Tyler with a notable cast of characters has managed to pick up where John Fahey left off, laying out a collection of atmospheric songs that fuse a range of moods seldom rising above a heartbeat.
The music's nearly organic, designed to both summon emotions & wash them away in the same instant. Modern Country sounds for all the world as if they’re letters from another time and another place, where the simpleness of this music only goes to denote its complexities and brilliance.
William is so sonically skilled. You can see the landscapes open up before your eyes and you listen. I want to take a walk through these songs and see the beauty of the quiet places in our countryside.
Favorite track: The Great Unwind.
Produced by Brad Cook and William Tyler Engineered by Jon Ashley
Additional Engineering by Logan Matheny Mastered by Evan Bradford
William Tyler: Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Darin Gray: Electric Bass Guitar
Glenn Kotche: All Drums and Percussion
Phil Cook: Piano, Keys, Organ, Dobro
Brad Cook: Synths
Luke Schneider: Pedal Steel
Songs by William Tyler, Copyright 2016 Spooky Buffalo Music (ASCAP)
Landscape photography by Elise Tyler
Band photography by Graham Tolbert
Design by Sam Smith
Sincere Thank You To: Elise, Adele, and Dan Tyler, Brad Cook, Stella Cook, MC Taylor, Allison Inman, Brian Haran, Reece Lazarus, Brian Kotzur, Cory Rayborn, Brit Hessler, Steve Gunn, Michael Slaboch, Michelle Cable, Bas Flesseman, Mark Capon, Justin Vernon, Graham Tolbert, Aaron Greenwald, Volker Zander, Ben and Jemina Swank, Akiva Fox, Steve Milligan, Jake Fussell, Patrick Chestnut, Justin Gage, Toby Leonard, Lauren Walker, Zack Hall, Glenn, Darin, Phil, Luke, Jon, Evan, Logan, Wilco, Yo La Tengo, Ballroom Marfa, everyone at Merge, all my friends in Oxford, Mississippi and the Stone Fox. This record is for Allison and Elise.
“all of this is magic against death” –frank stanford
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.