Floating Points Elaenia Debut album from UK producer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points. The album takes its inspiration from classical, jazz, electronic music, soul and Brazilian music, much of which can be heard in Shepherd's DJ sets. There's a long list of contributors, with Tom Skinner and Leo Taylor (drums), Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne and Layla Rutherford (vocals), Susumu Mukai (bass), Alex Reeve (guitar), Qian Wu and Edward Benton (violins), Matthew Kettle (viola) and Joe Zeitlin (cello) all featuring. Shepherd also provides some of the vocals. Pluto CD | LP
Floating Points Late Night Tales: Floating Points Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series. This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes. The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown. There’s the gorgeous ‘Via Làctea’, culled from Carlos Walker’s debut album, Abu Talib’s (Bobby Wright) plaintive ‘Blood Of An American’ and Robert Vanderbilt’s gospel reworking of Manchild’s ‘Especially For You’. Raw soul and feeling oozing from each song’s pores. “I’ve learnt about a lot of incredible music from listening to the Late Night Tales compilations over the years, so I jumped at the opportunity to compile one myself. The music is a selection of the kind of records I play to set the tone when DJing all night long.” LATE NIGHT TALES CD | LP
Floating Points LesAlpx / Coorabell Floating Points releases his first new track since 2017 in the form of Les Alpx. The track's undeniable groove recalls breakout tracks like Nuits Sonores which took over dancefloors around the world while simultaneously driving forward with the sophisticated craftsmanship and depth of production that has gained Floating Points respect far beyond the clubbing community. Les Alpx arrives as the next step in a career that has positioned Shepherd as one of electronic music's most surprising, innovative and uncompromising artists. It comes backed with B-side Coorabell. Ninja Tune 12"
Floating Points Crush Indies exclusive LP is packaged in a glossy sleeve with exclusive artwork. Both LPs are on black vinyl and include a download code. We're really looking forward to hearing this one, the new full length album from the electronic/techno/jazz legend Floating Points, released via Ninja Tune. His new album feels similarly instantaneous – and vital. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together. It draws from the "explosive" moments during his sets, the moments that usually occur when he throws together unexpected genres, for the very simple reason that he gets excited about wanting to "hear this record, really loud, now!" and then puts the needle on. It’s "just like what happens when you’re at home playing music with your friends and it's going all over the place," he says. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Floating Points Ratio In 2015 Sam Shepherd – aka Floating Points – released his break out, critically acclaimed debut Elaenia. Earlier this year he followed up the album with Reflections - Mojave Desert, a short film and soundtrack featuring tracks recorded in the Mojave Desert. Today the polymathic producer is pleased to announce his latest project, Ratio; an epic track bordering on 19-minutes that harks back to his earlier dance floor focussed releases. Over the course of the summer Floating Points has developed Ratio as part of his solo live electronic show at festivals around the world. The track has fast become a fan favourite, a true highlight of the set. Pluto 12"
Floating Points Kuiper New EP of fresh non-album tracks from Floating Points, following from his well received debut Elaenia. “Since starting a band to realise the music from my LP, it has sparked a deep interest in the band itself, and so Kuiper is the result of playing with Leo, Alex and Susumu. Each time we play it, its completely different. We set the scene with electronics, and some drum machines that form the foundation to allow the unfurling of the rest of the track. The version on this EP – believe it or not – was recorded at 8am! The other side – ‘For Marmish Part II’ – is carbon dated by my singing voice. I can’t get that high anymore! It was recorded way before ‘ For Marmish’ on the album but the two tracks happened to be written around the same time. I want to share them because both sides reflect in two tracks where I was right at the start of the Elaenia project, right up to now post-LP release, playing live and going on the road with a band. I hope, like I feel, people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks. “ Pluto 12" Out of Stock
Floating Points Shadows EP New Floating Points gatefold double 12" EP. On the cusp of 2012 Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd brings us possibly his most fully comprehensible and utterly impressive release to date. "Shadows" is a fully accomplished debut album (though billed as an EP), beginning with "Myrtle Avenue" which fans will instantly associate with tracks off his "Vacuum EP" - loose organic drums, fluttering and sublimely delicate keyboard phrases swirling in the background and a jazzy, Rhodes-led bottom end. "Obfuse" continues the jazzy, organic instrumentation but goes on a bit a US deep house tip. With those trademark FP droney synths constantly bubbling underneath the mix, some soulful vocals and a long, sparse jazzy breakdown this could soundtrack a million different feel-good moments. "Realise" is future jazz jam from the outer galaxies! Pads and synthesized wind instruments gently carassing an array of plinkety-plonk garage beats. "Realise" has the same drum template as "J&W Beat" - rattling retro drum boxes skewed and syncopated to oblivioun but somehow maintaing a groove. Disc two offers up whole side tracks "ARP3" and "Sais". "ARP3" must be the big main room club track with those euphoric, driving synth ascensions and expertly placed drops. Growing into a brooding, intense monster but still with those ridiculously funky keyboard licks that only a classically trained musician could achieve (he studied right here in Manchester at Cheetham's dontcha know?!). "Sais" concludes this future classic in dreamy, freeform mode. The beats are on the shuffled UKG side, while ghostly pads and natural strings envelop the mix like whispering angels from deep within your consciousness... this is some EMOTIONAL SHIT right here! Definitely able to jerk tears at certain moments and if this doesn't pull at your heart strings then I question if you are infact human! Sam Shepherd has presented a breathtaking and fully realized vision of his sonic world, and one that is so welcoming and beautiful yet so stunningly unique that you just can't helped be sucked right in. This EP is part of a collaborative project between FP and long term friend Will Hurt who has created a Max/Msp patch which studies drum machine and synthesizer activity to generate visuals in real-time. Eglo 12" Out of Stock
Floating Points Marilyn Expected 9th June, it's another essential release on Alex Nut's Eglo label. Floating Points returns with the official release of his somewhat infamous, jazzy, electric, house bumper 'Marilyn'. comes backed with 'Farukx' Eglo Records 12" Out of Stock
Floating Points Sais Dub Limited edition 1-sided 10" from the glitch hop / jazzy dubstep Londoner supported by Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs. RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE - Expected 16th April If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customer. http://www.floatingpoints.co.uk Eglo 10" Out of Stock