Fans have waited 6 years for this day and it's finally here. The first listen of the debut album from Floating Points. We've already heard a few tracks off the album like 'Nespole' and 'Silhouettes', both revealed with videos depicting the emotive feelings sensed in each track. Now we are graced with the full album ahead of it's official release and it's everything we hoped it would be.
Floating Points, a.k.a. Sam Shepherd, is a fascinating artist. He graduated from University College London with a PhD in Neuroscience, during which he was releasing banging club tracks and gigging all around the world. When news broke that an album was in the works those who were familiar with Shepherd didn't expect him to produce a collection of club ready tracks. His musical influences span a wide range of genres from jazz to classical and in his album is rather a sonic exploration than anything else. Emotive ballads with intricately woven elements of strings and percussion lay down the foundation for an exquisite collection of tracks.
When listening to the album, don't expect to hear anything like 'ARP3' or 'Nuits Sonores', although you will definitely hear the elements that have always made the music of Floating Points stand out above all the rest. His complex arrangements seem to come together effortlessly to form cohesive productions. Listen to the stream below to have your first listen and be ready for the Elaenia to drop on November 6th Luaka Bop (US)/ Pluto (UK), pre-order the album here.