Sarno's pedal steel and guitar leads make up much of the atmosphere on Auset. Acoustic guitar and some spare, tasteful accompaniment cloak each song, which suits Auset's unassuming voice; what she lacks in range she makes up for in self-assurance, and she sounds at home and at peace in her songs. However, it may be that sense of peace and comfort that allows this record to wash over the listener; neither Auset's lyrics nor her voice leave much of an impression by the album's end. Any hint of emotion in her voice would be welcome and just a step outside traditional rhythms and modes would be a godsend.
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