Dan Snaith returned with his fourth album under the Caribou name. More soulful than any of his previous releases and incorporating a wide range of influences from garage and hip hop to pop music and dubstep, this is something very special. First track to emerge 'Can't Do Without You' - also the album's opening track - is a promising taster: a dazzling electronic exultation that might surpass anything he's done before, endless ecstasy rippling through its swelling layers of dreamy noise. Title track "Our Love" starts with a classic Caribou sound and evolves into an old-school rave-anthem touching on his previous Daphni project.
The year of 2014 saw Canadian artist Dan Snaith follow up his incredible 2010 Caribou LP Swim with Our Love, bridging a four year gap with another spellbinding collection of richly texturised electronic music. Such gap however was far from a period of inactivity, with the producer spending increased time operating under his more dance-orientated alias Daphni, an influence that permeates through Our Love, most evidently on the flute-rich, polyrhythmic ‘Mars’, the euphoric title cut or dramatic closer ‘Your Love Can Set You Free’. Away from the dance floor, the album bears its soul with more feeling-rich cuts such as the Jessy Lanza featuring ‘Second Chance’ or the dewy-eyed, melancholic piece ‘Dive’, where soaring synth lines grow to a tender emotional release.