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Nothing is Lost    05/26/2008
Indie/Acoustic/Folk

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
Members: Pete Lush (songs), Miss Ping (backing vocals, harmonica and pictures)

"Expertly understated ...a beauty built upon intertwining guitar picking patterns and the hammers of a piano somewhere dropping as if by the grace of gravity alone in all the perfect places."- Maverick

Things in Herds是支英国Brighton的两人组合,由Pete Lush担任创作和主音,女生Miss Ping负责合声和口琴,并为乐队创作宣传画和封面,两人最早曾是苏格兰Fife民谣乐队Fence Collective的成员。乐队成立于1999年,至今已发行过三张专辑,最新的一张叫做Nothing is Lost

低调优美略带忧郁气质的民谣,有句评论说得很好,"Things in Herds are one of those beautiful secrets that it seems a shame to share for fear of ruining it",最喜欢的一曲是You Know

Things in Herds - Nothing is Lost [Album] 2008

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524 L'Arc~en~Ciel HK Live    05/25/2008
排Goods排到脚抽筋
我和小5中午到的会场,那时已经排了不少人,有些甚至昨晚就来了,工作人员用金属栏围了几个长方形区域,一个区大约容纳200人,我们就排在第二区的中间,慢慢的人越来越多,回头望都见不到尾。四点正式开售,六点才轮到,这是第二区中间的待遇,再往后可想而知,7点半入场时,队伍依然很长,因为每人限买一件,有些饭为了多买又开始排第二遍,钦佩之情无法言表。托长时间站立的福,演出中途脚就开始抽筋,疼得不分心都不行。有些饭到最后都没有买到,因为这个还导致演出开始晚了半个小时,大概主办方也没料到会有那么多人买Goods,否则真该把发售时间提前。香港周边价格比上海略贵,一套下来是1120港币,包括两件Tee场刊海报护腕各一及徽章一套

HK场虹饭
排周边的时候,前面有两个日本女,一直在那里化妆,每人都戴了四个护腕,不知是否追了三场,两人看到东方日报上关于L团来港的报道,连连发出很恐怖的笑声|||。cosplayer也有,有女生就留了老头04年的发型,翅膀纹身也颇见到几个。男饭相当不少,男女比例没1比1也差不多2:3了,这点很让人意外,帅哥当然也有,有些是陪女友来的,不过听某饭讲旁边的男生比他女友还High囧,听人说A区前两排全是男生,这个YY过头了吧|||,见到两个男饭都穿了Hyde头像的T恤,感想复杂。有位可亲的外国大叔身着05年上海场的月饼T恤,外国美女也有,竟然还见到两个围着白色头巾不知哪个中东国家的MM,小5说,不要歧视人家,我哪有。排队时从HK饭那里借了东方日报来看,上面就有报道汪东城(台湾某偶像团体成员)专程来港看这次演出,只见过他演台版恶作剧,也从未听闻他有饭过彩虹,不会是借L团影响力来吸引粉丝的伪饭吧,结果开场以后就有见到本尊,从B区前面走过,连忙叫小5,后来见他坐到了A区中间(中间就算了,如果是一二排,我们一定鄙视他),还引起了一阵小骚动,据说他有去后台和老头握手(可恨),另有听闻Luna Sea的Inoran也会来,不过好像没人爆。香港也有个官方club,大家在排周边的时候,就有饭过来发宣传页,呼吁大家在演出过程中遵守秩序,另外附有encore部分的Anata歌词,还标出了罗马音,做得很用心

演出repo

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夏天快到咯    05/22/2008
东西寄出来已经有8天了,依然在等,如果又像上次一样弄丢,偶以后都不上Threadless买Tee了Orz
关于这个T恤站点之前介绍过,贴两件好玩的设计(不是偶败的两款)


Dad? by Rodrigo David -->穿这个去KFC一定很有喜感


Take Me To Tokyo by Juju's Delivery -->这个是Q版哥斯拉么,也太可爱了吧

后天就可以见到老头了>_<
Kuryakin    05/18/2008
那日逛到居海blog,才知道First Aid Kit已经发了新专,click here to download

Indie-pop/Electronic/Acoustic

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
Band Members: Petter Gjöres (vocals, guitar, computers), Johan Norberg (guitar, computers) and Kristina Dahlman (background vocals, computers)

"One of these special collections will be for Swedish duo Kuryakin. Peter Gjorges and Johan Norberg create classic dreamy pop, the kind of sweet pop music that Shelflife has always been known for finding. Influenced by bands such as Free Design, The Sundays, Eggstone, Aztec Camera and a slew of 70s pop their upcoming release is chalk full songs that will help your upcoming summer blues breeze on by." --Twentysevenviews

Kuryakin是支来自瑞典的三人乐团,主唱Petter和吉它手Johan02年在大学里相识,第二年便开始一起玩音乐,直到另一名主唱Kristina加入组成Kuryakin,团名源于1964年的间谍剧The Man From U.N.C.L.E(其中David McCallum饰演Ilya Kuryakin),起初因为相隔太远(一人在Stockholm两人在Uppsala),大家靠相互寄送sample、交换想法来创作,今年已在日本的Fastcut厂牌推出过一张7",另一张7吋胶+EP则发行于美国的Shelflife Records

A Parade满是清脆吉它和轻盈电音交织的和谐之美,仿佛Kings of Convenience遇到The Radio Dept.,低调柔和的男声吟唱配上和声,隐约的人声采样点缀,夏日的风就这样轻轻拂过来,新7''中的版本编曲更为bossa nova,Birds是相当喜欢的一曲,游走于ambient IDM与downtempo之间的chill out式电音,有轻盈飘浮的质感,迷幻的色彩如天空笼罩,他们在创作的时候大概也想着自由飞翔的小鸟吧,像Still Here这样,将电音流行演绎得清新流畅,纯粹自然,没有泡泡糖的甜腻感觉,不愧瑞典出品,听着Kuryakin,夏天就可以提早到来了~~
Kuryakin - Birds [Demo] 2005

1. A Parade
2. Fought a War
3. Birds

Kuryakin - Fought a War [7"] 2008

Release Date: March 2008
Label: Fastcut
A Fought a War
B Rain

Kuryakin - Still Here[EP] & Onie[7"] 2008

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Wenchuan earthquake    05/14/2008
手拉手,我们仍然在一起

Picture from New York Times
September    05/13/2008
September (九月) IMDb--Douban
Director: Peter Carstairs
Writers: Peter Carstairs, Ant Horn
Cast: Xavier Samuel, Clarence John Ryan

澳洲影片,简单的故事,像支氛围电音的长篇MV,摄影没有Days of Heaven那样华丽,淡淡的很舒服

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CDを買った    05/12/2008
Electronica/Acoustic/Ambient

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm
「euphoriaのフロントマン、森川裕之のソロ・エレクトロニカ&アコースティックプロジェクト。organic stereo(オーガニック ステレオ)のFirst Albumリリースです。 YO LA TENGO、KIM HIORTHOY、owen、高木正勝、レイハラカミなどのエレクトロニカ、ポストロックファンには、大きく支持される作品です。しかし、「忘れていた朝の匂いを思い出させ、眠れぬ夜にさえ深い夢にいざなってくれる」このアルバムは、ジャンルを超えて人々の心に深く染み渡っていくことでしょう」
organic stereo是euphoria主脑森山裕之的solo・electronic&acoustic project,首张专辑一发行,就得到了喜欢Yo La Tengo、Kim Hiorthoy、Owen、高木正勝、Rei Harakami的电音和后摇乐迷的大力支持,这张让人“回想起记忆里清晨的味道,进入失眠夜里梦境深处”的专辑,已经超越了风格的局限,深深印进了人们心里)

专辑内所有乐器(包括吉它木琴钢琴采样)和录音制作都由森山裕之一人完成,生于1982年,小学学习木琴是他的音乐启蒙,初中开始弹吉它和尝试作曲,作品曾被选作网站BGM、电影原声和CM配乐,01年与两位好友组成后摇团体euphoria,担任吉它和主唱,03年以organic stereo的名字自行发表了首张专辑"The Stories Linger in My Mind",到08年1月追加了三首新曲后重新发行。最初得知这张电音原声作品出自euphoria主唱之手,并没有太大意外,依稀记得此人的十张荒岛唱片里,就有Plaid和Kim Hiorthoy的名字。The Frog Princess轻易便营造出一幕诗意的电音风景,森林,流水,鸟鸣,微风,清晨的薄雾与微光,清新不甜腻,纯真又灵动,跳跃的电子音符织成一幅幅流光溢彩的画卷,Child's view有着泉水般清爽干净的气息,吉它和弦清脆悦耳,加入柔美晶莹的钢琴琴键,和若隐若现的婉转弦乐,一同唤起童年的美好记忆,Plastic Flower是蒙太奇剪接的混乱梦境,交织着奇异的幻觉和意识流碎片,弯曲的时间,在四维空间里无限延伸,Brightness闪耀着新生和幸福的光芒,像时光倒流,让青春重返,只愿岁月静好,Alive已让人心满意足...这是怎样神奇的音符和旋律,无法用言语描述的感动,光是聆听着就会让人不自觉的慢慢微笑起来

在专辑的特设站点内,每支曲都附有一小段日志,会日文的同学可以去看看。十分喜欢的封面来自Tomohiko Sugano的画作
Organic Stereo - The Stories Linger in My Mind [Album] 2008

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Favorite Post Rock Album 2008 Vol. 1
Favorite Post Rock Album 2008 Vol. 2

No. 11 Transit - Whitewater [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (Belgium)
Release Date: 2008
Label: Zeal Records
Mirrormass | Firemedia | Fs2you

No. 12 Maybeshewill - Not for Want of Trying [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (UK)
Release Date: May 12, 2008
Label: Field
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No. 13 The Winchester Club - Britannia Triumphant [Album] 2007

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (UK)
Release Date: November 5, 2007
Label: WHI Recordings
Mirrormass | Firemedia | Fs2you

No. 14 Gaserata - I Have A Lyubovnik [Album] 2008

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (Latvia)
Label: Self-released
Free Download | Fs2you

No. 15 Radius system - Escape/Restart [Album] 2008 (Prog-rock)

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm (France)
Release Date: May 5, 2008
Label: Lost Children
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Petrograd In Transit    05/10/2008
Post Rock/Electronic/Ambient/Shoegaze

Official Site--Myspace
Band Members: Ted, Brian, Josh, Doug

"After last night’s show at New World, I want St. Petersburg’s Petrograd In Transit to be my personal theme band. Epic and sweeping, every daily activity--no matter how mundane--would be life affirming with Petrograd behind me. I could solve life’s mysterious while walking the dog, mature beyond my years washing dishes, and remember where I left my wallet that one summer in 1996. Powerful shit. Influenced by Explosions in the Sky and (a personal favorite) electronic shoegaze impressario, Ulrich Schnauss, its amazing to believe this was Petrograd’s first gig, especially when you consider the genre calls for tight cues. Twenty minutes became way too short of a set. Welcome to the scene, boys."--REAX

找不出帅哥型男,也没有漂亮的宣传照片和专辑封面,Petrograd In Transit的四位大叔来自俄罗斯,成立于06年7月,乐队不论是在Yelsinky省还是边远的西伯利亚,都拥有一定的知名度,当然那还远远不够,加上养家的责任(每个成员总共至少有7个孩子),他们的目标是首都——一定要在圣彼得堡演出,于是大家整日在某愚钝经纪人的耳边念叨,终于有一天,他们到了圣彼得堡,甚至还去了佛罗里达,那里没有熏鱼和社会,只有棕榈树和温暧的阳光,人们的脸上挂着新奇的微笑,他们说,"Please enjoy our music. We make it especially for you. With a little help we will get Visas and tour this great nation. Please don’t generalize us Russians; we are a moody, self-obsessed people who love brooding, literature and ballet, not the fun-loving Europeans you take us for"

一直觉得后摇很难写(所以也一直很佩服TSB那帮人),也就不多罗嗦。这型的确是我的最爱,This Will Destroy You+Sigur Rós也不算太夸张,初听时放到第三首,正在往PR群里敲“还不错,第3首有点挫”的时候,突然又停了下来,1分53秒是个神奇时刻,就好像推开了一扇门,进到另一个世界...
大叔们不容易,有机会一定买张CD支持下

Petrograd In Transit - Lifesize Balloon Animals [EP] 2008

Label: Wise Owl Records
Tracklisting
01 - A Futon In The Office
02 - Lexington And Concorde
03 - Similar Vain
04 - So Far Yet So Close 1
05 - The Pinkwater Memoirs 1
Free Download at Wise Owl Records or
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MV    05/09/2008
Electronica/Folk/Pop

Organic StereoEuphoria主唱Hiroyuki Morikawa( 森川裕之)的solo project,个人年度electro-acoustic&封面第一名,等CD入手再来rip

Organic Stereo - Brightness



This Town Needs Guns    05/07/2008
Indie Rock/Math Rock/Alternative

Band Site--Myspace--Lastfm
Band Members: Chris Collis (drums), Tim Collis (guitar), Stuart Smith (guitar, vocals), Dan Adams (bass, vocals)

This Town Needs Guns is a four piece indie rock group from UK, formed in 2004, they have released two singles and one split EP(with Cats and Cats and Cats) last year and received a great response, the good news for the fans is that their debut selftitled album was finally out in April 2008

Interesting that someone asked me about sincabeza today, I said "math rock is not my type at all"(I know Lite is someone's favorite: ), but finally I've decided to upload This Town Needs Guns. As a matter of fact, althought TTNG have intricate guitar sequences and varying time signatures, they are not THAT math, they also have very clean layered guitars, melodic, straightforward and emotional vocals (but don't call it emo), just like American Football. "26 is Dancier than 4" alternates between erratic and swirling guitar riffs, keyboard melody always plays background role, at the end of second track it also provides an platform for some shoegazing guitar drone and rhythmic basslines to enter the music. The instant the acoustic guitar starts up the third track, clean and strong vocals, the chorus effect is added, then drums, the jazzy trumpet and keyboard are involved also. With complex structures and angular melodies, "1470 Man"would be described as typical math rock song.

"Want to Come Back to My Room and Listen to Some Belle and Sebastian?" is probably my favorite, not only because it got a cute title and lyrics are awesome, also with a more post-rock oriented structure, next is "If I Sit Still, Maybe I'll Get Out of Here", the beginning reminds me of AF's "Never Meant", "Japanese Ultra-Violence in D-Minor" is slow and beautiful track, guitar, piano, sad cello and gentle percussion create a soothing and relaxing musical space, sounds a little like Mike Kinsella's solo project Owen. The Final track is fantastic also, these guys rock! All in all, if you do like American Football and(or) Minus The Bear, you won't be dissapointed

This Town Needs Guns - This Town Needs Guns [Album] 2008(this is japan edition cover)

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Welcome To The Real World    05/05/2008
Skins S2也完结一段时间了,回顾起第一季的青春与放纵,S2着实残酷得不像话,有人失忆,有人死去,有人背判,有人离开,那便是时间的线性力量,生活不可能永远是我们想像的那个样子,于是我们看到有一天,擅长捉弄人的恶魔男连自己的名字也写不好,公认的useless loser失魂落魄到不敢独自回家,天使般可爱少女以自我堕落来反抗整个世界,永远一副睡眼惺忪模样的药丸控男穿西装打领带去上班,一直为家庭隔阂烦恼的音乐才女又在饱受秘密的折磨,会跳舞的pretty boy不但被人偷窥最好的朋友还被偷窥女利用,以脱线猥琐著称的穆斯林boy也会沉默不语...突然好怀念S1的感觉,大家在一起笑得没心没肺的模样(最喜欢俄罗斯那集,不过搞笑第一名要颁给Anwar的uncle)

然而第二季却是让人铭记于心的,被Chris在EP5里那段绘图说明感动得眼泪汪汪,“当你失去一切的时候其实很轻松,因为你再没什么好失去的了”,看到sid和michelle混在一起,直骂编剧脑残,到了Chris和Jal这一对,大概又被琼瑶阿姨附了身。Sid和Cassie的分分合合真叫人无奈,更无奈的是,大家都长大了

唯一没有删除的是EP9,在异国与陌生人的相遇,很平静很美好,让人想起The Quiet City

Tony & Michelle

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TV
Hallam Foe    05/04/2008
Hallam Foe (在屋顶上流浪) Official Site--IMDb--Douban
Director: David Mackenzie
Writers: Peter Jinks (novel), David Mackenzie (screenplay)
Cast: Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles, Ciarán Hinds

07年(苏格兰)电影和电视艺术学院最佳女演员,第57届柏林影展最佳电影音乐银熊奖,国艺术电影院公会奖,哥本哈根国际电影节最佳摄影,其余奖项及提名click here

一向对音乐品味不俗的导演颇有好感,譬如曾经做过电台DJ的David Mackenzie,对于作品中的配乐一直相当用心,首部长篇The Last Great Wilderness找来The Pastels与Tortoise主脑,Young Adam的配乐创作来自Talking Heads主唱David Byrne,客席乐手更包括Mogwai,Belle & Sebastian等格拉斯哥名团。这次与英国厂牌Domino合作,OST简直可以当作Domino宣传合辑,不论是怀旧C86的Orange Juice,近年大红的Sons & Daughters,民谣歌手James Yorkston,还是电音流行乐队Psapp,每支曲都用得恰到好处

当Hallam初到伦敦,在陌生的水泥丛林里四处游荡,坐在公园长凳上发呆,或是行走在暗夜的街道上,耳边响起的,是再熟悉不过的Four Tet的Parks,失落的生日夜晚只有The Bill Wells Trio悠扬的口琴陪伴,和Kate一同在屋顶探险,放的是轻松愉悦的Psapp,当Hallam把钟楼当做他新的城堡,独享不为人知的小小快乐,U.N.P.O.C的那首Here On My Own简直可以成为影片的灵魂音乐,片尾更有Franz Ferdinand特别为本片创作的歌曲"Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow",歌词几乎就是Hallam Foe的故事

比起“偷窥者哈蓝”,"在屋顶上流浪"的翻译显然更胜一筹,演员都很出色,Jamie Bell真的长大了,曾经的芭蕾男孩,变成聪明且敏感,孤僻又偏执的叛逆少年,无可救药的恋母情结,满是青春期的燥动不安,还有一点神经质,偷窥最初只是他选择逃离现实离群索居的方式,渐渐成了癖好,却也由此成就了整个故事。一度被怨恨蒙蔽,甚至做些傻事,到最终释怀,这其实也是个成长的故事。值得一提的还有开篇动画,摄影亦令人印象深刻,从树屋快速切换至仰拍的火车路轨镜头,配上轰鸣声,冲击感十足,爱丁堡风景也相当宜人。故事本身有些俗套——一个封闭的心灵在非常干渴的年纪发生的迷茫恋情,探寻母亲死亡之迷那段甚至让我想起了蝴蝶梦,拍出来却毫无商业电影之感,当然音乐也功不可没,还是那句话,单独聆听OST的感触,永远都不及观看影片来得深刻,enjoy影像和音乐完美碰撞的每个瞬间吧

V.A. - Hallam Foe Soundtrack [Album] 2007

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Freshcut    05/03/2008
Ambient/IDM/Electronica

Official Site--Myspace--Lastfm

"Ambient, IDM, instrumentalism and electronica embrace in slow motion and take you back with a soundtrack to your nostalgic remembrance. With each song comes a seemingly familiar setting, but the only thing that is guaranteed in each is a drop that touches a part of your soul in a similar way to recalling a happy memory. It’s those ‘Oh yeah, that’s what that felt like!’ moments that give way to an immediate connection with the music. On repeat plays the effect doesn’t seem to fade, even when your aware the moment is coming; that very fact almost intensifies the experience"

Freshcut原名Tom Jackson,生于1982的英国青年,正职是名flash开发设计师,在家名为Playerthree的Flash游戏公司上班,朋友们都叫他wig,喜欢可口可乐,喜欢所有的音乐除了R&B,只上过一节音乐课程,4岁开始弹钢琴,14岁拥有合成器,16岁买来了鼓,20岁开始玩吉它,3年后开始创作电子音乐,07年首张个人专辑在itunes发行。音乐影响包括Secede, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Boards of Canada, M83, Kilowatts等等,soulseek是个好学校,Charlie Kaufman的电影,所有平面设计师和视觉艺术插画家,父母及朋友都是他的Influences

Freshcut - Open Your Eyes [Album] 2007

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Boris Kolesnikov    05/01/2008
Born in Ukraine, now lives in washington, he must be the model who looks the most like Hedi Slimane, haha

shirt, jeans, suspenders and black/white shoes all by Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane
one of "The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" series, by Luke Irons
Anthem Magazine no. 23, July/August 2006

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Boris Kolesnikov    05/01/2008
Born in Ukraine, now lives in washington, he must be the model who looks the most like Hedi Slimane, haha

shirt, jeans, suspenders and black/white shoes all by Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane
one of "The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" series, by Luke Irons
Anthem Magazine no. 23, July/August 2006

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