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Jul 01, 2007 Quickie Link: Oppose The Mainstream: Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett
By vanrozenheim

It's hard not to love Owen Pallett. It's the music that gets you first. There is a fiercely compelling quality to the songs penned by the Toronto violinist. And once drawn in, small tastes of Pallett's personality - during live performances or radio broadcasts - has most listeners hooked. Deeply personable and amusingly self-effacing, the young musician is quite willing to spill his guts on all the biggies - whether music, sex, religion, cooking, pop culture and social theories. Pallett's solo project Final Fantasy (a tribute to the Japanese videogame series of which he is a fan) eases in and out of melodramatic baroque pop. Amidst the swells of evocative strings, the lyrics are intimate, sometimes confessional and always part of a bigger concept.

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