Dan Snaith’s latest full-length as Daphni (his Caribou guise is on ice for more song-oriented, full-band endeavors) collects full versions of various tracks he teased on last year’s Fabriclive 93 mix, which Snaith used to showcase then-unreleased Daphni productions, similar to Omar-S and Ricardo Villalobos’ contributions to the series. The tracks on Joli Mai are bubbling with life, freeform arrangements of colorful analog synths and bass guitar licks are accented with wooden drums and soulful vocal snippets in vintage Daphni tradition. While most of the record is uplifting, “Xing Tian” and “Vulture” veer out towards a sinister edge. Other highlights include “Medellin,” “Face To Face,” “The Truth,” “Tin” and the very-2001 Daft Punk-esque closer, “Life’s What You Make It.” Double vinyl pressing in full-color pic sleeve with printed inner sleeves.
- double vinyl pressing
- printed inner sleeves
- music label: Jiaolong 2017
reviewed by frau farbissina 12/2017