- Audio CD (12 Jun. 2006)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Tomlab
- ASIN: B000F3AIBS
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- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,403 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
He Poos Clouds CD
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If you've seen him live, you'll know he can do almost anything with a violin and a loop pedal, and this holds true throughout the album. There are dozens of timbres and textures alive, kicking and screaming together like the sounds of a brand new habitat, and the new-ish inclusion of piano and thumping drums lends the music a new vibrancy.
If I was absolutely forced to pick highlights, I would only take that to mean those songs which took me over completely: This Lamb Sells Condos, a jaunty character sketch of a certain Brad J. Lamb, for whom Pallett creates a romantically-crippling case of impotence; I'm Afraid of Japan, which simply ripped my heart out with harmony; Song Song Song, a colourful and upbeat track which cures all ills; Many Lives -> 49MP, which exemplifies Final Fantasy's talent for matching antique violin stylings with anguished yelling; the quirky Do You Love, one of the most diverse songs on the album; and the unreal beauty of title track, He Poos Clouds.
If you're sick of the guitars/bass/drums four-piece structure, you couldn't take a more drastic (and healthy) leap than to try out this album.
It opens with a sharp classical violin solo, which makes you sit up straight. "She drives a little white car to the seminar on Modern Romance/Possible possible ideas for a date include... a shooting range/And her chest is full to bursting with thoughts of an evening..." murmurs Pallett, telling a story of two people who long for love, but have hearts "that will never melt."
He trips through a tense, heart-pouncing ode to fantasy ("Gotta rescue Michael from the White Witch!/Gotta find and kill my shadow self!") and into all varieties of oddball violin'n'piano pop: eerie sea ballads, trippy one-minute songs, swirling experimental pop, and everything that lies in between those styles.
The peak of the album is "This Lamb Sells Condos," an exquisite piano-led ballad with obscure D&D references melting into the real life. Halfway through the song, the strings quietly smother the piano in a quavery blanket, and a chorus of angelic voices sing hopeless lyrics. It's absolutely stunning.
Classical and experimental existentialist geek rock -- what exactly can you call this style? Well, whatever it is, it sounds quite different from the rawer, more down-to-earth sound of Final Fantasy's first album, with a more ethereal sound and more cultivated lyrics.
The core of this album is Pallett's violin skills, which have a prominent place in every song.Read more ›
As a violinist, he manages to create a contemporary sound without destroying the medium quite like Vanessa Mae. His use of a loop machine to create an orchestra as a soloist is an ambitious proposition. Owen Pallett is Final Fantasy. The RPG game is fantastic, the confusion between band and game is cunning in its knowing self-reflexive sentiment. Stop insulting the name, Owen knows what he's doing, thus distancing himself from fans of The Kooks and yes, even the Guillemots.
What's so special about his third record/second album that is 'He Poos Clouds'? While 'Has A Good Home' was a gorgeous pop record every track as memorable as the last, 'He Poos Clouds' is an experimental achievement that panders to the affections of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and other classical composers currently being noticed thanks to an emerging niche target audience. 'Song Song Song' uses a discordant build-up that kicks into a lush melody which really struck an emotional chord with me. 'If I Were A Carp' is an absurd track that grows on you after repeat listens.
I can guarantee that my ticket to see him for the first time at the Scala in October is money well-spent. Patrick Wolf is Britain's answer to Owen Pallett. Both men are tredding similar territory and I adore them both.Read more ›
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I was introduced to Final Fantasy by an artist who listens to them while he paints. Immediately I was hooked, especially by this album which gets off to a great start and is full... Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2009 by AC
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