Kinski imbibe copious quantities
of avant-rock's intoxicating brew, only to spit back with confidence a
new brand of heady, forward-thinking music that defies any easy reference.
After two full length releases (Spacelaunch for Frenchie
and 2001's critically acclaimed Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle),
the band caught the ear of Sub Pop
and have become the label's latest signing. As luck would have it, Strange
Attractors was asked to help bring the vinyl version to life. We are extremely
proud to release the double LP format of Airs Above Your Station,
Kinski's massive, genre-bending third album.
Above Your Station is by far Kinski's grandest acheievement.
Cresting a frothy wave marrying textured ambient drone, space-gaze sonic
swells, death-defying volume dynamics and melodic, lysergic guitar riffs
with balanced precision, Airs Above Your Station takes Kinski's
own interpretation of psychedelic rock a giant leap farther into the outer
reaches of orbit. Every song is dynamic, monumental, HUGE, composed to
seemingly be their last. From the opening warm drones of "Steve's Basement",
percolating gently towards a rendezvous with fat & heavy acid-punk chords,
Airs Above Your Station makes an ecstatic trajectory across
a variety of textures, alternating between pillowing sonic passages doused
in effects and pummeling, bowel-wrenching volume. No other compositional
rock band makes the leap between 70's cosmic like Cluster and Brian
Eno, classic innovators like Loop and My Bloody Valentine,
to today's crop of dynamos like Mogwai and Bardo Pond with
such skill and originality.
have constructed an album of fantastic depth and detail, with material
so utterly epic, it easily reaches far beyond anything this band has released
to date.-Strange Attractors