‘The Good Place’ on NBC: An excellent streaming option while waiting for “Game of Thrones” to return, this newcomer created by Michael Schur of “Parks and Recreation” starts off slow, with a superficial, breezy look at the afterlife amid some mistaken-identity comedy for star Kristen Bell. But stick with it and its humor is increasingly revealed as coming from a much darker place. Among its many quick barbs is the revelation that
Floating Points' 'Reflections': The recording alias of Britain's Sam Shepherd earned raves for his 2015 album "Elaenia," a crisp, steadily evolving blend of electronic sounds with an organic sense of adventure. For the follow-up, Shepherd headed for Joshua Tree, Calif., to record a combination widescreen album and film project that in its mood and grandeur recalls Pink Floyd's "Live at Pompeii." Surrounded by banks of keyboards and girded by a steadily driving rhythm section and two guitarists, Floating Points crafts a swirling, sweeping soundtrack to the drama of the desert with an atmospheric blend of melodies that stretch far enough to almost reach the horizon.
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