Vocal: Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (Iceage)
Electric viola/guitar: Johan S. Weith (Iceage)
Guitar: Bo Høyer Hansen (Hand Of Dust)
Trumpet: Jakob Emil Lamdahl
Bass: Kristian Emdal
Drum: Anton Rothstein (Both of Lower)
Copenhagen’s Marching Church, the onetime solo project and now bona fide band formed by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (best known as the lead singer of Iceage), just released second album, Telling It Like It Is via Sacred Bones Records.
来自哥本哈根的Marching Church乐队是 Iceage 主唱 Elias Bender Rønnenfelt新的分支乐队，现在有了完整的六人乐队编制，包括 Lower 和 Hand of Dust 乐队成员 Cæcilie Trier、Puce Mary等，光是这名单就让人对 Marching Church 充满期待。乐队10月底在Sacred Bones唱片发行了第二张专辑《Telling It Like It Is》。
Telling It Like It Is forgoes much of Marching Church’s past proclivity for wild stylistic swings in favor of thematically unified, complicated, but cohesive song arrangements. Immediately apparent through debut single “Heart of Life”, the result is a more focused Marching Church, but one that hasn’t lost an ounce of swagger.
新专辑为了主题上复杂却一气呵成的编曲，一定程度上放弃了乐队之前对自由摇摆的倾向。首发单曲《Heart Of Life》就是乐队在专注度上更加用心的结果，当然这并不妨碍他们延续一贯以来趾高气扬的冷酷作风。
“We have here one world united under the sparks of one enormous disco ball hanging over us like the moon. In one fleeting moment in the light of its mirrored surface we see human endurance, in the next we see doom.”
The light and shade Rønnenfelt finds in this worldview permeate the songs on Telling It Like It Is, an album that taps into a debauched lunacy that teeters on the verge of exhaustion and a charged sensuality. That never-ending push-pull is eloquently stated in “Heart of Life,” where Rønnenfelt sings, “my delusions vaguely resemble paradise.”
听完《Telling It Like It Is》，你会发现在这张在道德的边境跃跃欲试的专辑的字里行间都能听到Rønnenfelt在这个世界架构里找到的光和阴影。