Album artwork for Reflections: Mojave Desert by Floating Points

The project started simply because we were on tour with the band, had just finished FYF fest in LA, and had a week before picking up the rest of the tour in phoenix. on the way we stopped for a week near Joshua Tree National Park. the idea was to go somewhere fairly remote and setup to rehearse. it was peak summer, so we setup outside and would be playing throughout the day and night. (see super 8 footage). Whilst we were out playing and exploring the area around us - the sound reflecting from the rocks, the sound of the wind between them, complete stillness at night and packs of roaming coyotes in the distance, It became apparent that we could use this as its own unique recording environment. Anna in our crew creates the projections for our live show, but is predominantly a film maker. We made a few calls to friends in LA and borrowed some film/sound gear and recorded some of the new music that came out of the rehearsals. Through the process of making this record, we decided to start a series of musical & video explorations in interesting locations, where the music is a function of its surroundings. This first experiment only marks the beginning in this idea, and am currently seeking new interesting acoustic environments to explore.

Floating Points

Reflections: Mojave Desert

Luaka Bop
Album artwork for Reflections: Mojave Desert by Floating Points
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Released 06/30/2017Catalogue Number

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Album artwork for Reflections: Mojave Desert by Floating Points
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Released 06/28/2019Catalogue Number

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Floating Points

Reflections: Mojave Desert

Luaka Bop
Album artwork for Reflections: Mojave Desert by Floating Points
CD

$5.00

Released 06/30/2017Catalogue Number

CD-LBOP-5041

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Reflections: Mojave Desert by Floating Points
LP

$26.99

Released 06/28/2019Catalogue Number

LP-LBOP-5041

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The project started simply because we were on tour with the band, had just finished FYF fest in LA, and had a week before picking up the rest of the tour in phoenix. on the way we stopped for a week near Joshua Tree National Park. the idea was to go somewhere fairly remote and setup to rehearse. it was peak summer, so we setup outside and would be playing throughout the day and night. (see super 8 footage). Whilst we were out playing and exploring the area around us - the sound reflecting from the rocks, the sound of the wind between them, complete stillness at night and packs of roaming coyotes in the distance, It became apparent that we could use this as its own unique recording environment. Anna in our crew creates the projections for our live show, but is predominantly a film maker. We made a few calls to friends in LA and borrowed some film/sound gear and recorded some of the new music that came out of the rehearsals. Through the process of making this record, we decided to start a series of musical & video explorations in interesting locations, where the music is a function of its surroundings. This first experiment only marks the beginning in this idea, and am currently seeking new interesting acoustic environments to explore.