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Floating Points To Release Second Album, 'Crush'
Christian Eede , August 28th, 2019 13:40

It sees Sam Shepherd getting to grips with the Buchla synth

Floating Points has announced his second artist album, Crush.

Sam Shepherd's second album will arrive via Ninja Tune in contrast to 2017 debut Elaenia, which came out through his own Pluto imprint. While that first album was made across five years, Crush came together across five weeks, inspired by his solo live tour dates opening for The xx in the US in 2017. Listen to new cut 'Last Bloom' above.

The sets opening for The xx, which inspired Crush, saw Shepherd present a series of improvisations produced with a Buchla synthesiser. In a statement, he said that he thought those sets would "be really melodic and slow-building" to suit the mood of the headliners, but he ended up playing "some of the most obtuse and aggressive music [he's] ever made, in front of 20,000 people every night," an experience that he added was "liberating."

Ninja Tune will release Crush on October 1, 2019.