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Exclusive独家采访:“为什么要用英语唱歌呢?我们是德国人,德语才是我们的母语。”

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采访/ Chris Poppy
翻译/ Vanilla Lee
(English Version: See Below)

Exclusive来自德国的慕尼黑,往前稍稍追溯几年的时间,他们不过是一支模仿英伦摇滚的德国乐队,曲风是照搬英国人的,歌词也都是英语写的,那时的Exclusive普普通通,毫无特色。如果不是有人告诉你Exclusive还有过这么一段历史的话,你是肯定很难把现在的这支Exclusive与前面描述的那支Exclusive乐队联系在一起的。几年的时间里,Exclusive经历了脱胎换骨的变化。首先是理直气壮地唱起了德语歌词,另外又在以往的那条吉他主线之外融入了电子元素。你可以说他们是一支电子摇滚乐队,不过令人眼前一亮的是Exclusive在音乐中选择了融入dubstep。同时经过诸多的演出的磨砺,Exclusive也练就了精彩的现场演出实力。综上所述,也就不难理解今日的Exclusive在德国独立音乐领域中所拥有的独特地位了。

J = Johnannes

问:你们彼此是如何相识又是如何相处的呢?
J:我们曾经都住在同一个社区,念同一所学校。我们认识了有四年,现在已经是非常好的朋友了,当然彼此之间也有争执,就像应该的那样!

问:你们在写歌的过程中是如何进行协作的呢?
J:过程很复杂。大多数时候,我们当中的一个人有了好的想法或理念,其他人随后把自己的看法也融入其中。人声部分的旋律和配乐部分的创作的并列进行的。

问:你们现在的音乐风格是吉他摇滚与dubstep电子元素的一种独特的结合,这样的风格是怎样形成的呢?
J:我们一直试着融合许多其它的音乐元素。这是一个漫长的过程。起初我们将音乐精简到只剩基本主旋律,然后添加进一些我们精挑细选的和弦和乐器。
总之,我们不喜欢把自己的音乐叫做dubstep,我们做的不是dubstep。但是当然了,毕竟这种音乐风格貌似是大家从我们的音乐中立刻识别出来的风格。

问:然而,两年前的Exclusive听起来与现在截然不同,这种彻底的改变源于哪里呢?
J:说实话,我们对乐队以前做过的那种音乐感到十分厌倦,因为它一点挑战性都没有,因此我们进行了反思。我们之所以表演英式/独立摇滚的唯一原因是因为每个人都在做这种音乐。但在这期间我们积累了很多经验,也结识了不少有趣的人,包括同样来自我们现在厂牌的其它艺人,这也成就了我们乐队的今天。

问:另外一件事情就是关于歌词,你们的老歌都是英语歌词,而现在全部是德语歌词,这是为什么呢?
J:在进行反思的时候乐队扪心自问:我们为什么要用英语唱歌呢?我们是德国人,德语才是我们的母语。因此Nachtmensch就成了我们第一首德语歌。我们第一次听到这首歌的感觉棒到无法形容。从那时起我们就对自己的德语歌词十分有信心了。

问:你们常听哪些乐队,或哪些类型的音乐?在音乐创作中受到了什么影响呢?
J:与两三年前只听独立音乐人不同,我们已经拓展了思路,开始了接受各类音乐的熏陶!什么人代表什么音乐类别已经不重要了,只要你能做出好的音乐,真实的音乐,并且能遵循自己的路线。
我们听了大量的嘻哈音乐,电子音乐,排行榜上的和不打榜的音乐都听了许多,80年代的,90年代的,等等。看看我的Spotify用户上标注的音乐,种类繁多,我自己都觉得吃惊。

问:慕尼黑有当地的音乐圈吗?比如说一个核心的音乐场所或一些知名乐队?
J:几年前当地有过一个很大的独立音乐圈子。但艺术之都注定还是柏林;不过现在又能看到慕尼黑的音乐景观再一次发展了。慕尼黑将再次提升其在音乐领域中的重要性。

问:你们现在取得了哪些成就?以及还有这什么样的目标?
J:我们已经发行了一张专辑 (Nachtmensch)。之后我们就一直忙着诸多的演出和专辑的宣传活动。同时我们也在疯狂地创作着新专辑,这张专辑预计于2014年春季发行。

问:作为“食不果腹”的独立音乐人,你们是怎样维系自己的乐队的?有没有从什么政府机构获得过官方的资助呢?
J:我们被“Initiative Musik”选入了他们所资助的为数不多的乐队之一,“Initiative Musik” 由德国联邦政府设立,是一家促进德国音乐产业发展的资助机构。

问:近年来涌现出来的德国乐队中,有没有你觉得称得上具有代表性的乐队呢?
J:有很多有意思的德国乐队。比如Casper, Kraftklub, OK Kid, Jennifer Rostock, Chakuza, 或者CRO,我们自己就是这些乐队的歌迷。但他们当中没有人能够代表我们的音乐风格,以及我们比任何人都更加努力工作的雄心!

1 How do you get to know each other and how do you get along together?
J: We all used to live in the same neighbourhood and attended to the same schools.
It’s been about 4 years now and we’re really good friends, also fighting a lot, like it should be!

2 How do the five of you collaborate in the process of song writing?
J: There are a lot of processes. Most of the time one has an idea or a concept; the others then bring in their own thoughts. Melodies of the vocals and the musical background develop in parallel.

3 How have you developed your current musical style, this unique combination of guitar rock music and dubstep electro?
J: We’ve been trying out to integrate a lot of other musical elements. It’s been a long process. First we reduced to the absolute basics, then added some harmonies and instruments we examined exactly.
All in all we don’t like to call it dubstep, we don’t do dubstep. But of course it’s the one genre everybody seems to recognize at once/first.

4 However, Exclusive had a different sound two years ago, what was the reason for the radical change?
J: To be honest, we were so bored of the Sound we had been making, it wasn’t challenging at all, so we reflected. The only reason we had been playing Britrock/Indie Rock was because everybody did. But we gained a lot experience in this time, and got to know a lot of interesting people, including all the guys from our current label, which also makes us who we are as a band today.

5 Another thing is the lyrics, your old songs were in English, now it’s all in German, why?
J: While reflecting we asked ourselves: Why do we sing and write English lyrics?
We are German. It’s our native language.
So “Nachtmensch” was our first song to be written with German lyrics.
And the first time we heard it, we were speechless. From that point we felt absolutely confident about our German lyrics!

6 Which bands or what kind of music do you usually listen, what would you consider as your musical influence?
J: Besides only listening to Indie-artists 2-3 years ago, we opened up our minds for every kind of musical influence! It doesn’t matter anymore which genre somebody represents, as long as you do it good, authentic and have your own line you follow.
We listen to a lot of Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, charts as well as uncharted music, 80s, 90s etc. Just took a look at my Spotify account and staggered surprised for my own.

7 Is there a local music scene in Munich? Such as a core venue and some leading bands?
J: There was a very big Indie-music scene some years ago.
But Berlin has made up to be the artistic capital; anyway you can see something happening here again. Munich is going to increase again in musical importance!

8 What have you achieved so far, and what are you aiming for?
J: We’ve released one Album (Nachtmensch) yet. Since then we’ve been playing a lot of shows and been promoting this record.
At the same time we’re writing like crazy on our new album, which is going to be released in spring 2014.

9 As “starving” independent musicians, how do you support yourselves, have you ever received any official support from any governmental institutions?
J: We were chosen to be one of the very few to be supported by the “Initiative Musik” , which is a funding agency set up by the German federal government to promote music industry in Germany.

10 Are there any other German bands that emerged in recent years you would consider as representative?
J: There are a lot of good and interesting German bands we’re fan of ourselves like Casper, Kraftklub, OK Kid, Jennifer Rostock, Chakuza, or CRO, but none of them representative for our style of music and our ambition to work harder than everybody else does!



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