“If the Group of Seven were an introduction to the landscape’s majesty, National Parks Project is the next logical chapter” – Hot Docs
“the most rhapsodic landscapes you will see at Hot Docs, or anywhere else” – Macleans
Last year Cadence Weapon and fellow musicians Laura Barrett, Mark Hamilton (Woodpiegeon), and filmmaker Peter Lynch (Project Grizzly) paired up to travel into Waterton Lakes National Park to write collaborative songs while experiencing Canada’s rugged terrain, all captured on HD film, creating one of thirteen tales of the inspiring new documentary series The National Parks Project.
The National Parks Project is a 13-part documentary series that pairs Canadian filmmakers and artists together across the country to improvise in each province’s most beautiful parks, and the list of participants includes Shad, the Besnard Lakes, Sarah Harmer, Sam Roberts, Melissa Auf der Maur, Jim Guthrie, Apostle of Hustle, Think About Life, Billy Talent, The Constantines and more.
As a companion piece, National Parks Project have released the music this week, with proceeds from sales of the National Parks Project Soundtracks going to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Available now are a 20-track CD and a 26-track double-LP, and seven digital EPs containing 49 tracks, which are on iTunes and streaming at the National Parks Project website.
Listen to the Waterton Lakes EP featuring Cadence Weapon, Laura Barrett, and Mark Hamilton here.
Read Cadence Weapon’s diary to AOL Spinner.com on his NPP Experience here.