Years ago, I went through a period of enjoying instrumental music. It didn’t have to be classical, one of my favourite pieces is actually done by Genesis and called “The Brazilian“. Then a wonderful compilation was released called Moods, then Moods II, which wasn’t as good, but still very listenable.
As I got older, went through relationships, I managed to lose all of my Moods cassettes, I think I had three of them, and I really missed them. I often wondered where they got lest and whether they got trashed (more than likely) or not.
The music moved me in a way that lyrical songs couldn’t. I guess it was the mood of the song, and with no lyrics to interfere with it, I could transport myself to a magical place, full of beauty and wonder. Sometimes I hear a good song on the radio and wonder what it would be like without the lyrics in it.
Recently I have been on Trademe and while some had been listed in the past, but until last week, nothing. Then blow me down, Moods and Moods II came up at very reasonable prices, so I snapped them both up.
I am still waiting for Moods to arrive, but I am falling in love with instrumentals all over again. Yanni’s Aria, Vanessa Mae’s Classical Gas, Sadness by Enigma, I had forgotten just how good these songs were, and I have wasted no time in loading them into my MP3 player, so when I get the urge to write, I will be cracking onto the Moods songs and listening away while I type! Ahhh, bliss! Its not the type of music my family are into (and really I do love Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and I am a new convert to Muse), but I don’t mind. It is my music to give me inspiration and enjoyment.