Floating Points – “Peroration Six”



UK based producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shephard) has just released an experimental and tension filled single “Peroration 6” (which can be listened to below via SoundCloud) which will be on his upcoming album “Elaenia” that comes out on November 6th via Luaka Bop.

“Peroration Six” does not follow a traditional pop song structure, but at the same time it doesn’t really need to. It is a song that builds in intensity and tension over its five minute duration; during which time it stays in the same musical pattern that also gradually gets a bit more complex over time. At first the song has a bit of a jazz vibe to it, but as it goes on it has more of a prog rock dynamic to it. The electric guitar is one of the instruments that gradually becomes more present and dominant in “Peroration Six”. Stereogum goes into further detail, saying:

“Peroration Six” appropriately serves as the final track on his new record, and it’s a restrained, operatic, tension-oriented closer.

“Peroration Six” may not be what you’re looking for if you’re wanting something short and catchy, but it will help open your mind up if you can be patient and absorb something new for a few minutes.