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The Assembly of Dust

Reid GenauerAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (January 21, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: January 21, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relix LLC
  • ASIN: B0001HKUKW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Of Mortals
2. Burned Down
3. Filter
4. Songs We Sing
5. Drawn
6. Tavern Walker
7. Forty Five Degrees
8. Etta James
9. Sideways Train
10. Shame
11. Love Junkie
12. Bow
13. Serenade Serine

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About the Artist

The Assembly Of Dust is a moniker borrowed from a Middle Ages secret society that sought escape from dreary imperial European society by focusing on music and nature as sources of recreation and spiritualism. Reid Genauer's new project is a modern extension of this philosophy, seeking escape in song and in seize-the-moment energy at concerts that border on revivalism. He is a storyteller first and foremost, with a heavy emphasis on lyrics, melody and song structure, but Genauer's ultimate goal is to explore both ends of the musical spectrum through well-crafted albums and improvisational, explosive live performances. "This album speaks directly through the lyricism and indirectly through the mood and the movement of the songs," he says. "I look to develop songs that will sit concisely on a record and on the radio, but also have enough elasticity and enough body to be extended in a live setting."

The Assembly Of Dust serves as a nimble outfit to support this goal. Bassist John Leccese and drummer Andy Herrick form a flawless, propulsive rhythm section, and on their foundation Genauer and Adam Terrell's intertwining guitar lines and Nate Wilson's atmospheric keyboards carve out soaring anthems like "Burned Down," haunting ballads like "Drawn," and eclectic tunes like "Tavern Walker," which deftly alternates between lively funk-rock verses and double-time country choruses. "It was important for me to have players who have the duality that I was looking to accomplish in the songs," Genauer says. "I want musicians who are musically sophisticated, but still have a hooky and pop element, and that's a hard line to walk. But I think we have accomplished it." Throngs of fans flocking to the groups kinetic performances seem to agree. Less than one year old, the Assembly Of Dust is headlining large clubs (New York City's Irving Plaza, The Paradise in Boston MA and Toad's Place in New Haven among others) and drawing hordes of dedicated fans to their electrifying shows.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as good as I've heard April 21, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'd heard so much about Reid Genauer being an amazing songwriter - and everything that I'd heard was right! From start to finish this album is a gem. It covers all styles of music, from the rocking "Burned Down" to the ballad "Serenade Serine" to the funky "Love Junkie". Genauer's band perfectly supports his mighty voice and powerful lyrics with some great guitar and keyboard solos and just overall solid playing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Strangefolk To Assembley November 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have been a huge strangefolk fan ever since I was traveling through Vermont one year on my way to The Lemon wheel (The Big phish show In Main that year) when someone told me: Hey man" You should go check the Garden Of Eden Fest (Strangefolks Big Show) while on your way to see Phish:

And sure enough I had a Blast!! And when Reid left strangefolk to form this new band I was heart broken, And I thought to myself that I would never hear music like that again...But I was wrong! And this album has got me dancing again! So check to out everyone! And don't forget to get out and see the band do there thing Live! :)
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1.0 out of 5 stars 2 songs? August 17, 2012
By pigpin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I could only play 2 songs on this cd. There were also 2 videos of them playing these 2 songs. Where are the tracks that I paid for?
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellente January 8, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
reid genauer es fantastico y muy bueno!! numerno uno, los angeles mint performance esta que excellente y improvemente!! esta es la mejor mota;)
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars comes up a little short April 14, 2004
By Craig
Format:Audio CD
on the outset let me say that reid genauer is perhaps one of the greatest songwriters i have ever heard. being an avid fan of strangefolk while reid was in the band and also the amazing percy hill, which features the amazing nate wilson and jon lecesse (who are also featured on this album), i was quick to pick up the new offering from reid. it features a few tunes from the old strangefolk catalogue as well as a few new ones. being a huge strangefolk fan it was a little tough to swallow the versions of some of my favorite songs but reid and the new band do them justice. the best is probably "songs we sing" which features some great soulful back up singing. the album as a whole feels a little over produced and seems to lack that gritty edge that strangefolk had or that reid and the assembly of dust have in their live performances. the album is defintely worth a listen but it my mind it comes up short...probably because of my own high expectations of reid genauer.
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