Owen Pallett - Island [2LP]
Catalogue No.: WIGLP410
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Genre: Alternative, Experimental
‘Island’, the latest album from Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter Owen Pallett, released on Domino / Secret City Records (Canada).
Almost entirely acoustic, ‘Island’ begins with 13 darkened chords and was recorded live at Abbey Road Studios with the London Contemporary Orchestra. The introduction is the sound of waking up alone and on the shore of a strange land. What follows is a shimmering and luscious orchestral album that draws across the full breadth of Pallett’s discography, from ‘Heartland’’s Technicolor to the glittering, fingerpicked guitar that marked Pallett’s first records with their trio, Les Mouches.
In addition to Pallett’s Grammy Award-winning work with Arcade Fire, Pallett’s commissions have included string, brass and orchestral work for Last Shadow Puppets, The National, The Mountain Goats, Christine and arrangements for Frank Ocean, Caribou, R.E.M., Linkin Park, Sigur Rós, Taylor Swift and the Pet Shop Boys.
Since the release of ‘In Conflict’ (2014), Pallett has earned an Oscar nomination for their film scoring work on Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ and an Emmy for Sølve Sundsbø’s ‘Fourteen Actors Acting’. Their score for Matt Wolf’s ‘Spaceship Earth’, a documentary about a crew who spent two years quarantined inside a replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2, is out now.
CD in gatefold wallet with 16-page booklet.
Double LP in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and digital download card.
Press - Reviews & features in Uncut, Mojo, Mystic Sons, Beats Per Minute, The Quietus, No Ripcord, Music OMH, Clash, Mystic Sons, Beats Per Minute.
Radio - 6 Music Tom Robinson, Anna Meredith, Radio 3 Elizabeth Alker.
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The Sound of The Engines
Perseverance Of The Saints
A Bloody Morning
Lewis Gets Fucked Into Space
Paragon Of Order (version)