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Owen Pallett and Tanya Tagaq to record collaborative album

on December 03, 2015, 10:10am

It looks like two of Canada’s finest musicians, Owen Pallett and throat singer Tanya Tagaq, will soon be linking up for a collaborative album.

Pallett made the announcement during their joint concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall on Tuesday, saying that they are “going to lock them selfs [sic] in a cabin for five days and record an album,” according to one audience member. Melody Lau, an associate producer at CBC Music and a Polaris Music Prize judge, was in attendance and tweeted out a similar report:

Though a timeline for the LP’s recording and release wasn’t mentioned, it’s sure to be nothing short of one of the most anticipated projects. Pallett, a masterful composer (Herand multi-instrumentalist who’s worked extensively with Arcade Fire, nabbed the Polaris Music Prize for 2006’s He Poos Clouds, which he’d released under his Final Fantasy moniker. His last eponymous LP, 2014’s In Conflict, received wide acclaim.

Meanwhile, Tagaq counts Björk and Faith No More frontman Mike Patton as collaborators. She scored her first Polaris Prize with her 2014 album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and, coincidentally enough, Pallett.

While it would mark their first official collaboration, Pallett and Tagaq have long been fans of each other’s music. In a recent article previewing their joint Massey Hall concert, both acts articulated their admiration for one another.

“I just really like him [Pallett] and I love his music,” Tagaq told Toronto’s The Star. Pallett offered his praises, saying, “I’ve wanted to play shows with Tanya for a long time because she’s the best live performer in the world. So I’m really happy that we have this opportunity. I hope that we can play together more often.”

We’ve reached out to Pallett’s reps for comment and will update when we hear back.

Below, watch Pallett’s video for “The Riverbed” and Tanya Tagaq’s video for “Uja”.

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