybaby Blowout
  13.   Flight Risk
  14.   The Party Which You Know Will Be Heavy
  15.   Powder
  16.   Conflict Free Diamonds
  17.   Teen Center
  18.   Sundrops by Sura Quintet
  19.   I Didn't Mean to Interrupt Your Beautiful Moment
  20.   Hiding Drugs in the Temple, Pt. 2
  21.   Rhode Island Freakout
  22.   Drink Up and Be Somebody
  23.   In the Moog
  24.   Riff Dad
  25.   Defibrillation
  26.   Das Madchen aus der Fremde
  27.   Die Kraniche des Ibikus
  28.   Der Taucher
  29.   Der Kampf mit dem Drachen
  30.   The Snowy Parts of Scandinavia
  31.   Bulletin of the International String Figure Association
  32.   Dayroom at Narita Int'l.
  33.   Passed Out on Your Lawn
  34.   Punching Goodbye Out Front
  35.   Point That Thing Somewhere Else
  36.   A Little Ticker Tape Never Hurt Anybody
  37.   Waves of Second Guessing
  38.   Operation Negligee
  39.   Plan, Steal, Drive
  40.   Detroit Trickle Down
  41.   Steve's Basement
  42.   The Bunnies Are Tough
  43.   Der Handschuh
  44.   Edge Set
  45.   Counterpointer
  46.   Silent Biker Type
  47.   The Wives of Artie Shaw
  48.   Hoffnung
  49.   Black Stone Story
  50.   Semaphore
  51.   All Your Kids Have Turned to Static
  52.   What We Play
  53.   Throw It Up
  54.   RDL10!
  55.   We Think She's a Nurse
  56.   Passwords & Alcohol
  57.   Psychofarmer's Blue
  58.   I Fell Like a Fucking Flower
  59.   Child Had to Catch a Train
  60.   Boy, Was I Mad!
  61.   Long Term Exit Strategy
  62.   Die Bürgschaft
  63.   Schedule for Using Pillows and Bean Bags ...
  64.   Cleaning the Dishes (Intro)
  65.   Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process
  66.   Vic the 5th 2.0
  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