16 October, 2019Print
Floating Points Releases Video For AnasickmodularNew Album Crush Out Friday; Initial U.S. Tour Dates Announced For New Live Show
WATCH "ANASICKMODULAR" HERE: https://floatingpoints.lnk.to/anasickmodularPR/youtube
Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points' new album Crush will be released on 18 October on Ninja Tune. Ahead of the album's release Shepherd has today shared the video for recent single “Anasickmodular.” With the single capturing the instantaneous spirit of Shepherd's live performances, the video takes it one further and offers a preview of his new live show. The awe-inspiring visuals respond and mutate as Shepherd crafts the music on stage with his dazzling array of synths and machines to create a light show perfectly in tune with music.
Today Floating Points has also revealed his first live U.S. tour dates in over two years including two shows at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. A full U.S. tour will be announced soon.
Hamill Industries, the team behind the visuals, tell us more:
"This music video dives us into behind the scenes of the making of Floating Points live show, showing the machinery involved in creating the audio-reactive visuals. These are created using audio signals from a Buchla system into a modified Vectrex screen, a game console from the 80s."
"Floating Points show is based on the visualization of sound through manipulation of analogic technologies. It will combine light, cameras, and visuals triggered by soundwaves, that in turn modulate themselves, creating loops of image and sound working in perpetual feedback, harmony, and dissonance."
As is typical of his career so far, Floating Points’ first album in four years, Crush, twists whatever you think you know about him on its head again. A tempestuous blast of electronic experimentalism whose title alludes to the pressure-cooker of the current environment we find ourselves in. As a result, Shepherd has made some of his heaviest, most propulsive tracks yet, nodding to the UK bass scene he emerged from in the late 2000s, such as the dystopian low-end bounce of previously shared striking lead single ‘LesAlpx’ (Pitchfork’s 'Best New Track'), but there are also some of his most expressive songs on Crush: his signature melancholia is there in the album’s sublime mellower moments or in the Buchla synthesizer, whose eerie modulation haunts the album.
Floating Points will debut his brand new live show around Europe in November with dates including a show at London's Printworks. The shows will include performances of songs from Crush as well as tracks from his back catalogue that he'll be playing live for the very first time.
Pre-order Crush here: https://ninjatune.net/release/floating-points/crush
13 Nov - Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre
16 Nov - Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus SOLD OUT
16 Nov - Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus - Late Show
21 Nov - London @ Printworks
15 Apr - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
16 Apr - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
17 Apr - San Francisco, SF @ Gray Area
Tickets and full dates including additional DJ dates are here: https://www.floatingpoints.co.uk/
“As driven a track as Shepherd has ever made…an exercise in careful restraint – until it isn’t…it’s music befitting a sci-fi epic, or a sorcerer’s rites” – Pitchfork, Best New Track
“A suite of experimental electronic music that vacillates between restless, Aphex Twin-style juddering and tense fogs of ambience” – NY Times
“The baron of immersive beats” – Fader
“He’s back with a thump, and how…in the right groove you could imagine listening to it for hours on repeat” – Vulture
“One of electronic music’s most intriguing producers…an album of equal parts wonder and alarm from an endlessly probing creative mind” – AV Club
“For his first new music in two years, Sam Shepherd has left the psych-out wilds and returned to the crucible of his creative development, the club” – NPR Music
“A hell of a return to form and one that shows how much he’s grown in the past few years" – Consequence of Sound
“Utterly fabulous” - Mixmag ‘Album of the Month’ / 9 out of 10
“Shepherd’s most accessible, dancefloor-minded, party-friendly collection to date” - Uncut / 8 out of 10
“Shepherd doesn't revisit his early music so much as survey the scene and roll a hand grenade towards it” - Resident Advisor / 4 out of 5
“A glorious return if ever there was one” – DIY Magazine
“An intriguing mix of sonic loveliness and unsettling agitation” - The Guardian
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