shadows (2020 reissue)
super-slick techno music from sam shepherd as floating points; combining elements of jazz & broken beat & adding a touch of cosmic vibes, this is some of his finest work to date.
since emerging in 2009 with a quartet of devastating eps & singles shepherd has kept busy, consistently impressing as a dj, helming the jazz-inclined floating points ensemble & dropping a further 4 solo singles. what stands out here is his immaculate production style, building tracks with unexpected moments of pure beauty & a lushness often missing in the sometimes sterile world of techno. this ep really is class stuff, perfect for both headphone listening & the deeper dancefloors out there, echoing omar-s & theo parrish at their best.