Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, is following up his stunning “Elaenia” LP from last year with a new AA-side EP, “Kuiper”.
“I want to share this music 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.”
“Since starting a band to realize 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. Sam Shepherd
Stream “For Marmish” below, and find the EP’s tracklist after.
2. For Marmish Part II