Family and Friends (from the album Felix Culpa)
Immediately marking the mood for Felix Culpa. Friends and Family open the album with “Ouroboros” as the introduction track for their recent release. The word is a term used to describe the picutre of a dragon eating its tail. The image became associated with alchemy in the middle ages and, for the purposes of Felix Culpa, Family and Friends hang out “Ouroboros” as an invitation to sample the magic in their music. Sonic orphans, Family and Friends take advantage of notes, chords, and beats while erasing the borders between genres. The rhythms are solid leading the tracks as strums meandering like the thought process composing “Winding Roads” before the tune explodes with guitar jangle and encouragement in its storyline. The use of hush and hard-sell in the music of Family and Friends creates an ebb and flow for Felix Culpa, in and out breaths that seek the extremes, pounding into submission with the intensity of “PRSM” and tenderly pealing emotions from a soul on ever-expanding rhythms with “Hold on to Your Love”.
The Indie Roots of the Athens, Georiga-based band are given a shot of steroids on Felix Culpa as Family and Friends shoot for sonic stars on the pummeling beat and twinkling guitar notes of “Peaches”. Felix Culpa drifts in a melodic dream for “Houndstooth”, stop/start grooves to shake out “Shivers”, and twisting and turning rhythms in “Sunsara” while Family and Friends sink into sonic depths with the rise and fall amplification of “So Within // So Without”. On their first full-length album (following two E.P. releases), Family and Friends juggle maturity in their personal and musical lives with Felix Culpa, entering “Youth and Young” with an adrenaline beat to match early age potential before settling into a confident pace to embrace the unknown life ahead in “Better Days”.
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