Label: Merge Records - MRG545 ADVANCE • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock
Guitarist and composer William Tyler has been thinking about America for a long time in the aftermath of 's loose, rambling, and beautiful The Impossible Truthwhich referenced the country's musical traditions and landscapes.
Afterwards, he spent almost two years touring solo, driving back and forth across the country. In Kingdom Of Jones - William Tyler - Modern Country short promo trailer for Modern Country he stated that, "The cultural geography of this vanishing America is what I sense as a slow fade on these long road trips…. It still lives, even as the highways and the high rises push it to the fringes of the countryside and the static of the airwaves.
To what we've already lost. At the album's heart lies a pervasive sense Kingdom Of Jones - William Tyler - Modern Country loneliness and a longing for a home that exists only in memory. Blues and folk roots inform the album's two hinge tracks: "Kingdom of Jones" was inspired by the Mississippi county that seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War, while the wistful "Albion Moonlight" is titled after Kenneth Patchen 's novel about an individual so unwilling to heed any but his own counsel, it proves his undoing.
Kotche 's range of percussion Kingdom Of Jones - William Tyler - Modern Country bells, marimbas, low toms, etc. Closer "The Great Unwind" commences as a melancholy, nostalgic, country waltz. Its circular theme is articulated by sweetly played melody from reverbed guitar accompanied by bass, drums, and piano.
Guitar feedback and noise are stacked on top until it vanishes under their weight. A short silence is interrupted by singing birds who introduce a new harmonic line, one that recalls the iconic vamp from Prince 's "When You Were Beni Hor Görme - Mehmet Akbas - P!A. Modern Country is vast in scope and ambition, but tightly written and expertly arranged.
The sprawl of motion, texture, and color is reined in by immense, emotive lyricism and dynamic group interplay, making this musical "letter" to his vanishing nation well Le Greek - Max Berlins* - Worldwide Party repeated listening.
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