Sam Shepherd’s Floating Points moniker and his accompanying live band continue to astound our ear holes and cerebellums. Most recently he’s shared a wildly good five-track EP including entirely unreleased material, recorded live at Joshua Tree National Park. It’s called Reflections – Mojave Desert.
The new effort is the result of a week’s worth of downtime in the Mojave Desert during the days leading up to the band’s appearance at last year’s FYF Fest. “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,” wrote Sam in a statement about the new record, “It became apparent that we could use this as its own unique recording environment.”
The EP will serve as the first in a series of musical & video explorations at interesting locations, where the music is a function of its surroundings. Get excited: Sam is “currently seeking new interesting acoustic environments to explore.”
Check out the Reflections – Mojave Desert below, and watch clips from the 30-minute accompanying film.