Floating Points Shadows EP

Monday 24 June Friday 26 July All of testers concluded that they like more 2nd press, while 1st press is still fully acceptable, and if Floating Points Shadows EP didn't compared them, they could be happy with any of them. Scrobble from Spotify? Saturday 29 June

In addition to his range, it's tempting to let these activities tell us something else about Shepherd: They all point toward studious refinement. Shadows , a 2x12" nearing 40 minutes in length, suggests that Shepherd continues to filter his approach to rhythm and melody. To date Shepherd's varying output has bordered on the maximal. The Vacuum EP-- still one of the finest slabs of vinyl to emerge from a London scene that also gave birth to James Blake , Joy O , and Night Slugs -- found him painting outside the lines of house and bass music, spreading squelchy melodies that owed more to hippie jazz than club music.

Since then he's remained sneakily busy, releasing a handful of tracks that sound generally brighter and more musical than those of his peers.

In contrast, when "Sais Dub " dropped on Record Store Day last year, it sounded as if someone had jammed a mute into his trumpet: The track's smoky symphony of bass and beats barely hinted at his ever-present jazz melodies an even more modest edit of "Sais" closes Shadows. Friday 7 June Saturday 8 June Sunday 9 June Monday 10 June Tuesday 11 June Wednesday 12 June Monday 17 June Tuesday 18 June Wednesday 19 June Thursday 20 June Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June Monday 24 June Tuesday 25 June Wednesday 26 June Thursday 27 June Friday 28 June Saturday 29 June Sunday 30 June Monday 1 July Tuesday 2 July Wednesday 3 July Thursday 4 July Friday 5 July Saturday 6 July Sunday 7 July Monday 8 July Tuesday 9 July Wednesday 10 July Friday 12 July Sunday 14 July Monday 15 July Tuesday 16 July Wednesday 17 July Thursday 18 July Friday 19 July Saturday 20 July Sunday 21 July Monday 22 July Tuesday 23 July Wednesday 24 July Thursday 25 July Friday 26 July Saturday 27 July Sunday 28 July Monday 29 July Tuesday 30 July Wednesday 31 July Thursday 1 August Friday 2 August Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August Monday 5 August Tuesday 6 August Wednesday 7 August Thursday 8 August Friday 9 August Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Monday 12 August Tuesday 13 August Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Not a dealbreaker but definitely annoying.

I suppose I have both first and second press, both bought from Decks. First press was delivered to me back in April , and second came couple of weeks ago. The only difference in package I may admit is coming with inner sleeves. As for sound quality, I have to admit that I like 2nd press better, and it has no any distortions on any part of it, and on any frequency. So I guess those "distorted" copies were some defected units, but it's not the same issue as with recent Beat Delete represses of Ninja Tune made by MPO, which were complete crap on some releases, and went to remanufacture.

Sonically I found 2nd press sounds more mild, while 1st press is a bit more "punchier" but from my point of view this punch add to sound some additional sharpness, which kills some mood on it. I have to say that spent some time with mp3 on my phone, and even if I've listened it with Sennheiser 25 headphones, cheap converter, and poor commutation gave some coloration and harsh to the sound.

But even after it mp3 was way to sweeter and had way more air in sound for me, comparing to 1st press, which came to me as total disappointment.

So I bought 2nd press just to see if I will be lucky enough to hear and understand the difference between them. And luckily my copy of 2nd press is way more attractive, but still I found it's very different to mp3 I've listened. It may sound ridiculous, but I'm still impressed by that cheap mp3 sound which pushed my to buy this record. I can't blame John Dent who mastered it, cuz it could happen that mp3 was compressed after his job was done, so I think the only thing is failed here is manufacturing process.

I did test myself, and the rest were just listening. All of testers admitted that both presses have different sound, but no any distortions at any point. All of testers concluded that they like more 2nd press, while 1st press is still fully acceptable, and if they didn't compared them, they could be happy with any of them.

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Please enable Javascript to take full advantage of our site features. Nov Bass Music , Deep House. Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record. Add Review stam25 October 9, Report. Reply Notify me 5 Helpful. Myrtle Avenue so beautiful in 33rpm!

Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. Yo anyone hear the cat meowing on the C side??? Reply Notify me 8 Helpful. SinkiHotz December 30, Report. Distortions on several tracks I've got the repress.

Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Musicophile February 11, Report. There are extended passages during which he offers little more than drum patterns at competing frequencies; "Obfuse" looms for more than three minutes before it hints at true melody. Elsewhere Shepherd is more forward. Any sonic ties Shepherd still has to London's bass scene can be seen in moments like "ARP3" and the distended fog of "Realise", during which he hijacks deep house's stoned haze and poisons it, however slyly.

That he can perform such misdeeds and still come across as elegant, musical, and inspired speaks to a talent that was never really in doubt. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.