Floating Points releases first new material via his own label Pluto, since 2015’s Elaenia. ‘Kuiper EP’ is a lengthy two-sided piece, featuring an 18-minute live recording of the title track.
Sam Shepherd has been touring with his live band for the past year, playing out material from his album and beyond. His live performances see him play long, epic drawn out versions of tracks, building quietly from his Rhodes into the full band.
Title track, ‘Kuiper’ has been played for some time live, a fast-paced builder, starting with a drum machine sounding reminiscent of Radiohead’s ‘Idioteque’. Growing in stature for almost ten minutes, the track rescinds to nothing before the whole band tears back in, atop evolving synths and epic guitar.
The flip side sees Shepherd dig out material from the ‘Elaenia’ recording sessions. ‘For Marmish Part II’ is an accompanying piece to ‘For Marmish’ taken from his 2015 album, and is a 15-minute melodic journey through Shepherd’s Rhodes keys.
The full EP is available now on 12″ via Pluto (UK) and Luaka Bop (North America), the digital version is set for release on August 5th. Stream the b-side below and take a look at the full live recording of the title track ‘Kuiper’, recorded earlier in the year.