owen pallett - island (2020)

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out in your region tonight

devvvine, Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:34 (ten months ago) link

AAAAAH

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:36 (ten months ago) link

fair play, gatecrashing the 1975 love-in like this

― imago, Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:21 (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

imago, Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:36 (ten months ago) link

whaaaat

ufo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:14 (ten months ago) link

Guitar-based songs were surprising but really worked live. Excited to hear this.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:40 (ten months ago) link

listened to the first half before going to bed. gorgeous stuff. fire mare especially

devvvine, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:40 (ten months ago) link

Dear lord, the 1975 album, the new CRJ, and now this?? What a magical day

Vinnie, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:51 (ten months ago) link

oh shit

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:53 (ten months ago) link

"a bloody morning" is intense

ufo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:56 (ten months ago) link

all my faves putting out records this week

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:56 (ten months ago) link

lewis gets fucked into space!!!!!

― ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:50 (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

imago, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:11 (ten months ago) link

alas i need to sleep now but i've advance-screened A Bloody Morning (of course) and yeah this is everything that was promised and more

imago, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:19 (ten months ago) link

the alternate "fire-mare" is incredible

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:44 (ten months ago) link

Alfred Gets Overloaded By New Music

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 00:51 (ten months ago) link

very very good album as expected. "lewis gets fucked into space" has a really different feeling to that one live in a hallway video from 5 years ago but i still love it

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:52 (ten months ago) link

It's not out yet here in Canada, so am glad a bud of mine passed along the Boomkat listing w/ minute-long clips:
https://boomkat.com/products/island-d3d96221-586c-4ecf-a613-4c6e7f364412

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:26 (ten months ago) link

i love the overlapping vocals on "fire-mare" so much

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 01:35 (ten months ago) link

this is very beautiful. all the guitar tracks sound like Nick Drake, which I love and thoroughly not something I would have expected. 

Roz, Friday, 22 May 2020 03:44 (ten months ago) link

0wen can and should correct if me if he comes in here, but I think the two big influences in terms of the presence of guitar on some of the new songs are/were Jennifer Castle and Buffy Sainte-Marie?

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 03:49 (ten months ago) link

new gunna too

megan thee macallan 18 year (||||||||), Friday, 22 May 2020 04:09 (ten months ago) link

"lewis gets fucked into space" is really, really lovely

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 May 2020 05:07 (ten months ago) link

love the spare bass drum

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 May 2020 05:07 (ten months ago) link

really, really <3

<3 the spare _bd!

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 May 2020 05:08 (ten months ago) link

this fucking rules

ripersnifle, Friday, 22 May 2020 05:18 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, lovely album.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Friday, 22 May 2020 05:23 (ten months ago) link

this is extremely beautiful

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 22 May 2020 07:28 (ten months ago) link

it's a beautiful, windy summer morning after a sudden overnight storm. feels like appropriate weather.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 22 May 2020 07:37 (ten months ago) link

I was about to describe some of the string arrangements (the bits that feel like the ring modulator bit of Lewis Takes Action) as Grisey-esque but then thought twice because I only listen to one piece of music by him and deleted the post... but maybe they are Grisey-esque.

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/owen-pallett-surprise-releases-new-album-island-tells-us-about-the-music-that-influenced-it/

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 22 May 2020 07:44 (ten months ago) link

thanks for that, looks like we were all correct in our guesses so far - Nick Drake, Buffy Sainte-Marie :)

video for "A Bloody Morning" from that link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Tvi4v_j0M&

Roz, Friday, 22 May 2020 08:16 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfjtI_72VmQ

going back to the orchestral performance of the first part of the album from a few years ago to compare is really interesting

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/island/1509744953

the track-by-track notes in the editors notes section here is fascinating too

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 09:06 (ten months ago) link

this is a beautiful record

devvvine, Friday, 22 May 2020 12:51 (ten months ago) link

Excited to get this, just watched the video for 'A Bloody Morning' and oof, the feels.

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:37 (ten months ago) link

the guitars! It's a perfect May-in-Florida album.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:38 (ten months ago) link

Stunning record, especially the parts that have a hint of Talk Talk.

kitchen person, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:52 (ten months ago) link

of all the days to be at home trying to frantically prep a presentation my boss has to give in 2.5 hours (that I just learned of 30 minutes ago) while also waiting on workers to come fix my bathtub ;_;

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:25 (ten months ago) link

Snowy Gets Fucked By a Plumber

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:27 (ten months ago) link

i've spent all day listening to this record and it's so immense, maybe even better than heartland

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 14:32 (ten months ago) link

the strings (the playing, and the arrangements) on this are incredible. On "Paragon of Order" I get the sense of Angela Morley or Jean-Claude Vannier; not just on that song, but its opening is the one that's set me on edge.

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:35 (ten months ago) link

Been waiting all day to listen, going to absorb the whole thing during a long walk.

tangenttangent, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:28 (ten months ago) link

good music to make gazpacho too

devvvine, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:38 (ten months ago) link

how badly i wish for it /
that we can be angels and not this bullshit

devvvine, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:40 (ten months ago) link

god i cant wait to listen

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:36 (ten months ago) link

Oh it is stunning. Paragon of Order and A Bloody Morning really hit me on the first listen, but it’s all so immediate tbh. The sequencing, the arrangements, everything is really effective at making you visualise the film of it.

tangenttangent, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:53 (ten months ago) link

"paragon of order," jesus

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 22 May 2020 18:56 (ten months ago) link

Thanks for the kind words, you guys, I really appreciate it :')

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:17 (ten months ago) link

It's wonderful

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Friday, 22 May 2020 19:22 (ten months ago) link

Sound of the Engines hits me hard.

I am a wound unhealing.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Friday, 22 May 2020 20:11 (ten months ago) link

the sequencing is so good

imago, Friday, 22 May 2020 20:17 (ten months ago) link

listening now. love how gradually this is building

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 22 May 2020 20:24 (ten months ago) link

godkiller's alive!

ufo, Saturday, 23 May 2020 01:42 (ten months ago) link

'Grats, fgti.

And I second ulysses's suggestion.

pomenitul, Friday, 31 July 2020 18:48 (eight months ago) link

Wonderful.

And thirded! :)

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 31 July 2020 19:21 (eight months ago) link

Way ahead of you :)

Also I'm gonna be releasing the "demo version" of the album from 2017, download-only, included with the vinyl release in November. Certain songs ("Transformer") are virtually the same, others ("A Bloody Morning", "In Darkness") are completely different.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 31 July 2020 21:06 (eight months ago) link

Nice. It’s an incredible album.

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 31 July 2020 22:06 (eight months ago) link

Yeah I'm still listening to this all the time and it's also made me revisit In Conflict and Heartland a lot in recent months.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 3 August 2020 07:25 (eight months ago) link

And revisit Nick Drake actually. Boy he was good.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 3 August 2020 07:26 (eight months ago) link

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/697807065

Owen on TrueAnon Twitch playing and talking w/ Yung Chomsky

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 07:44 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

the description of their lyric writing process makes me seriously want to try it myself

Vinnie, Friday, 4 September 2020 00:54 (seven months ago) link

What you do is before you go to bed, you open up your web browser, and pick a songwriter whose lyrics you really admire. So let’s say that person is Cass McCombs

Missed opportunity to shoo in Gaz Coombes imo

Great interview!

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 4 September 2020 08:08 (seven months ago) link

Yeah Max transcribed what I was saying as "pre-writing" which sounds kinda gross

I was saying "free writing" but I guess I was mumbling

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 4 September 2020 14:13 (seven months ago) link

oh hey, some upthread prayers have been answered

https://evernewohcanada.bandcamp.com/track/river-man-nick-drake-cover

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:38 (seven months ago) link

niiiiiiiiiiiiice

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:55 (seven months ago) link

Wow, that's remarkably faithful.

The nexus of the crisis and the origin of storms (Sund4r), Friday, 4 September 2020 17:02 (seven months ago) link

yeah, real fidelity and love shining through

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 September 2020 17:05 (seven months ago) link

fgti, can i assume you have heard and/or are a fan of the andy bey version? or are into andy bey in general?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SlN_hP3kYc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 September 2020 17:11 (seven months ago) link

oh god this is so good

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 4 September 2020 17:51 (seven months ago) link

Yep I know it and love it :)

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 4 September 2020 19:35 (seven months ago) link

figured! bey is important to me.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 September 2020 19:47 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Is there still a November vinyl release in the works, or has the ever-roiling shit show of 2020 ruined that too?

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 16 October 2020 07:54 (six months ago) link

I approved a side-split on the vinyl that was wrong. Test-pressing arrived and the track order was bad (because I approved an incorrect tracklist) so we had to get a repress. It's my fault! But yeah shit-show 2020 also has been making it slow, also. Pre-order for vinyl will be up November, delivery in January

I got some videos coming in the next month and a Tiny Desk, that's exciting

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 16 October 2020 12:19 (six months ago) link

I listened to this album an awful lot cycling back from the beach into the city this summer, and I can tell you it is good for that, particularly with a warm pre-storm wind around. Looking forward to putting it on the turntable through winter — and some more videos!

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 16 October 2020 19:09 (six months ago) link

looking forward to that tiny desk

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 17 October 2020 03:29 (six months ago) link

Revisting Island while stemming the ebb of a low depression on this foggy DC day.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 22 October 2020 14:51 (five months ago) link

struggling to think of a more perfect melody than the one in the chorus of "paragon of order"

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 November 2020 23:08 (five months ago) link

it is a beautiful song on a beautiful album imo

cointelamateur (m bison), Sunday, 1 November 2020 23:09 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_JKdTkjus

here's the tiny desk. really lovely to hear the reworked old songs too, the new arrangements with guitar are wonderful

ufo, Thursday, 19 November 2020 01:20 (four months ago) link

1-5 in my top played tracks on my Spotify round up are from this record.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 11:45 (four months ago) link

Is https://www.secretcityrecords.com/artists/owen-pallett/ the best place to keep checking for a physical (cd) release? (Other than the man posting himself?)

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 20:40 (four months ago) link

Pre-orders for physical are scheduled to go up next week.. I'll post about it on this thread when they arrive so you don't need to keep checking :)

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:46 (four months ago) link

Feel very much like I should buy the most lavish bonus-encrusted version available

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 3 December 2020 09:12 (four months ago) link

New video, too, if you please. Eric Kostiuk Williams is the BEST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny0tDu4qVgI

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 7 December 2020 15:34 (four months ago) link

wow that's quite something! both videos from this album have been really so great. did you commission roughly what visual storyline you wanted from Eric (beyond the initial scenario) or was it all his interpretation?

imago, Monday, 7 December 2020 16:08 (four months ago) link

holy fuck i LOVE EK William, what a great collabo! He's a lovely lovely human in the scant time i had meeting him too; so nice to see the two of you connected.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 December 2020 06:08 (four months ago) link

further reference: https://www.instagram.com/kostiukwilliams/

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 December 2020 06:10 (four months ago) link

The first artist I thought of when listening to "A Bloody Morning": John Cale.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 December 2020 10:52 (four months ago) link

I can't wait for you guys to see the second video (on Monday!) it's so, so great, Eric is great. imago, the videos were storyboarded by Eric and I both. The final shot of "Paragon" was the result of the two of us talking enthusiastically about the zoom-out shot on Kylie Minogue's video for "Slow"

The first artist I thought of when listening to "A Bloody Morning": John Cale.

Yep, definitely, it sounds like Wrong Way Up. Rollie told me the other day that he thought I picked the wrong first single, and I really agree-- "A Bloody Morning" was always meant to be a "deep cut", a kind of cathartic moment in the middle of a more subdued album. We ended up using it regardless because of how strong the video turned out.

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 11 December 2020 17:39 (four months ago) link

TSJ covered "A Bloody Morning" and it received the second-highest score of the year! http://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=29609

winters (josh), Friday, 18 December 2020 17:57 (four months ago) link

(on Monday!)

oh here it is!! so the three best tracks off Island (imo) all have videos now :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHks5ssvsgI

imago, Friday, 18 December 2020 18:27 (four months ago) link

spectacular obv

TSJ otm, everyone go vote etc

imago, Friday, 18 December 2020 18:34 (four months ago) link

It is extremely moving to read such generous and invested responses to that song, I am tearing up a lot over here

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 18 December 2020 20:15 (four months ago) link

TSJ score well deserved!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 18 December 2020 21:56 (four months ago) link

I say this every time I see his reviews but I've played soccer with Vikram Joseph and he's the loveliest

imago, Friday, 18 December 2020 23:16 (four months ago) link

Lovely takes on the song, one by one, and very otm (and deserved).

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 19 December 2020 17:13 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Out now streaming, somehow i didn't know Owen did this score!
https://pitchfork.com/news/arcade-fire-and-owen-pallett-releasing-her-score-for-the-first-time/

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 March 2021 17:20 (three weeks ago) link

Physical formats of this are out in April.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:52 (three weeks ago) link

Very happy to be able to pick Islands up on vinyl. It's sounding glorious this afternoon.

kitchen person, Saturday, 3 April 2021 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

"the box" when

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Saturday, 3 April 2021 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

xpost to myself that obviously should be just Island. I was getting XX confusion.

kitchen person, Saturday, 3 April 2021 20:57 (two weeks ago) link


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