Inspired to work in a completely different way—setting aside the meticulous compositional rigors and musical layers that underpin Caribou songs—Dan Snaith fell deeper into his love affair with the dance floor to bring us Daphni.
“I’ve been surprised by the number of transcendent moments I, sober and in my mid-30s, have had in clubs in the last few years,” Dan says. “There’s some magic in it still. The cliches about the collective consciousness of clubs still seems to hold water in some special cases. There is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It’s there that I hope Daphni has a place.”