2005-11-28

給予倫永亮應有的尊重

每當提起香港的流行樂壇製作人,不在人世的已被人放上神台。黃霑、黃家駒俱能代表著某一些重要的階段,前者是廣東樂壇的類似創始人的角色,奠定了以廣東話為創作根本的路向,後者則是九十年代打後一眾由樂隊潮而引發的原創意識,也就隔代啟發起近幾年來以抗衡主流的獨立音樂潮,很多唱作人都受黃家駒影響而玩音樂吧。林憶蓮的復出,怎麼好像從來沒有人向倫永亮致敬過?


倫永亮的位置也許有點尷尬,論開創潮流他又不是始作俑者,但亦不見得有獨立音樂人會說受他影響而組樂團。倫永亮就像是一個守業者,祖傳的資產是有了,但又不見得可以把祖業轉型。然而我看實情並非如此。


倫永亮早年於外國習音樂回港,竟以《歌詞》這首不按牌理,感情隨興而發的所謂「流行曲」踏入樂壇,被人詬病「亂唱一通」是必然的了,卻令人看見其潛藏的銳氣及靈性。後來分別與梅艷芳及林憶蓮兩位跨越兩代的香港DIVA合作,將原來性格尚是模糊的廣東樂壇一下子提高至講城市品味,不是醉生也至少夢死的開揚格局,足可教他被寫入歷史一頁吧。


倫永亮擁有優秀的西方音樂底子,沒有黃霑那種飛揚的神采,卻有著精密嚴謹的思緒,作品講究格局結構舖排,他的編曲永遠不會over或under-weight,卻每一次也是中庸的示範。他既能吸納東方人那種細緻內歛的情感結晶,卻能用西化的方式去表達,所以對於他近年努力鑽研三四十年代的老歌我並不感到出奇,因為他的作品從來不缺乏人味,尤其是中國人的含蓄情韻。


自己也算是個倫永亮迷,其個人大碟也曾擁有一套,但對於那些唱至街知港聞的如《沙沙的雨》、《因你極難代替》、《休止符》等作品卻沒有甚麼感情,都是那些主打歌格局的平平之作,縱然已完全超越現時作何的所謂主打。打動我最深的反而由杜自持作曲的《再見,我的愛人》(收錄在《One Voice Ten Fingers》專輯內),看以傳統的節奏怨曲結構,盛載的情感卻是中國式的四平八穩,句與句之間不論氣勢及情感延續均圓潤順暢,沒有一般節奏怨曲的「飛擒大咬」式的情感渲泄。在與林憶蓮合作的港樂演唱會上翻唱《不要重播》,也是被人遺忘的一曲,結構硬淨,旋律簡潔不落俗套,益發令人懷念以往情歌的溫婉,失戀也只是自憐自憫,不用要生要死。


還有很多可以說,諸如他為林憶蓮打造一系列《都市觸覺》,打開快歌市場,亦間接催生他那種funky的舞曲風格。他其他歌手寫的歌亦有化腐朽為神奇的魔法,諸如吳國敬的《我說過要你快樂》,劉德華的《若然》,都是令平凡的歌者錦上添花的作品。我最希望就是倫永亮得到應有的尊重,是因為港樂演唱會觀眾們只想看林憶蓮,倫永亮solo時就反應冷淡,我想這樣水平的樂迷也實在太不懂分輕重了。

10 則留言:

fruit 說...

可能就係倫永亮受的音樂訓練太正統, 總是覺得他玩的音樂唔放, 有時又有d堆砌。

Aulina Chan 說...

謝謝你這篇blog。

不知道為什麼,七十年代中後期出生的一代都對憶蓮和倫永亮特別有感情。在我購入第一部mp3機的時候,第一件事要做的不是上網下載抄歌,而是把Listen和One Voice Ten Fingers全部轉錄。

很同意你所說,沒有倫永亮,可能梅姐和憶蓮就不會有著一堆又一堆越聽越純的佳作。

Tony 說...

Thanks for this interesting blog. Being a fan of Anthony Lun, I couldn't agree with you more. He's certainly an under-appreciated artist/songwriter. Perhaps his musical style and vision was a little beyond the comprehension of the general pop audience, resulting in his less-than deserved popularity and recognition.
But afterall, few can deny that Sandy's City Rhythm Series and Wildflower are a few of the most significant albums in the history of HK pop history. Anthony deserves as much credit as Sandy for these projects.

I hate to say, but look at when Mark Lui was trying to work on a Sandy's album...eh, almost anyone can tell the difference...

Edison 說...

應該是“給予”倫永亮應有的尊重

dosss 說...

To Edison:
收到兼改埋。

bohemianlisa 說...

Thanks for the write-up on Anthony Lun.

听倫永亮的歌和作品都有十年了。他是一個很耐久和非常有才華的音樂人。

snoopy 說...

For those sandy's or anita's fan, can't they see the importance of the music producer. Most of their best songs are written by Anthony and Richard. Well...this is Hong Kong!
Totally agreed that One Voice Ten Fingers is one of my best favourite album of all!!!
Can't wait for his concert!!

說...

我係倫先生的Super-Fans,好多謝你呢篇文,睇得好開心。

Angel 說...

After watching Anthony's concert, I'm so glad I have Anthony's music in my life! I can't say all his songs are great, but many of them really touch my heart......
Thanks Anthony!

匿名 說...

I have all his albums and i have analyzed the development of his music. Speechless.....all i can say is, he is a master and a forerunner, and a great talent unigue in HK. The sadness is...too under-rated in this music industry. I really begin to think he is a classic cult whom we should honor. Speechless