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Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra

Promises

Luaka Bop

Released: 15th October 2021

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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.’ I say, ‘Really?’ And I was making fish dinners. Shark..Lobster. Got all kinds of fish. And you know, a good pie. Pumpkin pie. You like pumpkin pie?
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.

"Electronic Music’s King...” - NY Times
“There’s an attention to detail at work that’s practically unrivaled in electronic music.” - Pitchfork (Best New Album - Cruch)
“The best tenor player in the world.” - Ornette Coleman
“Few musicians have said more than the saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.” - The New Yorker
“The album is extraordinarily beautiful, mesmerizing and spatially haunting. Listening to it is a profound experience." - Julie Mehretu
“Best thing I’ve ever done.” - Sam Shepherd (Floating Points)