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Chequerboard    03/29/2008
下午去书店买了「雨天炎天」和「神谕之夜」,打算后天去HK的路上看,逛书店时MP3里放的是Aus新发的合辑Antwarps,在考虑要不要放上来
Four Tet新专真叫人失望,还好听到了下面这张,虽然拖得很辛苦
Acoustic/Electronica/Experimental

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm

“the album features nine truly beautiful pieces of lush mellow electronica gently blended with the most intricate acoustic guitar picking. if you are a fan of the sounds of four tet or boards of canada then i really cannot recommend this highly enough. its simply one of the most perfect collections of mellow late night electronica you will find at the moment. layered over the subtle beats and ambient soundscapes are some truly beautiful intricate guitar picking bordering on spanish flamenco at times. possibly one of the most perfect irish electronic albums of the year so far” --roadrecs.com

来自爱尔兰Dublin的Chequerboard(aka John Lambert),身兼吉它手、制作人和插画家,擅长将各种采样和奇思妙想融入吉它旋律中,02年首张专辑'Gothica'于美国厂牌Reverb发行,05年在当地厂牌Lazybird推出一张mini album'Dictaphone Showreels',其中一曲Konichiwa后来被收入合辑An Taobh Tuathail Vol 1,'Penny Black'则是今年在Lazybird发行的新作,也是他的第二张全长专辑。封面像是许多碎片组成的拼贴画,有古希腊风格的收藏品,战争时期的古董,旧明信片里的风景...附在一张旧的胶套上。他曾为Fennesz & Mike Patton, Susumu Yokota & Murcof等艺人作过暧场演出,缘于绘画方面的才华,他也是首位与尼兰美术馆(Model Arts and Niland Gallery)合作的音乐人

最早是听到一首Toy Winds,喜欢那上发条一样叽叽喀喀的声音,让人念起小时候的电动玩具,童趣电音配着干净流畅的吉它弹奏,有种轻松悠闲的阳光味道,过了许久才下到专辑,最喜欢的还是这首。Ornithopter里滋滋的像划火柴般的声响也很有趣,Skating Couple响起的时候,请想象一下自己正轻盈地滑行在宽阔的冰面上,跳跃、旋转、舒展,像在奔跑,又像在飞翔,电子音符像流动的风拂过耳际,掠过发梢...

Chequerboard - Penny Black [Album] 2008

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Acoustic/Singer-songwriter/Alternative

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm

如果你之前有听过Scott Matthew(不是英国那位民谣艺人Scott Matthews),多半是在攻壳机动队,赏金猎人(天国の扉中那首"Is it real?"),还有Wolf's Rain中,作曲和制作都是大名鼎鼎的菅野よう子,或是John Cameron Mitchell执导的影片Shortbus(那个在酒吧里深情咏唱的大胡子就是他本尊)。现居纽约的Scott Matthew来自澳洲昆士兰,鲜为人知的是他最早作为alt-pop团Elva Snow的成员之一,乐队的两首作品也曾收入电影The Last Run和Splinter,所以基本可以说他是个动漫和电影原声的专业vocalist,直到今年才以唱作人的身份发行了首张同名专辑

有人说在攻壳机动队里,他用温暖而悲凉的声音完美的诠释出了一种机械金属的味道,就是那种温暖而悲凉的感觉,不知为何听来特别催泪,除了磁性而忧郁的嗓音,他还擅长吉它和Ukulele琴,新专更让人看到他在创作方面的才华

Scott Matthew - Scott Matthew [Album] 2008
album art by cameron dailey, logo by frank gargiulo

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Resplandor + Pacific uv    03/21/2008
对于喜欢的artist,我一直有个邪恶的愿望,一是希望他们不要每年都发片,二是专辑曲目永远都不要超过10首
以下两支都很配合=。=
Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Experimental

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
Members: Antonio Zelada (vocals, guitars, sequencers, samplers), Luis Rodriguez (guitars, bass, e-bow), Wilmer Ruiz (keyboards)

Resplandor是支来自秘鲁Lima的三人乐团,最早由主唱Antonio Zelada成立于1996年夏天,受Slowdive, MBV, Swallow等shoegaze和noise pop团的影响开始创作音乐,98年发行了首张EP"Sol de Hiel",两年后推出首张专辑"Elipse",其中不少曲被收入各地发行的shoegaze合辑,02年乐队签到国厂牌Alison Records,随后发行了第二张专辑"Ambar",获得许多好评。Resplandor演奏出的shoegaze音符,像被滤镜处理过一般的朦胧柔和,飘荡的吉它回响,温暧的合成器音色和迷朦氛围,在空间里无边无际的弥漫着,早期他们用西班牙语演唱,有种无拘无束的阳光味道,让人想起90年代同乡的盯鞋电音氛围团Silvania

相隔6年之后的第三张专辑"Pleamar",由Robin Guthrie制作,吉它的份量加重可想而知 ,感觉就像轮廓一点点变得明晰起来,词也改成英文了,嗯嗯,暂时位居个人08盯鞋榜首位

Resplandor - P L E A M A R [Album] 2008

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Maybe I'm Dreaming     03/20/2008
Electronica/Pop

Myspace--Lastfm--Purevolume

Owl CityPort Blue(aka Adam Young)的另一个音乐project(我承认一开始想到Playradioplay了)
Maybe I'm Dreaming,梦中被Peter Pan带到了无忧国度,这里的摩天轮和旋转木马永远不会停止转动,云朵像棉花糖一样柔软可爱,露珠在草尖上闪闪发亮,风筝只会越飞越高,吹出的泡泡里可以看见彩虹,孩子们手里抓着彩色棒棒糖,嬉戏奔跑笑靥如花,当缤纷的烟火点亮整个夜空,仿佛时间可以就此停止...
Welcome to Owl City's dreamland

favorite track: Rainbow Veins, The Saltwater Room
Owl City - Maybe I'm Dreaming [Album] 2008

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3 Ads + 1 Movie    03/19/2008
尺度算什么,氛围才是王道
Ermenegildo Zegna ss 2008 Sport (Andres Velencoso Segura)

Sisley ss 2000 (by Terry Richardson)

Sisley ss 2008 (Tyson Ballou by Camilla Akrans)


The love of Siam
昨晚在香港国际电影节上看到的,青春片,同志片,有正太,douban评分很强大,不知是否都为花痴同人所为,应该比盛夏光年好,待偶看过再说=。=

更多正太图>>click here<<
3 Ads + 1 Movie    03/19/2008
尺度算什么,氛围才是王道
Ermenegildo Zegna ss 2008 Sport (Andres Velencoso Segura)

Sisley ss 2000 (by Terry Richardson)

Sisley ss 2008 (Tyson Ballou by Camilla Akrans)


The love of Siam
昨晚在香港国际电影节上看到的,青春片,同志片,有正太,douban评分很强大,不知是否都为花痴同人所为,应该比盛夏光年好,待偶看过再说=。=

更多正太图>>click here<<
The Winston Jazz Routine    03/18/2008
最早在放一张氛围,渐渐有了钢琴,有了人声,很赞的感觉,又有点不对劲,才发现是开了The Winston Jazz Routine的myspace,下到专辑先是觉得好听,然后有点boring,明明觉得boring却还是连着听了几遍,不知为什么,在车上边听边发呆
Piano-pop/Slowcore/Ambient

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
"In addition to Nathan's songwriting and multi-instrumentation over two dozen others have performance credits on Sospiri. What is captured onto the album, however, is unyieldingly cohesive. At 12 songs and just under 53 minutes in length, it's easy to get lost in Sospiri's otherworldly gaze at, and away from, such heartbreaking tales, but the beautiful arrangements act as a contrast and, ultimately, bring a balance to all the suffering."

“要描述或是概括The Winston Jazz Routine并不是件容易事,尤其是用作宣传目的。一份完备的“传记”,必然包括了形形色色的成员们和贡献者的经历和故事,乐手、主唱、制作人、创作人和视觉艺术家。有童年的死党,也有新结识的朋友,有家庭成员,年长和年幼,在世和离世,祖父、母亲、弟弟,有无家可归的钢琴手,管弦乐队指挥,高中生,大学生,还有已婚的教友和图书馆管理员。要讲述整个故事就会牵涉到这许多人,因为他们一同成长一同改变,生活重叠得太多,到处都留有美好的印记,地下室和阁楼,厨房和阳台,餐厅和咖啡店,录音室,教室,教堂,甚至远隔千里的电话。于是The Winston Jazz Routine就可以被说成是“将这种大家庭的生活用音乐的形式描绘出来”,或者更广泛的说,是精通多样乐器的乐手兼唱作人Nathan Phillips的音乐计划,是他记录收集人们的声音,地点,经历和艺术的方式,在他的作品当中,虽然歌词多为自省或虚构的类型,却能轻易将这些真实生活的片断连接起来,进一步说,加到他的声音和钢琴里的,摇滚乐、管弦乐、合声和各种录音音效也让这种community感更为真实” --引自Nathan朋友Ryan Weberling

Sospiri(意大利文,意思是叹息)是The Winston Jazz Routine去年发行的第二张专辑。"I See a Map"开场颇rock,清脆的吉它扫弦伴着钢琴,重型鼓和bass接踵而至,待Phillips唱出"My composure lacked as we walked home, counting all the butterflies that flew right around you",温暧慵懒又略显缥缈的男声,钢琴便成了伴奏的主角,吉它和鼓适时加入,亦搭配得十分和谐。"William and Betsy"写一对恋人因为背叛而取消了婚约,也是专辑里最喜欢的一首,"A Ghost Beneath the Tower"满是孤独,"Grandmother's Glow"讲述了Grandmother在煮蜜饯时发生的事故,前段很闷不过中间那段钢琴很惊艳(是钢琴么),除了"Venice"还有威尼斯著名的"The Bridge of Sighs",偏器乐的"The Conductor's Regress"结束后,十分自然便过渡到最后一曲"Sospiri"……几乎全篇都是这样奇妙的编排,钢琴、管弦乐、摇滚乐器、各种采样还有合声,理不出什么头绪,却让人印象深刻。我想说这是张私人性质的专辑,也不想用什么风格来界定它,像Ryan Weberling说的,Phillips传达出的是种"life of community"的微妙感觉,关于朋友和亲人,成长与失去,各种忧伤或愉悦的小情绪,如果你能感受到,大概就会有不一样的听觉体验

The Winston Jazz Routine - Sospiri [Album] 2007

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Indie-pop/Folk-rock/Punk

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
Members: Simon Indelicate (vocal, guitar), Julia Indelicate (vocal, whistle, piano), Ed van Beinum (Drums), Kate Newberry (Bass), Al Clayton (Rhythm Guitar)

"There's a band in England called the Indelicates that I really like. I was just in their video recently. They just put a single out, but their lyrics are amazing. When we were writing our album, Julia, who goes out with the singer gave me one of his poems about writer's block and how he can't write about his stuff. And his poem was so good! I was like, "How did he do that?!" It made it even worse. It was really good. How had he written that poem? I've become a bit obsessed. I love the Indelicates, they're one of my favorites. Julia used to be in a band called the Pipettes, but she left to be in the Indelicates, which is more like a Luke Haines/the Auteurs kind of thing. "--Art Brut Interviewed in Pitchfork

最初在某音乐blog听到他们的一首"Julia, We Don't Live In The 60s",颇有点相识恨晚,欢快的旋律,超酷的歌词,还有那种青春活力感。05年底成立的英国五人乐团The Indelicates,融合了古典民谣和英式indie-rock,主唱Simon Indelicate之前的工作是诗歌表演艺术家和作家,另位主唱Julia Indelicate则是名记实摄影师(她也是The Pipettes的原始成员),两人在一次诗歌朗诵赛中相识。乐队在英国已做过100多场演出,发行了三张单曲一张EP,不少歌曲在电台热播,被NME, the Guardian等杂志报道,Rolling Stone和Pitchfork亦有点名称赞,更在各大音乐网站和blog间流传,经演出和独立音乐圈累积出人气,The Indelicates不久前签到英/独立厂牌Weekender Records,最新专辑American Demo将于今年4月发行,制作人是Brian O'Shaugnessey (Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Denim)

不管是MV,专辑封面还是曲名都超搞,最爱当然是"Julia, We Don't Live In The 60s",在这里可以下载到多个版本,Sixteen也很喜欢,"We just wanna be 16 (16) 16 (16), Even though we're 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29...",真是唱出了Kidult们的心声



The Indelicates - The Last Significant Statement To Be Made In Rock'n'Roll [EP] 2007

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Bossa Nova/Pop

Myspace--Lastfm
Members: Kevin Wright, Sarah Nyberg Pergament

"Featuring a male/female duo with the vocal texture and cadence of Broadcast's Trish Keenan, but with its own musicality, personality and atmosphere set in a breeze-blown, sun-drenched pasture, the record is really charming and full of self-assured confidence -- light on its feet in that Brazilian way and positive in that modern indie way, but solid and thoughtfully written. The Dreamers are very easy to like but definitely not just another guilty pleasure" --Other Music, NYC

Sarah Nyberg Pergament,生于83年的瑞典女生,之前曾以Action Biker的名字发表作品(马上要发新专辑,期待一记),Kevin Wright则是来自英国的中年型男,组有Always和Mr Wright两支乐团,自04年在瑞典音乐节相识两人便开始一起写歌,"Petit Nuage"完成于05年末,由此曲启发两人决定合作出一张唱片,乐队名就叫做"The Dreamers",首张专辑"Day for Night"去年由瑞典厂牌Friendly Noise发行。乐队的音乐影响十分多样,Colleen, Francoise Hardy...还有jazz pop和原声音乐,尽管The Dreamers唱出的多是忧伤的曲调,两人却希望能做出,诠释法国爵士配乐大师Michel Legrand和南美爵士名家Tom Jobim的音乐——"the sad music that makes the world a better place"

个人推荐: "Petit Nuage", "Michael"
The Dreamers - Day for Night [Album] 2007

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Moscow Olympics    03/14/2008
Indie-pop/Shoegaze/Filipino(not use band pic coz i like this one)

Myspace--Lastfm
Members: aj. dino. jojo. melanie. richard

The term "dreampop" gets a new and wider meaning when the Philippine quintet Moscow Olympics release their debut single on Fraction Discs. Pop as a dream come true, two tracks that raise their gaze off their shoes, stare into the skies and fill the unexpected yet somehow eagerly awaited gap in your record collection - the one between Blueboy's "Unisex" and The Wake's "Here Comes Everybody"--Fraction Discs

近日流传于music blog间的菲律宾五人吉它乐团Moscow Olympics,成员分别来自当地盯鞋indie-pop乐队(Colour Contest, Soft Pillow Kisses, Candy Audioline,和Dorian Of Juniper Bells),团名大概是取自orange juice的同名曲,成立于07年5月,首张7-inch单曲"The Still"去年由瑞典厂牌Fraction Discs代理发行

噪音味不是很浓,清新梦幻,吉它很好听,首推Still
对菲律宾好感度直升,期待新专辑
Moscow Olympics - Still [Single] 2007

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Sakura    03/10/2008
つじあやの - 桜の木の下で

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British humour    03/09/2008
The Catherine Tate Show

第一次看的时候笑到肚子痛,Catherine Tate太有才了

Little Britain
如果懒得下载,这里有土豆的在线视频,还是带字幕的
TV
Hammock+Té    03/08/2008

招行的多啦A梦信用卡也收到了(特意多要了张任意门),4月1号的门票就靠你了
We Aint Famous Yet    03/06/2008
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Small Town Boredom - Apologies For Apathy (Autumn Might Have Hope [LP] 2006)
UK两人slowcore团体,当初听到这首就去找他们的专辑,好容易下到一张04年的EP,感觉一般,这张双面LP发行于06年9月,收录有14首歌,才在slsk上拖到两首RP就用完了,望穿秋水也不见共享的某人上线

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The Soldier Thread - The Silver (Fevers And Fireworks [EP] 2007)
TSB写过review的州团,目前也没弄到下载囧

总之还是名气不够啊,哪像那些大牌,新专一出遍地都是。还有支叫Aurora的indie-rock,一看这名字偶就囧了,何况专辑还是ST,试听是不错啦。成名这种事也是强求不来,不过拜托大家给乐队起名字的时候多费点心吧,越特别越好,譬如像Malajube这样的|||
趁着今天RP好~

No.1 This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (US)
Release Date: January 29
Label: Magic Bullet
Mirrormass | Firemedia

No.2 Daturah - Reverie [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (Germany)
Release Date: March 28
Label: Golden Antenna Rec
Mirrormass | Firemedia | Fs2you

No.3 Bitcrush - Epilogue in Waves [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (US)
Release Date: February
Label: n5md
Mirrormass | Firemedia | Fs2you

No.4 Kovlo - Im So Happy On This Boat [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (Switzerland)
Label: On The Camper
Mirrormass | Firemedia | Fs2you

No.5 July Skies - The Weather Clock [Album+EP] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (UK)
Release Date: February 11
Label: Make Mine Music
Mirrormass | Firemedia