This Chicago (by way of Flint, Michigan -- everybody leaves the abandoned town, not just Michael Moore) quartet appeared on a Live at KEXP compilation, then released its 2007 debut, Basement Kids (like Chi-town elders Naked Raygun's Basement Screams?). Now, as this taster for their second LP, Kid Moves (out of the basement?), this three-songer reminds listeners of what a mash-up they are. Literally. A silently sadistic post-punk group that preys on jam bands, Krautrock, dub, trip-hop, alternative hip-hop, art rock, and post-rock, Kinetic Stereokids are fascinating because they hit all those genres at once without settling on one. This sounds like Steve Albini would produce, but Detroit legend Jim Diamond is able to bring out subtleties and unforeseen darting sounds, samples, dialogues, etc. They're just head-spinning, and mesmeric to boot.
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AllMusic Review by Jack Rabid