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william tyler

Music from First Cow

Merge Records

lp + download

Released: 31st Jul 2020


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tyler's minimalist acoustic fingerpicking arrangements create hypnotic expanses for our consciousnesses to frolic within.

William Tyler composed the music for 'First Cow', the new A24 film directed by Kelly Reichardt, almost entirely on several of his guitars and a dulcimer. In the film, Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America. Fans of gwenifer raymond, nathan bowles and john fahey will be delighted by this gorgeous little record. “Guitarist William Tyler crafts a spare and meditative soundtrack for filmmaker Kelly Reichardt's quiet frontier story” 7.1 – pitchfork.

Music from First Cow


  1. First Cow in the Territory
  2. An Opening
  3. Cookie’s Theme
  4. Arrival
  5. River Dreams
  6. A Clearing in the Field
  7. The Separation
  8. A Closing