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John told me that Muse got a small concert for War Child on 18th Feb in Shepherd Bush Empire. Muse nowadays all got stadium size concerts, and able to see them in such a small venue, that is my … Continue reading
Swedish band Kent released En Plats I Solen for few weeks now, and I bought them in itune last night. After listening to them, I love every single song. Every song is different style. The previous album Rod was a new revolution for them. It was more electronic rather than alternative or rock. However, En Plats I Solen is combined electronic and rock and it is absolutely one of Kent’s best albums. Apparently, this album is few weeks No. 1 album in Sweden and the whole Scandinavia. They deserve to be the No. 1.
Knowing Kent since 2005, and ever since, they always surprise fans – innovative but still keep their own style. Even though I don’t know Swedish, it doesn’t matter – there is no language boundaries when it comes to good music. Kent’s style is like Mew, and it is same style music I always like. I don’t like all the rock, but I do like Kent, Mew, Muse, Miike Snow, Metric a lot. (looks like any bands with the M)
Some people said Rock is too rock or violent, but sometimes I always listen rock /alternative music, there are so many complicated feeling inside you – melancholy, rebellious, freedom, love and hate and live in the dream. It’s such a complex feeling when you listen to this album. I make me want to cry, want to dance, want to have a holiday or want to scream, but it makes me happy.
You can listen their album in their Myspace, or Spotify (only UK) but it definitely worths to buy it. Love Kent’s every single album. It deserves a 5 stars. John and I really want to go to Sweden and see Kent’s concert in our life time!
瑞典乐队Kent 2010年推出了新专集 － En Plats I Solen，昨晚才在 itune 买了他们的新专集, 这几天反复听着这张新专集，实在爱不释手。这张专集里面的每首歌曲都是不同风格。前张专集 Rod 完全是个创新，整张是电子摇滚居多，他们尝试了不同类型的音乐。 Rod 那张专集我也喜欢，Kent 永远不令歌迷失望，永远敢于创新，不限制自己的风格，但又不失去自己的特色。En Plats I Solen 是alternative, indie 摇滚和电子的2体合一。这张专集这几个星期都是在瑞典和北欧居排名第1 。
从2005听过Kent的所有专集之后，一向都是他们忠诚的歌迷，每张专集都没有令我失望过。虽然我基本听不懂瑞典歌词，但好音乐是没有语言障碍，你随着音乐而起舞，你整个人陶醉在音乐世界里，语言只是符号，旋律才是好音乐的根。我喜欢Mew的原因很多都是Mew和Kent是蛮相似的音乐类型风格。不是所有的摇滚我都喜欢，我要看什么样的摇滚 － Kent, Mew, Muse, Miike Snow和Metric我都超级喜欢。听着他们的歌，有时候摇滚给我是种复杂说不出的感觉 － 忧郁的，反叛的，追求自由，爱与恨和活在自己的音乐空间，有时候，听着听着他们的歌曲，会让你想哭，会想你跳起舞，会让你度假的假期更加完美，不过好音乐都让你感到开心…这就是我爱他们音乐的原因。我和john一定要去瑞典看他们的音乐会，这是我的梦想！
UK has a music free application that you can download and listen music for free legally. It calls Spotify. Listen free music while you are online, just like Last.fm, but more latest music and very easy to use. However, it only applies in the UK. Anyway, I have been using it for some time now.
Today, I discover an artists from Stockholm, who is same age with me called Miss Li. She just released a new album ‘Dancing the whole way home’. Miss Li’s style like Amy Winehouse – Jazz, Blues, Rock and Indie as well in a variety of style. I do like this album, and it is definitely worth putting into my ipod.
It’s amazing that she is young and so talented! I do like Swedish artists a lot, like Kent, The Cardigans, Club 8 and Jazz musician Lisa Ekdahl and Koop. They are all my favourite artists. Sweden is great place and it produces a lot of great artists and music. My favourite songs are:
Moreover, Swedish people are incredible trendy in fashion too. We did plan to travel to Sweden before, but it is more expensive than London. I think I need to save more money so I can be there soon. Sweden is Rock!
My friend Syrinx had introduced Mew‘s since March, and we love every single album they produced. John bought their tickets when I was in China, and because we booked that early, we got two fantastic seats ever.I never like standing because I am too short. Beside, I don’t like people jumping and sweating on me. (lol)
It was a cold raining night. We went there earlier by half an hour queueing for good seats. It was literately only 50 meters away from the band in the sitting seat first line. The warm-up band was ok, also touring with Mew in the UK. The concert hall was full of young people and many scandinavia fans too.
Jonas Bjerre has incredible high voice and it combines with their music perfectly. He wore a causal white shirt and jeans. Jonas didn’t say much, but said it was their last performance in the UK, and it was kind of sad. I guess UK fans were passionate and crazy about their music and properly they didn’t expect like that. The background animation was fantastic as well. It’s said that Jonas had designed all of them – they were scary, weird and unusual. (I heard those images were from Jonas’s dreams). It was certainly creative, and so their music.
They performed most popular and well-known songs, such as ‘ Special, 156, Am I wry, no and The Zookeeper’s boy etc’. I don’t think two hours of their performance was enough, and of course, we wish them to perform all their songs, which is impossible.
The atmosphere, the quality of their performance, and most important – their music were superb. And the enjoyment was far beyond words that could describe. Mew played ‘Comforting Sounds‘ to be their last song, which was sad and emotional, and it was a perfect ending.
I found the black and white picture from Mew‘s official website, which I can see myself and John in the first line of Level one! (haha)
John bought Keane‘s tickets for my birthday gift in March, and finally this is the night. We went there at 6 pm, and there were already many people queueing, and luckily we got the great seats to see them very clear. Surprisingly, there were many middle-age fans to see Keane as well.
The show was to celebrate 50th birthday of the Island Record Company. The island members took all the fans pictures and said it will post it their website, can’t wait to see myself in there. The show was started at 7 pm, and the warming brand was Ladyhawke, she sang about 8 songs, and she performed well, however, the microphone could be louder because audiences could not hear her voice clearly.
When Keane came out, the whole stadium was crazy with a lot of applause. Keane sang about many songs from first album Hopes and Fears including ‘everybody is changing’, ‘ We might as well be stranger’ , and ‘somewhere we only know’; then ‘crystal ball and ‘nothing in my way’; then many songs from third album as well including ‘again and again’,’perfect symmetry’ and ‘spiralling’…
Tom’s voice was absolute amazing and with his professional performance. He talked to audiences, even shook hands with audiences, and asked audiences to sing with him as loud as they could, (to be honest, every audiences could easy burst out everyone song from Keane). The background lights, the band performance and the atmosphere was stunning. It felt likes that Keane music was melting with audiences voices, and everyone was so indulging into their music and lost themselves.
Their music was so perfect and ‘ I lost my heart, I buried it too deep into the under the iron sea’. It was a remarkable concert and I wish they will continuously create great music.
I recorded one song on the spot only for one of Keane’s best fans from GZ – Syrinx Ye.
当场的气氛就象忘掉自我，沉溺在Keane的音乐中，就象歌词中 ’ 我的心遗失了，把它深深的埋在铁海中，埋在音乐的铁海中’…这场演唱会是我见过Muse之后最棒的一场show。希望他们继续创造好音乐给大家。
我录下下了一段片断献给最爱 Keane 的广州歌迷 － 叶嘉雯！