Dark, stunning psychedelic music- and video-making
At first glance, Chad VanGaalen seems to be an average guy from Calgary… until you hear his dark, psychedelic music. He summons up spirits in his songs and steers you through his very own world full of strange visions and spiritual guides. His now 6-album- strong repertoire is familiar with an exceptional degree of fantasy that the associated videos wonderfully portray.
He began his career as a one-man-band and regularly travelled to perform. But over the years his shows became increasingly infrequent and he withdrew into the studio more and more. There he worked on not only music but also his video animations, which have a very recognizable style. As video artist, he has already made clips for Holy Fuck and Timber Timbre, amongst others.
For fans of Timber Timbre, Deerhoof, Amen Dunes, Psychic Ills, Wolf Parade
In the press "The sixth proper album from Calgary-based multimedia auteur Chad VanGaalen is one of his finer efforts, demonstrating his uncanny knack for off-kilter songcraft." – Pitchfork regarding ‘Light Information’
"Chad VanGaalen grapples with the dark voids of the mind’s eye through his strangely beautiful art and music." – Filter