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WILLIAM TYLER :: COUNTRY OF ILLUSION, live at Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City, Iowa, 4.24.13

A tough and beautiful live performance of William Tyler’s Country Of Illusion from 2013, at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City, Iowa. Many of Tyler’s pieces seem as much a meditation on the dissipation of the american mythos as a celebration of it. Bright, open american vistas replace each other on the horizon line, leaving room for the periodic emergence of a restrained raga/drone. In this performance, Tyler culminates his piece into a wall of reverberant rumblings and shimmering layers.  The myth folds back in on itself and quakes in it’s own reflection.  A wonderful, powerful ending. Continue reading WILLIAM TYLER :: COUNTRY OF ILLUSION, live at Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City, Iowa, 4.24.13