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Marilyn
Marilyn (12" repress)
Cat: EGLO 013. Rel: 25 Nov 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Marylin (7:30)
  2. Farukx (6:34)
Review: Eglo continues to offer up choice reissues of killer cuts from the back catalogue of Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points. The latest to get the treatment is 2011 12" Marilyn, which appeared at a time when Shepherd was just beginning to expand his sound palette following a few years of distinctively-swung deep house singles. The title track still boasts the distinctive, jammed-out synthesizer lead lines that were then a hallmark of his productions, as well as the shuffling house beats that we all love dearly, but also makes use of lots of extra percussion, Motor City-influenced chords and some sweet scat singing. Flipside 'Farukx' is a little more revolutionary, with the Eglo co-founder wrapping jazz-fired broken beats in drowsy chords, twinkling synth sounds and wavy female vocal snippets. Likethe A-side, it's one of Shepherd's best.
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Elaenia (Love Record Stores 2020)
Elaenia (Love Record Stores 2020) (limited LP + art prints + booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: FPLP 1LRS. Rel: 02 Jul 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Nespole (5:01)
  2. Silhouettes I - II - III (10:57)
  3. Elaenia
  4. Argente (4:40)
  5. Thin Air (3:56)
  6. For Marmish (5:34)
  7. Peroration Six (5:11)
Review: In honour of the Love Record Stores promotion Sam Shepherd has decided to offer up a new edition of his 2015 debut album as Floating Points, "Elaenia". While the bonus art prints included in the package are rather nice, it's the quality of the album - still one of his best solo releases, and that's saying something - that makes this edition a "must-have" for those who missed out first time around. Featuring a mixture of Tangerine Dream-inspired analogue synthesizer works, blissful ambient excursions, contemporary jazz compositions and hard-to-pigeonhole instrumentals that add deep electronic influences to this heady musical melting pot, it's an album that sounds as immersive, intoxicating and fresh on the 100th release as it does on the first. Basically, you need this in your life.
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Bias
Bias (limited 12")
Cat: ZEN 12538. Rel: 10 Apr 20
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Bias (Mayfield Depot mix) (10:31)
  2. Bias (extended) (6:41)
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Crush
Crush (CD)
Cat: ZENCD 259. Rel: 18 Oct 19
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Falaise
  2. Last Bloom
  3. Anasickmodular
  4. Requiem For CS70 & Strings
  5. Karakul
  6. LesAlpx
  7. Bias
  8. Environments
  9. Birth
  10. Sea-watch
  11. Apoptose (part 1)
  12. Apoptose (part 2)
Review: A new album from Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points is always cause for celebration, but even by his standards "Crush" is rather special. Largely eschewing the ambient jazz soundscape shuffle of 2017's "Reflections - Mojave Desert", it sees the Shepherd showcase his musical dexterity in stunning fashion via cuts that wrap shimmering neo-classical strings around what sound like modular electronics and rhythms that variously touch on broken beat, off-kilter experimental D&B and Autechre-style IDM. Of course there are ambient and experimental soundscapes showcased, but it's the fact that the album contains a swathe of formidably dancefloor-focused cuts in the style that first made him standout that pleases us most. Highlights include recent single "LesAlpx", the dreamy "Anasickmodular" and the "People's Potential" style deep house intricacy of "Last Bloom".
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Crush
Crush (140 gram vinyl LP + booklet)
Cat: ZEN 259. Rel: 18 Oct 19
Experimental/Electronic
  1. Falaise (1:30)
  2. Last Bloom (1:30)
  3. Anasickmodular (1:30)
  4. Requiem For CS70 & Strings (1:30)
  5. Karakul (1:30)
  6. LesAlpx (1:30)
  7. Bias (1:30)
  8. Environments (1:30)
  9. Birth (1:30)
  10. Sea-watch (1:30)
  11. Apoptose (part 1) (1:30)
  12. Apoptose (part 2) (1:30)
Review: A new album from Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points is always cause for celebration, but even by his standards "Crush" is rather special. Largely eschewing the ambient jazz soundscape shuffle of 2017's "Reflections - Mojave Desert", it sees the Shepherd showcase his musical dexterity in stunning fashion via cuts that wrap shimmering neo-classical strings around what sound like modular electronics and rhythms that variously touch on broken beat, off-kilter experimental D&B and Autechre-style IDM. Of course there are ambient and experimental soundscapes showcased, but it's the fact that the album contains a swathe of formidably dancefloor-focused cuts in the style that first made him standout that pleases us most. Highlights include recent single "LesAlpx", the dreamy "Anasickmodular" and the "People's Potential" style deep house intricacy of "Last Bloom".
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LesAlpx
LesAlpx (limited 12")
Cat: ZEN 12517. Rel: 12 Jul 19
Deep House
  1. LesAlpx (extended) (6:08)
  2. Coorabell (10:33)
Review: Sam Shepherd may have spent the last few years offering up off-kilter, jazz-fired grooves and heady ambient soundscapes, but he still knows how to rock a dancefloor. That much is proved by his first Floating Points single for almost two years. "LesAlpx (Extended)" is his most forthright, club-focused cut in ages - a thrusting chunk of rumbling, peak-time techno built around heavy bass, sweaty drums, twinkling electro piano motifs and raging, foreboding electronics. Shepherd teases in the most melodic, rush-inducing elements, introducing spacey synthesizers and dreamy chords midway through. It's breathtakingly good. Flipside "Coorabell" is similarly potent, with acid style electronics, warm chords and sun-kissed electronics wrapped around swinging, two-step influenced house beats and a weighty, sub-heavy bassline. In a word: essential.
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Ratio (Deconstructed Mixes)
Cat: FPL 03V. Rel: 20 Oct 17
Deep House
  1. Ratio (part II Organ) (19:02)
  2. Ratio (part II dub) (7:37)
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Late Night Tales
Late Night Tales (mixed CD)
Cat: ALNCD 52. Rel: 29 Mar 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Sarah Davachi - "Track 1" (live In Portland - Excerpt - Exclusive track)
  2. Carlos Walker - "Via Lactea"
  3. The Rationals - "Glowin'"
  4. William S Fischer - "Chains"
  5. Max Roach - "Equipoise"
  6. Abu Talib (Bobby Wright) - "Blood Of An American"
  7. Sweet & Innocent - "Express Your Love"
  8. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls - "A Message Especially From God"
  9. The Defaulters - "Gentle Man"
  10. Alain Bellaiche - "Sun Blues"
  11. Alain Bellaiche - "Sea Fluorescent"
  12. Kara-Lis Coverdale - "Moments In Love" (Excerpt)
  13. Azimuth - "The Tunnel"
  14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "Milk" (Excerpt)
  15. Toshimaru Nakamura - "Nimb#59" (Exclusive track)
  16. Floating Points - "The Sweet Time Suite" (part 1 - Opening - Exclusive Kenny Wheeler Cover version)
  17. Lauren Laverne - "Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun" (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
Review: Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points has long been known as a producer, DJ and selector with a staggeringly good record collection. It's for this reason that his edition of "Late Night Tales", a series dedicated to the joys of post-club home listening, has been so eagerly anticipated. The resultant mix is a triumph, with Shepherd showcasing a largely rare and obscure mix of new age ambient, high-grade jazz, sumptuous folk-soul (see Abu Talib's impeccable "Blood Of An American"), psychedelic soul weirdness, intergalactic jazz-funk, Satie-style piano movements and the drowsy, liquid electronics of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The set also includes a handful of exclusive tracks, including a wonderful new Floating Points cover of Kenny Wheeler's "The Sweet Time Suite (Part I - Opening)". In a word: essential.
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Late Night Tales
Late Night Tales (heavyweight vinyl 2xLP + insert)
Cat: ALNLP 52. Rel: 29 Mar 19
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
  1. Sarah Davachi - "Untitled" (live In Portland - Excerpt) (7:02)
  2. Carlos Walker - "Via Lactea" (3:15)
  3. The Rationals - "Glowin'" (4:16)
  4. William S Fischer - "Chains" (4:31)
  5. Max Roach - "Equipoise" (6:20)
  6. Abu Talib - "Blood Of An American" (4:22)
  7. Sweet & Innocent - "Express Your Love" (2:52)
  8. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation Of Souls - "A Message Especially From God" (3:43)
  9. A Message Especially From God - "A Message Especially From God" (4:52)
  10. Alain Bellaiche - "Sun Blues" (1:52)
  11. Alain Bellaiche - "Sea Fluorescent" (6:30)
  12. Kara-Lis Coverdale - "Moments In Love" (Excerpt) (9:16)
  13. Azimuth - "The Tunnel" (9:12)
  14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - "Milk" (Excerpt) (5:50)
  15. Toshimaru Nakamura - "Nimb#59" (3:40)
  16. Floating Points - "The Sweet Time Suite" (part 1 - Opening - Exclusive Kenny Wheeler Cover version) (2:52)
  17. Lauren Laverne - "Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun" (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece) (2:50)
Review: Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points has long been known as a producer, DJ and selector with a staggeringly good record collection. It's for this reason that his edition of "Late Night Tales", a series dedicated to the joys of post-club home listening, has been so eagerly anticipated. The resultant mix is a triumph, with Shepherd showcasing a largely rare and obscure mix of new age ambient, high-grade jazz, sumptuous folk-soul (see Abu Talib's impeccable "Blood Of An American"), psychedelic soul weirdness, intergalactic jazz-funk, Satie-style piano movements and the drowsy, liquid electronics of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. The set also includes a handful of exclusive tracks, including a wonderful new Floating Points cover of Kenny Wheeler's "The Sweet Time Suite (Part I - Opening)". In a word: essential.
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