Album Review: Quiet River of Dust, Vol. 1 by Richard Reed Parry
Excellent, Based on 3 Critics
Under The Radar - 80 Based on rating 8/10
Attempting to guess where Richard Reed Parry might go with a solo album is a nigh on impossible task. He can play just about anything, as his work with Arcade Fire demonstrates, and he's worked with many artists over his career. Had Parry knocked out an acid jazz punk rock chamber album no one would have batted an eyelid. That mashup monstrosity will have to wait for another day.
Richard Reed Perry may be best known as a core member of stadium-filling Canadian art-rockers Arcade Fire, but he's had his multi-instrumentalist fingers in a lot of pies outside of the group, including Bell Orchestre and New International Standards, as well as collaborations with the National, Barr Brothers, the Unicorns, and Islands. His first solo outing, 2014's Music for Heart and Breath, was a collection of classical compositions recorded with yMusic, Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, and Bryce and Aaron Dessner. His sophomore effort, Quiet River of Dust, Vol.
Aside from being the easiest Arcade Fire member to pick out in a police lineup, multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry has also enjoyed the most visible extracurricular career of his bandmates. A self-taught composer, Parry elevated the orchestral undercurrents of the Arcade Fire into the ….