There’s only one word to accurately describe the sound of Floating Points and that is epic. So it’s no surprise that the next Floating Points project is a totally epic series of ‘environmental recordings’ that kicks off with a 27-minute sonic experience titled Reflections that was recorded in the Mojave Desert.
It’s a short film – catch the trailer below – with a soundtrack of all new Floating Points music. The film, shot in collaboration with director Anna Diaz Ortuño, finds Floating Points aka Sam Sheperd and his gang in the Mojave Desert using the landscape as natures own recording studio, simultaneously capturing the natural sonic textures of the desert – birds, wind, bushes rustling, that kind of thing.
It’s released on 30th june via Pluto and Luake Bop and here’s what Sheperd has to say about the project:
Whilst we were out playing and exploring the area around us – the sound reflecting from the rocks, the sound of the wind between them, complete stillness at night and packs of roaming coyotes in the distance, it became apparent that we could use this as its own unique recording environment.