The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Owen Pallett is a multi-instrumentalist, artist and composer known for his flavorful string compositions. Pallett co-wrote the string compositions for the Arcade Fire‘s first two albums and he also worked on some of the string arrangements for the Arcade fire‘s latest album, The Suburbs. Pallett has also written arrangements for Beruit, Fucked Up, the Mountain Goats and Great Lake Swimmers.
With each album or EP, Pallett always seems to outdo the previously release. This can be said with Pallett‘s second release of 2010, A Swedish Love Story, which clocks in at just under 17 minutes. A Swedish Love Story differs from Pallett‘s earlier release this year, Heartland, in that the songs are more cheerful. The mind-bending string arrangements flow exceptionally well especially on the opening track "A Man with No Ankles."
Check out the lush orchestration of "A Man with No Ankles":