Pg.Lost – Vultures

Pg.Lost – Vultures

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也就是上周五晚上的事情,当台上的Pg.Lost演奏起这首Vultures/秃鹫的时候,台下众人的情绪才刚被轻微拉拽还未到时机成熟适合走高的地步,演出也才刚开始不久,我站在远离舞台的声场中央,脑子里面杂着五花八门的念头。从前年九月未遂的一场Mark Kozelek上海演唱会开始,我这个有机化合物纠结体身上的某条神经,突然就莫名被勾搭了一下接上了清晰意识:我需要一些无与伦比的现场,前所未有地需要着。

去年四月上海的Bob Dylan,八月上海的Suede,几天前广州的Pg.Lost,到即将到来的七月台湾和即将到来的Radiohead,接二连三,八辈子没花过这么多钱和精力上蹿下跳追自己喜欢的国外乐队现场。我这是还想伪造出几根青春的尾巴毛,收拾干净装盒入殓方便随时追悼么?得得,追着Dylan还真有点追悼的意思,追着Suede和Radiohead却无非是膜拜一下曾经的心中英雄。至于Pg.Lost,一股饶有兴致聆听关注过的处于上升期势头正旺的后摇力量,朦朦胧胧的喜爱,我这一场奔波追的也许是对音乐的期望,也许是对自己的流放,也许是对逝去的不甘,也许是对拥有的心安。于是,Pg.Lost生产出层峦叠嶂跌宕起伏的奇声妙响,在某种程度上便复杂地契合了我复杂的喜好需求:流光溢彩,慰我心中欲求种种;张弛有度,释我心中苦淡不甘;更有潮起潮落,冲我心中烦扰拥堵。不需要词句言语带有指向性的暗示,单纯的器乐涌动,大声大响带来一种莫名的释放,更像是情绪抒发的引子或者放开内心枷锁的号角。我在生活中堆积苦闷,却在追逐音乐中获取治愈,越鲜活给力的现场似乎越是药效强劲,这难道便是对于如此癫狂的一种解释?好吧,是又何妨。

在Pg.Lost这只成军于2004年的瑞典乐队身上,我看到了一种难得的品质,专注。尼采说过:“始终全神专一的人可免于一切的困窘”。乐队在几年的摸爬滚打后始终没有离开传统后摇滚的土壤,没有投机取巧于一些标榜特立独行的捷径,依然将音乐的创作构建于传统的吉他贝司鼓结合体系之上,去耐心打磨不一样的精致旋律和别样曲式。这样完善自我的方式,将乐队的一步步成长清晰地镌刻在每一张新的作品之中,挥洒自如,实在坦诚地展示给众人,同时也让乐队在一个方向上进化得日臻完美越发极致。走到极致,在某一个层面上一览众山小,这恐怕便是Pg.Lost的专注和坚持能为乐队带来成功的缘故吧?

细细来剖析音乐,我们会发现实际上Pg.Lost并没有用什么高超的弹奏技巧或者先进的硬件设备去构建整体的声响。比如一曲Vultures,将鼓点贝司吉他的细部逐一拆分之后,个中元素无一不是初级乐手能够演奏完成的。没有繁杂的节奏,没有炫目的Solo,柔美的旋律赋予了声响悲怆的魂魄,睿智的编排形成了音乐强健的躯干,而一切的一切,如生命体一般终归还是基于最最简单的元素,便能生成了宏大伟岸生机勃勃的一个整体。如此地切合天地自然之道,无怪乎5’30”间,灵气逼人,仿佛已然末日来临饿殍遍野,凶禽恶鸟盘旋于卑微的生命之上,濒死之人却依旧挺直铮铮铁骨,抗争以违天命。轰然之中蕴含的玄妙力量,真似乎一叶坠地也能入土三分。还需要更多言语吗?给一段晦涩杂乱不知所云的文案相辅,关乎想象,却因为不知所云,所以也许更有无数个进入想象的入口,这岂不是很有趣?以一个点去引发出无穷无尽的面的生成,而不是一个点传递到仅仅另一个点或者另几个点的狭隘,不给限制没有界限,这便是后摇的意识,这便是美好音乐生生不息的希望。

附Pg.Lost乐队2012年新专辑《Key》文案:

“As circles explode and implode, thousands upon thousands of wild spirits stampede into the void. Their bonds to life is broken. Not like us, not like anything. A perfect fall into the smallest of holes. Never again will they miss sound or feel any emotions in this old sea of everything. So much like vultures while alive. Not at all in death. More like feral angels. They do not cry for the same reasons, when the shedding of skin begins. The parting of flesh and bones. Through the terrain, a necessary evil yet and ultimate must. The sky could not hold for much longer. So fragile, like a bubble. Yet grand above all. Wishes upon wishes, graves upon graves createing the ground we all walk upon. Colors of pale red, white and green will be found everywhere when it all collapses. There will never be anything else quite like it. Beasts that once gazed upon its birth, have become well aware of what is coming for us. In her eyes we are all the same when born, you, it and I. We must learn to live with this perfection. As the sheaves makes the pulley, the will makes the path into a loop. An open road, a dying star. We erase ourselves from the ultimate equation, recommitted to the void and wonder of it all. I now know the truth about myself, I am a destroyer and in death we will be together once more. We will be peaceful and pure, I know you are gathering strength. Just close your eyes hard enough and even darkness becomes light. You will become a weaver of opposites. A summoner of all things lost. Just like the ones that came with nothing and are prepared to leave everything. Let people as well as trees burn by her hand once more, a perfect sun that now begins to set. 11 years passed and it is ready to burst out its loving rage once more.”

Slowghost

2012.03.21.

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