Hovercraft – Akathisia – Review


Akathisia (Blast First/Mute)
by Nik Rainey

If those that preceded them relied on divine motionlessness, Hovercraft was all about momentum, driving onward and upward to a point that never arrives. Their ritual, which they named Akathisia (Blast First/Mute), was the stuff of thwarted climaxes, riding out self-contained electrical storms with power surges of precise rhythmic propulsion and a complete battery of dissonant, rising and falling guitar sounds, making each movement (all above ten minutes in length) a compelling mixture of high drama and slow release. One of the elders grunted approvingly, saying it was like Tago Mago on a Sonic Death trip. Since he was much larger than me, I agreed.