Entering a Contest
The Floating City is a band from St. Louis, Missouri. Their new album Entering a Contest will be released by First Flight on May 17, 2005. Tour dates will follow shortly thereafter. The album was recorded to tape by Chris Deckard at Radio Penny studio in St. Louis, Missouri during the late months of 2004 and early part of 2005. The final mixes conducted by both Chris Deckard and The Floating City were mastered by Jack Petracek in St. Louis. Entering a Contest finds The Floating City combining rhodes piano, violin & cello strings, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals, and an assortment of additional unique instrumentation to create an album of majestic guitar melodies, thundering drums, and questions raised that ask 'Whose side are you on?' The results are deep in both tender sonic whisps and heartfelt poetics, juxtaposed against an angular intensity brought forth from a collective musical collaboration process. The band is motivated by their relationships, daily lives, and careful scrutiny of the sometimes fragile & volatile marriage of music, art, and business. This is their gift to themselves and to you.