News Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra announce ‘Promises’

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The album arrives next month!

Set to arrive on 26th March, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra have joined forces for new album ‘Promises’.

Separated into nine pieces, the announcement comes with a trailer, alongside a short convo between Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders.

Check both out below, and pre-order the record here.

Sam Shepherd (Floating Points): Pharoah…
Pharoah Sanders:
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.

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