Monday, January 4, 2010


Manitoba (Caribou)
Up In Flames
(Domino, 2003)

It is still weird to me to see the reissue of Up In Flames with Caribou as the artist moniker. I guess that is why I've posted this image. However, whether Dan Snaith is calling himself Manitoba or Caribou, Up In Flames is his psych pop masterpiece. Equal parts Elephant 6, Four Tet and (at the very least in terms of sound quality) Dungen, Up In Flames contains psychic percussion mixed with flurries of synthisized goodness, all on top of Snaith's smoothly reverberated vocals. It is a lovely mix.


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