18 de julho de 2010

Owen Pallett - Heartland

256 kbps - 46m length - 89 Mb
Owen Pallett, once known as Final Fantasy, is a Canadian violinist and singer-songwriter. He also does a lot of string arrangements to bands, had worked with Arcade Fire and Grizzly Bear.
This is his third album, the first under his own name.
According to him:
The songs on Heartland form a narrative concerning a "young, ultra-violent farmer" named Lewis, commanded by an all-powerful narrator—named Owen. It is set in the fictional world of Spectrum. According to Pallett, the songs are one-sided dialogues with Lewis speaking to his creator. Pallett commented that the idea behind Heartland is "preposterous. I wanted to have this contained narrative that has the breadth of a Paul Auster short story." The lyrics raise all sorts of theological questions about believers’ relationship with a deity and the nature of fate, but the construct is just a blank canvas. Pallett said, "Really, it's just all about me. All records are about their singer. I was trying to play with that."
This album is such a masterpiece! I'll put some videos so you can see for youself.

  1. Midnight Directives
  2. Keep The Dog Quiet [live video]
  3. Mount Alpentine
  4. Red Sun No. 5
  5. Lewis Takes Action
  6. The Great Elsewhere
  7. Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
  8. Lewis Take Off His Shirt [video]
  9. Flare Gun
  10. E Is For Estranged [live video]
  11. Tryst With Mephistopheles
  12. What Do You Think Will Happen Now?