Aqualung -《Memory Man》[MP3!]

Aqualung -《Memory Man》[MP3!]
  • 片  名  Aqualung -《Memory Man》[MP3!]
  • 简  介  发行时间: 2007年03月13日地区: 美国语言: 英语
  • 类  别  音乐
  • 小  类  欧美音乐


  • 详细介绍简介: 专辑介绍:
    ◎以福斯汽车广告曲〈Strange And Beautiful〉登上英国金榜Top7之英国全才创作歌手最新专辑
    ◎Dan Swift(Snow Patrol、The Bluetones)製作,专业乐评网站AMG四星好评
    ◎美丽动人抒情小品〈Garden Of Love〉有请苏格兰Dream Pop团体The Blue Nile主唱/吉他手Paul Buchanan助唱
    有的时候人需要一些运气,才能够让自己发光发热,在人生道路上走的更为顺畅,当然音乐也是一样,有的时候一首超级完美歌曲,就是因为当时的天时地利人合都不对,硬生生埋没掉一首好歌,连带一位好歌手/乐团都随著陪葬。这个事实用在才子Matt Hales化名Aqualung身上再恰当不过,搭配福斯新款金龟车广告全面放送,〈Strange And Beautiful(I ll Put a Spell on You)〉就这样成为眾所瞩目点播率超高歌曲,让原本搞了几年音乐总是没起色,前途堪虑甚至要放弃的Matt,产生一道曙光,同样重燃起唱片公司对他的信心。
    出生英国南安普顿,家人经营一间独立唱片行,让Matt Hales很早便开啟对音乐的兴趣,四岁就藉著家人的钢琴开始学创作,16岁领到奖学金去研习作曲能力,隔年完成第一首个人交响乐作品,自己指挥60人的管絃乐团演出。有著古典底子的Matt,对於时下流行的摇滚乐同样著迷不已,曾在唸大学期间在校门口卖起与哥哥Ben翻唱The Police乐团歌曲的卡带。无论曾组织起The 45s亦或The Ruth,也签下合约发行作品,但都没引起太多迴响。直到2002年的〈Strange And Beautiful(I ll Put a Spell on You)〉单曲登上英国金榜Top7,终於打响知名度,连首张同名专辑都有金唱片纪录,隔年再接再厉问世的《Still Life》,同名单曲获选黛咪摩儿小老公艾希顿库奇,加上青春偶像艾曼达皮特联合主演的爱情喜剧片『再见钟情/ A Lot Like Love』之重点衬乐。
    全新大作《Memory Man》,除了Matt与Ben Hales兄弟两共通监製外,还请到Dan Swift(Snow Patrol、The Bluetones、Vega 4)参与操盘,首週进入美国专辑榜Top88。开场曲〈Cinderella〉瀰漫在电气迷离情节中,时而虚幻飘邈摸不著边际,时而重力加速度般敲打出十足摇滚力道,交相错杂的令人身陷其中无法自拔;接著首波强打〈Pressure Suit〉,漆美交织出完美动人音乐图像,Matt轻柔真假音唱腔谱入,紧紧扣住聆听者的注意力;Acoustic吉他轻播吟唱〈Glimmer〉,简单勾起新式民谣那份写意,一份感性的静态美,无比魅力的蔓延至〈Rolls So Deep〉之中,轻盈可爱的音调配上Matt歌声显得格外温和柔雅;美丽动人的抒情小品〈Garden Of Love〉,找来苏格兰Dream Pop团体The Blue Nile主唱/吉他手Paul Buchanan助唱,淡淡平实音符包裹著无比强烈情感,以深刻细腻与极具张力方式,交融出最真诚精緻杰作。
    Matt Hales, a.k.a. Aqualung, isn t much of a straight shooter--as a songsmith he s a natural meanderer, and as a one-man instrumentalist he s been known to pick up everything from a siren to a glockenspiel--but he s an expert at creating mesmerizing, sophisticated pop. On 2005 s Strange and Beautiful, he twisted an overall outlook marked by murkiness and lethargy into something deeply pretty, and on Memory Man, his second U.S. release, he shows off a similar mastery of mood. The new disc starts with two relatively upbeat tracks, the love-tangled first single Pressure Suit and the guitar-heavy, un-Aqua-like Cinderella, but by track three Hales is back to his bag of engagingly doleful tricks: for the most part on this disc, he s scratching around for something to believe in, as the song goes. Philosophical bent aside, Memory Man has its share of loose and un-cerebral moments, too. Last track Broken Bones dabbles in heavy-duty radio fuzz, and Rolls So
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