2010年1月31日星期日

Massive Attack:欲罷不能遂曲談

對於Massive Attack繼《100th Window》後整整七年來的全新專輯,《Heligoland》不得不叫人要先聽為快。

將於2月8日面世的《Heligoland》,迄今我已搶先聽了近三個星期,愈聽愈喜歡、愈聽愈欲罷不能。動筆為《Heligoland》寫了第一篇稿,聽得更上心。可以肯定,《Heligoland》遠勝當年只餘下3D一人獨力留守的《100th Window》,看到Massive Attack重回狀態。

《Heligoland》的矚目之處,是其強勁的客席歌手陣容。主唱除了團員Robert Del Naja(3D)和Grant Marshall(Daddy G),以及跟Massive Attack合作無間二十年的Reggae歌手Horace Andy外,還有Blur的Damon Albarn、Mazzy Star的Hope Sandoval、Elbow的Guy Garvey、TV On The Radio的Tunde Adebimpe、昔日Tricky的御用女歌手Martina Topley-Bird等等;樂手方面則有Portishead的結他手Adrian Utley,又有DFA的Tim Goldsworthy參與製作。

久未來個遂曲預告、遂曲談,今次因為Massive Attack而重施故技。

〈Pray for Rain〉:Tunde Adebimpe主唱,曾收錄於《Splitting The Atom EP》內。在連綿鼓擊驅動與憂傷的鋼琴下,這是多麼慘白得懾人心魄的一曲。

〈Babel〉:Martina Topley-Bird主唱,Breakbeat的馳聘加上Post-Punk式Bassline再加她脆弱美的歌聲。

〈Splitting The Atom〉:Daddy G、Horace Andy和3D三人合唱,曾作為EP之主打歌。萬分靡爛的Jazz Hop歌曲,有點Cabaret的異色。

〈Girl I Love You〉:Horace Andy主唱,由懾人而黑暗Bassline引出,勾勒出Dub樂的底蘊,Horace仍是唱得那麼迷魂,再泛起銅管樂的伴奏。

〈Psyche〉:Martina Topley-Bird主唱,此曲有一個Beat Driven的版,但這個卻是由重複性結他Loop構成甚Minimalism的組態,來得更美麗動人。

〈Flat Of The Blade〉:Guy Garvey主唱,歌曲原名〈Bulletproof Love〉。迷離的電音與細密Mircobeat,配以他幽幽的神傷嗓音,感覺好比Björk的歌曲。

〈Paradise Circus〉:Hope Sandoval主唱,神秘迷離的氣氛,她那如精靈般的嗓音,與部落節奏、拍掌聲、Broken Beats構成的Polyrhythm絲絲入扣而來,很有電影感。

〈Rush Minute〉:3D主唱,神傷、蒼白、幽悒的一曲,有著Post-Punk式連綿低調Bassline,縈繞心頭。

〈Saturday Come Slow〉:Damon Albarn主唱,伴Acoustic結他而來的Ballad歌曲,他演繹得如斯憂傷而楚楚動人,唱道”Do you love me?”時不禁叫人聽得心醉。

〈Atlas Air〉:3D主唱,電風琴Riff有如DJ Shadow的〈Organ Donor〉,末段再綻放出Acidic的電聲。


8 則留言:

Samuel 說...

以為他們在Mezzanine後便沒了
但他們是不是少了一個成員?

匿名 說...

Hi, thanks for your wonderful blog. Reading your blog is always a pleasure to me.

One quick question. I'm looking for some old CDs, like:

Trembling Blue Stars - Broken By Whispers, or

Styrofoam - I'm What There To Show That Something's Missing

Do you know of any record stores where I can find them? Thanks for your help.

袁智聰 說...

Samuel,

Mushroom在"Mezzanine"後已離隊。

袁智聰 說...

匿名,

I have no ideas coz both albums has been released so many years.

Maybe you can try to ask White Noise Records for Styrofoam. I remember they have some stock of Morr Music's back catalogue.

cello Kan 說...

不知有沒有特別版推出,我看download有Sakamoto & Takahasi的remix,如果特別版有甘就正。
你知道會出特別版嗎?

前幾年在new york看他們的live真的很有感染力。
新作試聽過次,真的回覆水準。

袁智聰 說...

Cello,

"The deluxe edition of Heligoland includes a 28-page booklet and bonus tracks. There will also be a vinyl release of it. The Deluxe Edition's seemingly new track, "Fatalism", is thought to in fact be a radical reworking of "Flat Of The Blade"."

Jordy (Yin) 說...

Really look for it...
Hope I can get the deluxe edition...

Btw..I'm living in HK side...do you have any recommendation about shops where can find your reviews in the blog...
I have hard time to buy them from where I know... any idea? :D

袁智聰 說...

Jordy,

White Noise @ Causeway Bay
http://whitenoiserecords.org/