Kinski – Cosy Moments

cosymoments

Kinski – Cosy Moments
Kill Rock Stars
April 2, 2013

What It Sounds Like:  A blend of alternative indie rock and post-rock split between longer instrumental passages and quicker spurts of steady, driving power-chord riffs and garage clang.

In other words (continuing from above), it’s post-rock with a ton of non-post-rock elements thrown in, or vice versa.  If you’re a post-rock die-hard, you’re probably going to find a lot to complain about here.  If you’re like me and you need some vocals (yes, vocals) and riffage (yes, riffage) to go along with your post-rockiness, then you’ve come to the right place.

“But with vocals and this type of riffage, it’s no longer post!”

Whatever it is, I like it.  Call it a hybrid.  It’s a bike that can take to the city streets and the mountain paths with ease on each end.

Are you tired of me saying the word “post” yet?  How about just trying to figure out what genre to lump this into?  I sure am, and I’m gonna try to tone it down for now so we can figure out which category you fit into so we I can hopefully guide you into finding some enjoyment from this record.

Do you like your tunes more drawn out, repetitive with bits of variation, and of course, instrumental? Then you’d do well by We Think She’s A Nurse, or the dreamlike lead guitar work on A Little Ticker Tape Never Hurt Anybody.  

No?

Ok, well, how about some riff heavy rock and roll, but still keeping it instrumental, like they do in Riff DAD or Counterpointer?

No again?

Um.  Well, how about some quick distorted-guitar rock and roll jams with vocals? (Last Day On Earth, Skim MILF).

Let’s hope I hit you on one of those categories, because if not, I’m afraid I just wasted 60 seconds of your time.  In one final shot, we could always combine the three styles as they do in the lead off track, appropriately titled Long Term Exit Strategy.  Various vocals.  Steady riffs.  Instrumental passages.

So after all this mess….what kind of band is this?

Shouldn’t they pick and style and stay with it?

You know what?  Maybe.

But hey, this is easily their most diverse release, as their past work did lean much more towards the post-rock arena; they started moving to this new(er) direction with their last record, all the way back in 2007 (Down Below It’s Chaos).  I like diversification, and to find a record that likes to throw things every witch way, I’m certainly going to take it.  It’s worth your time to check out.

7/10

If you had to listen to two tracks:  A Little Ticker Tape Never Hurt Anybody / Skim MILF

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