JIAOLONG

Daphni

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MRG478 | Release Date 2012

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While Caribou toured the globe throughout 2012 in support of Radiohead, Dan Snaith fell deeper into his love affair with the dance floor to bring us a full-length release as Daphni. The first Daphni album of shape-shifting works is titled JIAOLONG (pronounced JOW-long) and was released on Dan’s own imprint in the UK on Merge Records in North America in October 2012.

Throughout Caribou’s ongoing world tour, Dan has been hitting club nights in each city, DJing into the wee hours in search of that sweet spot. “DJs have the potential to blindside you,” Snaith says. Inspired to work in a completely different way—setting aside the meticulous compositional rigors and musical layers that underpin Caribou songs—Dan Snaith-as-Daphni reaches out for a more feminine, fluid energy and seeks instant gratification. “Daphni tracks are rough and spontaneous,” he explains. "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.”

LP is pressed on 150-gram vinyl.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Yes, I Know 04:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Cos-Ber-Zam Ne Noya (Daphni Mix) 05:37 $0.99 Buy
Play Ye Ye 06:05 $0.99 Buy
Play Light 05:20 $0.99 Buy
Play Pairs 05:40 $0.99 Buy
Play Ahora 05:47 $0.99 Buy
Play Jiao 04:36 $0.99 Buy
Play Springs 04:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Long 06:02 $0.99 Buy

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We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

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