来自英格兰Brighton的Shoegazing乐队Air Formation,共有Matt Bartram,Ben Pierce,Richard Parks,James Harrison和Phil Macy五名乐队成员.与那些大牌Shoegazing乐队不同的是,Air Formation的音乐里旋律与节奏并重,或紧张或缓慢,水波般的Shoegze噪音不紧不慢地层迭,飘渺的歌声在厚实音墙后缓缓开放.闭上双眼,沉浸于漫无边际的音场之中,整个世界便被抛诸脑后.
07年发行的新专"Daylight Storms",封面上是一团被光影晕染得浓烈而模糊的红,如同被光芒灼伤的眼睛,仰望天空时所看到的凄迷的色彩.Matt Bartram 微弱的吟唱埋藏在层层音墙之后,低调却流畅美丽的旋律不断涌泻.简单而难以抗拒的沉迷,不愧为重症盯鞋病患的解药.
Having operated on the outer periphery of the mainstream for a good seven years now, Brighton's Air Formation are undoubtedly one of this nation's best kept secrets. Their forays into sonic experimentalism and guitar-orientated ambience should not be underestimated by any stretch of the imagination, and even if they don't exactly shout about what they're doing from the rooftops, the clue is in the title.
Daylight Storms is a collage of almost surreal, swathing noise against a backdrop of choir-like vocals and picturesque melodies. To merely label this record as just another shoe-gazing album would be doing both the artist and album in question a great disservice. It would more than likely result in the self-denial of one of the most lavish collections of music your ears will have the pleasure of experiencing all year. It doesn't kick off as much as it steadfastly floats into view, like some arcane voyage of discovery that doesn't quite take full effect until anchored, in full regalia, straight in one's line of sight.
01. Cold Morning
03. Daylight Storms
04. I Can't Remember Waking Up
05. Into View
06. Formation 1
07. You Have To Go Somewhere
09. The Dark Has Fallen
10. Before We Forget