Chad VanGaalen: Cassette Tape Series

Collected from the stacks and stacks of recordings that Chad VanGaalen has amassed over the last five years, this tape series is made up of material from across the broad spectrum of Chad's diverse output, collected into albums and pressed on limited run cassettes. Now available in our shop, the first eight of these albums will be available in limited quantities on the merch table. Check out our handy sampler with tracks from all eight albums at right.

The albums represent different facets of Chad's fascination with sound, both as a songwriter and as an experimentalist. "Garbage Island 1&2" are two cassettes of b-sides, loaded with lovely gems that didn't make the cut for Chad's new album "Diaper Island". An album of analogue synth under Chad's electronic moniker Black Mold alternates between horrifying noise and glitchy mayhem. "Dub Tassles" and "Raw Operator" are both loaded with analogue beat-driven face-melters, "Parsa" is heavy on the synth with acoustic drums, and "Inventions of Science"… well, you'll just have to give that one a listen yourself.

Each tape is hand-lettered and comes wrapped in a psychedelic album cover. They look pretty sweet.



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