Monday, November 19, 2007

[Espers|The Weed Tree]樹下的野花隨風飄蕩


Artist:Espers
Album:The Weed Tree
Release Date:2005-10-04
Label:Locust Music
Country:US
Genre:Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklisting:

1
Rosemary Lane (4:38)
2
Tomorrow (4:06)
3
Black Is The Color (5:33)
4
Afraid (3:11)
5
Blue Mountain (4:47)
6
Flaming Telepaths (9:58)
7
Dead King (4:39)

簡介。。。。。。
Like a reincarnated Pentangle for the neo-psychedelic folk crowd, newly expanded Philadelphia sextet the Espers come full circle on their intoxicating EP Weed Tree. Less murky than their self-titled debut, Tree is a bright, fluid, and promising collection of six covers and one original that sees the group poised for an explosive (quietly, that is) full-length record in the near future. The Espers mine the traditional ("Rosemary Lane," "Black Is the Color") with grace and reverence, keeping the framework steeped in enough British folk acoustics that when a keyboard appears out of nowhere it's not at all intrusive; rather it's the lightening bolt in a gray sky that illuminates the crows below. Speaking of dark imagery, the collective's creepy rendition of Blue Öyster Cult's "Flaming Telepaths" from 1974's Secret Treaties stays surprisingly true to its source. A haunting version of Manchester, England, post-punk outfit Durutti Column's "Tomorrow" is also a highlight, with the refreshingly clear voices of Meg Baird and Greg Weeks finding the perfect middle ground between despair and serenity. Weed Tree could have been an exercise in tedium, but like fellow interpreter Alasdair Roberts, the Espers have more than a love for the sound of late-'60s acid folk; they have a vision for its future.(from AMG)

我的碎碎唸。。。。。。評價指數:8.3/10
Espers的三張CD中,我最喜歡這張,我叫它“美國版的橄欖樹”。曲調懷舊,絲絲入扣,仿佛讓我們回到上世紀七、八十年代的民謠歌曲中,我想起了電影畢業生裏Simon & Garfunkel的那段主旋律Sound of Silence,有些漂泊的感覺,有些宿命論似的無可奈何,還有些陽光般的溫暖。我非常喜歡afraid,動聽的民謠,讓人内心平靜,大概是幫助我們遠離afraid,給予最真實最深層的問候。我真的很慶幸在美國還能夠找到這樣乾乾淨淨地去懷舊的音樂,遠離了那些讓人反感的商業氣氛,真正地去尋找心靈的獵手。
去豆瓣上看看。。。。。。


1 comment:

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