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Originally written as the soundtrack for The Palisades Project – a documentary about a community in Wyoming divided over the decision of what to do with the future of their public lands – the newest release from Austin Cash, PALISADES, stands alone as a piece of thoughtful ambient americana composition. Written, recorded, and produced by Cash (with contributions from Conner Breen, a chemist and accordion player) this expansive three track EP not only offers a rich backdrop to a film about the many opinions and desires for preservation regarding the last contiguous wild country left in the United States, but also allows Cash to flex his savvy abilities for capturing places with sonic wit and delicate sound.
From aforementioned playful accordion and sloped, sweet guitar, PALISADES is an intriguing design of sound regarding the swirling bounty of silence and the earnest hum of wilderness. This awareness allows Cash to bloom beyond being just a soundtrack composer, but a formidable new voice in a musical genre that is both philosophical and fascinating. Austin Cash works diligently in these areas of thought and whimsy, giving this EP fully-formed legs and lungs of its own. PALISADES soars above crests of mountains and dips into the lakes of its own mind, not just making for a delightful soundtrack, but an alluring new release.
Austin Cash – Guitars and glockenspiel
Conner Breen – Bayan
Jason Tedford – Mastering
Mike Vanata – Photography
Kurt Alaska – Cover design
Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Austin Cash January 5-7, 2021 in Little Rock, AR.