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Owen Pallett

Born Michael James Owen Pallett-Plowright, Owen Pallett is a singer/violinist/producer/arranger from Toronto. Classically trained from an early age, at 15 he started playing solo violin shows. As his musical interests shifted to indie pop, Pallett collaborated with a multitude of indie artists, including Jim Guthrie, Royal City, the Hidden Cameras, the Vinyl Cafe, Gentleman Reg, and Arcade Fire. As well as touring in various string sections in the mid-2000s, he was an active composer, writing arrangements for Arcade Fire's groundbreaking Funeral, Neon Bible, and The Suburbs along with albums for Fucked Up, Beirut, and the Last Shadow Puppets. Despite being the go-to violinist for other artists and an avid remixer, Pallett's primary focus remained his own work. In 2005, he released Has a Good Home under the moniker Final Fantasy, which he followed up with 2006's He Poos Clouds, the latter winning Canada's top artistic album prize, the Polaris. In 2009, Pallett announced that he would no longer be using Final Fantasy as his moniker -- to avoid confusion with Square Enix's popular video game series by the same name -- and went on to issue Heartland under his own name in 2010. The album was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland, mixed in New York by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Panda Bear,) and earned Pallett another Polaris nomination. The EP A Swedish Love Story appeared shortly afterwards, and in the years that ensued he worked on the full-length album In Conflict. Although delayed due to Pallett's 2013 touring commitments with Arcade Fire, it eventually arrived in late May 2014 and featured input from Brian Eno on synthesizer and vocals. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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Owen Pallett

  1.   Song
  2.   Scandal At the Parkade
  3.   E is For Estranged
  4.   Keep the Dog Quiet
  5.   A Man With No Ankles
  6.   Red Wine and You Look Extra Nice Tonight, Jim
  7.   Midnight Directives
  8.   Tilda'S Eyes
  9.   I Am Not Afraid
  10.   A Watery Day
  11.   In Conflict
  12.   On a Path
  13.   Soldiers Rock
  14.   -->
  15.   Flare Gun
  16.   Loverso Do (String Outro)
  17.   The Passions
  18.   Mount Alpentine
  19.   The Great Elsewhere
  20.   The Sky Behind the Flag
  21.   Chorale
  22.   Don't Stop (On My Account)
  23.   What Do You Think Will Happen Now?
  24.   Tryst With Mephistopheles
  25.   Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
  26.   Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
  27.   The Great Elsewhere
  28.   Song for Five & Six
  29.   Lewis Takes Action
  30.   Infernal Fantasy
  31.   --> (2)
  32.   Honour the Dead, or Else
  33.   Owen'S Voice
  34.   Song For Little Jan
  35.   The Secret Seven
  36.   The Riverbed
  37.   Red Sun No. 5
  38.   E Is for Estranged by Final Fantasy
  39.   Flare Gun by Final Fantasy
  40.   Keep the Dog Quiet by Final Fantasy
  41.   Lewis Takes Action by Final Fantasy
  42.   Lewis Takes Off His Shirt by Final Fantasy
  43.   Midnight Directives by Final Fantasy
  44.   Mount Alpentine by Final Fantasy
  45.   Oh Heartland, Up Yours! by Final Fantasy
  46.   Red Sun No. 5 by Final Fantasy
  47.   The Great Elsewhere by Final Fantasy
  48.   Tryst with Mephistopheles by Final Fantasy
  49.   What Do You Think Will Happen Now? by Final Fantasy

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