Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra ‎- Promises - ElMuelle1931

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra ‎- Promises

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Luaka Bop / Germany / 2021/  Standard weight vinyl in die-cut gatefold sleeve.

We are incredibly proud to share a limited hand-fed colored vinyl edition of "Promises" with you, the new album by Floating Points & The London Symphony Orchestra. The LP comes in a gatefold jacket with die cut shapes that show through to a fantastic painting by Julie Mehretu. 

A composition for Saxophone, Strings, Keyboards and Electronics entitled ‘Promises’ by Sam Shepherd.

Pharoah Sanders: Tenor Saxophone and Voice.

Sam Shepherd: Piano, Harpsichord, Celesta, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Oberheim 4 voice & OB-Xa, Solina String Ensemble, Therevox ET-4.3, EMS Synthi, ARP 2600 and Buchla 200e.

The strings of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Sam: Pharoah...

Pharoah: Huh...?

Sam: Were you asleep? I’m sorry...

Pharoah: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music in my head...

Sam: Oh wow... sorry.

Pharoah: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just listening to music in my head. I’m always listening... to the sounds around me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.

Sam: What were you dreaming about?

Pharoah: I’m on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars. The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you’re looking for.’

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Pharoah: How you like that take, Sam?

Sam: It’s cool. I think the bit in the middle, where it stops again...I think you can hear...We were both kind of confused. I like it as well because it sounds like two musicians that are trying to guide each other.

Pharoah: I think that’s it right there. It came out different. It came out good though.

Sam: You happy?

Pharoah: Yeah, I’m cool with it.

Sam: Okay. Yeah, I think your playing is beautiful.