Chad VanGaalen : Skelliconnection

2006 | CD/2LP/Digital | 014

The follow-up to Infiniheart is as varied and full of surprises as his last album, flirting with anthemic rock, prepared piano cartoon soundtracks, and quirky banjo airs. With broken dance beats, strange nocturnal dirges, driving rock cuts, and his fragile voice soaring above, Skelliconnection is distinctively Chad VanGaalen.

Skelliconnection features videos for Flower Gardens and Red Hot Drops, and is packaged in a sideways Digipak. I can't explain it any better - you'll understand when you see it.

Limited edition double vinyl (Sold Out)
A Double 160 Gram LP in a gatefold sleeve with 40+ drawings, this expanded version includes 11 bonus tracks, including new songs & album offcuts.


Track Listing

1. flower gardens
2. burn 2 ash
3. red hot drops
4. rolling thunder
5. viking rainbow
6. gubbbish
7. dandrufff
8. wing finger
9. see-thru-skin
10. wind driving dogs
11. mini t.v.’s
12. Graveyard
13. dead ends
14. sing me 2 sleep
15. systemic heart

 

Bonus LP Tracks:
1. the gun
2. pencil sharpener
3. concrete dreamer
4. egyptian tennis shoe
5. i left you a message #2
6. mini tv’s ( muscle cola )
7. vee-tech beatsmart
8. past / future
9. i left you a message #1
10. orca hunter
11. smoke pillows

Reviews

"Best of 2006"
-Exclaim!

"There's huge talent at work here"
- Globe and Mail  ***1/2

“Neither [Conor Oberst or M. Ward) wields the vibrant psychedelic creativity that bursts forth from VanGaalen’s wonderfully scattered mind”
- Seattle Weekly

"These are the signs of an artist not afraid of his own voice, or afraid to let it roam amongst experimental fields of music. I suppose writing hundreds of songs and singing in front of street walking strangers everyday can give you that kind of courage, but there's something more to VanGaalen. The reason I may not be able to put a finger on that extra quality is most likely what makes him one of a kind."
- Treble Zine

"VanGaalen is a spectacularly gifted and prolific songwriter who has an ear for cranking out unusual tunes from instruments and non-instruments alike. The resulting songs are purebreds. "
- SpaceLab



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