Floating Points has announced his new album, ‘Crush’, will be released on 18th October via Ninja Tune.
Along with the announcement he has shared new track ‘Last Bloom’ along with accompanying video by Hamill Industries and announced details of his only live headline show in the UK this year at Printworks London, featuring a very special AV show featuring ground-breaking reactive technologies, creating a constant dialogue between the music and the visuals.
Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in modern music. His latest album ‘Crush’ was made during an intense five-week period, inspired by the invigorating improvisation of his shows supporting The xx in 2017. This new album feels similarly instantaneous – 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.
The newly announced live solo shows capture that energy too, so that the audience can see that what they’re watching isn’t just someone pressing play. Once again Shepherd has teamed up with Hamill Industries, the duo who brought their ground-breaking reactive laser technologies to his previous tours. Their vision is to create a constant dialogue between the music and the visuals. This time their visuals will zoom in on the natural world, where landscapes are responsive to the music and flowers or rainbow swirls of bubbles might move and morph to the kick of the bass drum.