Big Thief

Two Hands

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    八天!——自從康多爾為我的任務規定了期限,我又對自己充滿了信心。 只有一個時刻還使我感到心悸,或者不如說只有那惟一的一分鐘,也就是在 艾迪特向我吐露心曲之後,我第一次又要和她重新見面的那一分鐘。我知道, 在這樣熱烈地親昵一番之後,要想完全表現得無拘無束,落落大方,已經不 再可能——在那次熾烈的一吻之後,第一眼就必然包含這樣一個問題︰你原 諒我了嗎?——說不走還包含更加危險的問題︰你容忍我的愛情,回報我的 愛情嗎?她第一眼瞅我,我的臉就漲得通紅,克制住焦躁的心情,可是又控 制不往,這一眼可能是最危險的,同時也是決定性的,這點我已經清楚地感 覺到了。我只要一句話說得笨拙,一個手勢做得不對,立刻就會把我不該暴 露的心事殘酷地暴露無遺。這一來,那種粗暴無禮、侮辱人的行徑就發生了。 康多爾是如此急切地警告我,別干出這種事情來。然而只要這第一眼挺過去 了,那我就得救了,也許我也永遠拯救了她。 振作起來!我對我自己說。這是他們能夠從你這里榨取的最後一點東西, 這僅僅是一半的諾言,而且是永遠也不可能完全實現的。你還得耐心地容忍 這荒唐的愛情一兩天,然後他們就動身出發,于是你又把你自己贏回來了。 可是等到下午越來越逼近,我渾身麻麻辣辣的,越來越不自在,我得心里裝 著一個謊言去經受她那充滿信賴的溫柔的目光,這個念頭越來越折磨我。我 努力裝出輕松的神氣和伙伴們閑聊,可是沒有用處,我十分清楚地感覺到我 腦袋里面有東西在嘀嗒嘀嗒地響個不停,神經在一閃一閃地冒火,喉嚨里突 然干得不行,就仿佛里面有一團壓下去的人在冒煙在燃燒。我完全本能地要 了一杯甜酒,一口氣灌了下去。無濟于事,嗓于還是發于,叫人噎得難受。 于是我又要了第二杯甜酒,一直等我要第三杯的時候,我才發現無意識的動 機︰我是想喝酒壯膽,為的是到了城外不至于一時膽怯或者傷感。我心里有 點東西,我想事先把它麻醉一下,也許是恐懼,也許是羞恥,也許是一種非 常善良的感情,也說不定是一種非常邪惡的感情。是的,是這麼回事,就是 這麼回事——所以在發起沖鋒之前發給士兵雙份的燒酒——我想把我自己搞 得感覺遲鈍,神經麻木,這樣,我即將面臨的嚴重的事情,或許是危險的事 情,我就不會感覺得那麼清楚。然而三杯燒酒下肚的最初效果僅僅表現在我 的雙腳感到沉重,有什麼東西在腦袋里嗡嗡直響,鑽個不停,就像牙醫生的 那台機器在開始那真正痛苦的一擊之前磨著你的牙齒。絕不是一個心里踏 實、頭腦清楚的人,絕不是一個心情歡快的人在那里沿著漫長的公路,—— 只有這一次我才覺得它長得沒有盡頭——心買突直跳,步伐遲遲疑疑地向那 座使人畏懼的府邸走去。色撸撸 “喂,費倫茨,你這小子,”我勉強笑了起來,回答道,“你會非常仁 慈地允許我,也會頭痛一回,也會覺得不怎麼舒服吧。”撸撸久久 請您讓他安靜安靜,把晚上僅有的這一小時空閑的時間留給他吧!” 插妹妹 他想打斷我的話。 “是的,我已經知道,您想說什麼,封?開克斯法爾伐先生。您認為, 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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