Floating Points ‎– Elaenia

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Pluto (4) ‎– FPLP01
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A1 Nespole
Synthesizer [Oberheim OB8], Synthesizer [Buchla 296e], Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey] – Sam Shepherd
Silhouettes (I, II & III)
Bass – Susumu MukaiCello – Joe ZeitlinDrums – Tom SkinnerElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey], Synthesizer [Buchla 200e] – Sam ShepherdViola – Matthew Kettle*Violin – Edward Brenton, Qian WuVoice – Layla Rutherford, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne*
A2 Silhouette I
A3 Silhouette II
A4 Silhouette III
A5 Elaenia
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Oberheim OB8], Synthesizer [Buchla 285e], Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey] – Sam Shepherd
B1 Argenté
Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey], Synthesizer [Oberheim OB8], Piano, Marimba, Synthesizer [Buchla 200e], Synthesizer [Rhodes Chroma], Snare [Snare Drum], Synthesizer [Buchla 101], Synthesizer [CBS] – Sam Shepherd
B2 Thin Air
Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey], Synthesizer [Oberheim OB8], Piano, Marimba, Synthesizer [Buchla 200e], Synthesizer [Rhodes Chroma], Snare [Snare Drum], Synthesizer [Buchla 101], Synthesizer [CBS] – Sam Shepherd
B3 For Marmish
Cello – Joe ZeitlinDrums – Leo TaylorElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Vibraphone, Synthesizer [Rhodes Chroma], Synthesizer [Buchla 200e] – Sam ShepherdGuitar – Alex ReeveViola – Matthew Kettle*Violin – Edward Brenton, Qian Wu
B4 Peroration Six
Bass – Susumu MukaiCello – Joe ZeitlinDrums – Leo TaylorElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Buchla 200e] – Sam ShepherdGuitar – Alex ReeveViola – Matthew Kettle*Violin – Edward Brenton, Qian Wu

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Notes

Includes free download code for the album on 320 kbps MP3s.

Includes booklet / pamphlet featuring credits, and inside of sleeve is decorated with a picture of the artists in the studio.

[from the booklet]
Written, recorded and mixed at EMS4, London.
Vinyl cut at half speed by Matt Colton.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 053760 018155
  • Barcode (String): 5053760018155
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand-etched): FPLP 01 A1 = MATT @ ALCHEMY = BF98868-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched): FPLP 01 B1 OooOOoooo BF98868-01 B1
  • Label Code: LC50496

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRC-487 Floating Points Elaenia(CD, Album) Pluto (4), Beat Records BRC-487 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
FPCD01 Floating Points Elaenia(CD, Album) Pluto (4) FPCD01 UK 2015 Sell This Version
PODCD0816 Floating Points Elaenia(CD, Album) Pluto (4), Pod PODCD0816 Australia & New Zealand 2015 Sell This Version
LB0085LP Floating Points Elaenia(LP, Album) Pluto (4), Luaka Bop LB0085LP US 2015 Sell This Version
FPLP01 Floating Points Elaenia(LP, Album + CDr, Mixed) Pluto (4) FPLP01 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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mikkel

mikkel

August 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I opened a new copy and there is a 1 min scratch in A1. Not my lucky day.
snobo

snobo

June 19, 2016
The album itself is incredible - composition, production, mastering, sound and everything. Totally agree that it's one of the very best of 2015. I just want to add some comments regarding the 2016 Pluto repress. I bought it from HHV and had to return it TWICE, because of the SAME defect in the SAME place - in the middle of the 1st track, where it reaches its volume peak, the groove is broken, resulting in two very loud distortions. Apart from it, the pressing is good. So as I returned it twice, I assume it might be a common problem... I ended up bying Luaka Bop regular version, and it's flawless. I am not exactly sure, but it seems even slightly better than Pluto's pressing soundwise...
Shaneski75

Shaneski75

February 12, 2016

A fine body of work - a classic for years to come.
joey_p87

joey_p87

January 20, 2016
Infuses jazz and classical elements with electronic music. Layers are excellently orchestrated. Drums are crisp. You feel the dynamic professionalism. As mentioned below, one of 2015's finest for sure.
BrianRix

BrianRix

December 12, 2015
Certainly one of this years finest.
gapapad

gapapad

November 26, 2015
The inside of the sleeve has a full colour picture printed on it. It looks like a 360 view of his workspace with lots of synths keys and consoles all around.
beforeileave

beforeileave

November 4, 2015
2015: A Rhodes Odyssey
accoutrements

accoutrements

November 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Amazing release, absolutely flawless.

Comes with a polylined inner sleeve and a paper insert which describes the equipment used on each track, credits and harmonograph drawings.

Peroration Six reminds me a lot of Talk Talk's 'Ascension Day'. The way it builds into an epic climax and then abruptly ends in silence.