Big Thief

Two Hands

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      雲瑯蹲在母鹿的身邊,撫摸著她的腦袋董仲舒道︰“這只鹿今年十二歲了,已經算是高壽了,若以人的年齡來算,這只鹿的年歲可能比先生還要高一些。”   劉徹在知道雲瑯跟董仲舒會面的結果之後,笑的眼淚都出來了。狠狠啪   “董仲舒預備召集天下大儒來長安,趁著朕對儒學有好感,準備確定儒學天下第一國學的地位。結果被雲瑯弄成了擴散雲氏錢莊的好機會,你看看,這就是董仲舒親筆具名的請柬外皮。”日日射   听母親這樣論斷,雲瑯大喜,連忙撈了一塊肉多骨頭少的肉塊放在長平的盤子里。   阿嬌皺眉道︰“這也太巧了吧,就在我們準備利用九條秦馳道開行貨通天下大計的時候,董仲舒摔倒了,將這樣一場聲勢浩大的論辯之會交給了我們,這太巧了。”日日操   “利息降低到多少,我們就無利可圖了?” 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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