Review : FINAL FANTASY - He Poos Clouds
Drowned in soundWe sat cross-legged on the cobbled floor of a temporary, intimate little room, watching one man turn himself into a thousand men, each of them with a violin. Then when the music was over we collected our coats, filed out solemnly and shut the door quietly behind us. Such was Has A Good Home, the first tangible collection of songs by Toronto's Owen Pallett....full text
PlaylouderCould it be that 2006 is shaping up to be the year where the concept album takes on a new, rather exciting form? We've had the dual character pounding of Liars' 'Drum's Not Dead', the odes to dead gays on Matmos' 'The Rose Has Teeth In The Eyes Of The Beast'; and now Final Fantasy's second album 'He Poos Clouds', a record based around commendable ideas – to "modernize each of the eight Dungeons & Dragons schools of magic"; and that "Nobody who listens to it will ever again entertain thoughts of suicide....full text
Entertainment IrelandIntricate orchestral arrangements. Winsome strings sequences. Delicate piano codas. Subtle chord changes. Chronicles of modern fairytales. And, er.. tales of follicly and phallically-challenged realtors. Welcome, friends, to the beautifully skewed world of Final Fantasy, aka Owen Pallett; violinist, string virtuoso and bona fide genius....full text
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