Big Thief

Two Hands

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      雲瑯笑道︰“君君臣臣的在打天下的時候分的不是很清楚,如今大漢天下就要一百年了,這時候還是分的清楚些比較好。”   雲瑯的眼珠子都要突出來了,暴怒道︰“我踫都沒有踫過他。”一起撸   劉徹卻嘬了一下手指上殘余的蜂蜜,就讓大長秋把裝滿蜜糖的銀盤撤下去了。人人碰   這家伙正百無聊賴的趴在樓梯下面舔爪子,見雲瑯來了,立刻就站起來,甩著尾巴等雲瑯跟他玩耍。   跟曹襄兩個穿過滿是落葉的小路,贏了錢的曹襄忽然發起了脾氣︰“這不公平!”人人看   曹襄用肩膀踫踫雲瑯道︰“沒機會了,從今天起,咱們預定的兩個走狗一定會成為陛下的不二走狗!” Following quickly on the heels of the spacey, artful U.F.O.F. -- by five months, to be exact -- Big Thief's fourth long-player, Two Hands, was recorded just days after its contrasting sister album. However, while U.F.O.F. was tracked at a wooded facility outside of Seattle, the band deliberately moved to the 100-plus-degree environs of a desert studio west of El Paso for Two Hands. The humid-versus-dry distinction makes for a convenient musical simile, as Two Hands commits to a crisper, more jagged sound on a rawer set of indie rock songs. Though less improvised-sounding on the whole than its predecessor, the loose Two Hands was recorded live with few overdubs by the same crew (producer Andrew Sarlo and engineer/mixer Dom Monks, though drummer James Krivchenia helped mix this time around). The album opens with "Rock and Sing," a short, lullaby-like introduction. Typically intimate lyrics from singer/songwriter Adrianne Lenker sound more stream of consciousness than composed on the track, with lines like "Hand me that cable/Plug into anything/I am unstable/Rock and sing, rock and sing." It's followed by catchier album highlight "Forgotten Eyes," which settles into the visceral, full-band folk-rock of Big Thief's earlier albums but with a distinctly immediate recording quality. (Though any such descriptions are relative in the case of this band.) Likewise living and breathing, the simmering "Not" has a slightly out-of-breath Lenker delivering near-constant lyrics alongside insistent drums, fuzzy guitar chords, and dissonant, impulsive guitar effects until the song breaks open into a sometimes-screeching jam just past the midway point. Other songs on Two Hands are memorable for different reasons, such as the quirkier guitar tones of the skittering "Two Hands," the folksy harmonies of "Replaced" (by guitarist/co-writer Buck Meek), and the stark tenderness of "Wolf" ("How you seem to follow through/On everything you yearn for"). While it's hard to talk about Two Hands in 2019 without the context of the stunning U.F.O.F., the album's quality stands on its own, offering its own grade of intimacy, sound, and feel for alternate moods.

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