Caribou Suddenly Remixes - out now!
Twelve months after the release of the celebrated album Suddenly - which was followed by a flurry of remixes by artists including Four Tet, Floating Points, India Jordan, Logic1000, Koreless and Shanti Celeste - Dan Snaith aka Caribou today shares the collection Suddenly Remixes. The album is comprised of 12 tracks including three unreleased remixes by Toro y Moi, Jessy Lanza, and Prince Nifty.
Along with the release Snaith commissioned his long time friend Richard Kenworthy (Shynola) to animate a visual to accompany the Toro y Moi remix of 'Home'. Speaking of the remix Snaith says: "Chaz is an incredible musician fluent in seemingly every musical vocabulary but with a sensibility all his own. His remix is like an Alexander Calder mobile or a Kandinsky painting where the musical geometries of the original song circle each other in space."
Director Richard Kenworthy says of the video: "When I first heard the mix I was taken aback - he's pulled the song apart, laid all the bits on the floor and made a minimalist sculpture out of little wiggly pieces. So similarly I want to strip this right back and focus on minute details by making a sort of scratch film - the kind of animation which got me interested in animation in the first place. The idea is that each day I would isolate a tiny fragment of the song and hand animate some little doodles by scratching into black. No preconceived end goal, just whatever occurs to me daily, so it has an improvised, freewheeling, dreamlike and fragmented quality. Just little weird details and evaporating thoughts. Little fleeting sketches.