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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for the Arcade Fire member features contributions from The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Dallas Good of the Sadies, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Amedeo Pace from Blonde Redhead, Stef Schneider of Bell Orchestre, and Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream.
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  • Record Label: Epitaph / Anti-
  • Genre(s): Classical, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Chamber Pop
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 26, 2018
    90
    Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 is a mind-blowing and extremely powerful record filled with strong songwriting and production touches that show Parry at the top of his game. A truly effortless collection of songs worth revisiting for years to come.
  2. Sep 26, 2018
    80
    Quiet River of Dust feels like its own celestial event, emitting frequencies both familiar and alien; Eastern philosophy-tinged pagan space folk devoted to gods both old and new.
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    80
    Nothing is as good as "Song of Wood." After a deliberately stuttering start, a soft trilling combines with lush vocals, growing into a final minute that is utterly gorgeous, as beautiful as anything released this year. The most spectacular thing here is that "Song of Wood" isn't an outlier. It's merely the shiniest treasure on an album full of them. Vol. 2 has a lot to live up to.
  4. Sep 26, 2018
    77
    Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 is an enchanted forest of a record--deceptively tranquil, but always buzzing with hidden life. Parry’s other band famously told of us of a place where no cars go. This is what it feels like to actually be there.
  5. Oct 2, 2018
    60
    Quiet River of Dust won’t be for everyone, but you can’t help but marvel at its ambition.
  6. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2018
    60
    This delicate, intricate web of sounds asks you to lean in to appreciate it. [Nov 2018, p.84]
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