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[[分享]Sophia - People Are Like Seasons]--[]

Artist: Sophia
Album:  People Are Like Seasons
Release:Feb 16, 2004
Label:  City Slang
Styles: Alternative/Sadcore

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Robin Proper-Sheppard,vocals/guitar/synth
Will Foster,piano/bass
Jeff Townsin,drums
Lawrence O'Keefe,bass
Calina de la Mare,violin
Chris Koh,violin
Robert Spriggs,viola
Sarah Willson,cello
Fuego,harmonica

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01   Oh My Love  Proper-Shepard    
02   Swept Back     
03   Fool     
04   Desert Song No. 2     
05   Darkness (Another Shade in Your Black)     
06   If a Change Is Gonna Come     
07   Swore to Myself     
08   Holidays Are Nice     
09   I Left You  Proper-Shepard    
10   Another Trauma 

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Biography by Andy Kellman
Sophia is the brainchild of Flower Shop head and former God Machine leader Robin Proper-Sheppard. Nearly a year after the death of God Machine bassist and close friend Jimmy Fernandez, Proper-Sheppard began writing songs that sounded nothing like his prior band. Instead of ear-busting and grating, they were low-key and introspective. With help from members of Ligament, Elevate, and Oil Seed Rape, he recorded 1996's Fixed Water. Featuring the single "Are You Happy Now," the album received favorable comparisons to Neil Young and Sparklehorse. Two years later, The Infinite Circle followed, receiving just as much critical praise as the debut. De Nachten was released in late 2001.

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  Sophia的04年的专集People are like seasons.草草的试听了下竟然觉得有点似曾相识的feeling,感觉有点乏味的时候,我的目光再依次的被放到了Sophia的这张片上面,突然感觉到自己好象真的闻到了秋天落叶的味道,也许真的是这个封面不经意的触动了我的嗅觉吧,呵呵.于是一个赌徒决意最后一搏了,事实证明他真的赢了.从开篇的oh my love,到swept back,直至最后收篇的another trauma.在这个夏日的氛围里我体味了那迟来的秋的感觉,尽管有种淡淡的酸楚融于其中.我恍然才发觉自己先前不知怎么的会感觉到他们有点熟悉,有点亲切,现在我找到了答案,在这张片里我找到了Red House Painters的味道.
  一切的一切触动了我强烈的好奇心,于是我开始在网上搜索关于他们的东西,发现了原来这个团的vocal---Robin Proper-Sheppard,竟是原来 God Machine的vocal,后来由于 God Machine的bassist的意外身亡,这个团也随之over了,后来Robin Proper-Sheppard,也许是个人情绪的变化的影响吧,他夹了现在的这个band---Sophia,一个融合了sadcore与indie的产物,有些曲子还有点点experimental的影子,他们在成功的发了几张片之后,在04年在city slang这个厂牌下发行了现在我说的这张people r like seasons.这张片的名字也许也说明了些什么吧.整张听下来最直观的感受就是清爽+干净,收篇的那首another trauma一开始那段solo不知道怎么的竟然让我有点流泪的欲望,也许Robin Proper-Sheppard拨弄的不是琴弦,而是我最脆弱的那根神经吧......(转)

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 posted at 2008-10-29  21:31:14