What do you like Musically?
I decided that although I have plenty more to share with you about myself, that it was about time I learned a bit more about you, my readers. I want to know about some of the music you like & why you like it. I don’t care whether it’s drum & bass or bluegrass.
My goal is to expand my appreciation for music by listening to the music with your ears instead of mine. I want to know what about a song affects you on a deep level & what kind of music makes you want to go clubbing.
Although we make music for ourselves, once it is shared, there is communication happening. I’d like to be able to better predict how that conversation is going to go. I can’t say whether this experience will change my approach to songwriting but I’m open to finding out. If you would be so kind, drop me a YouTube or Soundcloud link to 1 new song that you’re really vibing to as well as an older song that you’ve always loved. The more detail you can give about why you like it the better.
I’m very interested & excited about being introduced to some new music or finding some common likes. I’ll start with the songs I like below:
Night Plane – Parallel lines
Here is a new-ish track that runs through my head over & over since I first heard it. I absolutely love the way the layered vocals hypnotise you & the overall production makes listening with headphones a wonderful experience. The parts have a slight offness that confuses the brain in a pleasant way. The song doesn’t try too hard by injecting a bunch of changes but instead goes for subtlety. This song is great for both home listening and for clubs.
Charlie May – Not My Cat
You really can’t go wrong with Charlie if you want to listen to a song that takes you on a journey. He takes his time with confidence & only rewards the patient. His productions always twist my head around. This is probably why he’s Sasha’s right hand man in the studio. His production is top notch and his ideas are always outside the box. For house music, I’d like this guy on my team.
The Horrors – Still Life
This is everything I like about a modern rock band. Moody & unique vocals, great melody & a powerful sound with none of the mainstream cliches. One listen & it sticks in your head (if you’re anything like me that is). Kinda reminds my of bands like The Chameleons & The London Suede. Enjoy the funny banter at the end of this one 🙂
Tears For Fears – The Hurting
Man, what can I say about this band & this album. It’s one of those perfectly melancholy songs. The vocals harmonize perfectly & just hit me in an emotional place. The sounds in the breakdown was unpredictable as well. It’s close to 30 years old & still sounds fresh to me. The songwriting is stellar & this album is in my top 3.
Jean Michel Jarre – Zooklookologie
This is the song that made me want to play synths. I had never heard anything like it & although it may sound a bit dated to someone who has never heard this before, to me I still recall my first reaction & am still amazed with what Mr Jarre created. Once again, the melody has a slight sadness to it that tugs at the emotions while pulling my into the new universe of sound. I highly recommend the whole Zoolook album.
I could go on for days, but instead I’d like to listen to what YOU love. Do me a favor & make a comment below.
Have a happy music listening experience,
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