I’m getting more and more impressed these days by Canadian producer/artist Dan Snaith a.k.a. Caribou. I think it’s the diversity in his music that I appreciate so much because every time I check a new Caribou track, it seems to be able to take me by surprise. In the end, isn’t that one of the main things we expect from music.. isn’t it “supposed” to be fresh, innovative and inspiring? Well.. those are exactly the elements that Caribou is able to put into his music! Moreover, his eclectic live shows are known for the use of simultaneous drummers and a synchronized visual live band, so live he also tries to transfer his vibe to the crowd… Try to describe the genre I hear you ask? Well I tried that but it’s hard. I think the definition given by Washington Post journalist David Malitz would fit quite ok here: “a combination of kaleidoscopic, psychedelic pop explorations with a more electronic, beat-driven sound that’s as much about getting feet moving as heads spinning”. A couple of weeks back, Caribou did a remix of Four Tet’s Angel Echoes. Adding some bass and glitches this is only an echo of the original and it’s also a perfect example of how Caribou’s music is able to take you on a musical exploration trip. Check it!
Caribou is currently doing a fall tour in Europe together with the likes of Four Tet, James Holden, Nathan Fake, Junip, Beach House and others.. Be sure to quickly check out the tour dates, because a lot of giggs are already sold out (e.g. Brussels, nov 27).
Buy Caribou’s latest album “Swim” HERE.