Daphni // JIAOLONG Due Out in Oct (Posted By Harry)



Dan Snaith to release new album under ‘Daphni’ moniker.

JIAOLONG due out in October 2012.

Lots of music sites covering the news on Dan Snaith releasing ‘Jiaolong’ this year, we’ve just picked one, Pitchfork, but there’s Clash covering it, amongst many many others.

Written By Jenn Pelly.

“Dan Snaith, a.k.a. Caribou, has announced a full-length album as Daphni, his moniker for electronic dance productions. The record is titled JIAOLONG (pronounced “jow-long”), the same name Snaith uses for his own label.

JIAOLONG is out October 16 in the U.S. and Canada via Merge/Jiaolong, and October 9 digitally. It’s also out October 8 in Europe and Australia via Jiaolong, as well as October 3 in Japan via Hostess/Jiaolong. That’s the album art, above.

According to a press release, Snaith built a modular synthesizer that “plays a prominent role on this album.” He writes:

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. As a music producer, the parameters of dance music seem wider. The rhythmic underpinnings are liberating rather than constraining, allowing the rest of the elements to coalesce from a broad palette.

He continued:

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.


01 Yes, I Know
02 Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
03 Ye Ye
04 Light
05 Pairs
06 Ahora
07 Jiao
08 Springs
09 Long

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