Floating Points unveils remarkable new 19-minute ‘Ratio’
Earlier this month, the Sam Shepherd-fronted electronic music outfit Floating Points sampled a new track named “Ratio.” Now, the track’s available for listening in its entirety. Standing at nearly 19 minutes, “Ratio” is a number Shepherd’s been splicing into live shows for quite some time.
Marking a stark departure into the sonic abyss, “Ratio” is a captivating tune. The track dabbles in increased experimental grandeur, but such is what Floating Points’ fans have come to know and expect. Between the track’s balanced range, melodies, and tactile precision, it undeniably hits the mark.
The tantalizing new number is also available on 12-inch vinyl here. The A-side of the record will lay host to the first nine minutes of the track, while the second half will contain a deconstructed version of the song’s organ section. The B-side will feature the second half of the track’s beat, drums, and bassline in isolation.
According to a press release, “Releasing the track in such a fashion, Shepherd encourages DJs to create their own mixes by bringing the different elements together in their own style.”