MP3 Flotation Walls - NATURE
Heavily orchestral art pop with soaring choral arrangements.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (45:10) !
Related styles: POP: Chamber Pop, ROCK: Psychedelic
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Flotation Walls is a Columbus, Ohio group that combines choral music, psych-folk, IDM, Tropicalia, cabaret, Ye-Ye and orchestral music into a distinct brand of intelligent art-pop. Since its inception in 1996 as an experimental performance group, Flotation Walls has been led by singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Carlos Avendaño through many different styles and formats.
In 2004, Avendaño began work on NATURE, the group''s forthcoming debut full-length release. Over its five years in the making, the album has grown to feature the efforts of over 25 musicians. The songs move through various areas of 20th- and 21st-century music, from the French-waltz-turned-Disney-nightmare "Sperm & Egg," to the cinematic, four-on-the-floor memento mori "Worms." Avendaño''s recurrent lyrical themes of mating, youth, desperation and family provide a disarming narrative among heavy orchestration and soaring choral arrangements.
In 2007, Avendaño began to assemble a group that could support the eventual release of NATURE. Ryan Stolte-Sawa (violin, guitar, piano, synths, vocals), Zak Moses (electric bass, upright bass, vocals) and Luke Brevoort (drums) now join Avendaño to comprise Flotation Walls. The group''s live show is high in energy as four musicians work to recreate the sound of 25 in their trademark yellow outfits. All the while, they make a deliberate effort to connect with the audience in a good-humored manner that is juxtaposed with the sincerity of their performance.
Following the release of NATURE, Flotation Walls have quit their jobs and are touring indefinitely in support of the album.