Pre-Order Notes + Order Instructions
- This item is scheduled to ship Mid October 2019 (subject to change)
- If you want to order additional items with a pre-order item, please make separate orders (1 order with pre-order item, 1 order with everything else)
- If there is a delay, we will contact you directly
- all pre-orders come with Turntable Lab stickers + notepad
Crush is like the Floating Points record I’ve always wanted. While I enjoyed the tender classical minimalism of Elaenia as much as the next NPR program director, Crush is Sam Shepherd doing what he does best; rolling out functional, immaculately-crafted tracks for the dancefloor that tickle the synapses, delivering on the promise of early singles “Vacuum Boogie,” “People’s Potential” and “J&W Beat” in long form. The best tunes here hit you squarely in the chest but are still as *intelligent* as you’d expect from a guy with a PhD in neuroscience. “Last Bloom” is microtonal electro reminiscent of some of RDJ’s more dancefloor-tuned fare; “Anasickmodular” is swinging breaks-fueled ruffage, tuff as any Ice Cream Records classic with atmosphere for days. Early preview single “LesAlpx” is back in slightly abridged form (get the extended mix here) as the album’s centerpiece, a cunning slice of dark house that seems like it would go off just as hard at Berghain as it would at EDC or even your local bar gig. “Bias” is a slinky roller draped in brooding synth cascades and a hefty swinging rhythm indebted to vintage 2-step (a nod to Zed Bias, innit). This is the Floating Points record for the punters, but there’s enough Buchla synth meditations (”Karakul,” “Birth,” “Sea-Watch”) and mutant orchestral twissups (“Falaise,” “Requiem for CS70 and Strings”) to appease the chin strokers. Indie exclusive variant contains alternate cover with full color artwork printed inside and out, and includes a 4-page booklet with the musical score for “Birth,” digital download included, recommended.
- black vinyl pressing (please note: actual pressing color and packaging may differ from mock-up photo)
- indie exclusive version w/ alternate artwork
- includes 4 page booklet
- digital download included
- limited edition
- release date: 10/18/19
- tracklist: 1. Falaise 2. Last Bloom 3. Anasickmodular 4. Requiem for CS70 and Strings 5. Karakul 6. LesAlpx 7. Bias 8. Environments 9. Birth 10. Sea-Watch 11. Apoptose Pt 1 12. Apoptose Pt 2
- music label: Ninja Tune 2019
reviewed by laughable butane bob 08/2019
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