Thursday, September 21, 2006

Final Fantasy

Okay, so I know this video is a bit dated and the cover of Joanna Newsom's "Peach, Plum, Pear" by Owen Pallet a.k.a. Final Fantasy has been floating around for some time now, but I thought it would be appropriate seeing as we are sitting here chewing half our hands off waiting for Joanna's new album, Y's.
The video has Mr. Pallet, the inaugral Polaris Prize winner, layering various techniques on his violin in order to 'mimick' the harp sounds of Joanna's original. Unfortunately, he doesn't sound like a demon-possesed pixie girl, but he does the song justice in his own dead-pan, funeralesque singing style.
So enjoy this until we can get more of Joanna's new stuff, which is bleady excellent by the way (thanks to the Pitchfork interns).

Oh! and here it is for your convenience to download and play out your beefed up soundsystem in your Honda Civic V-tec.

Owen Pallet - Peach, Plum, Pear [MP3]

MySpace: Owen Pallet


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