Caribou on Our Love, Dance Music, and "Connecting With People"

That Caribou (AKA Daniel Snaith) is such a singular, idiosyncratic artist with a sound all his own has much to do with his being a self-confessed studio production nerd. It's hard not to agree that the bespectacled 30-something mathematics PhD from Canada perfectly embodies the stereotype of the sonic mad scientist, locked away in his noise laboratory, conjuring quirky sounds from arcane gadgets.

But no artist is an absolute loner. And feeding off the love from his growing fanbase and the exceedingly positive reception of his last release, 2010's crossover tour de force Swim, Snaith has emerged from his hermetic production world with an even more accessible, dance-oriented album, Our Love.

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Sean Levisman