Perfect instrumental guitar record. Tyler is an incredible songwriter, because unlike other instrumental albums, "Goes West" never overindulges on its own virtuosity. Every note is where it needs to be, sounding deliberate, and delicate, and it’s satisfying when the songs are exactly as long as they need to be. As someone who also moved out West, I can hear the story in every song. Absolutely outstanding.
Favorite track: Virginia Is for Loners.
Davis MacLeod Haines
william tyler writes music that was meant to be the soundtrack to the film of my life. at least that's what feels like. the picking is perfect, the steady tempos, guitar melodies i know by heart... it all comes together to paint a pretty damn picture, one i return to on a regular basis, particularly behind the wheel. guitar instrumentals for the heart and soul.
Favorite track: Fail Safe.
Produced by Bradley Cook and Tucker Martine.
Engineered and mixed by Tucker Martine at Flora Recording and Playback, Portland, Oregon.
Assistant Engineer: Justin R. Chase.
Mastered by Joe Lambert.
Artwork & design by Robert Beatty.
William Tyler: acoustic guitar.
Bradley Cook: bass guitar, synths, piano, Omnichord, vibraphone, mandolin.
Meg Duffy: electric guitar, loops.
Griffin Goldsmith: drums and percussion.
James Anthony Wallace: pianos, organ, vibraphone.
Bill Frisell: electric guitar on “Our Lady of the Desert”.
All songs by William Tyler, copyright 2019 Spooky Buffalo Music (ASCAP).
Thank you to the Tyler family, the Zebulon family, Jocelyn Romo, Douglas Mcgowan, Jennifer Joy Jameson, Ben Swank, Mary Lattimore, Julianna Barwick, Ryan Weinstein, M.C. Taylor, Dina Dusko, Bas Flesseman, Darin Gray, Joseph Westerlund, Michael Slaboch, Penny Duff, Stella Cook, Lauren Walker, Sam Smith, Reece Lazarus, Luke Schneider, Brian Kotzur, Rebecca Ruiz, Dorien Garry, Steve Gunn, Justin Gage, Chantal Anderson, Dent May.
Dedicated to the memory of Margie Tyler & JA Brown
William Tyler is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years woodshedding and touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his own version of instrumental guitar music.
David Berman's down-to-earth and reflective, yet at times comedic lyricism was unlike any other artist. Sonically, the indie rock instrumentation blends well with the country-inspired elements to create an album that feels somber yet oddly reassuring. Thank you for the art you left behind, David Berman. RIP. subterranean homesick alien