Love Is Simple | Reviewgorgeous four-way CSN&Y vocals that comes into play on every track Akron/Family - as any fan of the freak-folk movement already knows - are neither family nor from Akron, but there's certainly something communal about the deeply spiritual harmony inherent in their recordings.
I mean "harmony" here as in "inner peace," although the band has a gift for gorgeous four-way CSN&Y vocals that comes into play on every track. Recorded by longtime Jersey sound-wizard Andrew Weiss, the transcendental meditations here slip and slide from pristine pop to post-psychedelic jams, all of which (and this is coming from a diehard agnostic humanist) I find consistently soul-refreshing and life-affirming. From hare krishna chants to sea chanteys to L.E.S. folk/punk to Beatlesque psychedelia, the songs on Love Is Simple brilliantly fly the freak-folk flag of universal peace, love, and understanding...and there's nothing funny 'bout that. -