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Tune of the Week – “Peoples Potential”

It’s the air horns wot won it. Every little thing Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points has done so far has been magic. Look at the back-catalogue, man. Last year, he released four singles or EPs and every one of them …

Thu, Feb 4, 2010, 13:57

   

It’s the air horns wot won it.

Every little thing Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points has done so far has been magic. Look at the back-catalogue, man. Last year, he released four singles or EPs and every one of them hit the spot: the crunchy, bumpy sweep of “For You”; the spacey, silky, smokey drift of “Love Me Like This”; the glowing, spectral, innovative wobble of “J&W Beat” and the tense orchestral voodoo on “Vaccum Boogie”. What’s most impressive about Shepherd at work is that he’s happy to go wide and deep and soar between sounds and style.

“Peoples Potential” is the forthcoming single and it’s another keeper, with Shepherd using air horns to embellish and emphasise a jazzy, soulful, swaggering acid-dashed strut. Even Thom Yorke is on the case. It already sounds like a bit of a classic. Get ahead of the pack here