Your Morning Metal (Persecutor)

Floater

At the edge of metal and the new sonic wave came Floater. I dare you to find another band so goddamn cool.

I am of alien intelligence, at least they say so. I could show you anything unless I want to. Many people run away from me; I make them angry. They don’t like the way I shake, I am reminded. Oh, I am reminded. Stop and take a look at where your words are falling. Listen to where your wisdom goes. Oh, you might be disappointed at just how much your victim knows. You better kick in. Oh, I am sickened. Oh, you won’t listen. Little girl has learned a lesson today, she has a value. Get up and change the sheets again; late night with Gallo. Many people run away from her, she makes them angry. They don’t like the way she moves, she is reminding. Oh, she is reminding. Did you wake up today? Did you wake up yesterday? Did you wake up today? And will you wake up tomorrow? It came up from the water, down into the village, now. Followed me to my home, and spoke to me and said: Don’t worry, ’cause this is only meant to be just like a warning to you from me, and I am only meant to be affectionate.

Floater, “Persecutor” (1995)

There really are few albums to compare the Glyph, the 1995 masterpiece engineered by Drew Canulette. Floater is one of those bands, the lucky find, that glittering gem of sound and mixed metaphor in which the whole of everything we ever hope for wells up in the silence ‘twixt each living pulse.

These years later, it is hard to imagine musical memory without them.

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