[专栏] 入耳 In My Ears #9:晚霞子 White Shirt

[专栏] 入耳 In My Ears #9:晚霞子 White Shirt

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关于国内独立音乐人的介绍侧写或者是演出回顾,大家其实也都经常看到,但是来自于一个活跃于北京地下音乐圈多年的资深老外的观点一定显得更加特别。Josh Feola(赵识)住在北京,他既以乐手身份参与及组织摇滚乐和实验音乐演出,同时也是一位优秀的撰稿人,独立运营着音乐网站 pangbianr.com

在每周的专栏[入耳 In My Ears]里,Josh 会以他的独特视角,讲述独立音乐场景中的种种故事,也许还会展示出音乐人、厂牌或是演出场地更加不为人知的一面。

 

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曲目收听《white shirt》

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晚霞子源于2015年初一月的时候,惘闻的核心成员谢玉岗在小萍做的独奏即兴表演。杨海崧很喜欢那次演出,于是商量春节之后去大连一起玩点什么。后来就有了这张专辑。中国最知名,也最忙碌的两位独立摇滚人物的一次录音室自发聚会。

 

《晚霞子》有着怪异的氛围声响,并在一些节点上用粗砺的噪音炸开。老谢和老杨铺陈了很多的背景音轨,用熟捻的吉他与效果器技巧带来雾霭超俗的长音,以及更粗糙更工业化的声响。特别猛的一次是在《夜舞》这首的两分钟过后,背景里可以听到谢玉岗人声嘶吼与虐待吉他,金属碎片一样的失真一浪接一浪。

 

录音室里的谢玉岗

 

我很喜欢专辑里很重的一首,《记住我们》,另一首噪音杀手,而它更安静的段落里则有杨海崧在人声与词作方面的实验(这张专辑的灵感源自西尔维娅·普拉斯的诗集《爱丽尔》)与谢玉岗更精妙的器乐编配。

 

 杨海崧

 

我之前采访过谢玉岗,他是这么说这个录音的:“我负责氛围的部分,把背景声音做的很甜很美;而杨海崧负责噪音的部分,吉他回授。杨海崧写东西很好,他在录音里读他写的诗。”不过词很稀疏,我觉得这张唱片的力量在于它丰富的,有机体般的声音设计,以及缓慢、慎重的节奏。它像冰山一样移动,然后像火焰一样喷发。

 

《晚霞子》是去年七月发行的,现在重温也很合适。不知为何它的声音很灵动,就像是正在逐渐变冷的冬季。目前这个机会只有这一张录音室作品,老谢和老杨偶尔演一些二重奏,如果他们能碰面的话。如果你在北京,你可以听到一些《晚霞子》的现场片段——谢玉岗星期六(12月3日)会在乐空间做独奏表演,为小河以及法国实验吉他手 Serge Teyssot Gay 开场。

 

 

相关豆瓣页面:

 

White Shirt:

https://music.douban.com/subject/26576189/

Wang Wen:

https://site.douban.com/wangwen/

P.K.14:

https://site.douban.com/pk14/

 

关于作者

 

 

Josh Feola 是一位音乐人/撰稿人,现居北京。自2010年起,他通过自己的平台“旁边儿”(pangbianr)组织音乐、艺术、电影活动,并先后担任 D-22 与 XP 的演出经理。他的长期项目有撒丽不跳舞实验音乐节(Sally Can't Dance)与北京电子乐偶遇(BEME)。他为以下出版机构撰写过关于音乐、艺术的文章:The Wire,Leap 艺术界,Sixth Tone,Tiny Mix Tapes,他也是纽约观察者报 Gulou View观点专栏的共同作者之一。作为音乐人,他曾在北京乐队吹万担任鼓手,参与首张专辑《白夜》的录音与巡演;目前他是乐队 Subs、迷走神经的鼓手,也化名 Charm 录音、演出。

 

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IN MY EARS #9:White Shirt

 

white shirt

 

White Shirt came together after Xie, the leader of Dalian post-rock band Wang Wen, played an improvised solo set at XP in Beijing in late 2014. Yang liked the set, and the two planned to meet in Dalian after Spring Festival to jam together. This album is the result, a spontaneous studio meeting between two of China’s busiest and best-known indie rock icons.

 

White Shirt is an eerie, ambient sound collage punctuated at key moments with jagged noise bursts. Both Xie and Yang add to the background sound, manipulating guitars and effects to produce foggy, otherworldly drones and rougher, more industrial sounds. One of the album’s harsher bursts happens about two minutes into the track selected here, “Night Dancing”, in which Xie screams and a guitar is tortured in the background, wave after wave of layered distortion falling like sheets of metal.

 

Xie Yugang in the Stadio

 

I prefer the heavier tracks on the album — “Remember Us” is another jagged noise killer. But its quieter moments deliver as well, with more vocal and lyrical experimentation by Yang Haisong (who reads/screams lyrics inspired by the Sylvia Plath poem “Ariel”) and more delicate instrumental arrangements by Xie coming through in the mix.

 

Yang Haisong 

 

In an interview I did with Xie Yugang for Douban Music earlier this year, he said of the recording: “I was in charge of the ambient stuff, I made the background sound sweet and nice, and Yang Haisong was in charge of making the harsh noise, the guitar feedback. And Yang is a good writer, he read his poems on the recording.” The words are sparse, though, and I think the real power of this record is in its rich, organic sound design and slow, deliberate pacing. It moves like a glacier and erupts like a volcano.

 

White Shirt was released in July of last year, and it feels appropriate to revisit now, as its ethereal timbres somehow,for me, evoke the cold march of incoming winter. For now, it remains a one-off studio project, with a few scattered duo performances by Xie and Yang when they can meet. If you’re in Beijing, you can experience part of the White Shirt vibe live when Xie Yugang performs solo at Yue Space tonight (Saturday, December 3),opening for Xiao He and French experimental guitarist Serge Teyssot Gay.

 

Associated pages

 

White Shirt:

https://music.douban.com/subject/26576189/

Wang Wen:

https://site.douban.com/wangwen/

P.K.14:

https://site.douban.com/pk14/

 

About the author

 

 

Josh Feola is a writer and musician based in Beijing. He’s organized music, art, and film events in the city since 2010, via his label pangbianr and as booking manager of live music venues D-22 and XP. His ongoing event series include the Sally Can’t Dance experimental music festival and the Beijing Electronic Music Encounter (BEME). He has written about music and art for publications including The Wire, LEAP, Sixth Tone, and Tiny Mix Tapes. He also co-authors the Gulou View opinion column for the New York Observer. As a musician, he formerly played drums in Beijing band Chui Wan, recording on and touring behind their debut album, White Night. He currently plays drums in SUBS and Vagus Nerve, and also records and performs under the name Charm.

 

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