The three track EP finds Dan Snaith recorded playing with several others throughout 2011.
Responsible for one of the crossover records of 2014 in the shape of his sixth Caribou LP, ‘Our Love’, Dan Snaith has carried the momentum into this year. Starting last week he published, ‘The Longest Mixtape‘ – a 1000 song YouTube playlist containing everything from Pusha T to Minnie Ripperton. He later recorded a 2 hour mix for BBC 6Music, which brought together the likes of The Beach Boys with Marquis Hawkes. Now he’s uploaded a three track EP to Bandcamp under his previously dormant Caribou Vibration Ensemble alias. Two of the tracks – ‘Swims’ and ‘Bowls’, are live recordings of tracks from 2010’s ‘Swim’ made during a 2011 concert in Ghent, Belgium.
‘Ahmed, Colin, James, Kieran, Kyle, Rob & Steve’ meanwhile, is a bleepy work of psych Jazz recorded live at North London’s Scala on the same tour as the other two track. Its title is drawn from its players, amongst them Kieran Hebden (electronics, synthesizer),James Holden (modular synthesizer) and Sudanese DFA affiliate Ahmed Gallab/Sinkane (drum kit, electronic drum triggers).
All proceeds from the release are going to the charity Gendered Intelligence in memory of Snaith’s friend, the late trans-activist/sound engineer Julia Brightly – who was also honoured with a song on ‘Our Love’. An LP version of the digital download is said to be available soon, whilst a film from the same tour – featuring Caribou jamming with Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra, has also been uploaded here.
‘CVE Live 2011’ is available to buy now here.