Caribou’s Dan Snaith has announced a new album under his Daphni alias, the first from the electronic project since 2017.
Cherry will be released on October 7th via Snaith’s own Jiaolong label, and you can hear a new song called ‘Cloudy’, of which Dan Snaith says:
“The essence of this one is keeping it aloft – like occasionally nudging a balloon that’s only just heavier than air to keep it afloat. For something so buoyant, I’m surprised how much it bangs in a club.”Snaith.
Of the album, which features previously released title track, Snaith says there wasn’t any grand plan.
“There isn’t anything obvious that unifies it or makes it hang together. I think it was good that it was made without worrying about any of that. I just made it. As is often the case when you’re working quickly and intuitively, new pieces of equipment played a part”.
Bleep’s blurb on the album describes it as such:
The 14 tracks bear the fruits of everything we’ve come to know and love from his wide-eyed productions over the years – letting each track run wild on it’s own path. There’s infectious french-touch style of filtered samples and disco interludes on ‘Falling’ and ‘Take Two’. Soundstream style house/disco cuts like ‘Mania’ and ‘Take Two’. Single ‘Cherry’ builds a layered kaleidoscopic sugar rush of glassy synths over an urgent 134bpm kick. ‘Cloudy’ chops non-lexical vocals over skittering house production with evangelical cascading keys and ‘Flyplus’ closes the set with yearning emotive chords.
3. Always There
5. Arp Blocks
8. Take Two
14. Fly Away