小白兔音樂城 White Wabbit Records | Online Music Shop: CD, DVD, LP & more 小白兔Blog 小白兔facebook 小白兔twitter 小白兔plurk 訂閱電子報  小白兔官網   
搜尋商品
登入    加入會員    VIP說明    購物需知   
New Arrival Billboard WWR Features Artists Music Style Label Goods 0件商品結帳付款
  1. 巨大的轟鳴 Gigantic Roar
    老子有的是時間 - 2024全新改版

  2. 巨大的轟鳴 Gigantic Roar
    登鸛雀樓 - 十週年紀念版

  3. Enno Cheng 鄭宜農
    海王星 NEPTUNE(2020典藏版)

  4. ADOY
    Catnip (Coloured Vinyl)

  5. ADOY
    Love (Coloured Vinyl)

  6. 劉暐 Wayne Liu
    劉暐個人專輯

  7. 草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong
    瓦合 The Cold

  8. Lamp (JP)
    一​夜​の​ペ​ー​ソ​ス Dusk to Dawn

  9. 昏鴉 The Murky Crows
    Lonely Uncle

  10. 黃雨晴 Huang Yu Ching (Space Cake、強迫女孩)
    [限量簽名版] The Crystal Hum

  11. Enno Cheng 鄭宜農
    Space N Guidebook Vol.1

  12. WWR EXPRESS 小白兔通訊
    第8期:海波浪

  13. Lamp (JP)
    恋人へ 致戀人 (日版)

  14. 惘聞 Wang Wen
    昨日的聚會 - 25th Anniversary Live Collection (White Vinyl)

  15. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown (Deluxe CD)

  16. ADOY
    us (White Vinyl)

  17. Beth Gibbons
    Lives Outgrown (Limited Edition Deluxe w/ art print & booklet)

  18. 傷心欲絕
    無名氏敬上

  19. Schoolgirl byebye
    軟弱

  20. Miaou
    The Day Will Come Before Long (期待的一天)

 

 

 

年份 2024
藝人 Bonnie Prince Billy, Nathan Salsburg & Tyler Trotter
專輯   Hear The Children Sing The Evidence (CD)
廠牌   No Quarter
樂風   Indie Folk, Psychedelic

499 加入購物車

When Nathan Salsburg daughter Talya was a baby, he often sang her to sleep in a rocking chair. At one point, he remembered a song he had taught himself as a teenager: “The Evidence” by Lungfish, the Maryland band who coined a singular brand of post-punk in the 90s and 00s. Salsburg realized he could play the guitar part with one hand, singing while holding Talya in his other arm. Though the original version of “The Evidence” is only five minutes long, its essentially a repetitive mantra, so Salsburg could extend it as long as he wanted–10 minutes, 20 minutes, even an hour. “It was therapeutic and calming and just lovely for me,” he says. “And it worked on her.”

Eventually Nathan and Talya moved on from their ritual, but his lullaby cover stayed in his head. “I find that lullabies stick more than anything else,” he says. “Something about the liminal space between awake and sleep, and the way that they ease into the subconsciousness.” So he proposed to his fellow Louisville collaborators Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham) and Tyler Trotter that they record a version with Salsburg on guitar, Oldham singing, and Trotter adding drum machines and synths. They decided to pair it with a rendition of another Lungfish song, “Hear the Children Sing,” playing each tune for more than enough time to fill two sides of an album.

The result is the beguiling Hear the Children Sing the Evidence, an album that displays the strengths and visions of the participants while showcasing how richly powerful Lungfish songs are. “Hear the Children Sing” was recorded at the studio of Jim Marlowe, and features banjo contributions from Zak Riles (Trotter bandmate in Watter); “The Evidence” was recorded by Riles at his own space (just down the road from where Oldham made the Bonnie “Prince” Billy classic I See A Darkness) and includes some beautiful electric guitar from Will brother Ned.

There a liveness to the recordings that comes perhaps from the fact that the tracks were made without full group rehearsals in advance. “Thats the approach that I appreciate,” Oldham explains. “Going into the studio and recording the interaction between musicians rather than recording their studied entries and exits.” On “Hear the Children Sing,” Salsburg delicate guitars and Oldham malleable voice weave around Trotter slow, steady drumbeat, accented by wisps of Riles banjo. Meanwhile, the drum-less “The Evidence” is an instant trance, with Salsburg acoustic guitar loop and Rhodes keyboard tones rhyming with Oldham short, deliberate lines.

For Oldham and Salsburg, doing extended versions of these originally-short songs uncovered a lot about Lungfish–especially the lyrics of Daniel Higgs, who can infuse a phrase as simple as “Oh the devil is a flower / Plucked from a cloud” with infinite meanings. “Each time through a single word might all of a sudden blossom,” says Oldham. “He puts things together with intentionality, so the more you embody them, the more they reveal and reward.” As a result, as Salsburg says, “The words are constantly unfolding with every listen.”

“Daniel has a grasp of language and its place in the quiver of communication tools and weapons, and understands that its an incomplete thing,” Oldham continues. “So the words are there individually for us to plug into our brain or savor in the moment, but then every once in a while something gurgles up where you can visualize it or apply it to something in your life right now.” “Thats the core of mysticism,” adds Salsburg. “The individual mystic subjective representation of transcendent experience…. I wasnt thinking about what [Higgs] lyrics meant when I was 14, but I knew I was listening to something profound. I guess it was the first mystical music I ever experienced.”

So perhaps mystical songs for adults and lullabies for children are one and the same. Making Hear the Children Sing the Evidence certainly brought the two together for Salsburg and Oldham, as well as their children. Halfway through “Hear the Children Sing,” Oldham daughter Poppy shares a chorus with her dad, and in the end, she and Talya become stars of the show. “It felt good to be a part of this endeavor, having our children exposed to this material that weve been working on,” says Oldham. “Im excited that my own relationship to music from childhood is still with me, and arming our children and potentially other children who hear this, and adults of course, with that kind of an arsenal of words and ideas is really exciting. When my daughter sits in the backseat of the car singing, Oh the devil is a flower…–I just think thats gonna be worth something to her.”



師大店-台北市大安區浦城街21巷1-1號
TEL:02-2369 7915
營業時間:週一到週日 14:00-22:00
FAX:02-2369 7925
EMAIL:order@wwr.com.tw
1F., No.1-1, Ln. 21, Pucheng St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan

© 2002 White Wabbit Records, Taiwan. All rights reserved.

小白兔Blog 小白兔facebook 小白兔twitter 小白兔plurk 訂閱電子報
電子報訂閱!