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Love Is Simple by Akron/ Family
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9/10 Phil 20 September 2007
To some folks the Akron/ Family probably sound like a bunch of slack jawed hippy yokels who like clapping too much and make a right shambling racket. And I guess if you thought that I probably wouldn't argue, but I would add they have made/ are still making some of the most beautiful and important music made in the last few years. Here's their new album and they're still on Michael (bless him) Gira's breathtaking Young God label. I think with any Akron album you have to sit and listen to it a few times before it seeps into your consciousness and boots your face off to the other side of the room (anywhere nearer wouldn't be far enough away). While you sit their scrabbling around for your face you'll be entranced by this beautiful masterpiece of songsmithery. is that a word?? These folks write such good tunes.... their music is rooted in Americana but is shrouded in total beauty with incredible songs like Don't be Afraid, You're Already Dead' you'll cack yourself with delight. Other songs have more of a 70's thing going on and you can hear bits of Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Led Zep at times. It's a funny ole diverse mix but it's thoroughly coherent. This band are on a totally different planet to everyone else. It's good that Young God have stuck with these cos I can see 'em just getting better and better. Love Is Simple is here now on CD/DVD limited set (reverts to a regular CD when that has sold out) and lush vinyl to follow. Woo!!


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