- 2 x LP
Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series.
Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points’ music taste is notoriously tricky to define, ranging from ethereal classical at one end to coruscating techno at the other, united only in a firm belief in the transcendental power of music to move hearts, minds and – yes – feet. This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes.
The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown.
We have some tracks exclusive to Late Night Tales; alongside Davachi’s offerings there is also Toshimaru Nakamura’s ‘Nimb #59’, as well as the now traditional cover version.
“I tried to find music that reflects the stillness of night. And because my musical interests lie all over the place, it’s quite difficult to distill that notion down to just a few songs. I was quite keen to have some electronic music in there but I also really wanted to have some soul music mixed in, so I had to try and find a pathway between all of this different music.”
- Sam Shepherd (Floating Points), 2019
A1. Sarah Davachi – Untitled, live in Portland (Exclusive track)
A2. Carlos Walker - Via Láctea
A3. The Rationals – Glowin'
A4. William S. Fischer – Circle
B1. Max Roach - Equipoise
B2. Bobby Wright - Blood Of An American
B3. Sweet & Innocent - Express Your Love
B4. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation of Souls - A Message Especially From God
C1. The Defaulters - Gentle Man
C2. Alain Bellaïche – Sun Blues
C3. Alain Bellaïche - Sea Fluorescent
C4. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Moments In Love
D1. Azimuth – The Tunnel
D2. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Milk
D3. Toshimaru Nakamura – Nimb#59 (Exclusive track)
D4. Floating Points – Sweet Time Suite Opening (Exclusive Kenny Wheeler cover version)
D5. Lauren Laverne - Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun (Exclusive spoken word piece)