Daphni ‎– Jiaolong

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The 1st track "Yes, I Know" samples Buddy Miles - The Segment.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JIAOLONG005LP Daphni Jiaolong(2xLP, Album) Jiaolong JIAOLONG005LP UK 2012 Sell This Version
MRG-478, JIAOLONG005LP Daphni Jiaolong(2xLP, Album) Merge Records, Jiaolong MRG-478, JIAOLONG005LP USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version
JIAOLONG005 Daphni Jiaolong(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Jiaolong JIAOLONG005 UK 2012
MRG478, JIAOLONG005CD Daphni Jiaolong(CD, Album) Merge Records, Jiaolong MRG478, JIAOLONG005CD US 2012 Sell This Version
JIAOLONG005, JIAOLONG005CD Daphni Jiaolong(CD, Album) Jiaolong, Jiaolong JIAOLONG005, JIAOLONG005CD UK 2012 Sell This Version
MRG478 ADVANCE Daphni Jiaolong(CD, Album, Promo) Merge Records MRG478 ADVANCE US 2012 Sell This Version
JIAOLONG005 Daphni Jiaolong(CDr, Album, Promo) Jiaolong JIAOLONG005 UK 2012 Sell This Version
. Daphni Jiaolong(CDr, Album, Promo) News Distribution . Belgium 2012 Sell This Version

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tjtownend

tjtownend

May 30, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing Jiaolong, 2xLP, Album, JIAOLONG005LP
Springs is sampled from Raja Zahr - Drum Sequence, its not just a bunch of random sounds put together or an experiment gone wrong by mr snaith
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 18, 2016
referencing Jiaolong, CD, Album, MRG478, JIAOLONG005CD

Even though Dan Snaith, as Caribou, was already moving in a house direction with SWIM, his new moniker of Daphni goes all the way. JIAOLONG settles into a rhythm right away (as well as a hefty dose of acid disco) with "Yes, I Know" before their mix of Cos-Ber-Zam's "Ne Noya" jumps into a deep Afro fusion (which is later echoed in "Pairs"). Meanwhile, the flute and gurgling synths of "Light" offset the martial snare drum and growing acid, and a touch of Middle Eastern melody creeps onto the throbbing "Jiao," whereas "Springs" seems to be a series of sound effects set on repeat, but the blissful, hissing ends the album on a nice, sci-fi soundtrack. A fascinating extension of Snaith's musical persona.
Retrac

Retrac

November 12, 2015
referencing Jiaolong, 2xLP, Album, JIAOLONG005LP
Pairs is such a BADASS tune i wish it was a 12". And twice as long. And twice as LOUD! UGH!!!
bedhed3000

bedhed3000

November 14, 2013
referencing Jiaolong, 2xLP, Album, MRG-478, JIAOLONG005LP
My 2xLP copy has the C/D labels on both records, so the track listing shows Pairs, Ahora/Jiao, Springs, Long as the tracks on both records. Has anyone else seen this?
APinkMonster

APinkMonster

January 15, 2013
referencing Jiaolong, 2xLP, Album, JIAOLONG005LP
Does anyone know whether this LP comes with a download code for the album? Like the US version does?

Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!
APinkMonster

APinkMonster

January 15, 2013
referencing Jiaolong, 2xLP, Album, JIAOLONG005LP
Does anyone know whether this LP comes with a download code for the album? Like the US version does?

Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

December 24, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Jiaolong, CD, Album, JIAOLONG005, JIAOLONG005CD

There isn't much of a difference between this album and Four Tet's Pink, also released in 2012. So I'm left puzzled as to why Jiaolong earns so much praise while Four Tet's equally accomplished effort is simply forgotten. Some of these tracks are great - others border on filler. "Springs" sounds like an experiment gone wrong. "Light" and "Pairs" leave something to be desired. I think Dan Snaith might still be learning how to do dance music, and this is an early, raw example of his output. His approach at present seems to be find a catchy vocal sample and loop it - only on "Long", "Jiao" and "Ahora" does he demonstrate some compositional brilliance. In my view, it's overrated - not a top 5 album in 2012, as some have claimed. Still worth a listen, anyhow.