Floating Points is actually a Dr in neuroscience. Add that to his amazing musical skills, and you have yourself one very talented guy.
The music Floating Points makes is a sort of jazzy house, playing with abstract ambient soundscapes while remaining rooted in bass music and house.
“ARP3” is from the Shadows E.P. in 2011, one of 5 tracks, and is driven by a powerful bassline, which rumbles away menacingly in the background.
The percussion is basically a 4 to the floor house beat, only with a bit of syncopation going on to keep thing interesting.
The dreamy melodies are provided by a combination of some drawn out rhodes organ chords (a jazz staple), and some groovy synth stabs.
It’s a long song, but not boring; it’s a calm, reflective groover.
Still kicks hard though!