Strangefolk, Weightless in Water

Dean Budnick

By Dean Budnick

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Since coming together in 1991, Strangefolk have fused a California '70s folk-pop sensibility with an affinity for improv. Weightless in Water, the band's finest effort, translates some more expansive tunes into the studio setting at a halcyon moment with co-founder Reid Genauer still in the fold (he would depart in September 2000 and form Assembly of Dust nearly two years later). Many of these offerings remain in active rotation both by Folk and AOD, including "Roads," "Westerly," "Valhalla," "All the Same" and "Whatever."