Floating Points (live)
Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2016
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With Olga Bell & Experimental Housewife
Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd comes to Meow Wolf on Wednesday September 7th. Like his contemporaries and good friends Caribou and Four Tet, Shepherd has nurtured the Floating Points name into one renowned for ambitious and forward-thinking DJ sets, having performed all over the world at events and clubs such as Output NYC, Trouw, Sonar, Unit Tokyo, Panorama Bar and, of course, Nuits Sonores (which lent its name to his seminal track from summer 2014); as well as the much-missed Plastic People, where he held his monthly residency for five years. His love for digging through recordings from around the world is just as huge as the venues themselves – Shepherd has an ear for everything from Brazilian legends such as Jose Mauro, Gal Costa and Hareton Salvagnini right through to the 1970’s Embryo Records band Air. Overall, influences on Elaenia run wide and deep and are charmingly eclectic – Shepherd names Laughing Stock by Talk Talk as a critical influence in the making of the record, for example, as well as the leftfield leanings of Circles by William S. Fischer.
Russian-born and Alaska-raised, Olga Bell grew up on the concert stage as a prodigious classical pianist who remade herself into a composer, producer and performer of fearlessly original music after moving to New York in the mid-2000s. Bell’s been compared to Björk, Bowie, Nico, Stravinsky, Chet Baker, Cocteau Twins and Aphex Twin. Listening to her in person, or on any of her fastidiously self-produced releases, it is evident that Bell internalized the full spectrum of her generation’s vernacular music as deeply as the classical canon she studied as a child.