Owen Pallett In Conflict on 180g LP + Download
In Conflict is the new Domino Recording Company release from Owen Pallett. Written and produced by the artist himself and recorded with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, the 11-song effort also features contributions from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.
In Conflict is full of love songs - more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them. “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says - emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity. “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being. Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”
Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her. Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments - The National, The Mountain Goats, Grizzly Bear, Snow Patrol, and yes even, Taylor Swift - where he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects and resonates with mainstream pop culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides.
Owen Pallett In Conflict Track Listing:
1. I Am Not Afraid
2. In Conflict
3. On A Path
4. Song For Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind The Flag
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy