Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Lately these ears have been more attuned to the ambient-drone-experimental end of the spectrum. But the exuberance & intelligence of Floating Points - one of LMYE's 10 'emerging' artists of 2009 - still stands out, a kind of future boogie (you might even call it neuroscientific, given his day job) constructed on a fuzzy warmth/dryly crisp pairing of fat, burbling synths, compelling shuffle-rolls & claps (perfected in the gauzy Esthian Three), & endearing frills like the glowing Peroration's suite of Clangers whistles, the loping, squirming near-breakdown of his Make Me Stronger remix, that ethereal voice on the exemplary K&G Beat, & the acidic ripples of Peoples Potential...
Below, stream 10 hand-picked tracks & mixes. More FP sounds here (nine further bits & bobs, & another here recently). Discogs.
Oh, & can't mention FP without mini-FP Roof Light (previous coverage, & here): the coming Highpoint Lowlife album is extravagantly diverse, & often darker & slower than expected...
Bonobo - Eyesdown (Floating Points Remix)
Floating Points Ensemble - BBC Maida Vale Session clips
Bei Bei, Shawn Lee & Georgia Anne Meldrow - Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Ensemble Remix) clip
"ripped off benjis show.....cos it sounds better thru their compressorssss...."
& these fairly definitive mixes:
Mary Anne Hobbs//BBC Radio 1 - 21/01/09
BBC 1Xtra Deviation Mix
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