Album Of The Week // 5–9 April

Photo by Eric Welles-Nyström

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.

You can listen to tracks from the album on Morning Mari*, a 15 minute mini breakfast show every morning from 9:00AM BST.

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