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Cityweek End & pangbianr.com 专访 , 2011.3

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这个春天,刺猬乐队正在续写新的篇章,正在进行的大陆巡演将于四月22号在北京画上句号。他们将在Mao live House,为铁杆粉丝们献上他们的全新专辑《甜蜜与杀害》 伴随所有这些新的进展,旁边儿连夜组成庞大记者团,独家邀约刺猬乐队,以不同方式做了两期专访。Benny和梁昆对他们进行了视频访问,问题主要围绕巡演心得,对正在成长着的北京地下音乐圈的看法,以及对乐队自身未来的展望等。除此之外,Liz Tung的访问则偏向乐队发展史和音乐创作,喜欢刺猬乐队的朋友一定不要错过! (这篇访问由Liz撰写,近期将刊登在city weekend 杂志的专栏。)
<图5> HEDGEHOG is making big moves this spring. Currently on a comprehensive China tour, they return to Beijing on April 22nd, when they will officially release their new album “Honeyed and Killed” to their hometown fanbase at Mao (view douban event). With all of these developments, we figured we’d cover Hedgehog’s newest developments with not one, but two interviews. Above stream a video by Benny and Kun to hear tour stories, the band’s perspective on the growing “Beijing scene”, and what the future holds for Hedgehog. Below, dig deeper with Liz Tung’s comprehensive interview covering the band’s new releases and sonic maturation (jump to the English translation). (Liz’s interview was excerpted in her recent City Weekend beat column, which you can read on City Weekend’s site) Your browser does not support the audio element. Download mp3. 刺猬 – 折翼 (2011 DEstroy meMOries) Liz: 你们什么时候录音了新的专辑?在那里录音了?专辑要什么时候发行? 子健: 专辑是去年(2010)年4月份在北京敦煌音像录音棚录的,专辑正式的发行日期应该是3月18号,我们会带上足够的唱片去巡演。 Liz: 新专辑跟以前的有什么不同? 你们新的音乐有什么变化? 子健: 没有之前的专辑那么爆裂明快,音乐比之前要沉稳许多,是之前东西的一个延伸,无论从歌词还是音乐都更加向内一些,应该算是刺猬这一种风格和情感的一个终结版专辑,我们把《噪音袭击世界》《白日梦蓝》《甜蜜与杀害》看做是自己的青春三部曲,这张有很重的青春完结的低落的情绪在里面,但音乐听上去却是很甜美的。
<图3> 刺猬 – 《甜蜜与杀害》(2011) Liz: 这是你们第一个跟何一帆的专辑。他给了HEDGEHOG的音乐什么影响,什么变化? 子健: 《蜜杀》是在何一帆加入乐队之前就录好的,贝斯是由子健弹的,之所以托了快1年才发行是因为混缩一直没能安排出有效的时间。一帆是2010年6月份加入乐队的,他加入进来之后我们就一直在排练新作品,大家可以在我们和这张专辑同时发行的demo《2011 DEstory meMories》里听到,变化是十分明显的。一帆最喜欢的乐队是Fugazi,他的贝斯更加强硬,其实这也是刺猬一直想要找的感觉,我们本来就不是什么轻音乐或者流行摇滚,我们是支很重的乐队哈哈。 刺猬 – 2011 DEstroy meMOries
<图2> Liz: 你们为什么决定叫这个专辑《甜蜜与杀害》? 这个名字是什么意思,或者什么意义? 子健: “甜蜜与杀害,爱情与死亡” 是这张唱片的一个主题,大家拿到唱片应该会有明显的感觉,几乎每首歌都涉及到了这个情感。每首歌听上去都很甜美,但都是暗藏杀机。生活也是这样,可能刺猬一直以来给大家的感觉也是这样,这张专辑我们会放大这种情感,可能更隐晦,也可能更暴露,这个可能每个听众会有不同的感触。 Liz: 有人在网上最近了你们新的歌比以前的有”摇滚”的感觉。比如说,SPARKLEHORSE还有你们新的DEMO歌都有比较噪音的吉他声音。这说明你们的音乐在变得越来越ROCK吗? 子健: 是的,我们确实比原来更加带劲更加摇滚了,但也不全是噪音摇滚,新的demo里我们有更多大胆的尝试,接下来我们也会尝试更多的东西,总得来说现在的刺猬气场比原来更大更强,来现场吧,保证过瘾。 Liz: B-SIDE LOVERS的音乐给HEDGEHOG的音乐影响吗?什么样的影响?你们为什么决定组建这个乐队? 子健: 其实刺猬最新的歌曲动机有一部分是来自2010年初BL的一次排练,那天我们排了很多即兴的动机,BL比刺猬更加自由,无论从音乐还是排练的感觉,两个人排练的时候很容易磨合出一些很锐很独特的东西,而且歌曲结构也更加自由,少了很多3人乐队编排上的框框,这些尝试对刺猬来说是非常有益的,也直接影响了刺猬最新的一批歌曲。BL的排练非常高产,我们有时候一次排练可以写出5、6首歌,这感觉很棒,和刺猬出歌的过程完全不一样,其中有些我们觉得适合加入贝斯线的歌曲就拿来做刺猬的动机,当然也有很多动机是只适合2人乐队表达的,BL对我们来说是个很有益的尝试。组这个乐队的原因就是想缩短意识到歌曲之间的过程,更快的更高效的尝试一些新东西,无论是意识流还是吉他噪音或者一些稀奇古怪的打击乐等等,人少了,阻碍小了,创作空间反而更大了。 Liz: HEDGEHOG最近去纽约在CMJ演出.请谈论一下你们在纽约的经历.美国的观众对你们音乐有了什么样的反应? 子健: 这次的纽约之行非常好玩,两周时间里我们演出了4场,其余大部分时间里我们都在感受,看演出、看展览、逛唱片店等等,这里的感觉太棒了,我们的状态可以用 “如饥似渴”来描述,总之体会了很多自己也提高了很多。CMJ我们演的很好,大家很喜欢我们的音乐,现场气氛也很好,很多美国人都不相信我们是来自中国的乐队哈哈。
<图4> Liz: 在《密杀》视频的开始,你可以听到一个谈着的人群。这是在哪里录音的? 子健: 这是在曼哈顿的一个小型演出现场录的,是个小型的前卫游戏和手工艺品展览,同时有些乐队演出,当天有很多好玩的游戏机,我们在玩的时候录下了人们谈论聊天和背景音乐的声音。
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Liz: 你们为什么决定在纽约拍这个音乐视频?纽约怎么表示这首歌的感觉或者意思? 子健: 世界很大,我们很渺小,纽约是世界之都,曼哈顿每日疯狂的上班人群和出租司机,这样的大城市会让人疯掉,而隐藏在这个疯狂世界背后的可能是每个人内心的孤独与痛苦,对爱的渴望,这种感觉对比很强烈,我们觉得那是最能体现这个世界疯狂一面的地方,那些画面能从另一个层面解释这个歌里面所唱的东西。 Liz: 你们在什么(或者谁的)屋顶跳舞? 子健: 那是威廉斯堡桥附近沿岸的一个小公园里的石台,站在上面背景就是曼哈顿的摩天大楼。当时觉得那里很美,看似已远离城市,但其实靠的很近,心却很远。 Liz: 你们快离开北京在中国巡回演出。你们最兴奋做什么或去什么地方? 子健: 国内这些城市以前都去过了,最兴奋的其实就是每个演出的现场,我们这次是公路巡演,会带上我们自己的全部设备还有现场调音师,我们就是想做一次专业的国内巡演,保证大家听到和看到的都是来自刺猬最真实的最完美现场。 Intro and interview by Liz Tung: The first time I ever saw Hedgehog was at a show at D-22. They kicked ass, and Atom even played a song with the accordion, causing most of the guys in the audience (and a good portion of the girls) to leave, swooning, into the night. Afterwards, one of my friends asked, “What was that one song they played?” “Which one?” another friend answered. “You know – the catchy one?” Everyone laughed. For a long time, Hedgehog has occupied a unique position in Beijing’s underground, as an indie-pop band flourishing in a scene where noisy experimentalism is often held up as the standard of cool. Hedgehog has consistently gone their own way, carving out a space for themselves with music that mixes hook-filled melodicism and quirky art rock. It’s a sound that the trio has become known for, in China and, increasingly, abroad. This year, however, has seen the band moving in a different direction, with the simultaneous release of their fourth studio album, Honeyed and Killed, and noisy new demo, both of which ditch bubbly toe-tapping in favor of a darker, at times more experimental, sound. I talked to guitarist Zo recently about Hedgehog’s new work, as well as their recent trip to New York and side project, the B-Side Lovers. The band is currently on tour in China, but will hold their CD release at Mao Livehouse on April 22. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download mp3. Hedgehog – Broken Wings (2011 DEstroy meMOries) Liz: Where and when did you record the album? When will it be released? Zo: The album was recorded last April at the Dunhuang Audio and Video recording studio. The official release date should be March 18, and we’ll be taking plenty of records on the tour. Liz: How will the new album differ from your previous records? Zo: It’s not as ebullient as the albums before. This music is a lot more calm; it’s an extension of before. Both the lyrics and the music itself are a little more introspective. This album should be seen as the end of Hedgehog’s style and feeling. We look at Noise Hit World, Blue Day Dreaming, and Honeyed and Killed as our youth trilogy. This album has a strong “end of youth” melancholy mood to it, but when you listen to it, the music is actually very sweet. Hedgehog – Honeyed and Killed Liz: How has your new bass player changed the dynamic of the band? Zo: “Honeyed and Killed” was already recorded by the time He Yifan came into the band, so the bass on this album is played by Zijian. The reason the album’s release has been delayed nearly a year is because Hun Suo never had enough time. Yifan joined the band in June of 2010, and since then we’ve just been continually rehearsing new material. Everyone can hear our new sound in our new demo, 2011 Destroy Memories; the change in sound is really obvious. Yifan’s favorite band is Fugazi, and you can hear that in his bass playing, which is even stronger. Actually, this is the kind of sound Hedgehog has always been looking for. We’ve never really been about light music or pop rock; we’re more of a heavy band haha. Hedgehog – 2011 DEstroy meMOries Liz: Why did you decide to call it Honeyed and Killed? Zo: “Sweetness and murder, love and death” is one of the themes of this album. That’ll be obvious to anyone who listens to the record; just about every song touches on that feeling. Every song sounds very sweet, but they all conceal murderous intent. Life is like this too, and maybe Hedgehog has always given off this kind of feeling. On this album we’re going to expand on that feeling; it may be more subtle, but also more revealing, and it’ll probably elicit different emotions to everyone who listens to it. Liz: Some people have noted that your new songs have more of a “rock” feel to them, for instance with “Sparklehorse,” as well as the three new demo songs, which all feature intense guitar riffs and even a bit of noise. Was this a conscious decision to move in a more noisy direction? Zo: Yeah, we’re definitely moving in a more energetic, rock direction, but it’s not totally noise rock. Our new demo is an bolder attempt, and next we’re going to be trying even more things. Generally speaking, Hedgehog shows are even bigger and more powerful than before. Come to a show – guaranteed fun. Liz: How has the work you’ve been doing with B-Side Lovers affected Hedgehog’s sound, if at all? Why did you decide to form the band? What can you do with it that you can’t do with Hedgehog? Zo: Actually, Hedgehog’s latest tunes were motivated in part by a B-Side Lovers’ rehearsal from early 2010. That day, our goal was to just jam. With B-Side Lovers, there’s a lot more freedom than Hedgehog. Whether you’re making music or just rehearsing, it’s a lot easier when you’re practicing with just two people to come out with some really sharp, really unique stuff. The song structures are also looser, as we’re free from a lot of the arrangement conventions of three-person bands. For us, these attempts are very beneficial, and have directly influenced Hedgehog’s latest batch of songs. B-Side Lovers’ rehearsals are extremely productive, we can sometimes write five or six songs in one session. It’s a great feeling, and completely different from Hedgehog’s songwriting process. Some of the songs that we think need a bass line we’ll take for Hedgehog. And of course there are a lot of ideas that can only be expressed through a two-person band, so for us B-Side Lovers is a really useful project. The original reason for forming B-Side Lovers was that we really wanted to zero-in on the songwriting process. It’s a quicker and more efficient way of trying new things, whether that’s stream-of-consciousness or noise guitar or some weird and awesome percussion noises or whatever. Liz: You recently went to New York for CMJ. What was that experience like? Did you get to see a lot of bands? Zo: This trip to New York was really fun; we played four shows in two weeks. For most of the rest of the time we were just experiencing the city, seeing shows, seeing exhibitions, going to record stores, and so on. It was really great. We were hungry for everything. In short, we learned a lot and improved a lot. Our show at CMJ was really good; everyone really liked our music, and the atmosphere was really good. A lot of Americans didn’t believe we were a Chinese band (laughs). Liz: Where was the audio of people talking in the beginning of “Honey and Killed” recorded? Zo: It was recorded at a small performance space in Manhattan. It was a small exhibition of avant-garde games and handicrafts, and it also had some bands playing. That day, there were a lot of really fun game machines, so while we were playing, we recorded the sounds of people talking and the background music. Liz: Why did you decide to record that video in New York? What kind of connection does the city have to the song’s sound or emotion for you? Zo: The world is huge, we are tiny, and New York is the capital of the world. Every day in Manhattan, there’s the craziness of people rushing off to work and taxis everywhere. Big cities like this will make people insane, yet hidden in the possibilities of this crazy world is everyone’s private loneliness and pain, longing for love… These kinds of feelings are, by contrast, very intense. We feel that [the video of NY] most represents that side of the world’s craziness. Those scenes can, in some ways, explain what we’re singing about in this song. Liz: Where exactly is the roof that Atom is dancing on? Whose building is it? Zo: That’s on this stone platform in a small waterside park near the Williamsburg Bridge. She’s standing on top, and in the background is the Manhattan skyline. At the time, we thought it was really beautiful. It looks like it’s really far from the city, but in reality it’s right up next to it, yet the heart is very far.
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