Good music falls under two categories with me. One is because, put simply, I like what I hear. The other, well, is a bit more complex than that.
Every now and then an artist comes around who’s really good at creating a sound in which you can truly immerse yourself in. This is a group of musicians or a musician who creates music that is not only well-written but actually has an affect on you. It’ll feel as though you’re traveling through the passages in your brain and you’re reminiscing upon some really good, genuine feelings built upon a collection of feel-good experiences and memories you’ve had thus far in your life. I should point out that this is not something musicians can aspire to, because their affect on their listeners is completely independent of their control.
For me, Green Gerry has consistently composed music that captures the marriage between my brain and my emotions, that link that connects good memories to the emotions felt when those memories actually happened. This is never a singular experience but a plural one, so I’m remembering samples of memories and samples of good emotions. Suddenly I’m immersed in an ocean of samples to the point where I feel numb to the world that exists outside of my body. For a few minutes nothing else matters, nothing else exists.
This is what good music is to me.
Green Gerry: Cockroach Mosiac
Green Gerry: Short Strings
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