"Without music, life would be a mistake."
Music. Few, if any, artforms have the ability to make a lasting impression on people to the same extent. Music is also the reason why I decided to put up my own web site, and I'm glad I did! I've come in contact with some really cool people through this site and I've enjoyed sharing thoughts and information with them.
When I published my first site back in 1998 it featured a couple of pages about my friends in Tin Pan Alley, a brilliant local band with a style of their own (to put it mildly). Around this time I also met Michael Ellgren who runs Lido Music, the music production and publishing company that handled Tin Pan Alley's music. He liked what I did for TPA and I ended up designing the site for his company too. Later on I was also asked to design the official TPA site and I gladly obliged...
Through these people I've had the opportunity to hear some really great music by some amazingly talented artists, even before they're signed to a record label.
So, what kind of music am I into? Well, some of my current favourites are Marsheaux, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode, The Knife, Backlash, Client, Bel Canto, Erasure, Delerium and a whole bunch more.
The band that got me interested in music when I was about 8 years old was Sparks, two brothers (Ron and Russel Mael) who've been at it since the early 70's and they're still going strong! Their 20th album was released in 2008. I got their 1975 album "Indiscreet" after hearing "Get In The Swing" on the radio and quickly talked (nagged) my parents into getting me the previous two albums, "Kimono My House" and "Propaganda", as well.
And then, a few years later, in 1980, I discovered Kraftwerk and there was no turning back. The electronic pop music of the early 80's is still the backbone of my taste in music. I bought albums by The Human League, Ultravox, Yazoo, Blancmange, Devo and Howard Jones. I hung out at the local record store to be first in line for the weekly shipment of import synth and italo disco 12" singles from labels such as ZYX and Westside. For me, this is the golden era of pop music!