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Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter Owen Pallett releases “Island”, an album of lush and shimmering orchestral textures, that explores the very essence of what it is to be alive. “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.

Recorded live at Abbey Road Studios with the London Contemporary OrchestraPallett draws across the full breadth of his discography from Heartland’s Technicolor to the glittering, fingerpicked guitar that marked Owen’s first records with the trio, Les Mouches, he has produced an album of such celestial, lush orchestral beauty, that once lost you may wish to be never found.

Owen Pallett’s new album may be his best yet” The Quietus” A gorgeous, immersive listen” Clash 8/10

Owen Pallett – “Paragon of Order”, taken from the album ‘Island’, out now on Domino / Secret City.