|KILL ROCK STARS
Release Date: 01 June 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Kinski 7 (Or 8) Limited Vinyl LP
Sometimes you just want to play faster. For a band whose extensive discography has historically been primarily instrumental and prone to modifying adjectives like "post-" and "space-", the last couple of years have been a left turn down a twisted alley of fuzz pedals, blown tube amps, and a kind of raw power befitting of the Stooges.
There are quiet moments here and there but you get the feeling they're only there so the drummer can catch his breath. 7 (or 8) finds Kinski sounding heavier, faster, and even more self-assured, picking up where 2013's Cosy Moments left off but also pushing their sound into even more singular territory. 7 (or 8), the title itself a wry observation echoing the confusion created by their extensive catalog, is in fact their seventh (or eighth depending who you ask) LP and second for new label home Kill Rock Stars, having previously released several LPs on Sub Pop and other discerning independent labels.
Recorded and mixed in San Francisco at El Studio with Phil Manley (of Trans Am), 7 (or 8) comes in the midst of a more prolific period for the band. "It always takes us awhile to write a record but this one came quickly. We've stopped worrying about it so much and just get on with it, which is easier on the soul," says guitarist/singer Chris Martin.
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