Assembly of Dust, Recollection

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews


Assembly of Dust

After giving up on the successful and established Strangefolk project he helped to found, Reid Genauer simply wanted to rest, play around with some friends, and see what happened. Assembly of Dust was the result. Taking cues from Strangefolk's brand of jam rock along the way, the group's third album “soaks in [the] simple pleasures.” Genauer adopts a bit of a croon on “40 Reasons,” the group shines on the instrumentally complex “Samuel Aging” and there's a little bit of honest-to-goodness funk in “Zero to the Skin.” The highlight, though, is the countrified “Telling Sue” in which the narrator quits his job and doesn't look back. Like Genauer and Strangefolk, it seems to end up working out for the best.