In the months since Oscar-nominated composer and Arcade Fire utility man Owen Pallett announced the impending release of his latest opus In Conflict, we’ve heard “The Riverbed,” “On A Path,” and “Song For Five & Six” and talked to Pallett poolside at Coachella about the complex ideas swirling through such arresting music. (During that same interim Pallett also broke down the music theory behind three pop songs just for kicks.) Now the album is streaming in full, and it’s a wondrous work that deserves your undivided attention. Check it out at NPR.
In Conflict is out 5/27 on Domino.