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Floating Points announces debut album, and shares "Silhouettes" video

26 August 2015, 15:11 | Written by Ben Curtis

Bespectacled genius and musical wizard, Sam Shepherd, has announced details of his debut album Elaenia released under his moniker Floating Points. He has also shared a teaser video for "Silhoettes", taken from the album.

The video, taken from "Silhouettes (I, II and III)", an 11-minute overture, was shot at Rio Tinto: a place on the Spain/Portugal border that has been described as the closest thing on Earth to Mars. Listing influences as broad as classical, jazz, electronic, soul and Brazilian music, "Silhouettes" is a captivatingly haunting composition.

Tonight, Shepherd, who has a PhD in neuroscience, will debut a live version of "Silhouettes (I, II and III)" at Dimensions Festival, Croatia with the backing of an 11-piece orchestra. The show will be streamed live at 7.30pm (GMT).

Elaenia is released via Pluto on 6 November.

Watch the video for "Silhouettes" below.

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