Floating Points shares new single ‘Del Oro’

Floating Points shares new single ‘Del Oro’

FLOATING POINTS SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘DEL ORO’

CONTINUES COLLABORATION WITH VISUAL ARTIST AKIKO NAKAYAMA

AVAILABLE NOW ON NINJA TUNE DIGITALLY AND VERY LIMITED WHITE LABEL VINYL

Listen to ‘Del Oro’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iedUG5Kpis

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Sam Shepherd¬†aka¬†Floating Points¬†has today shared a new single, ‘Del Oro’, which is out now via¬†Ninja Tune.Following the crunchy, gnarled, all-out energy of last year’s smash single ‘Birth4000‘; ‘Del Oro’ ebbs and flows, twinkling with vintage Floating Points nostalgia before pulling the rug and locking in to a head-down, dancefloor packing groove.

As with ‘Birth4000’, ‘Del Oro”s artwork comes from Tokyo based artist¬†Akiko Nakayama. Nakayama brings her painting to life using vibrant, brilliant liquids that combine and wash away, meant to represent the natural growth, change and life cycle of all things on earth. Nakayama worked alongside long-time Floating Points collaborators¬†Hamill Industries¬†to create the ‚ÄúAlive Painting‚ÄĚ to accompany the track.

Shepherd will be playing a number of dates throughout the summer including playing at¬†London‘s¬†All Points East,¬†We Out Here Festival,¬†Lost Village Festival¬†and¬†Forwards Festival. Last year at¬†Hollywood Bowl¬†he played¬†Mercury Prize¬†nominated masterpiece¬†Promises¬†for the first and only time alongside an all-star cast of players that included¬†Shabaka Hutchings,¬†Kieran Hebden,¬†Dan Snaith,¬†Kara Lis Coverdale¬†and¬†Hinako Omori¬†with¬†Miguel Atwood Ferguson¬†conducting. The album which features¬†Pharoah Sanders¬†and the¬†London Symphony Orchestra¬†was hailed as “one of the greatest modern jazz albums” by¬†Resident Advisor.

Shepherd also recently composed his first ballet for symphony orchestra and electronics,¬†Mere Mortals, which was performed by the¬†San Francisco Ballet¬†in collaboration with artistic director¬†Tamara Tojo¬†and choreographer¬†Aszure Barton¬†and Hamill Industries. The ballet premiered at the¬†San Francisco War Memorial Opera House¬†in January, returning for another run in April with all 14 shows so far¬†sold out. It was met with rave reviews with¬†The New York Times¬†declaring it “a hit” and the¬†San Francisco Chronicle¬†saying of the show that “the greatest glory here belongs to Floating Points” and describing his contributions as “a thing of sonic wonder” and “an absolute aural roller coaster”.

‘Del Oro’ is also available on very limited white label vinyl.
Purchase here:
https://floatingpoints.lnk.to/del-oroPR

Photo credit: Dan MedhurstHigh-res images are available here

Tour dates:

8 Jun –¬†Stockholm, SE @ @ Department
9 Jun –¬†Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
15 Jun –¬†Barcelona, ES @ Sonar By Night
21 Jun –¬†Igar, HU @ DAAD Gathering
30 Jun –¬†Perk, BE @ Paradise City Festival
5 Jul –¬†Turin, IT @ Kappa Futur (B2B w/ Four Tet)
6 Jul –¬†Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
12 Jul –¬†Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
13 Jul –¬†Bilbao, ES @ BBK
20 Jul –¬†Istanbul, TR – Babylon Sound Garden Festival
26 Jul –¬†Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
3 Aug –¬†Waterford, IE @ All Together Now
16 Aug –¬†Wimborne¬†@ We Out Here Festival
23 Aug –¬†London¬†@ All Points East
24 Aug –¬†Lincoln¬†@ Lost Village Festival
31 Aug –¬†Bristol¬†@ Forwards Festival
20 Sep –¬†Philadelphia, PA Making Time
21 Sep –¬†Los Angeles, CA @ Boiler Room
29 Sep –¬†San Francisco, CA @ Portola Festival