Floating Points presents 2 nice side-long cuts that continue his exciting evolution into expansive full-band electronic jams. Both Kuiper and the B-side track ‘For Marmish Part II’ are compositions with lots of room for change and growth, the band clearly as hypnotised as the listener by the pulsing momentum. 12” on Pluto.
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- Kuiper by Floating Points
Two gorgeous, expansive, synth and full band electronic jams from Sam Shepherd. He wrote the tracks on this record at the start of the ‘Elaenia’ LP sessions, only later when performing live and kindling an interest in a band setting and freeform experimentation did the seed for this record become sown. On ‘Kuiper’, the stage is set with bubbling electronic oscillations from modular synths and a programmed drum machine, atop which his band add driving, dizzying drums, guitar and bass. Swirling keyboards and krautrock rhythms propel the track into the stratosphere.
The whole thing breaks down around the fourteen minute mark before filling the space with a late-night blues guitar jam complete with funky rhodes, stellar drumming and a delicious, opulently melancholic string arrangement. On the flip’s ‘For Marmish Part II’, Sam further continues ideas explored on ‘Elaenia’, using the spaces to hypnotise the listener with dazzling, jazzy arrangements and you even hear his voice! Very good times.
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