Floating Points, has released the new single “Anasickmodular.” The track was Partially recorded live, the track captures that moment when he is improvising on stage and everything clicks, the rush of joy that comes in that moment as it’s followed blindly and wildly into chaotic breaks and twisted synths. It’s the last single to be shared before the arrival of his EP Crush, out October 18th via Ninja Tune.
Sam Shepherd AKA: Floating Points on “Anasickmodular:”
“Anasickmodular” was a working title that stuck. The main pad audio and vocals are from a live improvisation at Dekmantel festival in 2017. At some point on the tour we were in Sydney and Anna (who is half of the Hamill Industries team responsible for the live laser/bubble oscilloscope projections) was ill so, on an off day, I started a new project bringing the modular out of it’s box, hence the title. The second half of the track was recorded live in situ and is a lot of fun to play live!
Crush was made during an intense five-week period and inspired by the invigorating improvisation of his shows supporting The xx in 2017, Crush feels direct and vital. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together. It draws from the “explosive” moments during his sets, the moments that usually occur when he throws together unexpected genres, for the very simple reason that he gets
excited about wanting to “hear this record, really loud, now!” and then puts the needle on. It’s “just like what happens when you’re at home playing music with your friends and it’s going all over the place,” he says.
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