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redhousepainter 发表于11/30/2012, 归类于书评.

他与《wax poetics》

2004年,他对曾经至爱的舞曲有点寡淡
不玩混音,不学制作,不亲手触摸合成器
再听下去,只是雾水
他忘记了哪一天,下载到dj shadow的采样合集
《endtroducing》听了无数遍,他从未想过见识采样原本
那一年毕业,离正式上班有一段空闲的夏天
他忘不了那年夏天
david sylvian为《monster》tv版配唱片尾曲
攻壳sac2的政治剧正在上演
初识nujabes,battle cry
眼看着混沌武士落地,即成经典
借由dj shadow的采样合集,他壮胆进入所谓groove的世界


网络不是万能的
网媒更不是万能的
他搜索到一堆清单与碎片
他想触摸到skull snaps,触摸到incredible bongo band
看杂志是多年积习,张望打听
寻到《straight no chaser》,《big daddy》,《shook》,《wax poetics》
2004年冬天,他托两位朋友分别从澳洲和美国带回四本杂志
《straight no chaser》为james lavelle老东家,纯资讯类
《big daddy》和《shook》对当时的他而言太过digging,太过hardcore
那一期《wax poetics》的封面是joe zawinful
一篇名为《I know how to get a sound》的文章以joe历年把玩的synth/keyboard为切入点
辅以八卦资料,回顾大师生涯
他第一次领教这般老实的写法,这般【吃力】的文章
从此《wax poetics》多了一位读者


有《wax poetics》和blogspot相伴,groove之路不再孤单
他遇见一打好文章,一坨好作者
遇见一打让人崩溃的文章,一坨让人崩溃的作者
因beastie boys名作【root down】中一句歌词:
I’m like the swettie pie by the stone alliance
索性来一篇stone alliance专稿
写sun ra,不扯太空二字
细数哪首作品中keyboard牛逼,conga牛逼,素面相见
专访jab’o starks,clyde stubblefield,逼两位鼓王喷出大实话:
drum breaks的采样版税全归james brown,自己分文未取
而一些专题专稿,他掂量几下,自认接不住
比方说:
05年分第17期和18期上下两期刊登david axelord专访
david昔日英姿来自capitol唱片公司的图片档案库
专访长度与深度不谈,光前言一段便让他看了半响,无语望天:
the glory days of the super-producer are far from over;
it’s just that the landscape has drastically shifted into a postmodern apocalypse,
metphorically similar to the cover painting of earth shot.
is timbaland the closet we have to a norman whitifield?
Is kanye west the new breed of arranger?
sure,some old-school producers like arif mardin are still able to make an imapct-with a little help from norah jones.
but where are the new,eccentic jazz producers who will leave their mark on several labels through decades of work?
where is the next creed taylor,joel dorn,bob shad, or bob thiele(the list goes on)?
Is jazz no longer popular and creative because of the absence of these types of producers-or vice versa?
and,finally, will there ever be david axelrod?
a producer who could do it all – compose,write lyrics,arrange,conduct,produce,A&R – and no matter the genre.
music has transformed so much since the 1970s that the idea in the heyday of axelord’s career?
some things,however, never change.
producer/songwrites have always shaped pop and R&B acts – lone before maurice starr’s new kids on the block, the electric prunes were little more than a name when you consider that axelord wrote the music and even stocked his version of the band with ringers.
just like norman whitfield’s temptations wre different from smokey robsion’s temptations.
比方说:
07年第21期以gene barge,marshall chess,minnie riperton等人多点连成一线
合盘托出charles stepney短促却超super的制作生涯
那时他已习惯于自己的无知,不再因【闻所未闻】而惭愧


春夏秋冬,一年一年匆匆过
《wax poetics》从杂志扩展到线上商店,蚊型唱片发行公司
从赞助寥寥到converse,马自达,warp来刷广告
从季刊变成双月刊
从单语版变成英日双语版
严格来讲,《wax poetics》改为双月刊后,篇幅减少,水准下降
08年第29期,封面人物herbie hancock
由kirk degiorgio执笔,以《journeys into space》为题回顾herbie的mwandishi岁月
kirk是他心仪的音乐人,亦是b12的好基友
1997年的《planetary folklore》是他心中的舞曲经典
【brown,blue brown on blue】是他心中golden years的golden track
行家出手,竟是一篇干货全无的维基编年体
这个世界,这个星球
从1998年起,音乐便可有可无
何况与音乐相关的文字
他早已把心态放低
自然不会苛求一本杂志
原地踏步
固守水准


2009年6月25日,他醒来后得知michael离世
第一次为陌生人瞬间泪奔
之后几个星期,他翻遍各大媒体的纪念专题,无非三个字眼:
整容,销量,财产
他本以为《wax poetics》会摆出高姿态,对michael视而不见
意料之外,2009年11月,第37期《wax poetics》为michael专刊
封底封面两张michael幼年时的照片
仿佛闪现一圈光晕
由scoop jackson执笔的悼文,哀而不伤
抛开video,dance,skin等词眼,以这句话起手:
take away everything and all we are left with is the voice.
and this is everything with him begins.
第一句,便让人安心大半
全篇金句连连,直指心扉最痛处:
what michael jackson was,was a true soul singer who sang pop music.
and most importantly,after michael’s death,we must not allow anyone to do his music what a large part of american society did to martin luther king:reduce his legacy to one moment.
the game isn’t set up for them to be accepted by a worldwhite——excuse me——worldwide audience.
读到结尾处,他已不能自持,焦距模糊,眼镜上全是泪:
which brings us back to smokey robinson ,
and the story he and berry gordy told at michael’s memorial.
yes, one of the greatest singers of all time(robinson) was out-sung by a child——to the point that he conceded.
when a ten-year_old michael sang smokey’s “who’s loving you” in gordy’s office,
both men kenew that no one would believe them if they told them.
they knew they had to preserve that voice.
so they decided to record it and share it with the rest of the world.
all they wanted was for us to have that same experience.

2012年,《wax poetics》改回季刊,发行ipad版
第50期,十周年纪念版,毫无悬念,主打prince
不知力有不怠,还是故意疏漏
未提及【叛逃】至jackson兄妹阵营的jimmy jam harris与terry lewis
若细究当年如何用oberheim ob-8和rolandjx-8p打造janet之声
若细究当年制作《dangerous》时可曾和michael谈论prince
若模仿michael的口吻,写一封信
名为:《prince,其实我很羡慕你》
若再模仿prince的口吻,写一封信
名为:《michael,其实我也挺服你》
第50期《wax poetics》会何等圆满

好音乐,越听越少
现在的他喜欢听万人大合唱
现在的他喜欢看大家一起听音乐
《江南style》也能听得很开心
因为所谓舞曲,上一次红遍全球
已是遥远的1996,遥远的macarena(请真乐迷莫喷)
现在的他
对音乐没有想法
现在的他
只有些说不出口的怪念头
比方说:
跟着mark spike stent的老屁股,讨教《mezzaine》的混音之美
比方说:
拉住老崔的手,老崔这就跟自己走
在imax影院,用imax音响放一遍【飞了】,【红旗下的蛋】
对老崔说:您被被人漠视很多年了
比方说:
时间瞬移加位移,去到the dust brothers和beastie boys的studio
亲眼见证【egg man】的制作全程
亲眼见证《惊魂记》与《大白鲨》的尖锐弦乐合二为一

毛主席说:凡事就怕认真
他觉得,于音乐不能认真,更不能较真
若有一天,坐拥barefoot mm27,享乐groove经典
突然翻到《wax poetics》中sly johnson一席话:
Funk is the shit that make you move,man
it’ the rhythm.you remember monaural as opposed to stereo
This shit is all mono, straight in the center
That’s where you get your funk,man
A stereo record is not as funky as a monaural record
you start spreadin shit to the left and right side
it’ becomes stereo, not funky as that shit in the middle
That funk is in the center,man.
They don’t know how to record the funk no more
The beat has got to be in the middle
绝壁郁闷至死

2012年,他准备写一篇《wax poetics十年记》
但所谓文章,无非隔一层的英转中
再佐以无聊的感叹
他想到c.c,小良,无界,hmm
于是决定扫描10期《wax poetics》
网络无限宽广,他相信它们自有去处
http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/WTZQGUVGDHCZ
http://kuai.xunlei.com/d/WFBBVZNRJXJP

 

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8 Comments

  1. Rate
    12/01/2012

    不错

  2. 迅雷快盘太垃圾了,几乎下不动啊
    12/01/2012

    买会员都不行:(
    能否换一个地方呢?万谢啊

  3. 周易
    12/04/2012

    牛逼,我苹果下不来啊,怎么办怎么办

  4. 石头
    12/05/2012

    一个下到65.5%不动,一个下到95.5%不动
    从周六一直等到现在还是不动
    咋办?

  5. 老军医
    12/06/2012

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    12/07/2012

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  7. 胡凌云
    12/07/2012

    多谢楼上福泽四方, 改天我也下了转到掘火服务器,变成永久版。

  8. treeyoung
    11/26/2013

    多谢楼上上福泽四方。。

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