Daphni - JIAOLONG Though he began his career producing pastoral percussive assaults and kraut-leaning jams as Manitoba/Caribou, by the time of his 2010 album, Swim, it was obvious that Dan Snaith was increasingly interested in dance music.
Jiaolong is the sixth studio album by Canadian musician Daniel Snaith, released on October 16, 2012 by Merge. The album was named a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize on June 13, 2013.
7 years ago 7 years ago. Dance. Snaith’s upward trajectory shows little evidence of slowing’ 4/5 ‘Electronica Album of the Month’ Mojo ‘JIAOLONG’ is an outstanding venture with quirks and a musicality of its own’ 9/10 DJ ‘Collection of tracks that just won’t quit, those dark corners just got very interesting indeed’ 9/10 Loud & Quiet ‘JIAOLONG is the sound of a producer having the time.
Jiaolong is front-loaded. In the interview above, Snaith admitted that the Daphni project- which purportedly includes still-unreleased material earmarked for Snaith's DJ appearances- has freed him from the constraints of Caribou, which at this point is closer to a standard rock democracy. Caribou is a band used to juggling multiple melodic ideas, a band that has to place a premium on organization and concision.
Jiaolong – JIAOLONG005, Jiaolong – JIAOLONG005CD. There isn't much of a difference between this album and Four Tet's Pink, also released in 2012. So I'm left puzzled as to why Jiaolong earns so much praise while Four Tet's equally accomplished effort is simply forgotten. Springs" sounds like an experiment gone wrong.
While the different name lets Snaith's fans know not to expect more Caribou, on Jiaolong it's still kind of remarkable just how different his approach is. With samples aplenty, raw-sounding keyboards, and looped beats, Daphni deals in a very simple, roots-based kind of dance music. Given how elaborate Caribou's music can be, stripping things back as much as Snaith does on Jiaolong is probably a big part of the challenge - and appeal - of the project on his part.
Jiaolong is the sixth studio album by Canadian musician Daniel Snaith, and the first under the moniker Daphni. It was released on October 16, 2012 by Merge Records
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