‘Are You Ready For the Country / Because It’s Time to Go?’
William Tyler has been Lambchop’s regular guitar player since their excellent ‘Is a Woman’ album and ‘Impossible Truth’ is his second solo LP, and first for Merge Records. It’s a terrific all-instrumental album. Whether he is alone doing wonders with his acoustic or electric guitars or backed by a discrete yet effective team of players, Tyler’s fingerpicking shines all the way through, drawing incredibly wide landscapes. This is the kind of album that transcends all styles: it’s quite complex and intricate yet it feels natural and accessible. Cherry on the cupcake: the double LP version is absolutely gorgeous. Undoubtedly, one of 2013’s best.