"For many, the highlight of the festival came on Saturday afternoon at Band Dialogue III, where Seth Olinsky of Akron/Family took on the role of composer and conducter - leading a dozen full bands through his Band Dialogue composition in a massive orchestra that lined both sides of a closed of city block. Olinsky used cue cards to give the bands chord progressions, and his back and forth commands triggered bands, instruments, and alternating sides of the street, creating a sweeping whrilwind of sound that washed over everything in the surrounding area. "
– Portland Mercury
"There's no hyperbole that could adequately describe the sheer sensory assault (of Band Dialogue). It evoked the scale of post rock experiments such as the Boredoms' 77 and 88 Boadrum event gatherings, but accomplished something more joyous and profound: a conversation, not just a shared trance. It was epic. It was exhilarating. It was beautiful."
– Oregon Live
“Akron/Family have certainly flirted with righteous dosages of heaviness during the last decade. On “MBF”, for instance, they blasted through walls of Bastard-sized noise; on a 2005 split withAngels of Light, they teasingly crept toward stillness, only to catapult into blasts of distortion-and-volume damage. But none of that adequately presages “Where the Wild Things,” the glorious wrecking ball that leads No Recognize, the debut EP from frontman Seth Olinsky as Cy Dune. These three intense minutes suggest Japanese freaks Fushitsusha playing pop-punk with equal-parts precision and madness. This is the most urgent missive to arrive from any member of the Family in years.”
“No Recognize is stuffed to the brim with primitivistic guitar stompers and gritty road tales perfect for helping you plan a weekend of adventure and debauchery. Or, like, it could probably make going to Home Depot and buying paint seem like the shit. Either way, we think you’ll enjoy this”
HBO | STATE OF PLAY / CULTURE SHOCK
DIRECTED BY PETER BERG | MUSIC BY SETH OLINSKY AND BRIAN CANNING
LEVITATED MASS | MUSIC BY AKRON/FAMILY
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ON ARTIST MICHAEL HEIZER BY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR DOUG PRAY