Favorite musician

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I love pop, classic and RnB. My favorite musician is Christinna Grimmie, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston

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The most amazing thing I saw the last years is MelodySheep .
It's one guy creating music and spectacular - completely original documentaries about space .
All the work is on youtube for free .
Videos and music is mindblowing .

https://www.youtube.com/user/melodysheep/videos
I used to play listen to their videos when I'm unable to sleep. They got good playlist!
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Gps wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 pm
He is not mine favourite though.
Maybe Jean Michel Jarre is mine.
That caught me off guard. I remember finding this really beat up record of Oxygène in my grandparents basement and have loved his work ever since.

This is really difficult, because for me its not just about pure talent but also what one manages to achieve compared to the technical challenges involved. For example, anything in the early days of synthesizers and electronic music is really impressive to me, since it's pioneer work with massive analog monsters. But I find there's also something about having a solid vision and execution - this may be limited in scope, but that's not what it's about. So I feel I would have to name one of the many oldschool chiptune composers like Tim Folling or Jeroen Tel etc. or even older stuff like the Sega Game Gear, especially considering they sometimes didn't even have any special tools for music and extremely limitied sound capabilities. Though I don't know if they would count as musicians.

So I guess I'm going to make it easy for myself and say Shostakovich. I know he's someone you can interpret in many ways and that I could probably think of way fancier composers when talking about "classical" music. But regardless I think he was very versatile, managing to write both complex intellectual works full of hidden meaning (or less hidden maybe, like in his 9th symphony) but also popular ballets, that are still as entertaining today or for films (like his theme for "The Gadfly"). In each case I find he meets the tone for these perfectly, but always stayed true to his musical voice as well. If you're interested, here's a nice version of my personal favorite of his works, the Limpid Stream Nocturne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9EV3ICgQgk It's quite a simple piece at first glance, but the harmonic work in there is surprisingly impressive.

No, I'm not a cassical snob, I promise!
That is a beautiful piano part. :)

Fun fact about me, I always said I do not like classical music.

This has changed since I am attempting to make music myself.

I will probably, never like opera, or is it it that other one were they scream in key, but I am starting to get more interested in classical music.

Some pieces I knew because of a cover, before I knew the original.

Ekseption - Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu73jdNExZs

Johann Sebastian Bach-Air on G String
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMkmQlfOJDk
Gps wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:37 am
That is a beautiful piano part. :)

Fun fact about me, I always said I do not like classical music.

This has changed since I am attempting to make music myself.
I used to say the exact same thing, when I was really young. But I never really disliked the music itself. It's kind of like when relatives gift books and tell one to read them - they are disliked, not necessarily because they are bad books, but mainly as a act of resistance against their request. When I actually read some of them later, I found a lot of them to be quite good. Same story with classical music. And I always really liked Pachelbels Canon and nobody told me that counted as classical music.
Gps wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:37 am
I will probably, never like opera, or is it it that other one were they scream in key, but I am starting to get more interested in classical music.
Opera doesn't work for me either. I can admire the artistic worth occasionally, but it's not all that enjoyable to me most of the time. I wouldn't go to performances on my own volition. But I absolutely love musicals.
Gps wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:37 am
Some pieces I knew because of a cover, before I knew the original.
Fun Fact about the Limpid Stream Nocturne: It's actually a cover as well. "The Limpid Stream Nocturne" is a ballet with full orchestra and in the original this part is played played in really quiet pizzicato for the harmony and the melody with horn (my assumption) on top. (If you're curious, it's in here from timestamp 32:30 onwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHo6UZdw9c)
Gps wrote:
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:37 am
Ekseption - Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu73jdNExZs
That's immediately going on my playlist. I can never really put a date on it, but there's something to this 70s, 80s style and sound of music I really like. Makes me think of Supertramp and ELO.
Rick van der Linden - Happiness (2003)

That's the piano , keyboard player, from ekseption.
He is classical schooled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JAFBnz ... MQ&index=2
Mine would have to be Phaera. While his most recent song isn't quite what I'm used to from him, and reminds me of Axel Johannson, he's one of the few artistes I actually keep an eye on. One of his more recent songs, Rejoice, is pretty good: https://youtu.be/KQncAgYE6Qk
(Otherwise, I typically like specific songs, and there are practically no artistes whose music I keep track of.)
I discovered his music about 3 years ago, and listened to some of his songs then on repeat, downloading some specific ones and listening to primarily those. Now they give me this feeling of a tangible sense of memory lane. I can't explain it.
He isn't that well-known, so I don't think most people here on this forum have heard his music. Not entirely sure why, it seems brilliant [:
My favorite music group is "System of a Down"