Finally the european Vinyl version of Chad VanGaalen’s Soft Airplane CD which got released on Sub Pop Records a while ago. Including 2 vinyl only Bonus Tracks, wrapped in a proper gatefold-cover for the first time with hand-drawn Illustrations from Chad himself on the inner section, this re-release makes a special companion for his Europe Tour in August 2011! A notorious homebody, Chad VanGaalen is well known for rarely leaving his basement in Calgary, endlessly drawing, recording and making art. Fortunately, he has an uncanny knack for creating music that is sweepingly beautiful and undeniably genuine, and with his third full-length Soft Airplane, this celebrated multi-talented artist has created his most complete album to date. With Infiniheart (2005) and Skelliconnection (2006), Chad displayed an innate understanding of simple pop melody and a penchant for intellectually playful arrangements. Compiled from years of hidden back-catalogue and lo-fi CD-R releases, both albums went on to receive critical acclaim from across the globe. While his first albums hinted at musical reference points (that even Chad seemed to be reluctant to embrace), Soft Airplane reveals an artist utterly in stride ? confident enough to span genres, while working with a determined and deliberate focus. Sometimes the most powerful of musical expressions come from the most hushed and unassuming sources; with Soft Airplane, Chad Vangaalen has created one of these rare, heartfelt and gripping moments from the depths of his cluttered basement. Fortunately for him – and us.