The Floating World
is the solo project of Amanda Votta
. Begun in 2005, 3 albums have been released on various labels so far. Amanda
has also collaborated with Gustaf Hildebrand
on the highly praised Cyclic Law album 'Lacus Somniorum', as well as with New Risen Throne
. 'The Apparition' is Amanda
's attempt to capture that moment when things are other than what they appear to be, when a sound is not just a sound, a voice not just a voice. The liminality of certain places, things, sounds, people, experiences, apparitions in their own right as they are neither here nor there, serves as inspiration for our endeavor to reach for that which we cannot see.
On this album Amanda
is joined by Neddal Ayad
(Desolation Singers/Great Attractor), Timothy Renner
(Stone Breath) and Nicole Votta
. Drifting, minimalistic ambiances are overlaid by The Floating World
's signature flutes, combining to weave sound-scapes that are as dreamlike as they are melancholic.