"Tim Pacheco is a hopeless romantic. I know because I'm one too. There isn't a moment in this CD that doesn't speak the truth of what's in his heart. Tim is a brilliant guitarist, a wonderful composer and this is his finest work to date." - Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill records
"If you want a CD of first-class guitar compositions, lush sound, and a feel-good vibe, you can’t go wrong with Tim Pacheco’s "Of Wordless Realms." The 11 tunes demonstrate that intangible quality of what makes music good. Pacheco never is rushed in delivering beautiful playing that suits each song. Maybe it’s a testament to some of his seminal influences, but the opening "Faun’s Dance" reminds listeners of Will Ackerman in the early Windham Hill days. It’s a short piece you wish would go longer (can we ever say anything better about a song?). Pacheco creatively utilizes some duets and ensembles to go along with his solo guitar pieces, allowing the other voices to shine while he takes a back seat. In a nod to one of his influences, Pacheco handles the challenging "Without You" by guitarist Michael Gulezian, with its dark tones underlying a sensitive melody. "Orisya" is a happy, lilting jaunt with marimba and percussion along for the friendly ride. The title cut "Of Wordless Realms" slowly sinks into your consciousness like the sun on a cool day. The disc ends with the winding "The Foundling" with harp and voice. It’s a close your eyes kind of tune that bathes your ears in sweet, delicious tones. Honestly, this is one of the best guitar CD’s I have heard this year." © Kirk Albrecht, Minor 7th, reviewing the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music, online.
"Tim Pacheco is tuned into the acoustic guitar zen center of the universe." - Michael Gulezian, guitarist
"Wow, "Of Wordless Realms" is, in a word, gorgeous! Tim instinctively knows that a good melody and a fine use of space can craft a mood that will stimulate an honest emotional response in a listener" - Jim Earp, guitarist - Solid Air Records
A little bio ...
Tim Pacheco was born on a breezy Thursday morning (20.9 knots) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grand-parents had emigrated from Spain and no, his parents didn’t teach him to speak Spanish. To make a good impression on girls, he wore bellbottoms, wrote poetry and captured their hearts by serenading them with an old steel string Stella guitar.
Years after the fact, he found out that his older sister had gone to a Doors concert without taking him along and to this day, he has not forgiven her. Use of an electric guitar helped to express similar teenage frustrations.
Good thing Tim’s parents had moved to L.A., otherwise he may have missed the Leo Kottke concert, whose raw acoustic finger-picking changed his life forever. John Fahey inspired him to play straight from his heart and one of Tim’s finest days came when Will Ackerman asked him to perform with him in front of a packed audience at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Tim’s greatest reward is when his original, melodic instrumental compositions evoke an emotional connection and his music creates a bond to those who gather to witness him playing the guitar in way that made his mama proud.