I first heard the AKRON/FAMILY song ‘Meek Warrior’ on the REVOLVER USA SAMPLER AUTUMN ’06,
and instantly fell in love. The next day when I went to OTHER MUSIC to buy their current CD –
MEEK WARRIOR – one of the store’s owners suggested I try AKRON/FAMILY’S
debut CD – the self-titled AKRON/FAMILY first, since he felt it was a more focused CD.
After following his advice, but still getting MEEK WARRIOR, and listening to
both CDs, I agreed with his assessment – though I liked MEEK WARRIOR alot.
MEEK WARRIOR is a good CD, highlighting this new group’s experimental adventures,
Their self-titled debut CD, AKRON/FAMILY , is more structured, slower, and
delivers a greater emotional punch, on top of some really new sounds. The debut CD is so
awesome – as to rank, in my mind, as high as, Who Will Cut Our Hair, the first
UNICORN CD. But whereas Who Will Cut Our Hair was playful in tone,
the AKRON/FAMILY debut CD is serious and sad.
image 1: AKRON/FAMILY CD cover
Artwork by ALBERTUS SEBA from the ‘The Cabinet of Natural Curiosities’ courtesy of Taschen Books
image 2: AKRON/FAMILY CD
image 3: Akron/Family Photo – MEEK WARRIOR CD insert
PHOTO BY DEBORAH SAMANTHA
image 4: REVOLVER USA SAMPLER AUTUMN ’06 – CD cover
AKRON/FAMILY, AKRON/FAMILY – copyright akron/family – ’05 Young God Records
AKRON/FAMILY, MEEK WARRIOR – copyright 2006 Akron/Family – Young God Records 2006
REVOLVER USA SAMPLER AUTUMN 2006 – MIDHEAVEN.11