Album Of The Week // 5–9 April
Floating Points, Pharaoh Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra — Promises [Luaka Bop]
Pharoah Sanders: Huh?
Sam (Floating Points): Were you asleep? I’m sorry.
Pharoah: No, no. I was listening and dreaming… 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 are around, smoking cigars. The bears are singing, ‘We have the music. We have what you’re looking for.’
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 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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