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サンファの“(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” レビュー。

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Over the last six years, Sampha has become something of a musicians’ musician, working with everyone from Drake to SBTRKT to Solange, whether as a producer, songwriter, or guest vocalist.
6年もの間サンファはドレイクからSBTRKT、ソランジュまでプロデューサーにソングライター、そしてゲストボーカルまで幅広い活躍をした。
With his forthcoming debut, Process, he stands to make a proper introduction in the wider music world—and “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” could be the song to help him do it.
そして、今後のデビューアルバム”Rrocess”は幅広い音楽会で頭角を現し、 “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”が彼の代表すべき歌になりそうだ。
As far as artist statements go, it's hard to imagine him topping this prayer to the very power of song.
この曲に込められた祈りは素晴らしいものなのだ。

 

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Guided by austere keys, Sampha shares how a piano that appeared in his mother’s south London home shaped his life profoundly, providing him with his future.
厳しい現実でサンファが出会ったのは、サウスロンドンの母親の家にあったピアノ。これが彼に未来をもたらせた。
“You would show me I have something some people call a soul,”
”あなたは私に何かを与え、聞いてくれる人にはソウルを感じさせる”
he croons, “And you drop-topped the sky, oh you arrived when I was three years old.”
そして、”3歳の頃あなたに出会った、空らが落ちてきたような衝撃だった”
His maturity, both artistically and emotionally, came from finding his true self at the piano bench.
彼の成熟度は感情的にも芸術的にもピアノが押し上げた。
But even when Sampha offers up a sentimental pop ballad, he hasn’t lost hints of his edge.
だがサンファのピアノはエモーショナルなバラードでもエッジを失っては居ない。
He knows to cut the music with a simmering tension that grows from below his instrument of choice, first in a slow, echoing beat, and then in slight electronics that give way to the sound of birds chirping.
楽器の引き立て、それに合わせた声のエコー、小鳥のさえずりのような計算しつくされた音楽の作り方をマスターしているのだ。
In this moment, Sampha is stepping into the spotlight, but he hasn’t lost the part of himself that needed music as armor for life.
これだけで、なぜ脚光を浴びたかわかるだろうが、浴びてもなお自分の強さを鎧のようにまとっている。

 

 

 

Process

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