As hinted last year, accomplished violinist and solo artist Owen Pallet has been plotting a new album for quite a while. Now, details for the record have emerged.
The new album marks Pallett's first solo album since the 2010 effort Heartland. Called In Conflict, it includes 13 new compositions from the artist.
Recorded at Montreal's Hotel2Tango and Sonovox Studios with Mark Lawson, it features the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, as well as features guest contributions from Brian Eno and the Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, among others.
"The record is meant to approach 'insanity' in a positive way," Pallett said in a statement. "Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being. Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human."
In Conflict will be available on May 13 via Domino/Secret City. A trailer for the album can be viewed below, while the album art is posted above.
Pallett already has some tour dates lined up in support of the album, including stops in Toronto and Montreal. You can see the schedule below that tracklist.
Of course, Pallett's recent score with Arcade Fire for Spike Jonze's film Her also nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.
1. I Am Not Afraid
2. In Conflict
3. On a Path
4. Song for Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind the Flag
9. ---> 
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy
12. Soldiers Rock
13. ---> 
05/09 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
05/10 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
05/13 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
05/14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05/15 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05/17 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05/21 London, England - Oval Space
05/23 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
05/25 Berlin, Germany - Volksbhune
05/27 Lisbon, Portugal - Lux