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Akron/Family: A Transformative Energy

May 30, 2011 Akron/Family Photography by Sebastian Mlynarski Bookmark and Share

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Having a conversation with Akron/Family‘s Seth Olinsky is a lot like listening to one of their albums unfold in its entirety. It swells and builds from one vaguely connected thought to another, all the while working on a seemingly higher level of consciousness that Olinsky swears is just an effect from an absurd amount of coffee consumption. At least, that’s how he describes the genesis of S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, the band’s latest full-length that originated while touring Europe in a van where coffee and ideas were aplenty. The ideas continued flowing in a reclusive cabin on the base of an active volcano on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, erupting in a fuzzy explosion of energetic freak-folk arrangements intricately entwined with samples from the band’s previous recordings. Calling from a “grayish/sandy-colored Toyota Sienna” rolling through Indianapolis on the way to Chicago, Olinsky leads us through a cyclical conversation about not only the Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT but the resilient journey of being an artist in the present-day corporate landscape.

Read the interview here.


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