Caribou frontman Dan Snaith’s instrumental, club-friendly, minimal and spontaneous alter-ego returns A decade into Dan Snaith's use of the moniker, we know roughly what to expect from Daphni: while Caribou's compositions are generally introspective, multi-layered and can border on baroque pop in their structure, the songs on Cherry are instrumental, club-friendly, minimal and spontaneous. This can be both a gift and a curse, as while the listening experience is undoubtedly good fun, reduced quality control means ideas are more likely to either get more attention than they deserve or be underutilised. The title track is suitably fleshed-out, with a glittering cross-rhythm (15 semi-quavers!) mapped across 4×4 beats and an increasingly glitchy soundbed, while Take Two also hits the spot with a sped up disco loop and a relentless, Dave Clarke-esque techno arrangement, simple but devastatingly effective.
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