2009/04/27

yang lama. yang menyegarkan.

Siapa bilang hal yang segar musti datang dari yang baru. Nyatanya, paling tidak bagi saya, berbulan-bulan berpacu kegundahan melawati cuaca tersayat drone guitar maupun badai reverb. Mungkin telinga saya mulai bosan. Shoegaze, postrock, postmetal, postpunk, dreampop, blisspop, dan atau nada sadcore sejenis tak lagi menjadi bloody anthems bagi saya beberapa hari terakhir. Imbasnya, reportase tragedi sedikit tersendat mengucur.

Belum pernah ada yang merekomendasikan kepada saya dengan tepat apa yang sebaiknya saya dengarkan selanjutnya. Yeah finally, setelah membongkar perpustakaan noise di folder musik komputer saya, I’ve found old mystic canal, the way to the bloody beyond life. Berjudul “The Battle of Overmore” yang saya dengarkan dari album IV”, merupakan salah satu hymn dari band yang bongkahan jantung mereka sempat terpasung di wall of rock n roll fame. Here they are! the Lord Zeppelin.


Dimulai dengan intro yang fade in sequence guitar dari Jimmy page, ber-ambient, namun tetap kental akuistik. Lalu masuk vocal Robert Plant berbarengan dengan rhythm. Tegas, berat dan malah terasa gelap bagi saya. Secara repetitive terasa reversible menggema part demi part. Suara latar terdengar koor-koor bagai musik gospel. Rhythm menghentak sesekali seperti tersambung antara saman yang memimpin Odin (semacam ritual suku Indian) dan hentakan Leak di altar homasi. Repetisi dalam lagu ini memacu curiosity seperti saat mendengar band-band math rock sejenis Polvo, Slint, A Minor Forest, dan Battles. Atau bahkan genre muda shibuya-key sejenis Cibo Matto ataupun Cornelius. Bedanya, kali ini minus beat drum. Dan scream pada bagian akhir mengahabisi emosi saat kita geram bagai post-metal dan post-rock. Sulit sebenarnya bagi saya menggambarkannya, komparasi hanya bersifat subyektif pastinya. Dan tentang lirik, lets see!!!

Queen of Light took her bow
And then she turned to go
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh dance in the dark of night
Sing to the morn ing light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh throw down your plow and hoe
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley blow,
I'm waiting for the angels of Avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold,
The seas of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh,-------dance in the dark of night,

sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, The tyrant's face is red.
Oh the war is common cry, Pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long, The beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, Waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black, Ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin' light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back, Bring it back.
At last the sun is shining, The clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes

Thanks god, you’ve sent this genius band to the earth.

2 comments:

bondan said...

nah gitu dong, mari menulis kembali

bandenK said...

iya sedang diusahakan bond..heheheheh