1月 21, 2010

好自在樂團

挪威團好自在(Kings of Convenience)中文名不知是誰起的,好像哪裡怪怪的,這名字不也是某女性產品品牌嗎...??可是拿來配他們新民謠風的清淡舒爽卻又貼切得很,去年開始接觸他們,立刻就覺得,嗯,很舒服的音樂,竟比老美自己唱的民謠曲風還有民謠味。目前聽過他們的三張專輯,包括去年發的Declaration of Dependence,延續最初的浪漫清新民謠風,也有2004發行的電音混音專輯Versus,電音結合新民謠,別有特殊風味,但絕不是浩室舞曲的那種電音。對了,挪威是不是專出美男子歌手啊,想當年那個A-HA應該迷死不少當今師奶,這個兩人團好自在也是又高又俊美,就連號稱眼鏡宅男Erlend Øye也是一臉斯文可愛。

Kings of Convenience出的MV時有佳作,之前在旁邊放過超隨興的[Boat Behind],輕鬆自適所至,令人神往不已。下面介紹的[Misread]收錄在2004發行的Riot on an Empty Street,畫面美極音樂好極,一個鏡頭到底也是嚇人流暢的美技啊。鄉親知道轟ㄟ最嘔的是什麼嗎?好自在四月要在台開唱啦!又要錯過一個好團,這還能不怨嗎?


Kings of Convenience MySpace Music Videos

Misread

If you want to be my friend, and you want us to get along
Please do not expect me to wrap it up and keep it there
The observation I am doing could easily be understood as cynical demeanour
But one of us misread, what do you know, it happened again
A friend is not a means you utilize to get somewhere
Somehow didn't notice, friendship is an end
What do you know, it happened again

How come no one told me, all throughout history
The loneliest people were the ones who always spoke their truth
The ones who made a difference withstanding indifference
I guess it's up to me now, should I take that risk, or just smile?
What do you know, it happened again



P.S. 好自在英文官網有點乾,除了一些最新消息和巡演資料之外,就沒什麼東西了,不如上他們的MySpace網頁。好自在來台演唱的活動網頁資料也不多,但有入門資訊,聊勝於無。有興趣想多作功課的可以參考這個部落格,上面整理了他們一些精采的現場演唱,另一個部落格音速青春上面也有比較詳細的介紹。

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