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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release fro the Canadian indie artist was self-produced.
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Host Body
Don't trust the stranger's words As she crawls out of the wasteland The future has become unwoven And they want to turn us out, man I'll be their... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mojo
    Sep 5, 2017
    80
    Songs packed with breathless synth and guitar drama, yet still sounding deceptively simple. [Oct 2017, p.98]
  2. Sep 6, 2017
    80
    VanGaalen draws from familiar territory. What makes these songs truly surreal (and ergo, sublime) are his wacky scenes, both monstrous and endearingly human all at once.
  3. Sep 11, 2017
    80
    They’re almost what you expect, but not exactly, and that disconnect takes you into a strange and lovely little world.
  4. Sep 20, 2017
    74
    Produced and almost entirely performed by VanGaalen, Light Information demonstrates he still has an uncanny knack for off-kilter songcraft, while also gently questioning the societal pressures that might lead us to miss the point of creating and appreciating art in the first place.
  5. Uncut
    Sep 5, 2017
    70
    VanGaalen's clear talent as a producer and arranger still shines through in even the less spectacular moments. [Oct 2017, p.40]
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    70
    It’s perfectly plausible that the record will age just as well as VanGaalen’s best stuff--we just gotta give it more time to let its shapeshifting flowers bloom into something as beautiful as his animations.
  7. Oct 25, 2017
    70
    There’s a deferential tone to Light Information that suggests he’s never really going to change his signature shtick, and even if we always know what to expect, it always feels like a warm return home from an always generous friend.

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