The Offset: Spectacles LP

by 憬觀​:​像同叠

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文/馮耀中
“叠叠重影的音樂結構, 是節拍強弱倒置, 還是留白略過, 反照了樂隊吸取了及複製出怎麼樣的城市、人物的精神狀態。然而採納「幽靈節奏」(Phantom Rhythm), 不同樂器間音量輕重緩急所交纏出的結果, 已非量化拍子所能形容, 雖然要去數算不是沒有可能, 只是有點本末倒置。究竟是有意圖還是無意圖地完成已不重要, 再者這既不是一項技術、模式, 也不能歸納為任何分類之下, 說是理論也太過膚淺。
這也說明了基進地介入意識, 才是憬觀:像同叠生產的藝術。”

Compressed, self contained, and brazenly unique, each song by the Offset: Spectacles hits like a short, sharp shock. Percussive guitar and organ scrape at the surface of the left eardrum, and the bass hits like a combination of a synthesizer and a bongo. Get ready to be hectored by the ghosts of Cantonese poets and the Kowloon King. Sure as you can draw a straight line from The Offsets’ birthplace in Hong Kong to the site of their self-imposed exile in Beijing, there’s a connection between their music and the Velvet Underground, just somewhere along the 24 hour train ride things got muddled. Oscillator solos are reinterpreted for guitar, Bo Diddley blues get played drum-less, with only phantom rhythm for company. Songs like “Bodies’ Descendents” and “Snags” may bring to mind the endless empty highway, but the only possibility here is a brief sprint on an overpass above the midnight lights of a rotting port. Today, no escape is possible from a(ny) city, so the Offsets simply claim ownership, pushing back against at the neon signs, TV’s, and computers with a seductive spectacle of their own.
by Simon Frank

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released 11 November 2011

All Songs by the Offset: Spectacles
Recorded at Analogue Catalogue, Mossley, UK
Produced and Engineered by Rob Ferrier
Executive Producer: Michael Pettis
Vinyl Manufactured in US
will be shipped by Spectator:K from Beijing China
Distro and Ordering: rose.mansion.analog@gmail.com

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