Floating Points

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Sam Shepherd
Floating Points (2011).jpg
Shepherd performing as Floating Points in Montreal, 2011
Background information
Also known asFloating Points
OriginManchester, England
GenresElectronic
Years active2008–present
LabelsEglo Records
Luaka Bop
Ninja Tune
Websitehttp://www.floatingpoints.co.uk

Sam Shepherd is an English electronic musician and neuroscientist, who records and performs music under the name Floating Points.[1] Shepherd is also a co-founder of the label Eglo Records.

After several EPs, singles and live appearances, Shepherd released Floating Points' debut studio album, Elaenia, in November 2015,[2] to widespread critical acclaim.[3]

Biography[edit]

Raised in Manchester, England, Shepherd studied piano at Chetham's School of Music[4] before achieving a PhD in neuroscience and epigenetics at University College London.[5]

Floating Points Ensemble[edit]

Shepherd has previously performed with a sixteen-piece live incarnation of Floating Points, entitled the Floating Points Ensemble. The group won an award for "Best BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale Session".[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Vacuum EP (2009)
  • Shadows EP (2011)
  • Kuiper (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • "LesAlpx" (2019)
  • "Ratio" (2017)
  • "Silurian Blue" (2017)
  • "For Marmish Part II" (2016)
  • "Kuiper" (2016)
  • "Nuits Sonores" / "Nectarines" (2014)
  • "Sparkling Controversy" (2014)
  • "King Bromeliad" / "Montparnasse" (2014)
  • "Danger" (2011)
  • "Marilyn" (2011)
  • "Sais (Dub)" (2011)
  • "Post Suite" / "Almost in Profile" (2010) (released under Floating Points Ensemble)
  • "People's Potential" / "Shark Chase" (2010)
  • "For You" (2009)
  • "Love Me Like This" (2009)
  • "J&W Beat" (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Floating Points". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Andy Kellman (6 November 2015). "Elaenia - Floating Points | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Elaenia". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Hutchinson, Kate (29 October 2015). "I DJ, therefore I am: Floating Points on musical experiments and marathon sets". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ Titmus, Stephen (3 November 2015). "Floating Points: Extraordinary lengths". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Eglo Records". Eglo Records. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Reflections – Mojave Desert by Floating Points on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  8. ^ Minsker, Evan (28 August 2019). "Floating Points Announces New Album Crush, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

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