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