This month heralded the acclaimed debut release from UK producer Floating Points. Elaenia, One of the most enigmatic, complex and beautiful records of 2015, we’ve found ourselves intrigued, and utterly hypnotised by his all-enveloping soundscapes.
This kind of fluid blend between electronic and organic music translates brilliantly to the stage- particularly when performed with live instrumentation. Floating Points, real same Sam Shepherd, takes this even further in his live shows – he performs with a complete orchestra, ensuring that every sound, every rhythm, every layer, has the precise tonal shape and colour intended within the composition.
Taking to Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show this week, Shepherd performed two tracks in an exclusive Maida Vale session- lead single Nespole (if you can describe this kind of music as a single, anyway) and Argenté. Listen here. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Shepherd had previously visited BBC Radio 1 alongside Four Tet and Caribou back in July.
Floating Points is about to set foot on Australian soil for a run of DJ sets throughout the country:
Friday 11th December – Sugar Nightclub, Adelaide
Saturday 12th December – Meredith Music Festival – SOLD OUT
Sunday 13th December – Freedom Time #2, Melbourne
Friday 18th December – Urban Orchard, Perth
Saturday 19th December – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Sunday 20th December – The Foundry, Brisbane