Continuation of My Musical Evolution


Jul 17 2010, 16h15

In hindsight, its funny how emotions, people and relationships have molded my musical taste unintentionally.

Before my first relationship - at the time I wrote the first piece of this journal entry. I was obsessed with Japanese music. Think of GACKT, MALICE MIZER, X-Japan, DIR EN GREY, LUNA SEA. That first relationship I was pretty much, like I said, obsessed with my whole Jap thing. My girlfriend at that time got me into Kamelot, which we would see live at Waldrock 2006.

During the course of our relation, she tried to introduce me to Goldfrapp, Peaches, and Air. Something I didn't like at the time, but started to pick up after we I found the secret music folder she left me before we broke up.

During my second relationship I really started getting into a lot of music my first love left behind for me in a special folder on my harddisc.

I started picking up on a lot of the music she left there. During the one and a half year that was my second relationship I began sharing love for music that was in the folder.
That would've been around the time I wrote this old journal entry.

At the end of the second relationship I started to find myself attracted to other music that was left in the folder.
As I became fond of electronical music I took a liking to the somewhat alternative electro music a la The Knife, Viva La Fête, which I never gave much of a hear before that.

Eventually, started to wear off as the main music I would listen and I started delve deeper into other music that was left in the old secret stash on my harddisc.
Most notable were the ers Incubus and the Deftones, but also the Oi Va Voi started to grow onto me.

These 3 bands, and Nine Inch Nails I picked up along the way could be defined as my alternative phase. Alternative from the gothic, japanese, electronic phases I've had.

During my alternative phase I started studying in Leiden. There I would meet Anna who then introduced me to music. With Anna I would share a short but passionate time, before we stopped seeing eachother.
The music I would finally adapt from her were artists like Nouvelle Vague, Meiko, Ingrid Michaelson, Laura Marling, Adele and a general liking for the genre, but I also got into The Offspring after listening to Self-Esteem. The Offspring would respark my interest in the genre, reviving my interest in Unwritten Law, Alkaline Trio.

After quitting my study and returning to my hometown.
Coming back to my hometown was very weird, because I was a new person and had a new life where I made some new friends and was part of a fraternity (in the fraternity I would also meet a girl who acquintated me with St. Germain).
During this period of my life I became quite isolated, having only contact with my two best friends.
This was because me and my friends went seperate ways as we all went to new places and schools (and thus me going to Leiden).

It was then that I started to develop my love for the singer-songwriter genre, and started to broaden my music taste in general. I discovered Erin McCarley during the periode where I was enjoying Adele. But also started listening to something completely the opposite (), such as Combichrist and :Wumpscut:.

Then there was a phase where I would be gaming a lot, and me and my friend started playing Borderlands. I instantly got hooked to one of the soundtrack artists: DJ Champion.

Months later I would meet Stephanie who would later turn out to become my third girlfriend, and my second real lover. During the 4 months she introduced me and got my hooked to The Cure. She also introduced me to 3OH!3 and The Killers, a band I picked up and got hooked to after we broke up.

After the break up I met Digna who introduced me to Veto.

One of my female friends told me to listen to John Mayer, but it was when I met Judith that I started to listen to John Mayer during our times together.

My friend AionTeh later introduced me to the Gorillaz's new album Plastic Beach. This and other work for the Gorillaz grew onto me on my holiday in Turkye.

I listen to all the bits and pieces that have taken a place in my life.
If you are still reading this, thank you for your time, and feel free to recommend me something new, maybe you can take a place in my life, or my musical taste atleast.


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