Akron/Family & Angels of Light | Review

Uncut Magazine (UK) | Louis Pattison Uncut Magazine (UK

freakish Pentecostal chorals

November '05 Split records are usually the preserve of cash-strapped indie labels, but getting down to brass tacks, this is really a new album by Brooklyn's Akron/Family - albeit one where Michael Gira takes the songwriting helm for the final few numbers. Gira's Angels side peaks early with a cover of Dylan's "I Pity the Poor Immigrant", but loses it's way in bluster and dirge. The Akron tracks, however, are a revelation, their fractured chamber-folk dotted with freakish Pentecostal chorals and bursts of hectic rock-skronk.