Big Thief

Two Hands

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  • 狠狠操狠狠社狠狠爱伯克希尔2018年获利40亿美元并减记卡夫亨氏资产

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    速度對于人的心靈和肉體都起一種使人陶醉、又使人麻醉的作用。汽車 剛駛離大道,噴著油煙開進空曠的田野,我立刻感到全身奇怪地放松下來。 司機開車很猛。路旁的樹木、電線桿都像被巨斧砍倒,斜著往後面倒去。村 子里的房屋就像在一幅搖擺不定的圖畫里,東倒西歪,搖搖晃晃。一塊塊白 色的里程碑像從地下跳出來似的,旋即又縮了回去,簡直叫人來不及看清上 面的數字。我從迎面襲來的風的猛勁感覺到,我們是以多麼大膽的速度在迅 猛飛馳。不過,使我更加驚訝的卻是我自己的生活似乎也在同時以飛奔的速 度流逝︰在這短短幾小時里我作出了多少決定啊!平時具有細微的千差萬別 的各種感覺,總是在游移的願望、朦朧的意圖和最終的實施之間飄浮搖擺。 心靈最隱秘的樂趣在于先忐忑不安地玩弄種種決心,然後再以行動來使這些 決心付諸實現。可是這一次一切都以夢一樣的速度向我劈頭蓋腦地打來,正 像在隆隆作響的汽車馳過的時候,村落、街道、樹木、草地全都搖搖晃晃地 在車後消失,蹤跡全無,不復再現一樣,迄今為止組成我每天生活內容的一 切,現在霎時間也將同樣飛馳而去,什麼軍營啊,前程啊,伙伴們啊,開克 斯法爾伐一家啊,府邪啊,我的房間啊,馴馬場啊,我整個表面上看來如此 穩定、安排得如此妥當的生活,啊,將全都成為過去。僅僅一個小時就把我 的內部世界徹底改變了。 ——我自己都還沒來得及弄明白——我的手已經開始在往回縮。她仿佛嚇了狠狠操 他又坐了下去,把椅子挪近。 “他們大概也跟你講過我釣到大魚的全部光榮歷史,講我如何在謝菲茲狠狠社 的或者洗碟子的,就像報上登的那些百萬富翁發跡史里老寫的那樣!不過, 霍夫米勒,就是到大洋彼岸去也需要好大一筆錢啊,而你恰好不知道,到處 彎腰鞠躬對我們這號人是什麼滋味!一個老輕騎兵一旦不再感覺到脖子上那 個綴著金星的領章,他穿著靴子連站都站不成個樣子,更不會像他從前習慣 的那樣說話。成天坐在最要好的朋友家里,傻頭傻腦,窘迫不堪。恰好要他 開口求人家什麼事的時候,自尊心涌上來,使他閉口不語。是啊,我親愛的, 我當時這一切全都經歷過了,我今天寧可不去想它——丟人現眼,委屈受辱, 我還從來沒有跟任何人說起過呢。”狠狠爱 我默不作聲地呆了一會兒。然後我站起來,彎腰鞠躬,——是的,我鞠 了一躬,雖然向一個瞎子鞠躬是毫無意義的——然後結結巴巴地說道︰ 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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