[write] RESIDENT ADVISOR: Floating Points – Elaenia


‘For an artist so highly regarded for consistency, Sam Shepherd hasn’t really stuck with a particular sound for very long. His precociously gifted and prodigiously clever talents have opened his compositions to more nuance and deeper complexity with each iteration of Floating Points—the shifting continuum between“Nuits Sonores” and “For You” leans as much on his early classical training as it does his lauded Plastic People residency. Shepherd’s virtuosity has afforded no jarring missteps along the way, and it continues in kind throughout his long-awaited debut album. Yet despite the record’s wall-to-wall gorgeousness, Elaenia can feel tantalisingly out of reach. ‘

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