Daphni - Cherry

  • Beauty in simplicity.
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  • Do you need anything other than (what sounds like) a DX7 and a bassline? According to Daphni's comeback apparently not. Dan Snaith's dance floor side project often falls on the wrong side of restraint for me, but there's something scintillating about the way "Cherry" spirals out into infinity in a fractal pattern. Just when you think nothing's going to happen, Snaith introduces a simple three-note motif—each pulse bent and warmed-over like the melodies from old Manitoba records—that pushes it over the edge. It's a clever touch that pulls Caribou and Daphni into one, a subtle melody that could prove explosive at the right time and place.