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共生、交錯:記錄這個島嶼上蓬勃生長的生命現象

《盤》承載了落差草原WWWW成軍八年以來的生命累積,團員們各自以不同的視角,像是一起雕刻、探索著同一塊岩石,逐漸形塑出關於世界的獨特觀點和樣貌,團員們或身在新世界中探索、或像從空中俯瞰著一切,用像詩也像寓言般的口吻,記錄或者描述著災難、際遇、旅程,對應著真實也是幻象的瞬間。

擅長迷幻、民謠、環境、實驗聲響等音樂元素,落差草原WWWW將其旺盛的創作力於本張專輯集大成,以雙鼓結構起不規則的節拍,樂器與聲響交織出更多維度的層次與情感,試圖梳理出我們心中某種屬於南島亞熱帶的韻律與思維。

有別於以往較為故事性的敘事手法,專輯以更宏觀的視點演繹《盤》這個架空世界裡的空間、時間、狀態、事件等各種主題。《盤》以更成熟的敘事風格,同時也反映出台灣社會的現況與充滿混沌與獨特生命力的姿態,提出更深一層的反思,也訴說著無限的生命與輪迴。

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Symbiosis & coalescence: Registering the flourishing life forms on this island

The album <Pan> (utensil or plate in Mandarin) contains the collection of life experiences in the eight years of formation of Prairie WWWW. Band members, each holds a different perspective, carved and explored the same piece of rock and from there shaped their unique take on the world.
They explore the encompassing new world, gaze down from the sky, and with their poetry and fable-like language, they record and depict the disasters, the fates, the journeys that correspond the ephemeral yet authentic moments.

Adept in wielding the psychedelic, folk, environmental and experimental elements, Prairie WWWW has reached their pinnacle of creative capacity in the album <Pan>. By interweaving the irregular rhythms of double drum-kits, the instruments and sounds present multiple layers and emotions that Prairie WWWW believes resemble the pulses and thoughts that belong to a subtropical island.

Unlike the narrative structure of linear storylines in their previous works, <Pan> seeks to exhibit a more macroscopic view of a fantasy world and the various subjects therein: its space, time, condition and events. <Pan> has a more mature narrative style that reflects the current state and the chaotic yet vigorous essences of contemporary Taiwanese society and further contemplates on the eternal cycles of life and transmigration.

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released September 5, 2018

All songs written & arranged by
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW

吳唯祥 Sean - 吉他 Guitar / 人聲 Vocals / 合成器 Synthesizer
吳柏廷 White Wu - Drums
胡一之 Yi-Zhi - Vocals / Percussion / Programming
張愛波 Apple - Vocals / Bass / Synthesizer / Recorder / Metallophone / Melodica …etc.
陳俊龍 Ah-Lung - Guitar / Percussion


Produced by 落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW
Production Assistance by Red Lotus Shooter
Recorded by Red Lotus Shooter at Life Recording Studio 麗風錄音室
& Jon Du at his personal studio
Mixed by Jon Du
Mastered by Matt Colton (Alchemy Mastering)

Graphic Design by Yi-Zhi 胡一之
“Pán” Logo Type Design by Timonium Lake 何佳興
Sculpture by Yi-Zhi, Apple 胡一之、張愛波
Photograph by Yo-Yang 楊雅淳
Lyric & Poem Translation by David Chen
Promotion & Event Management by May Wu & Meng Gu of In Utero Co,. Ltd. 子皿有限公司

Published by In Utero Co,. Ltd. 子皿有限公司 & Lonely God

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落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW Taipei City, Taiwan

Prairie WWWW is an experimental folk band formed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2010. The music combines poetry, folk, ambient and tribal elements. The band seeks inspiration from the might of nature, and with a mixture of sounds and visual arts in their performances, they manage to bring forward to their audiences the experience of their unique soundscape visually and aurally. ... more

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Track Name: 雨連結天與地的通道 The Rain Links Heaven and Earth
渴望
向新空氣結合
慢慢變高
靠近樹身
快樂在旁
喘息
安詳
墜入地洞

另個宇宙
另個身體裡殘留
不同的痕跡

混沌世界
睡著醒著
建立部落

自覺生根
承載
因果
身體與容器

日夜交替
黑泥
白霧
精靈帶路
遠走

「睡著醒著」

雨連結天與地的通道

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Thirst
A craving for new air
It grows taller
Closer to the trees
There’s happiness
A gasp
Serenity
It falls into a hole

Into another universe
Into another body, in which remains
A trace

Of a primal world
Sleeping, Waking
A village is built

The roots underneath come to life
They carry the weight of
Karma
The body and the vessel

Day turns into night
Through black mud
And white mist
The spirits lead the way
They walk far

Sleeping, Waking

The rain links heaven and earth
Track Name: 碎花星辰 Floral Cluster
我聽過 我看過
你在我身邊

我聽過 我看過
我們上山

你總是慢慢的走
看著天空

走在瀰漫的樹裡
果實花朵 敲打著

天色漸漸暗了下來
煙霧瀰漫
果實花朵 敲打著 敲打著
海在頭頂上
海睡眠
若無其事我躺著
海睡眠
鳥依舊編織山的形狀
我撫摸
我撫摸

我們睡入
我們睡入

碎花星辰
碎花星辰

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I’ve heard it, I’ve seen it
You’re next to me

I’ve heard it, I’ve seen it
We go up the mountain

You always walk so slowly
Looking at the sky

Moving through the lush forest
Fruits and flowers, beating

Daylight fades, darkness is falling
A fog spreads
Fruits and flowers, beating, beating
The sea is on top of my head
The sea sleeps
I think nothing of it and lie down
The sea sleeps
The birds, as always, weave mountain silhouettes
I caress
I caress

We sleep
We sleep

In this floral cluster
In this floral cluster
Track Name: 遊 Yóu
烈日 灑落 老人 行腳
衣袖 擺動 作物 舞蹈

濃煙中 濃煙中 眼光閃爍
濃煙中 濃煙中 通往天際的路

追溯 母親 身體 裂縫
穿越一道光
穿越一道光

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The sun scorches, the old folks move
Their sleeves sway, the crops dance

Through thick smoke, through thick smoke, their eyes twinkle
Through thick smoke, through thick smoke, a road leads skyward

Return to the source. Mother, body, crevice
A ray of light passes through
A ray of light passes through
Track Name: 渡 Dù
告別後你帶他走
選擇條遙遠的路
懸垂樹木在耳語
河水平靜緩緩流

隨著 星月 漫步
一顆遠星
沉睡 喜悅 漫步
一顆遠星

你像風 也像河流
張開手 張開手

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After saying goodbye, you lead it away
Choosing a distant road
Overhanging trees whisper
The river quietly, slowly, flows

Along with the moon and stars, it wanders
A distant star
Deep sleep pure joy wandering
A distant star

You’re like the wind, you’re also like the river
Spread your arms, spread your arms
Track Name: 精靈 Animal Spirit
我看著我肩膀上的精靈
在起霧的街
我輕輕唱出微弱的聲音
噢 天空預知

我看著我肩膀上的精靈
他對我笑
空氣中散發出海的味道
腳下是海洋

你坐著看我
眼睛是星星
星星是河流
河流是眼淚

為什麼如此簡單
如此清晰

河邊喝水
夜裡的星光刺傷我們
他什麼都不說
只留下呼吸
和巨大的月亮

巨大的月亮

我時常想起金色的夢
你的經過
頭低低的
什麼都不說

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I see on my shoulder a spirit
On a fog-filled street
I sing in the lightest, faintest voice
Oh, the sky already knew

I see on my shoulder a spirit
It smiles
Scattered through the air, the taste of the sea
Underneath my feet, the ocean

You sit, looking at me
Your eyes are stars
The stars are the river
The river is our tears

Why is it this simple?
This distinct?

At the riverside, while taking a drink
Nighttime starlight stabs us
It says nothing
It just breathes
With the gigantic moon

Gigantic moon

I always remember golden dreams
You pass by,
Head hung low,
Saying nothing
Track Name: 灰色的人 Ashen Faces

眼神
把心打開
雙手長出了一朵花

安靜沉重夢恍惚
長出虎斑的尾巴

跨不過去就用沉的
反正海水相連


眼神
把心打開

月亮在你的胸前
呼吸折疊
河流梳下了一片
綠色羊絨

把心打開
把心打開

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The mind
The soul within the eyes
Let the mind go

Growing out of your hands, a flower

Quiet, entranced, engrossed in a dream
A striped tail unfurls
I can’t cross over, so I submerge
The seawater is a link

The heart
The soul within the eyes
Let the heart go

The moon on your chest
Your breath collapses
The river leaves a piece of
Green cashmere

Let the mind go
Let the heart go
Track Name: 慈悲 Mercy
你變成金色的 我安靜的聽
我變成金色的 你安靜的說
好幾位老人在歌唱
好幾位老人在歌唱
生命會有機會

孩子們爬上最高處望著遠小的家人
被永恆遺忘的故事裡雨水筆直的打在
老人乾裂的臉上
望著遠小的家人
大地搖醒了夢
留下哪一個圖騰

洪水淹沒了城市
洪水淹沒了愛
人們漂流
人們漂流著

阮的慈悲
阮的慈悲

生命會有機會
生命會有機會

街道上堆滿落葉
我知道我們一樣

夜裡相擁入眠
一朵彩色的花

你變成金色的
你變成金色的

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You have turned golden, I quietly listen
I have turned golden, you quietly say
So many old people are singing
So many old people are singing
We still have a chance at life

The children climb to the highest spot, looking at their loved ones down below,
Who look small and far away
Their stories are forever lost and forgotten, and the rain pelts
The weathered faces of the old people, looking at their loved ones up above,
Who look small and far away
The earth shakes, waking from a dream
Were there any totems left standing?

The flood wiped out a town
The flood wiped out love
People drifting
People are drifting

Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy

We still have a chance at life
We still have a chance at life

On the streets, dead leaves pile up
I know we are the same
At night we hold each other as we fall asleep
One flower, vibrant with color

You have turned golden
You have turned golden
Track Name: 符號學 Semiotics
象徵性的神秘知識
解決社會與環境問題
頭髮綠色羊絨
重複中有點變化
有時直覺像是累贅
跌跌撞撞
高原上傳來吟唱聲
稀稀疏疏的來往

海浪和聲
海浪和聲

聽一首遠洋的歌
聽一首遠洋的歌

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Symbols from a mystical wisdom
Decode societal and environmental problems
Hair of green cashmere
Multiplies, varying slightly with each layer
Sometimes intuition is a burden
I watch it stagger along
On top of the plateau, the sound of chanting
Resonating ever so faintly

The waves harmonize
The waves harmonize

Listen to a song of the distant seas
Listen to a song of the distant seas
Track Name: 新中心 New Orbit
金色的月 轉身是你
無聲的光暈 抖落樹皮
星光流曳 冰涼如你
背鰭上的光 紫色荒蕪
絕望荒蕪

曾經感覺
我和你在一起
游向日月
雙翅與恍惚夢境

而風
吹散了你 佈滿夜空
背影
遙望遠方 活在古老

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Golden moon, I turn and there you are
Your silent halo, bark flaking off the trees
Starlight glistens in a flowing river of sky, ice cold like you
I see a whale’s fins, shining, its purple hues growing deeper
Despair creeps in

I’ve felt this before
We were together
Swimming towards the sun and moon
A pair of wings, a dreamland

Then the wind
Dispersed you, spreading you across the night sky
Behind us
A faraway place, a life long gone

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