“Perfectly imperfect pop” (The Guardian). “A sweet and heartfelt helping of indietronica” (The Needle Drop). It’s with praise such as this that reviewers are placing Suddenly, the latest masterpiece by Dan Snaith aka Caribou, released by City Slang Records, at the forefront of the contest for the title of Best Album of the Year. The musician and his band will pay us another visit in November, after the period of global hibernation, to again throw one of his unforgettable parties.
Canadian mathematics and music genius Dan Snaith has been known as Manitoba, Daphni and Caribou during his career, but all his monikers share a unique penchant for unusual, progressive, yet always warm electronic music. Moving according to vectors known just to him, his tracks go from pop to krautrock, from psychedelia to techno, but never stray from their primary mission – to entrance, charm, entertain, and get you to move. Snaith has said he has never aimed at commercial success, but after his track “Sun” from the 2010 album Swim conquered dancefloors even on Ibiza, his career swerved sharply upwards. With his Caribou ensemble, he’s performed at venues and festivals all over the world, including Kino Šiška, and during breaks from the Caribou project, he’s deejayed at the most legendary clubs all over, from London to Berlin, as Daphni. In fact it was as Daphni that he came to Šiška most recently, hosting one of our best events of 2018 alongside the local Sezam crew.
In November, Snaith will return to Šiška as Caribou, with his first album under this moniker since the extremely successfully 2014 release Our Love. His new, seventh full-length Suddenly, released via City Slang Records in February, is his most surprising and unpredictable yet. It’s personal and fragile, yearning and wonderful, full of twists and turns, yet still familiar and cozy. It’s dedicated to family and familial relationships, and those unexpected times of dramatic change that can happen anytime and in any family, that can change everything in a single moment. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean we’re in for an album of laments – Caribou’s compositions are still suffused in colour, beauty, and joy. Taken together, it’s quite clear why this is undoubtedly one of the albums of 2020, an album we’ll play many times by the time November rolls around, and a concert where we’ll rejoice together.
Tickets on sale online and at Eventim outlets.
Caribou has partnered with PLUS1.org so that 1 € from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.