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’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. »
Owen Pallett's brand new record, In Conflict, is finally out today and is available on CD, LP, Deluxe LP and digital.
The album is getting raving reviews :
“In Conflict is a fantastic argument for Pallett's virtues as a pure pop singer. 8/10” - Pitchfork
“’In Conflict’ is a beautiful and powerful album” ***** - Time Out London
“The swooping strings, wistfully romantic melodies and percolating synthesizers effectively walk the line between serious experimental art rock and flamboyantly emotional synth pop, resulting in some of his most accessible work yet. ****” - NOW
“…on In Conflict the Canadian composer has managed to translate that energy into his recordings ,making his music as invigorating as it is soothing, as exciting as it is impressive and as complex as it is accessible. 8,5/10” - The Line of Best Fit
“In Conflict is ominous, gloomy, and marked with some of the most playful arrangements Pallett’s laid to date. The depth of field in this album alone is a pleasure…” - Consequence of sound
9,5/10 - Magnet Magazine
Steven Himmelfarb (Billions)
Patrick Borjal (Boyfriend Management)
Kim Juneja (Take Aim Media)
Magali Ould (Secret City Records)
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