Owen Pallett - Island
Domino Record Co.
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 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 Oscar-nominated composer and songwriter Owen Pallett’s discography, from Heartland’s Technicolor to the glittering, fingerpicked guitar that marked Pallett’s first records with their trio, Les Mouches.