The Calgary mastermind is at it again with more artistically bending visuals and sounds.
From Sub Pop:
In Chad VanGaalen’s new animated video for “Pine and Clover” [watch here], a shapeshifter is born with the inability to form memories. It transforms into whatever creature or object it senses to be closest to it in the moment, but cannot remember what it was previously. It seems to have no sense of self, whatsoever. Or as VanGaalen humorously theorizes it: “This is what humans will end up being, or possibly have been.”
Created by VanGaalen, the “Pine and Clover” video is a combination of hand drawn drawn animation (cell animation), claymation, and paperless 2D animation. As the singer describes it: “The style and economy of the animation is governed by my ability to sit in a chair and draw for as long as I possibly can without being distracted by my beautiful vegetable garden. Because of the garden and its beauty, I have been inspired to make most of the environments similar to what I see in the garden, so needless to say there is a lot of lettuce.”
Chad VanGaalen’s “Pine and Clover” is one of the highlights off of Light Information, the creative polymath’s sixth album. The album will be available on CD / LP / DL / CS on September, 8th in Canada via Flemish Eye and the rest of the world through Sub Pop.