Reigning from Montreal, Quebec, Owen Pallett connects the artistic dots between orchestral and indie music with his latest release In Conflict.
The album consistently forces the listener into feeling conflicted between comfort and uneasiness. The deep and diverse layers of sound and texture jump between these emotions – plus there’s something soothing and refreshing about Pallett’s voice.
The drama and intensity of his music comes through with the assortment of instruments ranging from violin to synthesizers. The cluster of sounds isn’t overwhelming either; everything seems to fit together – like a quilt of instrumental patches.
Listen to the entire album at CBC Music.