Written by Nik Crossman //
Hailing from the UK, Floating Points (born Sam Shepard) has made a name for himself over the last 10-plus years through his unconventional approach to creating dance music, which remains strongly influenced by his childhood.
The co-founder of Eglo Records grew up singing in the Manchester Cathedral Boys Choir, and his work reflects a strong appreciation for live instrumentation. Consequently, Shepard often resembles a composer more than a traditional electronic producer.
With the release of his debut LP Elaenia late last year, Shepard has solidified his position as a composer by arranging a variety of string and keyboard instruments. Clocking in at more than 42 minutes, the seven-track album takes listeners on a transcendent journey through musical peaks and valleys while appropriately timing the descent.
This Friday, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids will provide support before Floating Points takes his SF audience at Mezzanine for an aurally empowering ride. Tickets are available for $20, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• Say Anything: April 27th (WED) @ Slim’s
• Garden & Villa: April 27th (WED) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Fruition: April 28th (THUR) @ The Chapel
• The Sam Chase & Dead Winter Carpenters: April 29th (FRI) @ Great American Music Hall
• The Slackers: April 30th (SAT) @ Slim’s
• Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: April 30th (SAT) @ The Fillmore
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