Live albums can often feel like a cop-out, just a way to make a quick buck off a good show, but in the case of Caribou’s Vibration Ensemble it was a brilliant idea.
Recorded in 2009 during a period where the band swapped their usual synths for horns, four drummers and a choir (and roped in mates like Four Tet, Enon and members of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra) the final LP went a long way towards capturing their huge sound.
Those of you that missed it then will be pleased with Dan Snaith’s announcement on Twitter this week that they’re giving away the whole thing for free. Hooray! As a teaser, download Caribou Vibration Ensemble’s ‘Melody Day’ here and head over to their Soundcloud to get the whole thing.