Kinski Down Below It's Chaos

Kinski Down Below It's Chaos

In a music industry always on the go, Kinski are a constant, in a good way. During the Seattle band’s eight-year career, they have become a group you can trust, a band you can count on for quality out-there rock sounds. Their latest album, Down Below It’s Chaos, continues in this tradition. The record, their third on Sub Pop, picks up where the band’s last few left off, wrapped in a heady blend of Sabbath, avant-rock and Kraut-influenced psychedelia. And really, it’s the type of rock’n’roll best consumed in the midst of some drug-fuelled haze. With Randall Dunn (Boris, Sunn O))), Earth) at the boards the record has a loose, one-take feel, keeping songs such as "Punching Goodbye out Front” warm and spaced-out yet full of crunchy goodness. Guitarist Chris Martin (no, not that Chris Martin) steps up to the mic on a few occasions, like on "Silent Biker Type,” which pulls the band out of their strictly instrumental confines. While Down Below may not throw any big surprises, it does what every good rock album should: rock. (Sub Pop)