TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

J U L Y 12 - KINSKI - Alpine Static (CD/LP)

Combining avant-garde experimentalism picked up from their interest in composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich with a fondness for ‘70s Krautrock pioneers like Ash Ra Tempel, and the gut-level thrust, heft and swing of Black Sabbath or the Groundhogs, Kinski have established themselves as Seattle’s foremost psych rock explorers. And, they have toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including tours with Mission of Burma, Oneida, Comets on Fire, Acid Mothers Temple and …Trail of the Dead. Alpine Static is their second full-length for Sub Pop and finds the band capturing the explosive rush and emotional power of their live shows. Recorded in Seattle in January and February of 2005 by Randall Dunn, Alpine Static is an immediate, visceral record. And while many of the songs wage an unreservedly primal attack with bared teeth and claw, the album as a whole offers a means of transport through a range of sense and perception. In here (points to head) or out there (points to rest of world), this thing will move you.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson