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A pub debate between a few rummies and a bartender over analog and digital recording techniques ended with the involved parties forming a band together called Kinski in 1998.

After issuing their debut, 1999’s now out-of-print “Space Launch for Frenchie,” the Seattle postrock act embarked on their first tour. Playing alongside visiting Japanese psychedelic trio Mainliner, Kinski befriended guitarist Makoto Kawabata. They again teamed up with Makoto and his full-time project, the highly regarded progressive, psychedelic freak-out “soul collective” Acid Mothers Temple, for Japan shows in late 2001. While hanging out in AMT’s hometown of Nagoya, the groups jammed out two collaborative pieces that later surfaced on 2003’s “Kinski/Acid Mothers Temple” split CD from Seattle seminal imprint Sub Pop. Kinski and AMT continued to gig together in the States as the years passed with Makoto at one time being recruited to fill in for absentee guitarist Matthew Reid-Schwartz on a three-week trek.

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