Drawing inspiration from classical, jazz, electronic music, soul & even Brazilian popular music, 'Elaenia' bridges the gap between his rapturous dance music & formative classical roots.
For the past 10 years, all roads Shepherd has followed have been slowly leading to 'Elaenia' - an album that draws upon everything Shepherd has done so far. Every DJ set he’s performed, every talent he has produced, every composition he has written are thought of as precursors to 'Elaenia' - a dazzling score which puts Shepherd in the spotlight as a composer. "It moves like clouds in the sky, slowly & imperceptibly shape-shifting...Shepherd has cited Talk Talk as an inspiration, & you can hear the influence of albums like 'Laughing Stock' on the porous fabric of 'Elaenia'" 8.4/10 - pitchfork, "a sweeping, majestic debut" 8/10 - clash.
- Silhouettes (I, II & III)
- Thin Air
- For Marmish
- Peroration Six