The Floating World is a kinetic collection of six tracks that represent Wet Hair's most exciting, melodic and beautifully-produced effort. On their follow up to Spill Into Atmosphere, Wet Hair revitalized their hybrid psych / krautrock / synth pop sound, masterfully working shimmering synths swells and fiery drum and bass grooves into pointed explorations of growth and texture.
Working in a style that has traditionally drawn excitement from longwinded sonic build-ups, Wet Hair keenly sculpt these jams so the electric musicality only highlights the pop vocal leads. Tracks like "Dear Danae" and "Revealing" revel in their allusion to noise-pop, offering up simple, ear worm melodies that shine in the frantic orchestration. "Endless Procession," the record's 8-minute long jaunt, works through a haze of twittering synths toward the ultimate goal of full-blown catharsis and ensuing decay.
Meanwhile, cuts like "Through The Night" and "Lift The Stone" show off Wet Hair's rock-solid rhythm section as they syncopate and shred support for crunchy synth melodies.