Chad VanGaalen

He's quietly angry, dark yet uplifting and can play every instrument under the sun. Not only is Chad VanGaalen an extremely talented musician, he also an amazing illustrator/animator. His pop-twinged lo-fi sound and obscurely fantastical art first spurted into the public eye in 2004 with the release of his debut album Infiniheart, his latest release Soft Airplane (Flemish eye records 2008) is his most accomplished work to date. I was introduced to Chad's work whilst at BUG (The music video night hosted by Adam Buxton at the BFI) and was mesmorised by his animated video for the track 'molten light' - Have a gander for yourself:

Chad is quite the recluse, spending most of his time slaving on drawings, music and art in his Calgary basement. Luckly for us he is braving the outside world for a few months as he embarks on an international tour - catch him at The ICA, LONDON on the 11th June (tickets here).

Listen here...


SPOTIFY: Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane

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