Sunday, June 29, 2008

2v1g's first gig [2v1g 小型音乐会]


yes, yes, yes, we will be performing our first ever gig together as 2v1g!

timeframe will be mid-september. venue has yet to be confirmed. our manager, leslie, will be the busiest person in the next few months.

each of the 2v1g's member is a seasoned performer himself/herself, how would they sound when they perform live together? would they sound even better than they were in the album? would the chemistry and ambience be electrifying? we all will find out in september.

if you want to be the early birds to get the tickets, please subscribe to 2v1g's mailing list on your right side then you will get to follow our latest news on the gig and more.

we are keeping our fingers fully crossed ;-)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

祈祷 [say a little prayer]


one of our biggest supporters, kk, a malaysian who is working in hong kong, has fallen very ill and we would like to say a little prayer to wish him a speedy recovery.

kk, you have reserved 10 copies of 2v1g (what an amazing way to say you like our album!) and we know you would come back in july in your normal cheerful self to collect them from us. we know you will be happy that we achieved such a feat in the chinese music industry in malaysia. we know that you will be proud of us.

we are pressing our 2nd batch of 2v1g in hong kong next week to meet the growing demand and we would put down our collective prayers for you in the liner note.
dear readers, please join us in praying for kk's speedy recovery.

kk, we know you would smile when you see how much we care for you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2v1g 进入新加坡 [2v1g goes singapore]

we received many sms-es/emails from music lovers in s'pore on the availability of 2v1g in s'pore.

finally, philip and norman, our distributor, has confirmed order with us, and he wants me to assure you that 2v1g will be available next week in major outlets such as:

[1] gramophone (cathay, capitol and takashimaya branch)
[2] new disc village (adelphi #03-15,1 coleman St)
[3] roxy music (adelphi #03-42, 1 coleman St)
[4] HMV (starting 18/7/2008)

thanks for your support!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

展示你们的力量! [show them!]

[down with lousy record shop!]


we are sorry that many customers couldn't find 2v1g cd in many record shops.

the reason being that most record shops have a "vote of no confidence" on 2v1g (much like a certain political party) hence they stock only 1-2 copy and they got sold almost instantly.

in recent years, record shops' buyers in malaysia have become so safe and timid that they only dare to order bulk on a certain sellable names. don't blame them, such is the sorry state of chinese pop music industry :-(

the chinese music industry gives very little chance or emphasis on genuine artistes that make true music, without resorting to good looks, gossips, rumors and scandals.

2v1g does not need that sort of hype.

let's unite and show them that 2v1g can sell!

[distribution info]
interglobal music is our distributor in malaysia. please direct all inquries on retail availability (which stores sell the cd) to interglobal music at 03- 41428133

for singapore distribution, please email samuelsingapore@gmail.com (norman)
for thailand distribution, please email surachade_p@hotmail.com (steve)
for hong kong distribution, please email info@rockinmusic.net (keith)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

2v1g 勇闯泰国 [2v1g goes thailand]


the good people of cap cd,a retail chain of cd shops in thailand, have ordered 100 pieces of 2v1g cds for the first order and here's their advertisement in local mag...

such music lovers the thai people are! thanks, steve surachade, for your passion in music and belief in our music. steve, if we have enough support in bangkok, we would perform some gigs there!

we are targeting indonesia next!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

我爱爵士乐 [jazz, jazz, jazz]


Yesterday was our 2v1g producer, Leslie's birthday. It is also the big day of my singer friend, Sim Yen (Zyan). Happy belated birthday, gemini buddies!

Stacey Kent's album is spinning in my player again. The jazz music fills up the room (it would be great if there's a glass of red wine in hand, haha), while I am sitting in front of my laptop. I'm wondering, when will I have a chance to sing with a real jazz band? If I were granted a chance to do an album again, I hope I can swing the album. I always hope that I can turn the Mandarin repertoires upside down and swing the tunes! Can you imagine how I would sound like? Oh ya, Leslie said in his 'birthday wishes' blog post - if budget allows, he will send us for a jazz vocal lessons. Oh, my lovely audience, please support this 2v1g album seriously so that the producer will send me for the lessons, yeah!!!!!

So, right after Stacey, I am now watching the Divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Aretha Franklin, Peggy Lee, Roberta Flack. You know what I found? My god, I found an amazing clip, 4 divas sang together on stage, a tribute to Duke Ellington. Check this out quickly! (I get goosebumps all around now.....)

PS: Folks, if you come across any fantastic Jazz vocal coach, please send me the contact. I seriously want to have some Jazz vocal lessons. Thanks a lot!


[winnie ho]

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

生日白日梦 [dream a llittle dream]


today is my birthday and 2v1g's debut album - which is hitting the stores today - is my greatest present. birthday present seldom comes as sweet as this :-)

on this very special day, i would like to dream a little dream.

i would like to dream on the possibility of starting our 2nd album by the end of this year.

it is gonna be like this:

[1] we will add two more instruments, probably an accordian (i love the earthy tone!) and a cello or even a harmonica.

[2] we will hold a competition in a certain music college famed for music arrangement. the student who comes out with the best arrangement for our songs will get RM500 for each song.

[3] songs for 2nd album will be themed along the 80s' rock ballads from the likes of zhao chuan [赵传] and qi qin [ 齐秦]

[4] we will send our two singers for specialized jazz vocal training so they would sound different and refreshing in the 2nd album

[5] and funds permitting, we will have our own studio!

everything starts from a dream, from the greatest inventions on earth to something as small and as insignificant as a 2v1g album.

and i dare to dream ;-)

note: the above is purely imaginary as i have not consulted my producer, chow, and the 2v1g trio ;-)

[leslie loh]

Friday, June 13, 2008

评语 [comment from customer]

thanks, keong, for the wonderful comment!


"今天刚拿到新鲜出炉的第一个马来西亚中文发烧《2v1G》专辑,兴奋地放进cd盆里。当声音播出来的时候,好像发现跟平时听的中文发烧CD不 一样。一般的中文发烧CD很注重音响效果,会把人声弄得突出,吉他声很尖利,echo效果重,味精多。而《2v1G》就好像原汁原味,音色简单美,人声和 吉他自然和谐,会让你自自然然地只集中在音乐上而不会在乎那些所谓音响效果。专辑里的选曲都是我那年代熟悉的经典好曲,如果掌握不好会给原曲比下去。但戴 丽津、何芸妮、Roger Wang都成功用他们的实力和感情呈现多首动人歌曲而不逊于原曲。(除了《我要我们在一起》,因为原曲的编曲实在太丰富和激情)。很喜欢戴丽津和何芸妮合唱的部分,她们的互动很好赋予比原曲更多的惊喜,也佩服roger自然的吉他编曲给予旧曲新生命。非常喜欢戴丽津的《心动》,感觉比较喜欢你的版本。这不 是一张惊天之作,但它的确揪住我的心,它让我舒服地享受整张专辑,它只是一张耐听又有诚意的作品。"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

表演 [live gigs]


if early sales figures and accolades are indicative of an album's future success, then 2V1G is already a "small" unqualified winner. bear in mind that 2v1g is not a commercial hot-seller like jay chou or S.H.E. it is really a "slow-burner" that would sell for many months/years as more and more people discover it.

so thank you music lovers! you show that you would not hesitate to support a local production provided it is a sincere and good one.

moving forward, we are planning some gigs (possible venues could be no black tie ) for the last quarter of the year, can we collect some email addresses from you so that we could build a 2v1g mailing list? just leave a comment with your name and email address in this post.

the months ahead are going to be exciting. happy listening!

[leslie loh]

北京的天气慢慢的变热 [beijing turning hot]



北京的天气慢慢的变热。

我来的第一天,在飞机降陆之前,机上还播报着北京的温度是19度。

而第二天,整个北京已被33度的气温压逼着。

三天后的今天,我开始收拾,心情已在归途中。。。。

在这整整前后五天的会议和会议之间,我不停的思考着向前和走过的路,一个问题环绕着我,陪着我走过这一个的大气大势的大都会,这个问题就是:历史的斑驳和文明的辉煌中的矛盾。

之所以会产生这么一种强烈的挣扎,最主要的原因有三:

1 我这一次来北京的任务----洽谈马来西亚与中国两国合作的一部音乐剧《宝镜》;

2 到北京的第一个晚上,我的朋友就送了一套书给我,书名是《明朝那些事儿》;

3 每一个夜晚,陪着我度过的一首又一首的歌曲---- 戴丽津、何芸妮、Roger Wang 的《2V1G》。

白天,所有的交谈就是关于如何把《宝镜》的晚唐风貌的呈现,那一张又一张的舞台设计图、一套又一套的服装、头饰初稿;看这里的演员如何以肢体表达角色的内心世界,和导演、舞美深入的探讨,对视觉、听觉的要求和剧情前呼后应的起伏部署。。。。

夜晚,打开电脑,在我埋头梳理着白天的会议报告中,陪我一起面对着清冷的酒店房间的我的工作伙伴----电脑,就不停的播着《回家》、《情雪》、《新不了情》、《心动》、《飞机场的10点半》、《三月》。。。。。。戴丽津的深情、何芸妮的多变、Roger Wang的冷酷和精准,纠缠着旋律、歌词,呼吸与歌声如同夜深人静的微风,轻轻的抚慰着你流落在异乡的忧患和落寞。。。.

临睡前的阅读,干净温暖的床,就如同最关怀的拥抱。。。。。。《明朝那些事儿》让我眼花缭乱的走入一幕幕的历史,却一点都不沉重,好多次竟听到自己不能控制的笑声,划破了那一个又一个寂静的夜。。。当年明月是谁啊?

于是,在这么一个大气大势的大都会,走过几个世纪前就已耸立在这一片土地上的城墙、走过当年曾经风起云涌的街道、望着远处的山,眼前的树木与花卉、青草和流水。。。在今天的红尘滚滚中,有谁思考过:其实在人类的历史中,人心从来就不曾简单过,历史的斑驳也好,文明的辉煌也罢,到最后,当很多人转过头回望,也许他们唯一失去的,就只是最初;而唯一追求的,还是最初。

宝镜》----我的信仰的最初

《明朝那些事儿》------我的生存的最初

2V1G----我的音乐的最初

更重要的理由却是:因为我来到北京。

再见北京。

谢谢北京。

[chow kam leong]

Saturday, June 7, 2008

乐坛创举 [first of its kind in malaysia!]

2V1G专辑是大马中文乐坛首张融合流行和发烧元素的专辑!

严谨的录音是超高解像24bit/192Khz DSP发烧录音。我们用了价值不菲的经典AKG-C12VR真空管麦克风。此麦克风的音色艳丽和温暖,尤其适和人声! 

除此之外,我们还用了著名 Transparent Audio 的 Power Isolator 8 (PI8) 电源处理器。此净电王将录音室里电源的垃圾除的一干二净,还回原声的清澈和宁静。

录音师 vong 用了毕生功力,将录音发挥到发烧极点!母带后期处理就交给香港发烧天后 susan wong 的录音师 keith yip 处理。keith 的鼎鼎大名将会带给广大发烧友无限的期待!

当你聆听2V1G时,你会惊叹于那 玲珑剔透的吉他; 你会陶醉于那温暖动人和音色绝美的人声.

请不要网上下载或和翻版商为伍,因为你将不会尽情享受到2V1G美丽的声音!


this is the first pop/audiophile crossover album in malaysia and we are proud of it!

the recording is high-resolution 24bit/192Khz DSP recording. we used the legendary AKG c12vr tube microphone (picture above) for vocal recording. the AKG is famed for its warmth and beautiful timbre, especially for human voice.

additionally, we used the Transparent Audio Power Isolator 8 (PI8) power management system to power up all the recording equipment in the studio. the PI8 greatly reduces EMI/RFI, electrical buzz, and other pollution in the AC line and provides a clean and pristine sound with pitch-black background.

recording and mixing is done locally by our engineer, vong, while the all-important mastering is done by keith yip, the audiophile guru from hong kong, who owns the audiophile music label rock in music, who is also the former boss and recording engineer of audiophile queen, susan wong. with such credentials behind us, expectations are naturally high.

as you listen to the album, you would appreciate the beautiful recording of the two voices and guitar. it is as if the singers are singing in real space, in front of you. roger wang's guitar has a presence that is eerie and palpable.

please don't buy pirated copies or download from the internet as you would defeat the purpose of this beautiful recording. also, if you can avoid it, don't listen from your notebook as you won't be able to fully appreciate the sound.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

音乐人评语 [what others say about this album]



大馬中文流行樂壇重量級音樂工作者鼎力推薦,一張我們不容錯過的專輯:

"天碟極盡聲色,即使靜至最靜,簡之至簡,在每个體貼入微的音符裏,最稀罕的仍是和諧之美。

两把女聲聯聲發燒,以音色相許,容感性流竄,最宜心耳相應。"

友弟Yudi (大馬著名歌手)

"在一次偶然性重拾美麗時光是一件無比愜意的事情,即使這些回憶只是散落在地上的零星碎片。或許很多年後,我只會記得這張合輯中的兩三首作品,但這已經足夠。謝謝麗津和芸妮帶給我的感動."

張國祥(多媒體創作人)


"如果這個世界需要多一些撫慰人心的音樂,那麽她們的歌聲就是最好的陪伴."

彭學斌(詞曲創作、唱片製作人)


"他們勇敢的為流行樂卸裝,以原貌示人:簡單、真摯、用心。這纔是真正動人的音樂."

王彪民(唱片企劃、節目主持、詞曲創作人)


"好個不怕百囘唱,兩位女歌手為好歌添新裝、賦新意,是愛歌人的福氣."

張映坤(詞曲創作人、唱片製作人、大马中文流行樂壇老大)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

那一瞬间 [capture the moment]


How does one paint mathematically? How do you logically explain feelings? How scientific can you theorize love? How may I cramp all the emotions into a single CD?

Working with great musicians makes you think a lot about these stuff. Seeing them nail the song in one take; witnessing their internal calmness even when they are singing at the top of their lungs; watching them break down in tears after an overflow of emotions; laughing with them at the blunder of each other... makes you think how a microphone, a pre-amplifier, a mixer and a recorder can be able to grasp all these... .

The vibrating sensation in the head when singing; the moving of lips and every muscle in the face when articulating the lyrics; the pain in the fingers when depressing the strings of the guitar; the projection of hollowness of that very six-stringed instrument that moves you... Oh, how do you put every wavelength produced into something so cold as a CD?

I might never get the answer in the lifetime of next, but this much I can say - I will capture the moment.

Thank you Roger, Regine and Winnie for all the moments.


[ vong, recording engineer]

到底该以怎样的逻辑思考来解释感觉?又该如何以科学的理论来说明爱?我又是如何以一张CD去压缩我所有的情绪?

能够和一些优良的音乐人一起工作,会让你对以上所说的一切产生更大的思考空间。看着他们以敏感的指尖轻抚同步录下所有的音符;见证着她们冷静的运用着仅有的肺量去演绎所有的情绪却只能冷眼旁观着她们因为感情的缺堤而崩溃在泪水中;而当疏忽的犯了错,我们大家互相笑骂。。。。

一只麦克风、一架前置放大器、一台混音组合和一套录音设备,这又怎么可能如此细腻的把这一切给牢牢的紧记?。。。.

当歌声穿透头部激情的颤抖而产生的共鸣;每一次嘴唇牵动着脸上所有的肌肉和神经把歌词准确诠释;当琴弦被压抑,指头在疼痛;那被淘空一切的六弦琴回响绵绵触动着你的当儿。。。噢!你又怎能把这一切震撼的声浪压缩在那一片清冷的CD内?

也许,穷我毕生或来世之力皆无能寻找到一个答案,但是,我唯一可以说就是-----我要捕抓这一刹那。

谢谢Roger, RegineWinnie 你们带给我的这一刹那。

[录音师感言] vong-2V1G录音、混音师 [chinese translation by chow kam leong]

歌曲短评 [commentary on songs]


[1] coming home - this is winnie ho's award-winning song; it is also the song which many people associate her with. unlike previous versions sung by winnie, this version has a slower build-up and milder climaxes. winnie has purposely lightened up the song with less emotional intensity. she has grown up as a singer and she wants the audience to appreciate a more mature version of this classic song. roger's guitar is light and simple, fully letting the vocalist to take the center stage.

[2] snowy love - this is a tracy huang's classic, made popular by faye wong. regine's rendition is appropriately sweet without overdoing it. this is one of the most accessible love songs in the album. nothing complicated, just pure sweet music.

[3] endless love - this is the boldest interpretation in the whole album! a passionate love song being transformed into a bossa nova, roger's creativity is most evident on the guitar solo where he infuses a decidedly latin feel to the song. the two singers also ad-libbed a lot in the last part (not in the edited version here), making the whole rendition rather adventurous and fun.

[4] airport at 10:30 - a david tao's r&b classic, this song will make most guitarists frown in frustration on working out a groove/rhythm in the guitar solo. i suppose only roger wang can do it. winnie ho is having a hell of good time in singing this song; she doesn't seem like she wants to stop.

[5] tempting hearts - my fave in this album. there is so much outpouring emotions in this song that makes it memorable. regine's rendition made me weep the first time i heard it (she also broke down after singing this song in the studio) and roger's guitar solo is so heartbreakingly gorgeous. try to listen to this song alone at night with your hifi on, a glass of red wine, lights dimmed, and you will understand.

[6] march - my producer, chow's original work, march is not easy to sing at all. roger has attempted many arrangements for this song. at the end, we settled for one with a bit of "swing" feel. there is a certain sadness of helplessness in this song, if only you know the meaning behind the lyrics.

我是做音乐的人 [i am a music man]


我喜欢音乐、热爱音乐。

失去音乐,生命就会是一场错误。

这是我一直都在相信,也是我一直都不断的在提醒着自己的一句话。

这样子说,并不是因为觉得自己有什么了不起,而是我要自己无时无刻的、坚定的、对自己期许,要自己不断的看清楚自己选择的路。

所以当我听到美好的音乐、歌曲,我就会毫无反抗的马上热泪满眶,在稍微轻轻的把头抬起的同时(主要是把欲夺眶而出的泪水倒回眼眶里),我都会不断的自问:是什么东西在他们的背后推动?引发了他们的听觉,进而谱出如此动人的旋律或者是旋律和文字?

那些音乐人、乐手又是抱着一种怎样的态度去仰望音乐,才会在舞台上让自己忘我而后再让听众如痴如醉的被音浪一次又一次的冲击,直至忘记了时空的存在、忘记了现实还在等待。。。

而唱歌的人呢?他们的心里到底又是凭着什么,让他们能够如斯毫无保留的倒灌出那么多的音量和感情,然后让我们这些满胸哀乐、满怀喜怒、满心悲愤、满腔伤感的血肉之躯不停的颤抖、不停的悸动?

昨晚回家,看朋友借我“A New Day Celine Dion 的现场录音录影DVD(我从临晨两点欲罢不能的一直看到临晨四点演唱会结束),看着那些全情投入的舞者、感情奔放的和音歌手和乐手。。。还有,那一片超乎想象的舞台,还有,那神乎其技的灯光。。。还有,还有,还有Celine Dion的游刃有余的力量、收放自如的演绎,我终于明白,一切的一切原来只是被一个非常简单的道理牵引,那就是。。。(去看吧!Celine Dion 在演唱会中有提到这一点)

而让我最感动的,是观众!但是,是什么东西让观众那么的感动着我?是什么?答案是:Celine Dion

也许这一个舞台永远不会属于我们,但是,我们仍然可以写歌、唱歌,玩音乐。。。。。。那么,我们是不是也可以好像Celine Dion一样的,在我们唱歌的时候,可以感动着别人?

我相信会,因为我听到了!

你们听到了吗?

丽津、芸妮,别放弃,去看Celine Dion,然后,相信我;更重要的是,相信自己。



[周金亮]

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

你们感觉到,热吗?[do you feel the warmth?]


录音室的空调温度往往都会调至最低点,所以里面的器材都会很冷。

在里面工作,尤其是经过了十几个小时封闭式的投入工作,我们一样的会变成非常、非常的冷。

但是,就是在这么一个寒冷的空间,我们不停的得到证实、明白和相信,证实、明白和相信音乐,证实什么?明白什么?相信什么?就是,音乐,是热的。

很多人会羡慕做音乐的我们,也有很多人走进了这一个行业,然后很快的离开,而留下来的,当坐下来聊天的时候,大家抛出的, 都会是同样的一个字-累。

所以我往往会自问,我是靠什么东西走到今天?

答案就是:靠着这一些被录音室冷冷的空气所激发出来的轻微的声音,就是这一些轻微的声音,让我默默的、心甘情愿的,走到今天;即使再累,也无怨无尤。

今天,2V1G诞生了。

我们都难以预测,《她》会走到哪里?

我要问的是,用心去听2V1G的人,你们感觉到,热吗?

[周金亮]


the temperature of the air-conditioners in the recording studio is almost invariably set to the lowest possible, so that all the recording equipment would not get too hot.

every now and then, when we work in the enclosed studio for more than 10 hours continuously, our bodies would normally become very cold and numbed. so would our mental state and behavior.

it is working in such cold temperature that lends us the answers to many questions as to why we keep our struggles, our sacrifices, our faiths and beliefs in music all these past 20 years. because we believe and are convinced that music is, ultimately, warm.

many people envy our profession, thinking that it is glamorous and monetarily rewarding. many entered this profession only to find themselves disillusioned and as a result, they couldn't last and they left this profession with much disappointment or even disgust. and those who steadfastly remain behind - like us - would invariably utter the same sentiment whenever we get together and share our hardships - that we are tired, very tired.

so i always ask myself - what keeps me alive, loyal and dedicated to my work till today?

the answer - it is the all-too-familiar faint noise emanating from the cold and still air in the recording studio that keeps me believing; that keeps me walking tall in this profession; that makes me dedicate to my work without a single regret for the past 20 years.

today is the birth of 2V1G.

we can't and we won't predict how far it will go.

but i would like to ask - if you were to listen to 2V1G attentively, with your heart and soul - do you feel the warmth?

[words by chow kam leong, translation by leslie loh]

喜欢唱歌而已 [because i like to sing]



不知不觉,我的歌唱生涯已经踏入了第11个年头。距离摘下歌唱比赛冠军,也有8年之久了。一路走来,我很庆幸自己还是那么热爱唱歌,纵然,它没有让我挣得很多钱。也许大家不知道,我不是很喜欢大家介绍我的时候,老是强调我曾是某个歌唱比赛的冠军。虽然,它的确为我打开了一道门,让很多人认识我。可是,我还是比较享受做一个会唱歌却又很平凡的小妮子。比赛冠军不是我人生中最精彩的唯一一页 ,但会是我人生中精彩的其中一页。我的人生还有很多精彩的部分是等待分享的,我不想它们被忽略。

很多人询问我发唱片的事。我从来只是笑说,还不是时候。常觉得中文乐坛的定律有一点奇怪。为什么发唱片一定要趁年轻?为什么大家都认为女歌手过了25岁才发片,就是没有什么希望?这些又和音乐有什么关系啊?我倒是还蛮渴望哪一天做了人家妈妈,才发唱片呢!到时,我要为我的孩子写一首歌。把十月怀胎的心情都记录下来,这将会是我给我的孩子最好的礼物。

我希望大家喜欢听我唱歌,不是因为我被包装得华丽堂皇。我但愿那动机是单纯的,原始的,简单的。纯粹因为喜欢,因为被打动。我不需要很多的欢呼声为我鼓掌,我更期待 大家静静的坐在台下,用心的聆听和感受(当然,听完以后的鼓掌是一种礼貌),那是我无比的鼓励。

我不是每一首歌都会状态最佳,但是,每一首歌,每一个音符,我都用心唱好,这是我很骄傲的。我不想辜负写出这些好歌的人。他们的想法,应该让更多人听见。我还是坚持驻唱(当然,它也是我赚钱糊口的方式之一),因为我10年前刚开始驻唱的时候,有一位没有署名的朋友,听我唱歌之后,写了一张字条给我。他说:“谢谢你。今天,原本心情不太好。但是,听你唱歌以后,我开心多了。请你继续唱歌给更多人听。”所以,芸妮一直坚持唱歌,一直坚持那份精神。如果唱唱歌也能帮助到别人,我愿意无限期为大家服务。

我不会因为发行了这张专辑而名声大噪,但我相信,会有更多不知道我是谁的人在听我唱歌。我不需要大家知道我是谁,长得怎样。我只希望大家记住这把声音,曾经把很多的好作品,用歌声介绍给大家。这,已经是一种福气了。

因为没有商机,一切都显得那么自然,真实。不需要为了考量卖不买座,而忽略了原本的自己。做好音乐,做好自己,我,其实就是那么简单而已。

何芸妮 [winnie ho]

2V1g 的来龙去脉和录音的过程记载 [2v1g - the origin and the recording process]


芸妮和丽津的粉丝们,如果你们要知道 2V1g 的来龙去脉和录音的过程记载,请浏览 desirable audio boutique。在右首边的 label tag,请点击 "the making of an audiophile album"。你将会读到超过30 篇关于2V1G的文章!

fans of winnie ho, regine tai and roger wang - if you want to know the origin of 2V1G and a blow-by-blow account of the recording process, please visit desirable audio boutique. on your right, you should see a label tag, find the tag named "the making of an audiophile album" and you will get to read more than 30 blog posts on 2V1G.

enjoy!

Monday, June 2, 2008

唱歌這件事... [about singing]


記得第一次鼓起勇氣上臺演唱,是在中四那一年,從來沒有發現自己可以如此害怕和顫抖過,覺得自己以後可能不會再有勇氣唱歌。


後來上大學參加了歌曲創作工作坊,在和志同道合的朋友們一起分享音樂和創作的過程中,讓我慢慢重拾唱歌的信心,並且還能勇敢的唱出自己寫的歌。唱歌變成一種分享后就不再緊張了。


大學畢業后,不務正業的走上了音樂這條路,成爲民歌餐廳駐唱歌手兼製作助理。那時錢雖然賺得不多,但每天有音樂和朋友的日子卻是人生中最快樂的歲月。很多時候在餐廳聼歌的朋友因爲我們而呆到最後一秒,有的甚至爲了我們唱的一首歌而感動流淚時,更加肯定了我要認真看待唱歌這一件事。


反而是在成爲唱片歌手后,才發現原來唱歌已經變得不再單純了。是自己的心理建設不夠抑或是這個歌唱事業的競爭關係,我好像越來越不快樂了。應該是我自己不夠努力、不夠好吧唱歌本來是很快樂的一件事,不是嗎?不解的疑惑一直存在,可是現實生活的問題還是得要面對的,家人當時對我前途無不感到擔憂和質疑。我,也慌了……


2V1G
的誕生是一個緣分,也成全了我心中的一個圓。終于明白最原始的感動一直都在心裏面,只是被太多的疑惑和不快樂塵封了。想通的那一刻,忽然覺得自己好苯。用心唱好每一首歌吧,用心……唯有用心,才會讓世界聽到。

[regine tai]

感动 [emotional high]


that night i attended 动地吟 because jin liang gave me two tickets. winnie ho was supposed to accompany me but i ended up going alone.

i wasn't prepared for anything since it was my first time. it turned out that the poetry recital and singing were so touching that i cried half way thru the show when singer wang yi zhong sang the song 寂寞 [loneliness]. even yi zhong had tears flowing down his cheek. i didn't expect jin liang's music to be so sentimental and touching. i respect my jin liang lao shi so much more after this memorable experience.

i am so glad that i came to witness this historical moment in malaysian chinese culture.

my 2nd purpose was also to collect the final mix cdr of 2v1g from vong, our recording engineer. i have to approve the recording mix before we send to hong kong for mastering. i have so far listened to only 3 out of the 12 songs from the repertoire. i was so eager to listen to the final works.

as soon as i got onto my car, i slotted the cdr into my car audio player. as i listened to regine tai's 心动 [tempting hearts] and later winnie ho's 回家 [coming home], i could feel a big lump in my throat; i could feel my heart softened and slowly melted away; i could feel my eyes wetting; i could feel the shivers down my spine... i was enveloped in an aural orgasm. and what's more, vong's recording is absolutely gorgeous.

as winnie ho has rightly put in the album's message - 2v1g is not a work of earth-shattering proportion. but if you - the discerning listeners - could pick up the nuances and the delicate emotions in the singing, the sensitive plucking of roger wang, the sincerity and the whole-heartedness in our production, you will love this album.

the drive back home that night was lonely but i have 2v1g's music to accompany me. moments like these make life worth living.

yes, we have made an album that even we ourselves are proud of.

[leslie loh]

复杂 [ complex]

那一夜,我们把完成混音的2V1G十二首歌曲反复来回重听又重听。。。。。。

做了23年音乐,每一次来到这一个阶段,心情都是异常复杂,因为,这就是来到我们决定排歌的时候了,歌排出来就是母带后期处理,然后压印成制成品,包装,推出市面。。。。。。

辛苦了几个月、兴奋了几个月、患得患失了几个月。。。这一切就将离我们而去 。。。

大家奋斗了那么多的时日,成绩也来到了公布的时候;我们每做一张专辑,在我们听觉的空中,就多了一个声音,这一个声音可以让多少人听见、可以被多少人喜欢,我们真的控制不了,我们要做的就是,被评击时处惊不变,被怀疑时临危不乱,被接受时虚心感恩,被推崇时努力珍惜 。。。

再回到录音室的时候,一切又必须从头开始,艰辛、煎熬、兴奋和患得患失,全部重来 。。。

所以,这一种心情怎能不复杂?

其实,比复杂来得更有意义的,就是我们如何去体会、如何去学习体会。

一张专辑的诞生所拥有的,除了音乐,更重要的,就是过程。

谁能够从中领悟、感触、沉淀、看透,谁就能够掌握更大的勇气继续下去。

在音乐的海洋中,没有彼岸,而尽情荡漾其中,便是唯一的浮木。

[周金亮]

香港和台湾发行! we make it to hong kong and taiwan!


这是令人振奋的消息 - 香港的品牌rock in music 已经答应发行2v1g!
届时, 2V1G的CD将会在香港和台湾找到!

this is the most exciting news to us - music label rock in music of hong kong has agreed to distribute 2v1g in hong kong and taiwan!

we are so lucky!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

新闻 (1) [in the press]

coverage in av xpress issue #4. please click to enlarge.