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Out Friday June 30 on Pod via Inertia Music
World Premiere set for June 29 streamed via Boiler Room
from Barbican Theatre, London

Following on from the previously shared “Silurian Blue“, Floating Points has unveiled another track from the forthcoming short film and soundtrack Reflections – Mojave Desert, out on Friday June 30 on POD via Inertia Music. The soaring single-edit of “Kelso Dunes” captures Floating Points performing at the foot of dramatic rock formations as the sun fades. The full 12-minute version of “Kelso Dunes” will be available on the full release.

Listen/watch “Kelso Dunes” (edit) below:

Reflections – Mojave Desert finds Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd and his band exploring the sonic environment of the Mojave Desert outside Joshua Tree in this thrilling film shot on location last year.

The world premiere of the film will take place on Thursday June 29 at The Barbican Theatre in London and Boiler Room will host the global live stream of the event. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Shepherd and film director Anna Diaz Ortuño, and hosted by Boiler Room’s Head of Music Raj Chaudhuri.

The first in a planned series of environmental recordings by Floating Points to be filmed and recorded at different locations around the world; the recording was made last year, as Floating Points travelled to the Mojave to rehearse in between US touring. Immediately struck by the distinct sonic tapestry created by the rock formations and valleys, Sam and the band set up a recording operation and filmed this new work at the base of the natural sculptures they encountered. The music of Reflections – Mojave Desert mirrors the landscape: soaring and vast, dynamic and intimate, centred around two longer works and shorter pieces that create a singular and seamless 27-minute experience.

One of London’s most sought-after DJs, producers and live entities, Floating Points has toured with The xx – supporting their record breaking string of dates at Brixton Academy, collaborated with CaribouFour Tet, and has performed across the globe including festivals like GlastonburyPrimaveraPitchfork Festival EuropeCoachella and a well received closing set at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival across Australia. Floating Points’ debut LP Elaenia was deemed Resident Advisor’s Album of the Year in 2015, an accolade vehemently supported by many here in the Inertia office. This was followed by the Kuiper EP in 2016.

Reflections – Mojave Desert features five entirely new compositions, and is available digitally and physically as LP+DVD or CD/DVD packages on Friday June 30 on Pod via Inertia Music.

Floating Points
Reflections – Mojave Desert

1. Mojave Desert
2. Silurian Blue
3. Kites
4. Kelso Dunes
5. Lucerne Valley
6. Reflections – Mojave Desert (film/soundtrack)

Reflections – Mojave Desert by Floating Points is out Friday June 30
on Pod via Inertia Music
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