Floating Points – Kuiper (Released 22nd July)

£10.99 – Limited 12″

Floating Points – also knows as Sam Shepherd – has today announced Kuiper, which comes after last year’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Elaenia’. Out 22nd July, on his label PLUTO, the EP will be available on 12” vinyl as well as digital download. To celebrate the announcement, which comes ahead of his debut North American tour, a live video of ‘Kuiper’ has been shared and can be watched here: http://found.ee/KuiperYT

Speaking about the new release, Shepherd says:

“Since starting a band to realise the music from my LP, it has sparked a deep interest in the band itself, and so Kuiper is the result of playing with Leo, Alex and Susumu. Each time we play it, its completely different. We set the scene with electronics, and some drum machines that form the foundation to allow the unfurling of the rest of the track. The version on this EP – believe it or not – was recorded at 8am!

The other side – ‘For Marmish Part II’ – is carbon dated by my singing voice. I can’t get that high anymore! It was recorded way before ‘ For Marmish’ on the album but the two tracks happened to be written around the same time.

I want to share them because both sides reflect in two tracks where I was right at the start of the Elaenia project, right up to now post-LP release, playing live and going on the road with a band. I hope, like I feel, people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks. “

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