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.
released January 20, 2004
all songs written, performed, and recorded by Chad VanGaalen in his bedroom between 2001 and 2003. Eric Hamelin plays drums on traffic. Instruments played on this album include homemade violin, saxophone, guitars, drums, voice, homemade finger piano, trumpet, bass guitar, homemade clarinets, homemade harp, organ, sitar, xylophone, and a bunch of others. Mastered by Richard Harrow at audiomastering.com
. All drawings by Chad, and layout byh Ian Russell at ThreeSpeedPress. Thanks: Mom, Dad, Jesse and Amos Feakes (where it all started), Eric Hamelin, Adam, Colleen, Pam, Toive-o, and Koit Jurgens, Cam Melin, Emily Gorda, Chris Grant, Jeff Grant, Claire Anne Grant, Karen Zuppiger and the enitre Zuppiger family, Ivan Sellers, Jillian Serink, Mark Feddes, Clinton St. John, Ian Russell, Julie Morsted, Anwar Russell, Elizabeth Belly-voe, Stu and Betrix Hughes, Ed Chan, Mike Berger, Paul Henderson, Don Mabie, Wendy Toogood, Angela Bullock, Milo, Kenny Doren, Cody Oliver, Darrin Williams, Scott Bullock, Noel Webber, Mary Timoney, Jon and Heather Dueck (In Transit), Tim and Sue Barber, Gurumaan Khalsa, Emily Anderson, Brook, Moheb, Allison New Waves, Gord and Ruth Webster, Uncle Don Greir, David MacGregor, Nach Hause, Brave New Waves, CJSW, Holy Infinity, Shawna and Joe Kelly, my grandma Greir, Dave Lynch, my sister Cappy, J9, Megann Reid, Tom Magee, Noel Begin, Conrad Saxon Decocq, Terry Packer, Sammi VanGaalen, Dwight Pinoe, QuickDraw, Pusa, Grassy Knoll, Catch & Release/Flemish Eye, all my friends and family as well as everyone I've met on the street - you know who you are. Thank you so much, Chad.