Boomkat Product Review:
"Snow Palms was initially conceived by composer David Sheppard (State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound, Phelan / Sheppard) as a vehicle for instrumental pieces based around xylophones, glockenspiels, vibraphones, metallophones and other mallet instruments. Sheppard hooked up with producer / arranger Chris Leary (Ochre) to sort the wheat from the chaff, adding layers of chamber orchestration and discrete electronic textures to many of the intricate, polyrhythmic superstructures. The duo then expanded the arrangements to embrace woodwinds, a string quartet, classical and electric guitar, harmonium, reed organ, prepared piano, omnichord and synths. The result is a mellifluous, chiming soundworld, ineffably marrying liquid Gamelan soundscapes with English orchestral pastoralism. For Fans of Phillip Glass, Moondog and Yann Tiersen. "