Floating Points

Floating Points

FLOATING POINTS SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘BIRTH4000’

AVAILABLE ON LIMITED EDITION WHITE LABEL OUT 3 NOVEMBER

Listen to ‘Birth4000’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWLpR6Fsc6Q

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Sam Shepherd¬†aka¬†Floating Points¬†has today shared a new single, ‘Birth4000’, which is out now via¬†Ninja Tune.

Last month the audience at a packed¬†Hollywood Bowl¬†witnessed Shepherd perform his¬†Mercury Prize¬†nominated masterpiece¬†Promises. Shepherd assembled an all-star cast of players that included¬†Shabaka Hutchings,¬†Kieran Hebden¬†(Four Tet),¬†Dan Snaith¬†(Caribou),¬†Kara Lis Coverdale¬†and¬†Hinako Omori¬†with¬†Miguel Atwood Ferguson¬†conducting. The album which features¬†Pharoah Sanders¬†and the¬†London Symphony Orchestra¬†was¬†Pitchfork‘s¬†highest rated of 2021¬†as well as being named ‘Album of the Year’ by¬†Mojo¬†and¬†Time Magazine,¬†#2¬†from¬†Uncut¬†and¬†#3¬†from¬†The Observer¬†and was hailed as “one of the greatest modern jazz albums” by¬†Resident Advisor.

Shepherd has spent the great part of 2023 composing his first ballet for symphony orchestra and electronics. Mere Mortals will be performed by the San Francisco Ballet, premiering in January 2024.

‘Birth4000’ couldn’t be more different sonically to these pursuits in its crunchy, gnarled, all-out energy. Officially out today, the track has already had a lasting impact on the summer’s dancefloors having been played out by¬†Four Tet¬†at his¬†Finsbury Park¬†headline show as well as gracing¬†Arcadia‚Äôs industrial spider when played by Shepherd and¬†Caribou¬†b2b at this year‚Äôs¬†Glastonbury, also appearing in festival sets from¬†Peggy Gou,¬†Ben UFO,¬†Call Super,¬†Palms Trax¬†and more, as well as being the highlight of Shepherd’s secret headline slot at this year’s¬†NTS¬†summer party.The track’s artwork comes from Tokyo based artist¬†Akiko Nakayama. Nakayama is a painter who depicts the beauty of conveying energy metamorphosis through media such as installation, videos, and performance. She brings painting to life by combining the energy of movement and the vibrance of colours, called “Alive Painting”.

‘Birth4000’ will also be released on limited white label 12″ vinyl on 3 November, available for pre-order here:
https://floatingpoints.lnk.to/birth4000PR

High-res images are available here