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Hear “Ratio,” a New 19-Minute Track From Floating Points

Earlier this year, Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points released Reflections - Mojave Desert, an album (with accompanying film) that took the exploratory electronic music on which he…
Andy Cush / October 19, 2017

Floating Points Announces Reflections – Mojave Desert Film Featuring New Music

British electronic musician and neuroscientist Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd, has announced a new short film and soundtrack featuring new, unheard compositions. The project is titled Reflections…
Geena Kloeppel / April 3, 2017

Hot Chip, Caribou, Junior Boys Members to Release Collaborative Experimental Electronic Soundtrack

Members of Floating Points, Caribou, Junior Boys, Hot Chip, and Simian Mobile Disco recently collaborated on a re-scoring of the electronic 1973 work Tactus Tempus. The result…
Rob Arcand / March 3, 2017

Grammys 2016: Who Should Win, Who Will Win, and Who Was Snubbed?

With the 2016 Grammys coming up this Monday, the SPIN staff takes a look at ten of the biggest categories to determine who should will, who…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Harley Brown’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Here we have Assistant Editor Harley Brown. About…
Harley Brown / December 23, 2015

Katy B Returns to Steal Hearts and Spotlights With ‘Calm Down’

Katy B is a criminally under-appreciated U.K. singer whose mesmerizing voice and consistently keen ear for the next wave of dance music made her one…
Brennan Carley / December 11, 2015

Review: Floating Points’ Symphony Reaches the Sublime on the Ethereal ‘Elaenia’

Floating Points' Sam Shepherd isn't one for hard left-turns in his loosely beat-tethered meditations on worldly music, but the London musician and producer does have a tendency to upend expectations.
Harley Brown / November 2, 2015

Floating Points Steers Clear of the Dance Floor on His ‘Very Considered’ New LP ‘Elaenia’

Throughout his career, much of the chatter surrounding Floating Points (a.k.a. Sam Shepherd) has had nothing to do with his music. Since 2009, the London…
Shawn Reynaldo / November 2, 2015