Produced and arranged by indie rock icon, Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray), Outside Our Gates, represents a sonic leap forward for Liz Durrett. With Bachmann on board, Durrett?s once spare, acoustic downbeats have been supplanted by a more textured and diverse orchestra of sounds. A virtual cacophony of instruments are here, including (but not limited to) tiny nylon-string guitars, backwards electric feedback loops, pizzicato violins, plucky cellos, upright bass, wurlitzers, accordions, grand space pianos and marching drums. Bachmann?s score somehow harmonizes these elements seamlessly to provide the perfect setting for Durrett?s near dream-state writings and softly unsettling voice. Additional performances by Vic Chesnutt, Brian Causey (Man or Astro-man?), Amanda Kapousouz (Tin Cup Phrophette) and members of Ham1.