Thursday, November 7, 2013

Artist of the Day: Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett may be responsible for some of your favorite indie rock moments, and you might not even know it. The violinist and arranger has composed and play strings on multitudes of important albums in the past or so, ranging from Arcade Fire (where he has worked on every album), to Grizzly Bear, to even Taylor Swift. Pallett's emotional and monumental orchestrations help bring forth the power and energy of some of these band's best songs, and he is an important aspect, often underlooked.

 He has released  a few solo albums under the name Final Fantasy, only to change to his given name, where he released 2010's standout Heartland. His solo work features looping violins, electronics, and minimalistic elements. It is all very precise and intricate, and Pallett's voice is unique in blending with the mix of organic and synthetic instruments. He has plans to release a new album in 2014, and one can only imagine that it'll be as special as his last.


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