Reflektor is that difficult record; it’s perfectly flawed. Its release was a series of MacGuffins- those expecting dance music got something closer to slowed-down konpa, those expecting synth-pop got smears of soundscape. Instead of affirmation, there was conflict; its lyrics simultaneously mythological and personal, deeply funny and deeply serious. When I heard it in its early stages I knew it would both inspire and frustrate. The beauty of the album Reflektor is in all this, in its feeling of an unachievable whole. It is a peon to the now-dead city format, a pun on the Beatles’ Revolver. It is filled with hidden bonus tracks- an album that requires rewinding and disc-swapping. An album that was complemented so strongly by the live show that the two began to feel intractable. The sound of Win and Régine’s voices swooping around each other, no song belonging solely to her or to him. Sentiments expressed by both voices, conflicting, even within the same moment. Reflektor is one-of-a-kind and I’m immensely proud to have been asked to work on it.
ughhh, why did they have such a dry audio mix for the performances on the Polaris gala stream?? would’ve been so much better if they had a bit of ambience from the audience. what’s a live performance without some fucking reverb.
still dreaming about Owen’s biceps?!
yup, still dreaming
Owen Pallett @ The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, by
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Matt Beringer would make Win cry then finish his bottle of wine
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