Peter Holslin looks good in a mustache It’s impossible to say who invented the four-to-the-floor beat. My guess is it dates back to a primordial age, when Homo neanderthalensis first realized they could bang rock to ground in an effort to convey the fire in their loins. Some 350,000 years later, plenty of dance music […]
Will Schube slap chops venison Every couple of years, Dan Snaith re-emerges as Caribou, just to remind us that he’s a Lebowski-level capital D Dude. The Milk of Human Kindness came out in ’05, and was the kind of “oh shit” release that left you dying for new tunes as soon as you wore out […]
Aaron Frank records obscure bass music under the name Velma. After releasing two of last year’s best LPs, Caribou and Four Tet have extended their contract in 2011, offering a new collaborative effort in the form of a split 12″, oddly revealed today in the comments section of Irish music blog, Nialler9. The forthcoming release […]
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Almost didn’t listen to this. I don’t know if you’re like me, but sometimes you examine the glut of mixes posted on the Internet and begin to think they all sound alike. Nothing against the lot, but barring the most spectacular, they often blur into a glutinous blob of blog bass and esoteric bullshit. But […]
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The Vitruvian nature of Caribou’s output makes it easy to think that Dan Snaith has allowed his two careers in music and mathematics to inform each other. The reality is, the Canadian-born, London-based beatmaker arrives at a finished track simply through tireless experimentation.  His latest album, Swim, appear on many an end-of-year list, but Snaith […]
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Caribou Vs. Four Tet November 15, 2010
Back to back sets. 48 minutes. Live from Asheville North Carolina, where the pair played Moog Fest and then presumably visited the Thomas Wolfe museum.  Classic house grooves that you’ll probably enjoy even if the term “classic house grooves” conjures imaginary images of C&C Music Factory and steel mills. What else is there to say? […]
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A Feast of Caribou April 26, 2010
If I was blessed with unlimited financial and temporal resources, I’d devote a few thousand words to dissecting Caribou’s phenomenal Swim, released last week on Merge. Alas, I don’t and can’t squander a day straining for esoteric adjectives to describe guitar tones. Besides, I suspect it’s a lot more interesting to read this fascinating Pitchfork […]
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Swimming With Caribou January 25, 2010
One album conspicuously left off Sach’s list is the latest from the mushroom-gobbling mathematician formerly known as Manitoba. “Odessa,” the lead single leaked from Caribou’s forthcoming Swim might make a titular reference to a Ukranian port city,  but its sonics augur a stark shift from the frail and fractured psychedelia of Andorra to a thumping […]
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