CARIBOU - ANDORRA LP
DAN SNAITH, under the guise of CARIBOU (formerly MANITOBA), has been producing critically acclaimed albums for six years now—each album an impressive development on the previous one. For his debut Merge album Andorra, Snaith has raised the bar again. Andorra marries the kaleidoscopic grandeur with which Snaith has become associated, with pop melodies and harmonies crammed so densely from beginning to end that they jump over each other in forcing their way out of the speakers. The album is so vividly three-dimensional that it is almost impossible to believe it was performed and recorded entirely by Snaith (save for the vocal and songwriting talents contributed by close friend and tourmate JUNIOR BOYS’ JEREMY GREENSPAN on “She’s The One”) at his home in London. To make something so beautiful and vast from surroundings so constrained as the inside of one head is surely Caribou’s unique alchemy.