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FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘Promises’

Feb 27, 2021 | Electronica, Reviews

Two heavyweights of their genres take a slow dance

We actually thought this could be an elaborate hoax, therefore, we waited to hear the results for ourselves. It’s real! Broken into nine movements, these two heavyweights of their genres take a slow exploratory dance around one other with an orchestra at their disposal. There’s only a hint of the shronk and wail from Sanders’ free spirited past, it’s more a sensuous low register from his sax here. It proves to be a fascinating juxtaposition to Floating Points’ soft keys/electronica and the ever present strings. The melodies are quite seamless; complimentary rather than conflicting is the overriding theme. Beautifully realised, yet not quite the promised land. However, our minds are still blown it exists.

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