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ARTIST
TITLE
Akron/Family
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
YG 028CD YG 028CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2005

"The music veers from gentle American country folk to unabashed electronic noise, to gathering and erupting crescendos, to extended skronk improvisations that suddenly cut to an LSD version of a backwoods barbershop quartet or a Louvin Brothers spiritual -- sometimes all within the course of one ridiculously long 'song.' Their enthusiasm for pure sound too is evident in instances such as a squeaking chair played by Miles Seaton, all four Akrons simultaneously violently beating their chests, the resulting percussive sound being the air released from their mouths with each beat. As the band recorded with Michael Gira and Jason La Farge, a song would sometimes be described as 'too red' or 'not aluminum enough' or some other arcane reference, but inevitably, corrections made with the aid of a screwdriver or maybe the sanded metal rails of a staircase resulted in an unpredictable but 'correct' result."