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Bt Cuff Hicks
Take two local bands, a poet and a
composer who doubles as a teacher
and you end up with Floating Opera.
Everything began with Charles
Lieurance’s poetry, said Richard
Rebarber, composer for Floating Op
era. Rebarber is also an associate pro
fessor of mathematics and statistics at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lieurance, who is a member of
Rise Up Beggar, shared his poetry with
Rebarber, who thought he could put it
The problem was that neither
Lieurance nor Rebarber wanted to do
many things on the album, like sing
or play guitar.
“When I bring someone in,”
Rebarber said, “ most of them are bet
ter at coming up with their own parts
than my idea.
“At its essence, Floating Opera al
ways starts with me and Charles,”
Rebarber said. “Everyone else just sort
of comes into the picture later.”
The kind of talent Rebarber brings
in is of no slouch quality, either. Float
ing Opera’s new release “Everybody’s
Somebody’s Monster” features mem
bers of The Millions and Mercy Rule.
“It started with Lori Allison
[former singer of The Millions],”
Rebarber said. “She added credibility,
along with a lot of talent.”
With Allison singing, they had
enough material recorded to release a
cassette, entitled “Floating Opera
Musicians,” in 1993.
“It got some very nice reviews and
I got to know more people,” Rebarber
said. “Then we started to work on an
other set of songs.”
From Allison, Rebarber met the
rest of The Millions and from them,
Mercy Rule. This, Rebarber said, gave
him a lot more people to work with.
“When I bring in good people, it
usually turns out better than I origi
nally heard in my head,” Rebarber
Rebarber writes most of the music
on piano and also plays keyboards. He
then works with all the musicians he
brings in to fill in the gaps.
Besides composing most of the
music, Rebarber also engineers and
records all of the material himself in
“I don’t have wonderful engineer
ing skills,” Rebarber said, “but I get
Many of the songs on “Everybody’s
Somebody’s Monster” are violent,
Rebarber said, such as “Magician’s
Daughter,” which tells about a magi
cian doing unspeakable things to his
daughter who doubles as his assistant.
The cover, done by Harry Dingman
III who also played guitar on the
record, is an extremely detailed por
When I bring in
good people, it
usually turns out
better than I origi
nally heard in my
trait of two people.
“We wanted sort of a ’50s hiker
thing — like an Alfred Hitchcock
movie,” Rebarber said. “We wanted a
picture that wasn’t obvious and it isn’t
clear whether the man or the woman
is the monster. I think they both are.”
“Everybody’s Somebody’s Mon
ster” was released a few weeks ago,
and Rebarber and Lieurance are al
ready at work on their next produc
“The next one will not take three
or four years,” Rebarber said. “It’s
about relationships gone wrong so far
—it sounds trite, but it’s trickier than
-Ismlst Record logs
Albums like “Everybody’s
Somebody's Monster” are a gulp of
fresh water in the seas of salty of
ferings abounding in the music
scene right now.
Many things set Floating Op
era apart from the staples available
on the radio. The first of these is
Lori Allison (formerly of The
Millions), Heidi Ore (of Mercy
Rule) and Tammy VanBogart offer
spectacular singing, from quiet to
The other thing that helps is the
strong sound of a piano. Too many
bands thqsle days slam guitars
around and call it music — well
organized music makes a nice
change of pace.
While the lyrics are deep and
moody, the music itself is lighter,
providing a great contrast between
the two. The melodies on
“Everybody’s” could be described
The sort of pulsing beat of “So
Flies Theresa” marks one of the few
truly upbeat songs on the album
and sounds truly playful.
A personal favorite is a ballad
'cover of Bob Mould’s “Make No
Sense At All.” The song becomes
focused on the lyrics — a definite
change from the original version.
“Teenage Death Song” simply .
is comic because it lambastes the
typical suicide mentality, but keeps
that haunting form that lingers
through most of “Everybody’s
On occasion, the drums sound
a little limp and flat, but this is ex
cusable considering millions
weren’t spent on studio production.
The other tiny annoyance is the
sudden ending of “Lisa’s Limbs,”
which just stops abruptly instead of
giving the listener an actual finish.
Of course, “Lisa’s Limbs” along
with “Dressed In Seven” and “For
ever In June” are from Floating
Opera’s first work, so times
Monster” is a great piece of work
from a bunch of truly talented
people. Its flaws can be overlooked,
and further works from these folks
are eagerly anticipated.
— Cliff Hicks
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