Caribou, AKA Dan Snaith, is the Canadian electronic mastermind whose latest album Our Love saw him win universal critical acclaim and a new status as one of the world’s most exciting producers.
Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective. The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature which cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. It’s not all downbeat of course, whilst some thoughts linger on mortality, loss and letting go, there is always an element of celebration.