Peter Gabriel – Darkness

Peter Gabriel – Darkness

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听这首歌,一定要把音量开大、开大、再开大!惟其如此,你才能捕捉到开头三十秒钟内的无言震悚。

Peter Gabriel,这位英国前卫摇滚(Progressive Rock)乐队Genesis(创世纪)的前主唱,以这样让人讶异的开场方式将我们带进了其2002年个人专辑《up》的晦暗世界。1975年,离开Genesis的Peter——很多人认为,他的离开是因为个人音乐理念与乐队的不合。对此我深信不疑,因为当时在队中打鼓后来继任主唱随之又大红大紫的Phil Collins根本听不懂Peter的音乐(!)——个人最璀璨的演艺生涯才正式揭开了序幕。他创立了WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance)这个多媒体展演组织,发行专辑、奔波演出、行走世界,把实验音乐、流行音乐、世界音乐、民族音乐得心应手地玩弄于股掌之间。与此同时,Peter还参与了不少电影配乐的创作,最为著名的是英国大导艾伦帕克(Alan Parker)的《Birdy》原声。

“我畏惧在深海之中游弋,因有无形的暗影在身下潜行……”这首格调诡异、唱法多变的《Darkness》营造的是在一种童年恐惧的巨大阴影之下的潜意识世界,心理分析大师佛洛依德的幽灵在跌宕起伏的曲调之间得意地冷笑。专辑封面的设计也是颇具匠心的,如果不细看,很难看到清晰的水滴之后,是一张巨大的、因失焦而模糊的脸——这是否是一种概念化的意指?歌中出现的危机四伏的水面、幽暗林中的神秘小屋,地板上像婴儿般蜷缩的恐怖怪物等梦魇印象,在强烈噪音、低声耳语、温柔钢琴的交替、缠绕之中,像一只沉默的野兽埋伏在你内心的暗处,随时准备出击,撕碎你表面光鲜的肉体。Peter Gabriel展示了他把握音乐细节的天赋和才华,将焦虑、畏惧等存在主义概念不动声色地一一唱出,带来了前所未有的听觉体验和心灵思索。

I’m scared of swimming in the sea

Dark shapes moving under me

Every fear I swallow makes me small

Inconsequential things occur

Alarms are triggered

Memories stir

It’s not the way it has to be

I’m afraid of what I do not know

I hate being undermined

I’m afraid I can be devil man

And I’m scared to be divine

Don’t mess with me my fuse is short

Beneath this skin these fragments caught

When I allow it to be

There’s no control over me

I have my fears

But they do not have me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods

The deeper I go, the darker it gets

I peer through the window

Knock at the door

And the monster I was

So afraid of

Lies curled up on the floor

Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

I’m afraid of being mothered

With my balls shut in the pen

I’m afraid of loving women

And I’m scared of loving men

Flashbacks coming in every night

Don’t tell me everything’s alright

When I allow it to be

It has no control over me

I own my fear

So it doesn’t own me

Walking through the undergrowth, to the house in the woods

The deeper I go, the darker it gets

I peer through the window

Knock at the door

And the monster I was

So afraid of

Lies curled up on the floor

Is curled up on the floor just like a baby boy

I cry until I laugh

以泪洗面

2011.05.11.

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