Akron/Family | Review | m.w.

a fully realized orchestrated folk-rock onslaught

Jan 06

Akron/Family's self titled debut is lo-fi majesty at its most grandeur.  Leading the way is the undeniable power of vocal variations from hushed, ethereal melodies, to a wailing tenor of sheer magnitude. The music is brooding, but full and complete, with guitar, banjo, bass, and drums foremost, and ambient electronic fuzz and textures complimenting every space. Akron/Family have come up with a fully realized orchestrated folk-rock onslaught, balancing around cathartic and captivating  outbursts and sing-a-longs, and melancholic outback atmospheres of enticing primitiveness. The patient pacing of the album only grows, just as it
does on the listener with every new listen.