Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, is back to his dancefloor days with his first full-length album in four years. Crush is a hark back to Shepherd’s earlier electronica work, but still in context of his more recent experimental and jazz components. It’s everything you’ve come to know him by and more. This is dancefloor music as much as it is headphone’s music.
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"Floating Points’ first album in four years, ‘Crush’, twists whatever you think you know about him on its head again. A tempestuous blast of electronic experimentalism with some of Shepherd’s heaviest, most propulsive tracks yet, nodding to the UK bass scene he emerged from in the late 2000s, such as the dystopian low-end bounce of previously shared striking lead track ‘LesAlpx’ but also some of his most expressive songs with his signature melancholia. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together: the carefree selector, the considered composer and the passionate label curator."