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CARIBOU – JAMELIA (Alternative/Electronica – Canada)


Canadian visionary artist Dan Snaith, better known as Caribou, released his last album, Swim, in late 2010 and has been touring with his band ever since. At present, nothing new on the horizon for Caribou, but Snaith is currently in the studio working on a new album, tentatively slated for a 2013 release. In the meantime, let’s revisit one of his 2010 tracks: “Jamelia”.

Written by Snaith and mixed by David Wrench, “Jamelia” features Luke Lalonde on vocals, Rob Piilonen on the flute and Steve Ward ont he trombone.  And since one song is probably not enough to quench your musical thrist, let’s throw in a couple of remixes from Gold Panda and DJ Koze for good measure.

Caribou - Jamelia (DJ Koze Alarmclock Remix)     

Find out more on Caribou’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on Caribou

ALTRICE – STEM (Ambient/Downtempo – US)

Tucson-based producer Altrice came to public knowledge last year after winning the remix contest for the song “Sun” by Caribou. Blogs started to hail this artist’s production skills and even Caribou’s own Dan Snaith was genuinely moved by his work on “Sun”. So much so that when Altrice asked for the stems of all the tracks on the album Swim, Dan agreed right away and sent all the material.

It took Altrice a few months to complete a track by track remix of the album and the result is a mesmerising compilation called Stem. It uses samples from the original tracks and builds entirely new songs from there.

Altrice - Modern Song     

Dan Snaith described Stem as “beautifully simple – focusing on only a handful of elements but ingeniously reinventing them to make each song very much his own”.

Altrice - Siphon Away     

The whole album can be streamed on Soundcloud and there’s also an album of bonus tracks available HERE. If you like what you hear, visit Altrice on MySpace and please go on and buy his music on Altrice

CARIBOU – SWIM (Indie/Psych/Pop – Canada)

Caribou is Canadian-born Dan Snaith, who formerly recorded under the moniker Manitoba. Coming from a family of mathematicians, Snaith  spent many years torn between music and maths. In 2005, he completed his PhD at the University of London and is now working full time on his music. Known for altering his sound with each subsequent release, he incorporates electronic textures and breakbeat drums and creates a lush musical panorama.

His last album, Andorra (2007, City Slang), won Canada’s Polaris Music Prize, so hopes are high for the follow-up. Caribou’s new LP, Swim, will be out April 20, courtesy of Merge in North America and City Slang in the UK and Europe. The album’s opening track “Odessa” is available for free download on Caribou’s official site.

Caribou - Odessa     

Recorded between Wales and Canada, the album has been described by Snaith as folllows: “I got excited by the idea of making dance music that’s liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan… Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water, rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.”

As a bonus, here’s “Lord Leopard”, taken off Caribou’s 2005 release The Milk Of Human Kindness.

Caribou - Lord Leopard     

Find out more on MySpace and download Caribou’s music on Caribou