Friday, November 21, 2008

video: Chad VanGaalen

"I'll Find You & I'll Kill You"
Featured on the latest Bobkast, the video for the haunting "Molten Light", from Chad VanGaalen's Soft Airplane (Sub Pop), is a twisted pyschotropic nightmare that somehow comes off as playful, regardless of the dour lyrics and sort of horrifying animation. It should also be noted that even though we've never discussed Chad before, Soft Airplane is quickly becoming one of my favorite records of 2008. It's full of slow-folk trips down memory lane that meander like endless drives and lilting melodies that soar like hot air balloons over ancient valleys. Throw in some sound manipulations, a few electric beats and you've got yourself a winner. Now if Sub Pop would just release it on wax (along with Sera Cahoone and the Ruby Suns) the world would be complete.

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