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William Tyler:”Going West” (2019) CD Review

Album: Going West

Artist: William Tyler

Genre: #Alternative

Sub-Genres: #Indie

Label: Merge Records

Non-Airable Tracks: N/A

Description: William Tyler, an impeccable guitarist whose latest album surveys western style music; hence the title: “Goes West”. These are songs you would listen to on a camping trip out in the states. I found that William does a great job capturing the Western style with his chosen arrangement. Listening through this album at least three times I found it capturing a Bluegrass theme which I greatly appreciated. What seems sophisticating to me is that there is the synths added in the arrangement; in which could be a modernized form of Folk/Bluegrass music, but worked out overall. In my general view of this album: William Tyler captures the western style of folk/bluegrass that is modernized than traditional. A great album that surveys Western-Folk music.  

Sounds Like: Steve Gunn, Sarah Louise, Michael Chapman

Recommended Tracks:

  1. Fail Safe

  2. Rebecca

Reviewer’s Name: Matt Ingargiola

Date of Review: 2/25/19



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