Light Shining Through the Sea

仰望海平面
released: September 19, 2015


這是一張關於海洋的專輯,延伸自2013年的《邊境消逝》,描繪的是台灣的東海岸,以及包圍著東部小島的太平洋。

為了這次的創作,我們來回數次東海岸,從花東交界的壯闊礁岩、阿朗壹古道、綠島的燕魚群、蘭嶼一望無際的清澈海底,找到了觸發靈感的泉源。這些以海為題的音樂起於花蓮的石梯坪,〈當海潮湧向礁岩〉用鋼琴的五拍節奏形容滾動的渦流,並由弦樂各自代表海流、潮汐、海流、海浪以及礁岩上濺起的浪花。〈浪沫撫過礫石灘〉的場景則來到阿朗壹古道,從圓滾滾的南田石反省台灣海岸的現狀。

首曲〈日出〉由A調出發,敘述在蘭嶼看日出的歡樂過程。也許因為A調的音樂經常是色彩斑斕的,也因為A這個音是弦樂調音的基準,我們直覺地將之比擬為海平面,象徵以海定位所有感知的島民生活。〈潛入太平洋〉用橫越四個八度的A音,從海面向下勾勒出海中深邃的空間,當海流從上下左右流竄而過,我們仍佇立於同一個深度。〈在無垠世界的海邊相聚〉也以A為主音,刻劃的是夜晚的海灘,曲名源於泰戈爾的〈海邊〉(On the Seashore)。

為了更了解海洋,我們開始學習潛水。永遠忘不了第一次從蘭嶼的海面下沉,清澈得能看見五十公尺遠。抬頭仰望,水面像是一片搖晃的鏡子,陽光穿透而下,宛如閃耀的簾幕。幾位潛伴懸在前方,被光包圍著;身旁的小魚貼著我們,在我們吐出的泡泡中一同前行。這個瞬間孕育了終曲〈仰望海平面〉。在我們以音樂分享這趟東海岸之旅後,也企圖透過此曲回歸到人的情感面,因為與大海有關的記憶是五彩繽紛,也深沉靜謐的。我們必定在海邊度過許多快樂的時光,也一定曾經獨自悲傷地看海,於是這張專輯便長成了現在這副模樣。

文/江致潔

As ocean waves rolling toward the reef and bubbles kissing pebble beach, we dive into the Pacific Ocean looking up to the light shining through the sea surface.

The album “Light Shining Through the Sea” depicts the east coast of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean. The songs named after the ocean were inspired by Shihtiping in Hualien. Piano plays half time feel like 5/4 to build up image of wave circles in “Rolling Waves” and imitates various movements and forms of the ocean in Shitiping with the strings. “Ocean Foam” uses repetitive melodies to describe the damages human made to the coast of Taiwan.

We started to learn scuba diving in order to be closer to the ocean. Diving into the ocean in Lanyu for the first time, we’d never forget the moment opening our eyes under such clear water which became the inspiration of the last song “Light Shining Through the Sea”. This song reflected emotions and memories connected to the ocean.