While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments— the list is far too long to recite here, but you know where to look— he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides. Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.
" OWEN PALLETT AND JENNIFER CASTLE AT LEE'S PALACE
String master reminds us that music is magic"
Owen Pallett’s performance tonight is many things: it’s dizzying, it’s dazzling (thanks to a jazzy, Crystal Maze-style stage prop) and, when his newer kraut-prog material kicks in, it can be surprisingly forceful.
'In Conflict’, the title track from Owen Pallett’s critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize 2014 short-listed album, now has an accompanying video directed by Jason Last.
Time Out London calls ‘In Conflict’ "a heady, beautiful and captivating album that demands and deserves your full attention and it won't be bettered by much else this year".
When I get to sleep at night I’m not thinking ‘Yay, I made money today.’ I’m thinking about larger things: Did I do a good job? Did we entertain these people?
Bien que le disque ne se veut pas aussi fantaisiste ou conceptuel que les précédents, cette affirmation tient presque du leitmotiv tant elle soutient l’approche du prodigue sur cet opus.
« The album's success is based on a confluence of factors: Pallet's thoughtful-Muppet of a voice, Christopher Cross with a hint of dolor; a mix that foregrounds percussive intensity as much as violins and violas; lyrics comprised of narrative, observation, and bon mots. To say that Brian Eno's contributions on guitar and synth add little to what Pallett creates himself speaks to the achievement. »
Steven Himmelfarb (Billions)
Patrick Borjal (Boyfriend Management)
Kim Juneja (Take Aim Media)
Magali Ould (Secret City Records)
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