简介

A Silver Mt. Zion和Godspeed You! Black Emeror可以算是一枝两叶,有着和GY!BE相近的音乐主题,SMZ拥有相对更多“正面”的能量,也较易被大众接受。同样为Efrim Menuck手创,这支乐队在1999年成立直到现在,从成员组成、音乐风格乃至乐队的名称都不断地变化(曾用名包括A Silver Mt. Zion, The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band with Choir和Thee Silver Mountain Reveries)。

这支乐队最初成立的原因居然是Efrim Menuck想通过它学会如何记谱从而能更好和其他乐手交流音乐理论,最终Efrim Menuck放弃了学习,却留下了这一个伟大的副产物。

由于乐队成员的重叠,一开始这支乐队更像是GY!BE的一个分支,特别是第一张专辑He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms还或多或少带有前者的悲观气息和手法,但随着风格的变化,尤其是从纯器乐为主向歌曲的演进使它正名为一支完全独立的乐队。

乐队的主题仍然包含着政治含义(尽管乐队自己否认),歌词的出现让其中的意味相对容易理解。到第四张专辑Horses in the Sky开始,乐迷和Efrim Menuck自己都逐渐适应了歌词的存在,而那些诗般的歌词也成为他们的魅力之源。如专辑Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward中的终曲The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes,诉说着现世的污浊,同时充满着对未来的希望和鼓舞,曲中的歌词To The Barricades即源于西班牙革命中无政府主义者的名曲A las Barricadas.

Album

He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms(2000)He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms(2000) Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward(2001)Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward(2001) "This Is Our Punk-Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing,(2003)“This Is Our Punk-Rock,” Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing,(2003)
The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw"(2004)The “Pretty Little Lightning Paw”(2004) Horses in the Sky(2005)Horses in the Sky(2005) 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons(2008)13 Blues for Thirteen Moons(2008)
Kollaps Tradixionales(2010)Kollaps Tradixionales(2010)    

Live

A Silver Mt Zion Live at The LSPU Hall on 2012-08-08

A Silver Mt Zion Live at Space Gallery on 2012-08-02

A Silver Mt Zion Live at Great American Music Hall on 2012-02-06

A Silver Mt Zion Live at Grillen on 2004-03-10

A Silver Mt Zion Live at Grillen on 2007-04-07

单曲试听

This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Birds Fallen

13 Angels Standing Guard ’round the Side of Your Bed

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