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7 minutes ago, donquixote said:

I'm detecting love from the thumbass camp for sure! 🙂

yesssss holy shit i love FP so much. Only discovered him last year through his shit like Kuiper etc. His Jazzy side appeals to me since I am a big jazz fan. The more IDM like approach he is taking here is an even bigger plus.

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Oooh "environments" and " birth" is a tidy little run.

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Bias and everything after it are pretty damn good.  My friend recommended this, and I can see the placement with Jon Hopkins, Jamie XX, Four Tet, etc (and I listen to them, too) but there's a sparseness here laid out in every track.  I haven't hooked deeply into it yet.  It's still great though?

Sea-Watch leading into Apoptoses is a beautiful thing.

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Earlier this year I stated that the new 808 State album was the best album of the year. I have changed my mind on that. I'm pretty sure I like this one better. Holy shit, Floating Points does it again. Just like Elaenia, I instantly fell in love with every track on this thing. It's way more aggresive and dancefloor-heavy than Elaenia but it has it's stunningly beautiful opener. The way the album shifts and changes from a stunning orchestration like Falaise into the stuttering rythms of Last Bloom and Anasickmodular is just crazy. The analogue feel is great as well. From the weird and experimental Karakul to the insanely beautiful Sea-Watch, every track has it's own personality. Best album of the year no doubt. Tracks like Environments, Bias and Birth make the switches between the dancefloor and the orchestration complete. Absolutely worth getting on CD or LP just like Elaenia.

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10 minutes ago, thumbass said:

Best album of the year no doubt.

Resident Advisor did a solid feature on him this week, goes into his gear and his process. He talks about quasi-generative stuff for melody and rhythm and based off his listenings to the composer Messiaen in an interesting way: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3548

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This has become a flawless record for me. I've never listened to any track in isolation--the minute "Falaise" begins, I get really excited to hear every last second unfold until the end. It's a masterpiece. 

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35 minutes ago, xxx said:

This has become a flawless record for me. I've never listened to any track in isolation--the minute "Falaise" begins, I get really excited to hear every last second unfold until the end. It's a masterpiece. 

third time youve changed your opinion in this thread LOL

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Hedging against hyperbole. It's not even advisable to post about a record until at least a week or so living with it. Albums are like people. Turns out that it did definitely deserve all my initial flattery.

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Loving this too, and glad Spotify recommended Sea Watch to me, which is how I discovered the LP. 

Glorious buttery majestic orchestral jazzy minimal all at once! No shame in RDJ reference-dropping here either. Undeniable SAW II vibes for me with some of these tones and the reverb.

I think of this as that sort of that rich academic "music destined for NPR to cover" vibe but with much more intrigue than their run of the mill "guy who bangs on pots and pans and records whales in New Zealand and uses AI to blend it together" or something.

 

It's a future classic.

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Fucking hell this new "Bias" 12" with the Mayfield Depot Mix. It's blended with some crowd noise and live input from his recent outings. The proverbial (Acid Mix) that oldheads would recognize haha. 

 

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