Leech是一支来自瑞士的老牌的器乐后摇团体，不过由于乐团活动并不频繁，所以正式作品相当稀少。这张名为《The Stolen View》的专辑是乐团2006年重出江湖之后的一张专辑，事实上也是他们十年磨一剑的强力之作，整张专辑在气势上苍劲有力浑然大气，是一张不可多得的经典器乐后摇作品。
Leech was formed in 1995 by Marcel Meyer (Guitar, Piano), Urs Meyer (Guitar, Piano) and Serge Olar (Drums). Right from the start the band devoted itself to experimental instrumental music – rhythmic figures are developed and connected with floating melodies – this all fuses in an epic sound landscape where time becomes irrelevant.Just one year after the formation of the band, the first Leech album “Instarmental” (1996) was released. This was only recorded on two sound tracks, live and upolished. More than fifty perfomances in Switzerland and Germany followed, receiving broad positive feedback. At the same time the band was working on their second album “Soundtrack to an Individual Emotion Picture Mindmovie” which was released in 1998. Numerous concerts in Switzerland and bordering countries followed the release of this second album.
In 2000 Leech presented their third album “Zerotonine Days” on which for the first time and exceptionally, there was also a track with vocals. In the following two years Leech was in an extensive phase of experimentation and there were multiple projects with guest musicians from various different musical directions. These projects were presented live but were never recorded. During this phase the band members moved in different musical directions and it was decided to put Leech as a band on hold. In the summer of 2006 Leech was launched again. The band carried on where they had stopped five years before. This yielded to their latest album “The Stolen View” (autumn 2007). Numerous live performances followed the release of “The Stolen View” in Switzerland. Leech has now joined the roster of Viva Hate Records, a fine Label based in Berlin. “The Stolen View will soon be released in Germany (and other European countries) through Viva Hate Records (German release in October 2008). In addition, Leech is working on a split release with the German instrumental band Long Distance Calling. The split record will contain two tracks from each band. Leech will put one brand new track on this split, plus one track taken from the latest album.
<The Man With The Hammer>清晰记得发帖人在介绍这首曲子时大意是这样的：什么mogwai，什么Sigur Rós一边去。有点夸张，但足以说明这张强大的专辑！
01. Silent State Optimizer 8:36
02. The Man With The Hammer 8:30
03. Ziipfe 1:45
04. Inspiral 13:08
05. I Was Reversed 1:19
06. Totem & Tabu 19:44