Akron/Family | Review
Rockarolla (UK) | Clyde Bradford
"Love and Space" finishes thing off nicely with its Carter Family-esque harmoniesSept 06
"Blessing Force" kicks off this affair with its close choral harmonies and Tool-like drums and guitar until it falls apart halfway through into a mass of arrhythmic hand-clapping and hollerin' only to form into a cohesive lump again rising to the occasion to kick off this new album from Akron/Family. Then "Gone Beyond" goes off on a Nick Drake/Tim Buckley tip and "No Space in This Realm" sounds like a downbeat Kinks until the vocal harmonies and flute kicks in. Then it just gets strange. Then "Lightning Bolt of Compassion" brings back the Nick Drake again. Then it all goes a bit weird again and finally "Love and Space" finishes thing off nicely with its Carter Family-esque harmonies. Nice.