Music that is authentic. This means music that grows out of a tradition naturally rather than as a commodity. Commercialized music is the only type that makes me feel nauseated. Folk or classical genres from any place are interesting to me. I tend to enjoy music for where it takes me, rather than how similarly it resonates with me. I like music that enlightens me in some manner.
Some music that does both includes:
Koto and Shakuhachi music of Japan
traditional Celtic folk music
Western European Classical (especially chamber music)
Native American flute music
Indian classical music I adore and especially like the vocal style from Southern India
Composers influenced by Armenian folk music also speak to me
And I heard a solo female artist from Uzbekistan on LinkTV the other day that blew me away, but I don't know anything more about that tradition.
I also have a soft spot for the blues and for modern jazz
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
I literally like everything. Not all of everything, but every genre. Flamenco, pop, jazz, classical, country, folk, music from any country. The common denominator is, it's got to grab me. It's got to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, or give me goosebumps, or stop me in my tracks with the truth of it, or delight me into bliss -- if it moves me in any way (not just to dance), I can dig it.
The common denominator is, it's got to grab me. It's got to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, or give me goosebumps, or stop me in my tracks with the truth of it, or delight me into bliss -- if it moves me in any way (not just to dance), I can dig it.
I can relate. It's the same with me as well. However, I seem to be in a constant flux with my interest in music. What "grabs" me one day leaves me quite indifferent on another day. Everything is sort of in a constant movement, new things replace the old, the old resurfaces again and so on. I love the overall process.
Classic Pop, Rock and Prog:
Mike and the Mechanics
The Beach Boys
Simon and Garfunkel
The Rolling Stones
Spanky and Our Gang
Steve Miller Band
Art of Noise
Craig Padilla and Skip Murphy
Jean Michael Jarre
And a lot of other stuff, mostly 60s through the 00s. I like a variety.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche