Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle
SAAH036/IDR002 CD reissue
Released: August 2, 2005
Strange Attractors Resurrection Series, Vol. 3
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Lucy Atkinson
- bass
Chris Martin
- guitar, vocal, sounds
Matthew Reid Schwartz
- guitar, keyboards
Dave Weeks
- drums

Track Listing: Spacelauch For Frenchie · New India · Newport · One Ear in the Sun · Daydream Intonation · That Helmut Poe Kid's Weird · Montgomery

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.

Strange Attractors Resurrection Series, Vol. 3

For info on all the Kinski haps and a complete discography, head to their official website
Slathering press for Be Gentle With the Warm Turtle abounds! A mere sampling: Fakejazz, Chico News and Review, Trouser Press, Broken Face, The Stranger
Ptolemaic Terrascope
's "Terrastock Nation" bio on Kinski
Sub Pop Kinski page
on Myspace
Available again: Kinski's long-lost debut album SpaceLaunch For Frenchie, remastered with bonus early demo recordings and outtakes (Strange Attractors Resurrection Series, Vol. 2)
Get your bliss on: Don't Climb on and Take the Holy Water explores Kinski's ambient side
Check out Chris Martin's Ampbuzz solo project
Coming to a town near you? Kinski tour dates
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