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Impossible Truth

William TylerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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"Meditative as a rushing stream, his instrumental compositions — Tyler calls the recent Impossible Truth his "'70s singer-songwriter record; it just doesn't have any words" — nevertheless tackle mountain-sized themes." —SPIN

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B00ANJYAE0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,266 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Spin.com premiered "Cadillac Desert" from Impossible Truth, writing " "Cadillac Desert," the first glimpse of Tyler's upcoming Impossible Truth, due out March 19 on Merge, is a layered, textured six-plus-minute track that gleams with enough surface-level beauty to appeal to listeners who'd rather zone out than admire technical prowess audiences who just might reach for this when they're in the mood for the slide-guitar reveries of Beach House, the ambient singer-songwriter haze of Grouper, or the slow-motion fireworks of Galaxie 500."

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow April 10, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I am a guitarist (nothing like this) and appreciate those that are really great. William Tyler is great at playing and great at creating melodies and "pieces" of music. Just happened to see a facebook post about him. had a listen and immediately purchased this album and love it. If you like acoustic guitar and appreciate a great musician, then this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic March 26, 2013
By Mick
Format:Audio CD
I sort of stumbled upon this record by accident but what oh, what a happy accident it was. This is a collection of multi layered guitar pieces that just sweep you away. Some have a bit of dissonance in them as the melody and song structure start to take hold. It's really amazing to watch each song unfold. If you're even the slightest fan of instrumental acoustic guitar, you really need to check this out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fluid, pastoral, mesmerizing guitar instrumentals July 23, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Stunningly beautiful, hypnotic drone-flow finger-picking guitar rolls. Fluid, pastoral, mesmerizingly serene Americana instrumentals. Gorgeously atmospheric slices of wavering desert heatwave mirage. References artists like Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho, Sandy Bull, John Fahey. Works well with a sunny afternoon nap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up November 28, 2013
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I heard his music on NPR and it reminded me of early John Fahey and Michael Hedges. He is definitely right up there with those two greats when it comes to composition and subtle expression through his guitar. This is music you will want to really listen to, not just have in the background.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, incandescent guitar music. November 2, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
It's impossible to describe how a long-ish album of instrumental guitar can be so moving and catchy and unpretentious. Reminds me of that great Tom Verlaine solo guitar album, except not as minimalist. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful textures! July 3, 2013
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This album features the beautiful, amazing guitar work of William Tyler and superb production to create a fantastic work of art in which to lose yourself. As with most great music, this is best listened to with headphones and all in one sitting to fully appreciate the subtleties and textures. I saw William Tyler at a small venue in Nashville, and it was fascinating to watch his talent live and to find out what a genuinely nice person he is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 23, 2013
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Such a wonderful CD. I have enjoyed listening to this in the car on the way to work. I am so glad it was recommended to me by a friend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fine guitarist, accoustic and electric
fine guitarist,accoustic and electric.
Published 1 month ago by ian howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
Simply a brilliant, beautiful album. I'm going to keep writing here because Amazon needs 20 words, but there really is nothing more to say. Buy the thing and listen for yourself.
Published 7 months ago by River
1.0 out of 5 stars Dog food
So totally filled with strumming monotony that I gave it to the dog to chew on and he pissed on it instead. It came highly recommended but wow what a letdown.
Published 10 months ago by Richard H. Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Great road trip summer music.
I bought this on a whim, OK, I thought the guy kinda looked like Peter Dinkledge/Tyrion Lannister but alright that's not important. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jordan Altobelli
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I stumbled onto this
I saw William Tyler performing with Lambchop a few years ago and he contributed a lot to the sublime presence of that awesome band. This record is a much different sound. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Doug in KY
5.0 out of 5 stars hits the spot
there seems to a resurgence in interest in primitive guitar music these days, and for good reason. few other instruments have the degree of depth or sonic potentiality as the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kevin Chesser
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This is without a doubt one of the best albums of 2013. Stunning American Primitive style guitar with gorgeous lush production. Sparse at times and other times symphonic. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bingo Sanchez
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