30 May, 2017Print
Floating Points Unveils Kelso Dunes From 'Reflections - Mojave Desert' Film/Soundtrack Out June 30World Premiere Set For June 29 Streamed Via Boiler Room From The Barbican Theatre UK
Floating Points has unveiled another song from the forthcoming film and soundtrack ‘Reflections – Mojave Desert,’ out in the U.S. on Luaka Bop June 30th. Watch the soaring “Kelso Dunes” single edit here, which captures Floating Points performing at the foot of dramatic rock formations as the sun fades: https://youtu.be/kI-kmzaCQWc (the full 12-minute version of “Kelso Dunes” will be available on the full film/soundtrack release).
‘Reflections – Mojave Desert’ finds Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd and his band exploring the sonic environment of the Mojave Desert outside Joshua Tree in this thrilling film shot on location last summer.
The world premiere of the film will take place on June 29th at the Barbican Theater in London and Boiler Room will host the global live stream of the event. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sam Shepherd and film director Anna Diaz Ortuno, hosted by Boiler Room’s Head of Music Raj Chaudhuri. Tickets for the Barbican Theatre event can be purchased here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=21424
The previously-released “Silurian Blue” has been described as "a band in spiritual search of the perfect playing pocked and holiest grooves" (Pitchfork) and "a beautiful, psych-prog meditation" (NPR). Floating Points toured the U.S. in April and made their Coachella debut.
‘Reflections – Mojave Desert’ is the first in a planned series of environmental recordings by Floating Points to be filmed and recorded at different locations around the world. The 27-minute film was made last year, as Floating Points traveled to the Mojave to rehearse in between US touring. Struck by the distinct sonic tapestry of the desert, they set up a recording operation and filmed this new work. Various microphones and sound source placement led to the recording of undulating winds, bird calls, natural reverberation – all of which were mixed back into the final recording.
One of London’s most sought-after DJs and producers, Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd has toured with The xx, collaborated with Caribou, Four Tet, and has performed across the globe including festivals like Glastonbury, Primavera, FYF Festival, Pitchfork Festival Europe. Floating Points’ debut LP ‘Elaenia’ was deemed a Best New Music by Pitchfork, named Resident Advisor’s Album of the Year in 2015 and led Rolling Stone to call him “one of contemporary electronic music’s most forward-thinking talents.” Shepherd composed and recorded the album, which bridges the gap between rapturous dance music and formative classical and jazz roots, while working towards a PhD in neuroscience and epigenetics. He returned with the sweeping, extended 2-song ‘Kuiper’ EP in 2016. Sam also hosts the internationally renowned You’re A Melody DJ parties and co-runs the Melodies International reissues label.
Album available to pre-order worldwide on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/vkja9s
Stream on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/kzs0ki
Physical (CD and LP)
For US: Luaka Bop: https://lnk.to/fpreflections
1. Mojave Desert
2. Silurian Blue
4. Kelso Dunes
5. Lucerne Valley