Akron/Family ‎– Akron/Family

Young God Records ‎– YG28
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Before And Again
Double Bass – John-Paul NorpothTrumpet – Nate Wooley
A2 Suchness
Trumpet – Ed Sortman
A3 Part Of Corey 2:23
A4 Dylan Pt. 1 4:20
B1 Italy
Trumpet – Nate Wooley
B2 I'll Be On The Water 3:25
B3 Running, Returning. 4:33
C1 Afford 3:57
C2 Interlude
Trumpet – Greg Kelley
C3 Sorrow Boy 3:43
C4 Shoes
Violin – Stephanie Jon Park
D1 Positive Vibration Force 4:57
D2 How Do I Know 2:26
D3 Franny/You're Human
Cello – Jeremy TurnerTrumpet – Ed Sortman

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Jeremy Turner is credited for cello, Stephanie Jon Park is credited for violin and John-Paul Norpoth is credited for double bass and all three appear on a track referred to as "Lumen".
Michael Gira is credited for "change" on Italy (and various others). There is a credit category referred to as "Nmperign" which includes the following statement: "...and Ak Ak Was the Boat They Sailed In On."

Music was recorded 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 13 @ home in Brooklyn Summer and Fall 2003. Overdubs at: Seizures Palace, Brooklyn summer 2004 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 recorded at Seizures Palace.

Mixed at Trout Recordings, Brooklyn, Sept 2004. Mastered at MicroMoose Studios, Artwork from The Cabinet of Natural Curiousities courtesy of Taschen Books.

Akron/Family wishes first to acknowledge/pay homage to....the ineffable, intangible, inconceivable and insubstantial source of all being and existence.... and then to thank in no particular order: Stuart and Judy Olinsky, Gimme!, Dave Smith, Michael Gira, Siobhan Duffy, Kerstin Posch, Benjamin Kirkendoll, Ed, Martin Bisi, JAson La Farge, Bryce Goggin, The Vanderhoofs, Laura Janssen, Fred Janssen, Christopher Janssen, and everyone else Janssen, Traktung Rinpoche, Tsochen Khandro, Sofia Impellizzeri, Ali, Meredith, Emily Wilson, Michael White, Celia, Mary, William, Tyler and the rest of the Seaton clan, Laura Porto, the Yates sisters, Rory Martin, Ossian Foley, Morgan Henderson, Zachary Black, Clint Baclawski, Brendan Dailey, Darlene Narkiewicz, Rita Allen, all of our friends and other beautiful people that inspired, pushed, carried, fed, and opened their homes to us.

Young God Records is exclusively distributed by Revolver USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 58457 00281 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): YG-28-A GOLDEN 15383.1 (2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): YG-28-B GOLDEN 15383.2 (2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): YG-28-C GOLDEN 15383.3 (2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): YG-28-D GOLDEN 15383.4 (2)
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YG28 Akron/Family Akron/Family(CD, Album) Young God Records YG28 US 2005 Sell This Version
URA 158 Akron/Family Akron/Family(CD, Album) Spunk URA 158 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
none Akron/Family Akron/Family(14xFile, MP3, 320) Young God Records none UK 2005
YAIP-6009 Akron/Family Akron/Family(CD, Album) Yacca YAIP-6009 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
YG28 Akron/Family Akron/Family(CD, Album, Promo) Young God Records YG28 US 2005 Sell This Version


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March 31, 2017
Wait-- what the hell?
LUMEN is removed from the vinyl version???? why!
Why would the credits refer to it still? ugh


February 6, 2013
Plinky plonky folk. Sounds like Flaming Lips B-sides in a good way. Transcendent noise+ whispery man voice