Golden, gentle and reflective – this springtime release blossomed into a summer “Plant Music” sensation. VanGaalen’s solace powered neo-folk greenhouse is alive with jangling Django guitars, meandering melodies, and polyphonic harmonies. Shaded from the dry heat of reality he cultivates a lush starlit soundtrack. Humming along like a hive of happy hippie worker bees, the progressive beat farmer harvests lysergic and lyrical tracks infused with iridescent tambourines, exotic flutes, quirky percussion, and otherworldly themes.
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Mixing new wave harmonies with garage-dwelling post-punk, the Calgary-based pop rock supergroup bring their DIY daydreams to life.
By Tyson Lennox
Much more than just a Radiohead side-project, Thom Yorke and co. left Toronto grinning from ear to ear.