Photo credit: Louise Haywood-Schiefer
Over the years Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, has captivated listeners with his unique take on electronic music. Using organic sounds mixed with jazzy rhythms he's developed a reputation for deep and soulful productions that are original and expansive. Over the past 6 years his career has been on a steady climb with releases on Planet Mu and his very own Eglo Records where he showcases his unique sound and production ability. Fans have been eager to hear news of a full length album in the works and it's now safe to say he has finally finished it and Elaenia will be released this Fall.
Along with the album announcement Floating Points has shared a new video for one of the tracks that will be featured on the album. 'Silhouettes' is a dreamy ballad focusing on what seems like an improvised percussion riff and atmospheric melodies. The video for this beautiful production was directed by Junior Martínez and Pablo Barquín and filmed in Rio Tinto, a corner of the Spanish and Portuguese border deemed the closest thing to Mars on Earth.
"We've all been friends for a long time, and I was always hanging around their studio in Barcelona," Shepherd says. "When he [Barquín] invented a light painting machine, the idea to do a music video came about very quickly. We wanted to juxtapose the light painting in an exotic environment and this lead us to Rio Tinto."
Elaenia will be released November 6th via Luaka Bop (US)/ Pluto (UK) and you can pre-order t he album here.
Floating Points Tour Dates:
Aug 26 Fort Punta Christo, Pula, HR - Dimensions Festival **
Oct 03 Edinburgh, UK - La Belle Angele
Oct 09 Berlin, DE - Berghain
Oct 10 Bologna, IT - RoBOt Festival
Oct 24 Lyon, FR - Le Sucre
Oct 31 Leuven, BE - Het Depot **
Nov 05 Turin, IT - Club2Club **
Nov 08 Dublin, IE - Metropolis
Dec 10 Auckland, NZ - Neck Of The Woods
Dec 11 Adelaide, AU - Sugar
Dec 12 Victoria, AU - Meredith Music Festival
Dec 13 Melbourne, AU - Coburg Velodrome
Dec 17 Melbourne, AU - Section 8
Dec 18 Perth, AU - The Urban Orchard
Dec 19 Sydney, AU - Oxford Arts Factory
Dec 20 Brisbane, AU - The TBC Club
** w/ 11 piece live band