Molars
2May/16

Suzerainty in Space

Floating Points - Thin Air

Floating Points played in San Francisco this past Friday. Elaenia was one of my favorite albums of 2015, so I was expecting a good show, but this performance was ridiculous. The live band that Sam Shepherd has assembled to play the stuff from Elaenia is so energetic and intense—you can understand, after hearing them, how something like Kuiper came into being (Kuiper, if you haven’t heard it, sounds like nothing else out there; the closest fanciful comparison I can think of is an Aphex Twin-assisted jam session by Portishead, with a sort of James Bond theme song closing?). The band played tracks from Elaenia and played an even more furious version of Kuiper than the filmed one. It was the best show I’ve seen this year and the best performance I’ve seen in a long time.

[BUY Kuiper or Elaenia]

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