Big Thief

Two Hands

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      一個眉目青澀的少年戰戰兢兢的站出來道︰“是弟子整理的。”   雲瑯看看頭上的太陽,低聲問道。啪啪啪   夏侯靜瞅著天空道︰“老夫勘研《春秋》多年,唯一看破的就是一個禮字。多年以來,夏侯氏耕讀傳家,禮為先,你跟隨老夫求學時日雖然短,老夫卻沒有忘記教授你禮法。現如今,卻做出如此無恥之事,你讓老夫情何以堪?”色人格   夏侯靜陰森森的看著梁贊道︰“你為了一個女子,就要割舍我們的師徒情誼,連自己的前程都不要了嗎?”   如果不是當年霍去病在武威大破匈奴,大漲漢家威風,像懷化公主這樣失去存在價值的老嫗,早就被那些實際的匈奴人丟棄在了荒野中。色人居   恰好,夏侯蘭也不是一個很在乎錢財的人,不論是夏侯蘭昔日積攢的私財,還是糕餅店鋪帶來的收益,除過必須的儲存之外,其余的都散給了衣食無著的族人。 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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