"On Valeen Hope, it's as if Loden has dumped his entire kit of keyboards, circuitry, and laptop into a campfire, trying it all in the flames to see what of its "essence" remains. It hisses and crackles with a singular, burning instensity, as if slowly and painfully evolving from electronica into some sort of neo-folk."
"This conflict of the tangible and the intangible seems to resurface itself throughout the album, but it is this conflict that draws me to the music….By
observing, the intangible became something tangible—a transubstantiated shift made in Loden's Valeen Hope"
"Loden is the electronic equivalent of a much needed sigh. Lovely"
"Valeen Hope is refreshing, yet it is deep and complex; it is an album that, because of Loden’s ability to bend and shift sound, will call the listener back again and again."