None of this is Kinski’s fault, but it has to be asked: What exactly are you looking for here? Awkwardly personal facts? A list of bands they’ve chummed it up with? None of that is too terribly important, at least not to the matter at hand: Down Below It’s Chaos, Kinski’s third or fourth (depending on how you count) album for their hometown label. What conclusions do you draw from the fact that Kinski has toured with Oneida, Acid Mothers and Tool? That they’re open-minded and up for rock & roll adventure. Surprise! What great band isn’t? Really, even their names are in your other hand, on the CD; am I to waste precious space repeating them here?
Well, for tradition’s sake, I suppose I am. So for the nosy thrill-seekers out there, here are the correct (at press time) spellings of each member’s name, followed by the answer to one different, awkwardly personal question—but it’s down to you to guess the question: Lucy Atkinson (red); Chris Martin (Italian); Matthew Reid-Schwartz (yes); Barrett Wilke (none).
What else? You want to know, like, what’s on the record? That seems counterproductive, since, again, you’re holding the CD right now. But we’re a service outfit here, and we please to aim: Down Below It’s Chaos was recorded in Seattle by Randall Dunn, who also worked on Alpine Static, Kinski’s previous record, and by all accounts (from my ears, which work well) he really gets it. Just as quickly as “surge” became a bad word in our land, Kinski has won it back for us; their instruments may not kill fascists, but they can neuter right-wing governments.
Ah yes, on the subject of words….
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- Promo Photo - Kinski Down Below It's Chaos promo 2 - by David Belisle
- Promo Photo - Kinski Down Below It's Chaos promo 1 - by David Belisle
- Promo Photo - Kinski Down Below It's Chaos promo 3 - by David Belisle
- Cover - Airs Above Your Station
- Cover - Alpine Static
- Cover - Spacelaunch For Frenchie
- Cover - Be Gentle With The Warm Turtle
- Cover - Semaphore
- Cover - Kinski / Acid Mothers Temple
- Cover - Chris Martins Solo Project: AMPBUZZ THIS IS MY...
- Cover - Dont Climb On and Take theHoly Water
- Cover - Crickets and Fireflies, split with Paik and Surface of Eceyon
- Cover - Down Below It's Chaos
- Cover - Cosy Moments
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