Chad VanGaalen : Infiniheart

2004 | CD/LP/Digital | 011

Chad VanGaalen’s 2004 debut is is a stirring and deeply moving collection of songs varying from solo acoustic material to glitchy electronic beats, with Chad playing every instrument – as many as 20 including piano, flute, saxophone, and violin. These beautifully crafted songs really transcend any comparison; defined by a unique vision and lifted by Chad’s delicate and vulnerable vocals, they are moving, heartbreaking, and often strangely danceable. Infiniheart elicited rave reviews from The Guardian, MOJO, NME, Exclaim!, and Entertainment Weekly.


Track Listing

1 Clinically Dead
2 After The Afterlife
3 Kill me in my sleep
4 JC's Head on the Cross
5 Somewhere I know there's nothing
6 Blood Machine
7 Echo Train
8 Build a Home like a Bee
9 I miss you like I miss you
10 Red Blood
11 1000 Pound Eyelids
12 Warp Zone / Hidden Bridge
13 Cronograph #1
14 Sunshine Snare Hits
15 Liquid + Light
16 Traffic

Reviews

"Pulp fairy tales that are easy to enter, so hard to leave behind"
- Robert Everett-Green, The Globe & Mail
"let me just say this: Infiniheart is a stunning achievement that perfectly showcases VanGaalen's many talents -- singer, lyricist, songwriter, producer and arranger -- and though its epic length might be off-putting at first, it won't take many listens before you're clamouring for even more."
- Scott Reid, Coke Machine GlOW

"...his days toiling in obscurity are numbered. Infiniheart can quickly induce a dreamlike state even if you've had a few coffees, but it's more akin to lucid dreaming: the sense of being captive in another world, but with the freedom to choose what you experience. ... Not unlike the prairie itself, the beauty of this recording resides in both its spaciousness and apparent desolation."
- Helen Spitzer, Exclaim.ca

"And while the phrase 'bedroom genius' gets tossed around a lot, in Van Gaalen's case, nothing could be more apt."
- Eye MagazinE
"Some of this year's most original and moving songwriting, and displays a breathtaking virtuosity and inventiveness on the part of its creator, who also produces, and plays virtually everything."
- David Peschek, The Guardian 2005
"Infiniheart is a stunning achievement that perfectly showcases VanGaalen's many talents -- singer, lyricist, songwriter, producer and arranger -- and though its epic length might be off-putting at first, it won't take many listens before you're clamouring for even more."
- Coke Machine Glow



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