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  • Summary: The Seattle-based experimental space-rock outfit returns with their sophomore LP, following their 2001 debut 'Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle.'
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  1. Their fuzzed-out organ drones and grinding sludge-boogie guitar is trance music as imagined by Harley-Davidson engineers. [Listen 2 This supplement, Feb 2003, p.12]
  2. A stormy and engrossing sonic stew.
  3. Filled with the sort of unprofessional, unpretty noodling this genre has been begging for. [Feb 2003, p.68]
  4. All droning guitars, snail-paced rhythms and bombastic arrangements, songs like "Schedule for Using Pillows & Beanbags" and "Your Lights Are (Out or) Burning Badly" will either raise the hairs on the back of your neck or put you to straight to sleep.
  5. Most indie-somethings will scoff defiantly upon hearing the note-for-note schlepping of excerpts from Mogwai's Young Team or the Sonic Youth-isms dripping from some of the guitar build-ups. Still, the members of Kinski, like a stubborn weed in a thicket of thorns, grow past their numerous predecessors at times, unearthing moments of pure psychotropic bliss.
  6. Too often, Airs Above Your Station feels scattered and fades into the background too easily.
  7. Overtly aping Mogwai, Jessamine and the entirely mediocre Bardo Pond, Kinski's aimless, ten-minute jams fail to deliver sonically or structurally, content to wallow in self-satisfied discovery, using distortion pedals to mask their junior varsity musicianship.

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