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Rolling Stone MAY 27, 2014 - by Ned Raggett
OWEN PALLETT: IN CONFLICT
A few months ago, Canadian indie auteur Owen Pallett shared an Oscar nomination with Arcade Fire's William Butler for scoring Her. The classically trained multi-instrumentalist's second album under his own name showcases his warm, elegant voice, matched with his compelling skill on violin, viola and synths; guests from a Czech orchestra to Brian Eno (who adds guitar, keys and backing vocals on several songs) accentuate a series of moving meditations on memory and identity. From the string-riff-heavy melodrama of The Riverbed to the layered collage of Song For Five & Six and the slow-burn intensity of The Passions, In Conflict is a pop treasure that's also a stirring, personal work of art.