休假心態

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我還在沉醉於北歐的音樂懷抱,從Firth裏得知Kings of Conveniece 的另一子Eirik Glambek Bøe組成Kommode與The Whitest Boy Alive一起作Tour,而首支單曲《Patient》亦已經提供試聽。風格仍然是很King of Convenience的,亦可以說也很The Whitest Boy Alive的,清脆乾淨的貝絲結他,而且歌曲的主柱也是Rhythm Bass。這中板流暢的旋律,適合這幾天的好天氣聽:)期待專輯的降臨。

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挪威Bergen代表之外,還有瑞典Gothenburg的代表AuRevoAirFrance。Air France已經在06年推出了首張EP【On Trade Winds】,07年也因為單曲的外泄而索性將單曲《Afraid You Told Someone About Us》供免費下載。

AuRevoAirFrance有別於瑞典普遍的Indie Pop,玩的是電子音效的拼貼,以Reggae等跳脫的節奏來駕起像夢囈的Vocal,《Afraid You Told Someone About Us》便是這樣的一首單曲。建議大家讀讀他們的自我介紹,富有自省智慧與詩意的自我介紹

AuRevoAirFrance—Afraid You Told Someone About Us
[Audio:http://www2.speedyshare.com/data/461815144/3358392/44865281/AuRevoAirFrance%20-%20Afraid%20You%20Told%20Someone%20About%20Us.mp3]

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聽住做…

終於趕及了Graduation Thesis的死線,算是暫時「完成」了。雖然,現在的我還是每一天在更新這個thesis,但總算交差了,然後再funrish ,待完成這學期所有作業便將它完整地完成。

在工作天裡,坐得屁股也痛痛,眼睛昏花。不過愛錫身體的陳大文沒有通宵趕工過,也許我是比以往更懶吧,或是太愛惜身體了,要我通宵草草完成這樣重要的作業,我不依。

在這樣沒間斷的工作過程裏,音樂當然重要,在這一星期裡,我竟然一下子聽了來自瑞典的瑞日混血兒 Maia Hirasawa 多達一百次,這是我極度極度少有的狀況,我真的很少會一下子聽那麼多。

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先介紹這首單曲《And I found this boy》,聽得我心情躍動,Intro中Maia的呼叫聲已經叫你醒神過來,然後跟著這爵士節奏在哼著這個走遍這個Sweden找遍這個「this boy」的少女故事,到Chorus位的男聲和音更是對勁。然後,就是連MV也是驚喜地好看…

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配合歌曲的Oldies歌舞劇味道,這是一個融合50,60s 的音樂劇元素的MV,在廁所裡作了一場歌舞劇表演,一大班人載歌載舞,廁所也能長出花呢!

而且Maia的帶點神經質表現加上整首歌曲的熱鬧氣氛,怎會不讓我想起Bjork的《It’s Oh so quiet》的MV

Maia Hirasawa整張專輯也是誠實地動聽的,遲些再寫寫整張專輯。


扑扑齋,癮…Nina x Manic

上氣喘唔到下氣,仍然想update 下個blog,睇來真係上哂癮…

anyway…

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Manic Street Preachers 與Nina Persson 合作的最新單曲《Your Love alone is not Enough》已經派台了一段時間,Manic 新專輯【Send Away The Tigers】亦如火如荼五月推出。良久沒聽過Manic的新專輯,或者可以從這一張再Pick up重聽這隊老樂隊。

順帶一提,Nina Persson 亦與瑞典本土Jazz老將Svante Thuresson合作了一首名為《Vänner》作品,有興趣可找來聽聽。

Your Love alone is not Enough Lyrics

Your love alone – is not enough not enough not enough
When times get tough they get tough they get tough they get tough

Trade all your heroes in for ghosts in for ghosts in for ghosts
They’re always the one’s who love you most love you most love you most

Your love alone – is not enough not enough not enough
It’s what you felt it’s what you said what you said what you said

You said the sky would fall on you fall on you fall on you
Through all the pain your eyes stayed Blue they stayed Blue Baby Blue

But your love alone won’t save the world
You knew the secret of the universe
Despite it all you made it worse
It left you lonely it left you cursed

You stole the sun straight from my heart from my heart from heart
With no excuses just fell apart fell apart fell apart

No you won’t make a mess of me mess of me mess of me
For you’re as blind as a man can be man can be man can be

I could have seen for miles and miles
I could have made you feel alive
I could have placed us in exile
I could have shown you how too cry

Your love alone is not enough
Your love alone is not enough


Whistle~~~~

如果Pelle Carlberg與Ida Maria 的二重唱《I love you you imbecile》讓你聽得心癢,還想聽更多清新的男女對唱的話,那我即時想起來自同是瑞典的Peter Bjorn and John在2006年與The Concretes 的主音Victoria Bergsman合唱的《Young Folks》,一定能滿足你。

《Young Folks》在2006年時一首在瑞典頗流行的作品,單是Intro及Motif 於一身的那口哨哼出的旋律已經叫人聽得愉快,加上帶著青春羞澀的歌詞,像Peter Bjorn and John其他作品一樣,讓你重新感受五六十年代的簡樸生活的質感。

MV的動畫也是簡單可愛,那些跟著節奏木納的擺動,很襯,無愧奪下2006年瑞典MTV選出的最佳MV。

Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

if i told you things i did before
told you how i used to be
would you go along with someone like me
if you knew my story word for word
had all of my history
would you go along with someone like me

i did before and had my share
it didn’t lead nowhere
i would go along with someone like you
it doesn’t matter what you do
who you were hanging with
we could stick around and see this night through

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you

usually when things has gone this far
people tend to disappear
no one would surprise me unless you do

i can tell there’s something goin’ on
hours seem to disappear
everyone is leaving i’m still with you

it doesn’t matter what we do
where we are going to
we can stick around and see this night through

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you

and we don’t care about the young folks
talkin’ bout the young style
and we don’t care about the old folks
talkin’ ’bout the old style too
and we don’t care about our own faults
talkin’ ’bout our own style
all we care about is talking
talking only me and you
(repeat)
talking only me and you

talking only me and you
talking only me and you

MV in YoutubePeter Bjorn and John官網


挪威瑞典對唱輕鬆作品

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Pelle Carlberg
»I love you you imbecile«
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Pelle Carlberg, former leadsinger of Edson, is back with a brilliant new album on March 28. “In a nutshell” is full of his characteristic sharp, wry humor and heartfelt folk-pop. Equally catchy and intimate pop songs written with an ease rarely seen since Belle & Sebastians early years.

The first single from the album is a duet with Norwegian singer Ida Maria called “I love you you imbecile” which will be released on February 28. Since you’re on our mailing list you’ll get it first and you’ll get it for free.

想睡時便收到Labrador 的newsletter,哇,其實promotion 也可以很貼心的,Labrador 便做到了,誰說做生意的一定冷血無情,只想賺錢?「Since you’re on our mailing list you’ll get it first and you’ll get it for free.」,令我能夠率先聽到Pelle Carlberg的single 《I love you you imbecile》,比起Labrador 的官網還要早,實在感動。

這張Single Pelle Carlberg竟然找來剛在挪威電台NRK P3 Urørt(一個專為地下樂隊發聲的電台)的2006年最佳歌曲的得主IDA MARIA對唱,IDA MARIA自己玩的是硬橋硬馬的PUNK POP,在這首輕鬆愜意的Indie Pop《I love you you imbecile》中,與PC的合唱,也唱出夏日的感覺,讓我想起Edson 首張專輯【Unwind with Edson】的夏日青春感覺。

不知道將Labrador 的優先試聽放出來是否有問題,但收到Pelle Carlberg的新作的喜悅卻叫我懶理了。因為你是我的讀者,所以才放出來給你聽,哈哈。

[audio:http://www.labrador.se/mp3/pellecarlberg-i_love_you_you_imbecile.mp3]

歌曲試聽、資料來源︰Labrador


Labrador 第100張紀念碟

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我記得那時我還是初接觸外國Indie Music,在【不設劃位】中聽到Edson的聲音,然後,我便認識了瑞典的Labrador,然後我便對北歐音樂如此的鍾愛。

轉眼間,Labrador 已經推出了一百張唱片,可喜可賀。

有點即時衝動Click Buy,很想即時擁有這張Compilation,不過冷靜想想,Monitor 應該會入,作罷,明天問問Monitor 會否有貨才網上訂購。

順帶一提,Pelle Carlberg第二張個人大碟【In a Nusthell】也會在三月廿八日推出。

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