Ninja Tune are very proud to announce that the first record by the hotly tipped Floating Points Ensemble will be released by the label on 13th December. The double A-side 10" vinyl single features two tracks by the full Ensemble, recorded and mixed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for the Ninja Tune XX twentieth anniversary celebration.
Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been wowing the electronic music world since his self-released debut 7” single came out early in 2009. Releasing predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse FM’s Alexander Nut) as well as Planet Mu and R2, Shepherd’s productions have earned him the support of such luminaries as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbs.
What’s less well known, perhaps, is that Shepherd is also classically trained, an aspect of his character which is allowed full rein when writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group led by Shepherd recently won last year’s ‘Best Maida Vale Session’ at Gilles Peterson’s ‘Worldwide Awards’ and this spring spent a week at Abbey Road recording the music contained on this release.
The results are sumptuous and soulful, Fatima Bramme Sey’s voice literally floating above massed strings, percussion and Shepherd’s interventions on Fender Rhodes. A beautiful suite of music which confirms Sam Shepherd’s role as a key player in modern British music.
Floating Points Ensemble
Post Suite/Almost In Profile
10" + MP3 (ZEN10278)