Well it seems that the ambient guitar gods continue to smile upon us as Williams Tyler enters his second inspired team-up of the year. Having already announced his collaboration with Marissa Anderson, he now pairs with Nashville pedal steel player and recent Third Man signee Luke Schneider. The two hit the studio over the past year (a tough feat as one might guess) and laid an EP to tape that takes inspiration from Ted Chiang’s short story Understand, bearing the same title. With an arsenal of stringed conduits – electric & acoustics, pedals steel, and banjo — they boil the atmosphere and add a dose of synth to keep the humidity sticking to the walls. “The Witness Tree” pulses with a steady sway, forging their sweat vibrations into a cocoon of untimely calm. The EP is out on cassette / dig from Leaving Records on July 12th.
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