Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from We Also Create False Promises by Character, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

We Also Create False Promises

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Character plays a little bit of everything on its 49-minute debut album (which follows a 33-minute debut EP, 2002's A Flashing of Knives and Green Water). There isn't much of a track record for a purely instrumental rock band, except for such anomalies as the danceable, twangy guitar style of the Ventures and the spacey sounds of Tangerine Dream, but Character seems intent on creating a new paradigm, largely through eclecticism. Skip around the disc, and you will hear slow, ponderous passages, up-tempo guitar rock, and ambient sounds played on the theremin that recall the brainy background music of Brian Eno. Sometimes, you'd think you were listening to the soundtrack album from a low-budget science fiction film of the 1960s, sometimes to the middle passage from a long Pink Floyd song. Other moments, you might think you were just hearing the instrumental break in a conventional rock tune. Character keeps things lively by changing styles, tempos, and instrumentation, not only from one tune to another but during individual tracks. The result is a lot of little pieces of music, some striking and others ordinary, that, probably intentionally, don't add up to anything more than the cumulative experience of having listened to them. The band started out as a side project for the musicians, and although it now has become a more important aspect of their careers, it retains the quirky nature of a busman's holiday, pleasant but not particularly significant.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

The instrumental rock group Character began as a side project for its members when it was formed in Nashville, TN, in 2001. Guitarist William Tyler was a member of Lambchop; theremin and pedal steel guitar player Luke Schneider was in Lylas; and guitarist Dave Paulson sang with the Privates. The sextet was completed by keyboardist and guitarist Ryan Norris, Eric Williams (grandson of country musician Merle Kilgore) on bass, and Scott Martin on drums. After first playing together at Williams' house...
Full bio
We Also Create False Promises, Character
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.