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Floating Points’ debut album is streaming in full ahead of its release next week. Elaenia is set to arrive on November 6 via Pluto in the UK and Luaka Bop in the US. The album features various contributors, including Tom Skinner and Leo Taylor (drums), Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne and Layla Rutherford (vocals), Susumu Mukai (bass), Alex Reeve (guitar), Qian Wu and Edward Benton (violin), Matthew Kettle (viola) and Joe Zeitlin (cello). Floating Points also contributes vocals.
For Elaenia’s artwork, Floating Points “built a harmonograph from scratch to create the artwork for Elaenia, the end result created by using it and 2 fibre optic cables of 0.5 and 1.5mm diameters, which were connected to light sources responding to bass drum and white noise percussive sounds from the album track ‘For Marmish’.”
And excitingly, anyone who buys Elaenia at London’s Rough Trade East between 12pm and 5pm on November 7-8 will be get the chance to use the very same harmonograph to make their own unique photographic print.
Meanwhile, FloPo has announced a show at London’s Electric Brixton on February 16 after selling out Islington Assembly Hall.