Kraftwerk – Hall of Mirrors

Kraftwerk – Hall of Mirrors

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Kraftwerk,德语,相当于英语中的Power Station。脱颖于上世纪六十年代德国实验音乐团队的Kraftwerk,在七十年代中期,以《Autobahn》、《Trans—Europe Express》、《The Man Machine》三张专辑为实验电子浇注了坚实的工业基础。在这些完美的作品中,Kraftwerk摆脱了冗长繁复的编曲结构,采用了小巧、循环的节奏编排,使音乐听来极为流畅悦耳,同时开始了电子音乐的再颠覆。之后的New Wave、New Romantic、Ambient、Hip—hop、Techno 甚至工业噪音等音乐都从中得到了启发。

这首《Hall Of Mirrors》来自专辑《Trans—Europe Express》。“镜厅”是真实存在于法国凡尔赛宫的一个房间,这里曾是当年皇室举行舞会的地方,墙上共镶有十七面大镜子,对着十七面落地玻璃窗。屋内的水晶吊灯,屋外花园的鲜花绿草,加上盛装舞蹈的人群,全都在这些镜面中反射、折射,虚实相伴,舞影蹁跹。

冰冷的镜面以及复制的影像,无疑与Kraftwerk的音乐一拍即合。在这首节拍缓慢、音响多层、音色单调的歌曲中,一张操着日耳曼英语的苍白脸孔干涩地闯入镜面的迷宫,顾盼、游移,一眼看去全是虚假的自己和恐慌的眼睛,只有空荡的房间里寂寥的足音陪伴着。这里有亮光,但却没有暖意;有人影,但却没有人心。这是个镜像构成的世界,说不定你只是一个镜子反射的影像,本尊正离自己越来越远,远得已经无法让人找到。让穴居人安心生活的,正是火把照耀下的洞穴世界。入夜时分,窗外车水马龙,灯火灼灼,又有多少人快速奔走于这个镜厅中,用科技武装来虚张声势,用甲壳衣裳来掩饰真容……

The young man stepped into the hall of mirrors
Where he discovered a reflection of himself
Even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass

Sometimes he saw his real face
And sometimes a stranger at his place
Even the greatest stars find their face in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars find their face in the looking glass

He fell in love with the image of himself
and suddenly the picture was distorted
Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in the looking glass

He made up the person he wanted to be
And changed into a new personality
Even the greatest stars change themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars change themselves in the looking glass

The artist is living in the mirror
With the echoes of himself
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass

Even the greatest stars fix their face in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars fix their face in the looking glass

Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass

以泪洗面
2011.2.2.

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