Friday, November 11, 2011

Exclusive: Akron/Family mixtape for Le Guess Who? & The Line of Best Fit

Yet another mixtape, made exclusively for Le Guess Who? and The Line of Best Fit! This mixtape is created by Miles Seaton of Akron/Family.

Akron/Family is making the most diverse manifestations of folk-rock. The bizarre psych-folk-indie jams of the previous years have been partially replaced by harmony and tranquility on the new album Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. Relative calm that is, since the record is still diverse and innovative. Small folk songs are happily interspersed with deep rock and exhilarating electronica."

"Read what Seaton has to say about making the mixtape: "It's actually a little nerve racking to make mixes, part of me would love to just make a 10 hour mix of a terry riley piece I love on repeat and call it a day. And what about those Bee Thousand outtakes, or Dylan bootlegs or the entire super roots series? Sort of feels like I have only a few tickets to a great show and i feel sad for the friends that get left out. ha! At the end of the day I guess you just have to pick a theme or feel and go with it."

"So. this mix is highlights a love for both African, and African American music. It's all based around the grooves, yes we do love a groove. Though I don't have a lot of patience for music that doesn't come "from the heart" there's definitely some freaky zones in here....i love my sweets with salt. Sorry Mr. Johnston, and Mr. Orcutt, you can come next time."


Art Of Noise // Akron/Family by The Line Of Best Fit

1) Tenere - Group Bombino
2) Mudzimu Ndiringe - Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
3) Susana Wacha Maringo - D.O. Misiani and Shirati Jazz
4) Congo - Voodoo Drummers from Haiti
5) Tumu Pakara - Francis Bebey
6) Rock Out - Art Ensemble of Chicago
7) Come Away - ESG
8) Ogunja - King Sunny Ade'
9) Sunlanding - Dewey Redman
10) Built for Comfort - Howlin Wolf
11) I Belong to the Band-Hallelujah - Reverend Gary Davis

Akron/Family will be performing at Le Guess Who? on Sunday November 27th at 6.30pm in RASA. For more info, timetable and tickets go to

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