Owen Pallett -- In Conflict

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It approaches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_wHDduVIxQ

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 February 2014 01:54 (three years ago) Permalink

ok that chord-bend about 15 seconds in. riding a giant contraharmonic artpop unicorn to valhalla!

*time passes*

this is so, so exciting, if only Owen knew how excited I am

imago, Thursday, 6 February 2014 01:59 (three years ago) Permalink

If only we knew how to get in touch with him!

Simon H., Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:16 (three years ago) Permalink

"This video is private.

Sorry about that."

a chance to cross is a chance to score (anonanon), Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I'll describe it to you, from memory. Basically it starts with a gospel-choir chanting the names of famous basketball players in melismatic polyphony, until the sound of typewriters slowly subsumes all that came before, accompanied by Owen's frantic screaming. Then there's a giant guitar bit that sounds like the Flaming Lips

imago, Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:30 (three years ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:39 (three years ago) Permalink

giant guitar bit that sounds like the Flaming Lips

Owen's been listening to too much Deafheaven :(

Simon H., Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:49 (three years ago) Permalink

so what you're saying is more evolution than revolution

a chance to cross is a chance to score (anonanon), Thursday, 6 February 2014 02:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Trailer now back so enjoy the basketball chanting.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 February 2014 15:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Sounds pretty amazing.

May 13th is too far away.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 6 February 2014 15:22 (three years ago) Permalink

wow that's really fun sounding
way faster pace than i expected

nathey, Thursday, 6 February 2014 15:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Looking forward

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 February 2014 17:58 (three years ago) Permalink

eno!

flopson, Thursday, 6 February 2014 18:33 (three years ago) Permalink

damn this is gonna be epic

flopson, Thursday, 6 February 2014 18:33 (three years ago) Permalink

full speed ahead

pariah newsletter (seandalai), Thursday, 6 February 2014 18:33 (three years ago) Permalink

when was the last time eno sang?

flopson, Thursday, 6 February 2014 19:16 (three years ago) Permalink

this was released a year ago
http://youtu.be/A6WIbvwcVUg

Tim Heckler (willem), Thursday, 6 February 2014 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

yikes

flopson, Thursday, 6 February 2014 21:53 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry. Some remedy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Sj1aAWLr4

Tim Heckler (willem), Thursday, 6 February 2014 22:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Tracklist, from the Domino site. Some live dates in May announced as well.

1. I Am Not Afraid
2. In Conflict
3. On A Path
4. Song For Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
6. Chorale
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind The Flag
9. ---> (1)
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy
12. Soldiers Rock
13. ---> (2)

Several live versions are available on youtube

Tim Heckler (willem), Thursday, 6 February 2014 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

No conflict on my end - super psyched! I love how Eno is dipping his toes back into working with younger folks (Eno appeared on the last James Blake record, too) rather than just sticking with boring-ass U2 and Coldplay all the time.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 February 2014 19:25 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^

the Norwegians are leaving! (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 7 February 2014 19:28 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Trying that first embed properly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt8wR8CagQo

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Sez the man on Twitter:

Video for The Riverbed by Eva Michon and stars my uncle Jim. Lyric video for On A Path by Steve Kado and stars some things around my house

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Holy shiiiiiiit "The Riverbed" is fucking incredible

"Jiggle It" - 2 in a Zoo (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:31 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^^

Frederik B, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Fuck me that's AMAZING.

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:43 (three years ago) Permalink

Just listened to The Path and my head is really full of conflicted and OMG, do I listen to this with proper respectful Serious Ears, or do I just give in to the overwhelming temptation to just lay back and go into ~full-on squealing fangirl ladyboner flapping~ because not to give into the latter feels like a dishonest expression of my experience of the music and my excitement over it. But to do so in any way would be REALLY. SERIOUSLY. AWKWARD. around here.

But mostly, y'know, just "this is too full of amazing sounds for me to intellectually process how great it is" at the moment.

Hot damn.

Bipolar Sumner (Branwell Bell), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:45 (three years ago) Permalink

awesome song and video. uncle jim has a great look!

call all destroyer, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

WAIT TIL YOU LISTEN TO THE RIVERBED HOLY FUCK HOLY FUCK

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:49 (three years ago) Permalink

hE'S SO GOOD AT MUSIC

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Oops caps.

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

No, I'm sorry I can't do this, because one half of my head is going "oooh, listen to those waves of distortion, interesting production choices there" and the other half is going "ALKDSFJAJA ;LDKF A;DFJ AKLDSFJ A;KDJF DJAOIDJFM LKDJFKLAJF;LAJ SJK FK;AJ DSJKFGNA KFJ OMGOMGOMGOMGMGOGMGOMG MOAR MOAR MOOOAARRRRRR" and it's hard to balance these feelings with any degree of objectivity.

Bipolar Sumner (Branwell Bell), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:54 (three years ago) Permalink

objectivity is overrated, especially with regards to first impressions

Wahaca Flocka Flame (DJP), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:56 (three years ago) Permalink

My ability to even *can* is entirely too compromised right now. This is just truly awe-inspiring music.

Now I'm going to back off this thread before DL shouts at me for making any comments about how cute Owen's haircut is.

Bipolar Sumner (Branwell Bell), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Sod objectivity. Sometimes visceral, emotional reaction is absolutely fine. Objectivity is a lie.

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:59 (three years ago) Permalink

(It is a very cute haircut.)

Kidding! So excited to hear the rest of the album now.

Bipolar Sumner (Branwell Bell), Friday, 28 February 2014 16:03 (three years ago) Permalink

OP is magic. Fantastic songs.

emil.y, Friday, 28 February 2014 16:03 (three years ago) Permalink

On first listening, I love the arrangement (dense but not overcrowded) on "Riverbed" (which is an amazing song in other ways as well), and I'm really excited for the full album.

one way street, Friday, 28 February 2014 16:15 (three years ago) Permalink

OMG I love Owen for putting his Mox Jet in a video <3 <3

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Friday, 28 February 2014 16:33 (three years ago) Permalink

These new songs are very pleasing. Wish it was May 12th already!

Kitchen Person, Friday, 28 February 2014 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

he keeps getting better

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 28 February 2014 17:43 (three years ago) Permalink

i be going to the Glasslands show in Bklyn

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm enjoying these. I'm excited. I played Heartland to death.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Friday, 28 February 2014 22:44 (three years ago) Permalink

holy fucken shit 'the riverbed' is extraordinary

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Saturday, 1 March 2014 02:14 (three years ago) Permalink

'on a path' also very very good but...my word

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Saturday, 1 March 2014 02:15 (three years ago) Permalink

I actually like "On a Path" a little more so far.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 1 March 2014 03:20 (three years ago) Permalink

I noticed that OP has lots of bears, in pairs, in his audience.

also saw a guy stroking his bf's hair, and they looked alike! is that a thing now?

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

don't bears date their own?

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:28 (two years ago) Permalink

the twins were dark and slim nonbears

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:31 (two years ago) Permalink

saw a lot of repeat types from Taylor Mac earlier that week.

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:16 (two years ago) Permalink

morbs i hope i don't blow your mind with this

http://boyfriendtwin.tumblr.com

gr8080, Thursday, 5 February 2015 14:31 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

sounds great

you can buy your hair if it won't grow (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 19 February 2015 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
one month passes...

God willing, I'm seeing this plucky young Canadian tonight!

everything, Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

DM me if you need guestlist!

got a long list of ilxors (fgti), Friday, 29 May 2015 01:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Just did so - THANKS!

everything, Friday, 29 May 2015 01:37 (two years ago) Permalink

out of the us after this for the rest of the year, eh? bummer, but bon chance.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 May 2015 01:44 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"The Phone Call" is lovely

ufo, Monday, 29 June 2015 14:30 (two years ago) Permalink

ya, I never expected a Kraftwerk cover from OP but it's rly great

WE WANT FET WAP (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 29 June 2015 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

mmmm those dissonances

I Am Curious (Dolezal) (DJP), Monday, 29 June 2015 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

listened to this again today. still as amazing as i remember. love the falsetto in the chorus so much.

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

Treeship, Monday, 18 April 2016 23:13 (one year ago) Permalink

like, is that a good song or is that a good song

Treeship, Monday, 18 April 2016 23:13 (one year ago) Permalink

different album but stoked to see this ~

http://thequietus.com/articles/20034-brian-eno-favourite-records-interview?page=12

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

He's scoring an upcoming HBO documentary I worked on. Excited to hear it.

tomorrow, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

cried on the train while listening to this record last week. i was sick which occasions a lot of public crying but still

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Ugh, Song for Five & Six. Grateful I'm the only one in the office today and that my coworker keeps a box of kleenex on her desk.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 1 July 2017 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

am growing impatient for thee mighty lp5!

sean gramophone, Saturday, 1 July 2017 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

It's coming along really crazily well, to be honest. The few people I've been keeping in the loop on it have been liberal with their superlatives. It is really just a week or so away from being done but it won't be out until Q1 2018.

I'm gonna remix and remaster Has A Good Home so that it's something I can bear to listen to, and remaster He Poos Clouds also, and re-release both with b-sides and stuff, hopefully within the next year or so. Also I have a couple of OSTs (M Blash's "The Wait" and Anton Corbijn's "Life") that I'm gonna have out soon, they are both acceptably listenable music objects. The soundtrack to "Life" especially is really nice I think

fgti, Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:16 (two months ago) Permalink

New album is called Island by the way and it's a narrative sequel to Heartland, there is a song called "Lewis Gets Fucked Into Space", it's got Abbey Road strings and Greg Fox is on it also

fgti, Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I approve of all of this, not that you need my approval.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:23 (two months ago) Permalink

yaaaaaaay

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

lewis gets fucked into space!!!!!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Looking forward to all this!

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 1 July 2017 23:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Absolutely yes!

Fetchboy, Saturday, 1 July 2017 23:19 (two months ago) Permalink

"Lewis Gets Fucked Into Space"

Holy shit, this is gonna be awesome.

emil.y, Saturday, 1 July 2017 23:24 (two months ago) Permalink

really looking forward to this, the performance of Lewis Gets Fucked Into Space that was posted on facebook quite a while ago was really nice

ufo, Saturday, 1 July 2017 23:49 (two months ago) Permalink

"Lewis Gets Fucked Into Space

Holy fuck yes!

Your albums have consistently marked huge occasions in my life so far. Every single one a soundtrack to a massive turning point: scales flipping, stones turned, truths unearthed. It's like your music and I are growing up together. Which is so odd, on first thought. But it feels so intimate, intrinsically, even though I don't even know you apart from some messages on this board. I don't know you but the distance leaves enough space to fill in the gaps, grants me leverage and allows me to entice, seduce, and also be removed from people I cherish dearly. I made love to 'Heartland' several times, and did so too to 'In Conflict', though that was when it ended between us. And that's ok; it had to end. End 'In Conflict' was the perfect soundtrack yet again.
It is your music that bridges distances between me and people who I play your music to, people who would never ever hear your music otherwise but through me, people I have left behind in my life now yet know they will occasionally play you and think of me, of our brief yet heated and memorable encounters. Your music does this. Think about how strong and powerful that is.

So whenever it is when the new album drops, I can only look forward to it soundtracking and accompanying me further along the as of yet unknown road. Up yours <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 2 July 2017 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink

ahhhh can't wait!!

joshywinty (josh), Sunday, 2 July 2017 00:26 (two months ago) Permalink

fuck me into spaaaaaaaa a a a aa a a aaa a-aa-aaaaa-aaace

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 2 July 2017 03:48 (two months ago) Permalink

lewis. gets. fucked. into. space.

into it

k3vin k., Sunday, 2 July 2017 13:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Getting me hyped for this, Owen.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 3 July 2017 05:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah this is going to rule. Greg Fox too! Holy shit

imago, Monday, 3 July 2017 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Great great news.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 3 July 2017 15:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks guys. The record is wholly acoustic, no electric instruments, no synths, no effects except a plate reverb here and there.

Greg recorded three tracks. I only kept one for the album. Another one that I ended up cutting off the album, it was sounding like Nightwish with blast beats, it wasn't fitting the album at all, but I recorded the expensive strings for it anyway and did think at least once "man LJ is gonna love this one"

fgti, Monday, 3 July 2017 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

:D

I'll wait for the outtakes and rarities comp, would imagine you've got a decent one in store!

Fully acoustic is intriguing as well. Roll on next year...

imago, Monday, 3 July 2017 16:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Stoked!

Allen (etaeoe), Monday, 3 July 2017 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

it's all happening!!! excited as shit, and for remixes/remasters too.

sean gramophone, Monday, 3 July 2017 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Ilx pre-covers one of our own is on the cards ;)

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 3 July 2017 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

well, fuck me into space!! 2018 looks better all the time

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I am beyond excited for this one. I actually revisited In Conflict last month, playing it a lot, and it only made me more hungry for new Owen stuff.

mthrn, Thursday, 6 July 2017 10:06 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

owen produced this, and plays on one of the songs, "self-help": https://tomberlin.bandcamp.com/album/at-weddings-2

self-help is my favorite after one listen but it's all really good. i'm bad at musical references but it's generally acoustic, sometimes reverbed out, sometimes like grouper but not always.

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 03:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i love owen p so much

seven mambas (m bison), Friday, 1 September 2017 04:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i enjoy the empty space in "february", too

someone i almost married
is doing that this month
and i'm ignoring my reading and living like a ghost

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 04:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for the heads up, this is very good.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 1 September 2017 09:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"i am not afraid" is my theme song this week. what a good album.

scott seward, Thursday, 7 September 2017 15:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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