Caribou — Suddenly (Feb. 28th, 2020)
■ Venue: Apr 23 — Prague, CZ — Forum Karlín (WITH KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH). Dan Snaith (recordings, live), Ryan Smith (live), Brad Weber (live), John Schmersal (live)
■ „„Suddenly odkazuje na okamžiky dramatických a nečekaných změn, ke kterým dochází v triangulačních bodech jakéhokoli života a v jakékoli rodině — univerzálních tématech, která vás chytí mimo dohled a změní váš život v srdečním tepu,“ vysvětluje Snaith. „You And I“ začíná warblingovými klávesy a filtrovanou bicí sadou, měkkými falsetto vokály, dominující nad aquatickou instrumentací. „Home“ začíná block~rockovými breaky a vrstvami rozostřených vokálních vzorků, prosluněnou kytarou a dechy, což ve vašem případě snad oživí večírek. „Never Come Back“ se zdá být odpovědí na pokus o oživení tranzu v posledních několika letech, rozmístěné vokální vzorky a epické smyčce, umožňující uvážlivou a promyšlenou pozornost ‚klišé~excesů‘ daného žánru.
Birth name: Daniel Victor Snaith
Instruments: Synthesizer, drums, guitar, bass
Location: Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Album release: Feb. 28th, 2020
Record Label: City Slang/Merge Records
A1 Sister 2:12
A2 You And I 4:04
A3 Sunny’s Time 2:50
A4 New Jade 3:38
A5 Home 2:36
A6 Lime 2:55
A7 Never Come Back 5:06
B1 Filtered Grand Piano 0:53
B2 Like I Loved You 4:06
B3 Magpie 3:56
B4 Ravi 4:30
B5 Cloud Song 6:58
■ All songs produced and recorded by Dan Snaith.
■ Colin Fisher plays guitar and tenor saxophone on ‘You and I’, ‘Sunny’s Time’ and ‘Lime’, guitar on ‘New Jade’, ‘Never Come Back’, ‘Like I Loved You’ and ‘Cloud Song’, and tenor saxophone on ‘Home’.
■ Carolyn Snaith sings on ‘Sister’.
■ All songs written by Dan Snaith and published by BMG, apart from ‘Home’, written by Snaith / Dixon, published by BMG / Songs of EMG (BMI), and ‘Lime’, written by Snaith / Tempesti / Achoun / Pelon, published by BMG / Warner Chappell Music France / VMT Records.
■ ‘Home’ contains a sample of ‘Home’ written by Bobby Dixon, performed by Gloria Barnes, used with kind permission of Essential Media Group.
■ ‘Lime’ contains a sample of ‘The Sphynx’ by Black Soul written by Gerard Tempesti, Constant Achoun and Dominique Pelon. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
■ ‘Like I Loved You’ contains a sample of the song ‘Tick, Tick’, performed by weish, used with kind permission of Syndicate, Singapore.
■ ‘Home’ was arranged by Dan Snaith and Kieran Hebden.
■ Recorded at home and at EMS4 studios.
■ All tracks mixed by David Wrench at Studio Bruxo, London. Assisted by Grace Banks.
■ Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Mastering.
■ Art direction and photography by Jason Evans.
■ Design by Matthew Cooper.
■ For Zola and Liv.
■ Thanks to Nitasha and Kieran, who hear my music first, and whose feedback has been indispensable in making this album.
■ SIMPLY PUT, SUDDENLY IS FAMILIAR AND SURPRISING AT ONCE. It’s Dan Snaith’s fifth album under his Caribou alias, which is known for live performances that merge psychedelia and left~field dance influences into a heady, vivid combination. He’s an incredible DJ and master producer as well, with 3 electronic~based albums released under the Daphni alias. Suddenly is the closest merging of these two identities yet — songs shuffle and morph in unexpected ways, drastically chopped~and~screwed samples crash in from nowhere. “Suddenly refers to the moments of dramatic and unexpected change that occur at points in any life and within any family — universal themes that catch you off guard and change your life in a heartbeat.”, explains Snaith. “You And I” begins with warbling keys and a filtered drumkit, soft falsetto vocals over aquatic instrumentation. “Home” begins with block~rocking breaks and layers of out of focus vocal samples, sunny guitar and brass flourishes liven up the party. “Never Come Back” seems to be a response to the attempted trance revival of the past few years or so, pitched up vocal samples and epic strings make for a thoughtful consideration of the genre’s cliched excesses. ■ Nice~sounding half~speed mastered LP housed in spot~gloss finished jacket w/ download code.
■ Black vinyl pressing (please note: actual pressing color and packaging may differ from mock~up photo)
■ First Caribou album w/ Dan Snaith vocals on every track
■ Mastered at half~speed by Matt Colton
■ Housed in full color matte jacket w/ spot gloss finish