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Caribou Announces His Debut Album As Daphni

“JIAOLONG” will be out in October on Jiaolong Records

There's a new Dan Snaith full-length in the pipeline; however its not by Caribou, but by Daphni, his most dance floor oriented alter ego. The album will be called like his label, JIAOLONG, and will be out on 8th October (in the USA the release will be a joint venture between Jiaolong and Merge, out on 9th October on digital, and 16th October on physical formats). The LP is inspired by the moments of communion and epiphany in the club, where Snaith still finds moments of magic, beyond the entertainment for steel workers sold by the so-called EDM. The man himself says it like this:

“I'd fallen back in love with moments in small, dark clubs when a DJ puts on a piece of music that not only can you not identify but that until you heard it, you could not have conceived of it existing. In contrast to live concerts where bands predictably string together the songs from their most recent album, DJs have the potential to blindside you, be genuinely surprising. […] I've been surprised by the number of transcendent moments that I, sober and in my mid-30s, have had in clubs in the last few years, both as a punter and as a DJ. Against my expectations, there's some magic in it still. The clichés about the collective consciousness of clubs still seems to hold water in some special cases. Set against the backdrop of bland and functional dance music and the mind-numbing predictability of the EDM barfsplosion currently gripping the corporate ravesters, there is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It's there that I hope Daphni has a place.”

We leave you with the images Jane Eastlight made to accompany the track "Ye Ye".

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