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Spin FEBRUARY 6, 2014 - by Kyle McGovern
OWEN PALLETT PREPS BRIAN ENO-ASSISTED ALBUM 'IN CONFLICT' FOR SPRING RELEASE
Arcade Fire affiliate's fourth solo LP is out on May 13
Written and produced by Pallett, the upcoming effort spans thirteen tracks and features contributions from Brian Eno (who supplies vocals, as well as synth and guitar-work) and the Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra. Pallett recorded the LP with drummer Robbie Gordon and bassist-singer Matt Smith serving as the core rhythm section.
"The record is meant to approach 'insanity' in a positive way," Pallett says in an official statement. "Depession, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being. Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human."
The artist formerly known as Final Fantasy has also revealed the full-length's cover art and shared a trailer for the album that offers detailed recording session credits and a preview of a symphonic/electronic new track.
Pallett - who is nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score, thanks to the work he and Arcade Fire's Will Butler did for Spike Jonze's Her - has also announced a string of tour dates.