Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle by Kinski
In collaboration with Intellectual Drunks Records, the Strange Attractors Resurrection Series (our irregular reissue campaign of lost gems) proudly offers Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle, the critically hailed, cranium-shaking sophomore album by Seattle, Washington's premier instrumental rockers Kinski!
Kinski's second full length recording, 2001's Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle, proved that the band was ready to take on the world. Upon its release, Alternative Press enthused "…the disc makes one of the few strong arguments against the claim that rock is dead." Their first sojourn into a "real" recording studio, Kinski seized the opportunity and crafted a spacious yet immediate rock album. With nods to forebearers past and present, Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle finds the band creating their own unique sound and sonic space. Few bands before or since have matched Kinski's ability to marry delicate and heady sonics with massive, gravity-defying heaviness. This is the album that opened many doors for the band, including snaring sets at Terrastock IV and V, tours with Acid Mothers Temple in the U.S. and Japan, great international press and a record deal with Sub Pop Records. Previously issued on the now-defunct Pacifico Recordings in the US, this crucial document of the Kinski tour-de-force has criminally been unavailable since 2004. Now back in print, Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle is a modern classic.
Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle
Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle by Kinski is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.