Big Thief

Two Hands

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      讓黎斯有些失望的是這是一間廢屋,沒有人居住的痕跡,房梁上結滿了蜘蛛網,除了灰塵和落葉別的什麼都沒有,外面的庭院中也是荒草叢生。黎斯失魂落魄地站在庭院里,不知道究竟要在這房屋內外尋找什麼,難道只是一個純粹的巧合?不會是這樣。   牛嫂愣住了,想了好半晌才說︰“……”天天撸一撸   “紫胭脂,那是什麼?”天天撸啊撸   另一半的答案到底是什麼……垂垂老矣的黎斯半睜雙眼,伸出手在虛空里摸索,嘴里喃喃地呼喚︰“沈柔,我是不是又要辜負你了……”   “是。”天天撸天天射   “有甬道,有機關,說明這墓中確實有秘藏。所謂秘藏,最大的可能當然是財物。但平章墓既然營造于中山王征張士誠之時,那個時候東征西討,消耗極大,中山王亦非貪墨之人,那麼平章墓中所藏多半不是財物,而應該是另一種重要的東西。” Following quickly on the heels of the spacey, artful U.F.O.F. -- by five months, to be exact -- Big Thief's fourth long-player, Two Hands, was recorded just days after its contrasting sister album. However, while U.F.O.F. was tracked at a wooded facility outside of Seattle, the band deliberately moved to the 100-plus-degree environs of a desert studio west of El Paso for Two Hands. The humid-versus-dry distinction makes for a convenient musical simile, as Two Hands commits to a crisper, more jagged sound on a rawer set of indie rock songs. Though less improvised-sounding on the whole than its predecessor, the loose Two Hands was recorded live with few overdubs by the same crew (producer Andrew Sarlo and engineer/mixer Dom Monks, though drummer James Krivchenia helped mix this time around). The album opens with "Rock and Sing," a short, lullaby-like introduction. Typically intimate lyrics from singer/songwriter Adrianne Lenker sound more stream of consciousness than composed on the track, with lines like "Hand me that cable/Plug into anything/I am unstable/Rock and sing, rock and sing." It's followed by catchier album highlight "Forgotten Eyes," which settles into the visceral, full-band folk-rock of Big Thief's earlier albums but with a distinctly immediate recording quality. (Though any such descriptions are relative in the case of this band.) Likewise living and breathing, the simmering "Not" has a slightly out-of-breath Lenker delivering near-constant lyrics alongside insistent drums, fuzzy guitar chords, and dissonant, impulsive guitar effects until the song breaks open into a sometimes-screeching jam just past the midway point. Other songs on Two Hands are memorable for different reasons, such as the quirkier guitar tones of the skittering "Two Hands," the folksy harmonies of "Replaced" (by guitarist/co-writer Buck Meek), and the stark tenderness of "Wolf" ("How you seem to follow through/On everything you yearn for"). While it's hard to talk about Two Hands in 2019 without the context of the stunning U.F.O.F., the album's quality stands on its own, offering its own grade of intimacy, sound, and feel for alternate moods.

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