Shrink Dust is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen. It was released by Flemish Eye in Canada and Sub Pop in the United States on April 29, 2014. Shrink Dust Q&A. More Chad VanGaalen albums. Show all albums by Chad VanGaalen.
Shrink Dust is the fifth studio album by Canadian musician Chad VanGaalen. The album was a longlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.
Chad VanGaalen loves the possibilities of lo-fi recording. It blurs the audio until it’s hard to comprehend what’s happening, and even something as simple and direct as an acoustic guitar can take on a mystical quality. It can also obscure voices enough to make a less-than-confident singer feel like Frank Sinatra and let a choir of voices sound like they’re singing from the bottom of a deep well. Chad VanGaalen loves the possibilities of lo-fi recording.
Shrink Dust is the fifth album by Calgary, Alberta's Chad VanGaalen. The album is, in Chad's view, a country record. It is also partially a score to Chad's soon-to-be released, animated, sci-fi feature, Translated Log of Inhabitants ("It's like Bob and Doug McKenzie in space," says Chad). The album is infused with pedal-steel guitar; themes of death, transformation, fear, benign evil, and the eccentricity of love; and the influences of The Flying Burrito Brothers, and the sci-fi mysticism of the 1980s graphic novel The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius
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Canadian singer/songwriter and visual artist Chad VanGaalen has been exploring off-beat, creative eccentricities and maneuvering the lo-fi . landscape since his 2004 debut Infiniheart. At times tender and yearning, he's also the man who named his 2011 album Diaper Island. In the years following that release, he began animating a science fiction feature to be titled Translated Log of Inhabitants, whose score he would eventually compose. VanGaalen is nothing if not imaginative and he works hard to put his unique stamp on everything he does