Akron/Family | Reviewfree-jazz face-blasting October 5, 2006
The words to Akron/Family's "Gone Beyond" say it all: "Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond." Many bands grasp and grope toward the transcendent, but few actually grab hold of the beyond. Here the already far-out Akron/Family shed what few inhibitions may have remained. The record travels through worlds of cosmic riffage, group-singing catharsis, Eno-ish egg-head pure realms, free-jazz face-blasting, tribal festivities, Brazilian-flavored acoustic serenades and into dark tunneling vortexes where matter, space and time warp.
styles: freakfolk, electro-glitch folk, strum n' wail
others: Michael Gira, Grandaddy, the Czars, Devendra Banhart