SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
AKRON/FAMILY W/ SPECIAL GUESTS Phosphorescent
Akron/Family are four extremely nice, sincere and well-mannered young men from rural America who came to NYC (in 2002) to make music, hoping to find a thread of real magic still winding through this city’s music scene. They certainly did just that, but they did it by retreating into a tiny Brooklyn apartment, where they made their own world instead, in complete and stubborn isolation. They proceeded (while simultaneously growing alarmingly long beards and developing a playful but hermetic quasi-religious/sonic worldview/creed known as “AK” or sometimes “AK-AK”) to make several albums worth of recordings on crude home equipment – the material compulsively chopped, spliced, and orchestrated into fractal jewels of song and schismatically opposed atmospheres.
They’ve got an enthusiasm for pure sound too that shows through in many of the songs – note the squeaking chair in Italy that Miles “played” or the weirdly skewed composition of Suchness (but still a formidable “pop” song, in my opinion), or the “drum” in Rainforest, which is actually all four Akrons simultaneously violently beating their chests, the resulting percussive sound being the air released from their mouths with each beat. As we worked, a song would sometimes be described as too “red” or not “aluminum” enough or some other arcane (to me) 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.
BRIGHTON PRESSURE POINT 33 RICHMOND PLACE
£ 8 ADV/£ 10 on the door
OVER 18'S ONLY
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