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Floating Points - Elaenia

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Elaenia is the debut studio album by British electronic musician Sam Shepherd, released under his alias Floating Points on 6 November 2015 by Shepherd's own Pluto label and Luaka Bop. Shepherd created the artwork for the album by connecting fibre-optic cables to a home made harmonograph. Shepherd had originally conceived the album to contain only one track but was advised against the idea and eventually cut the music into seven songs. Elaenia's title track was named when Shepherd experienced a dream about a bird that became engulfed in a forest after he had been reading the speculative fiction novel Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by American neuroscientist David Eagleman.

Release info

Label: Pluto LB0085LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2015
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Future Jazz, Space-Age


A1 Nespole
A2 Silhouettes (I, II & III)
A3 Elaenia
B1 Argenté
B2 Thin Air
B3 For Marmish
B4 Peroration Six

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