Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Musick That May Change You

This music could change your mind

I read the other day a blog entry about how personality and music are directly related:

Musical tastes and personality type are closely related, according to a study of more than 36,000 people from around the world as reported by the BBC. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, is said to be the largest such study ever undertaken. He described the research as "significant" and "surprising".

Not really that radical but interesting that universities are taking music and the Self seriously. I filled in the survey for the study which is online and what struck me was the narrow range of music offered (western, commodified,contemporary) as reflecting (marketed) personality;


BLUES High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle and at ease

JAZZ High self-esteem, creative, outgoing and at ease

CLASSICAL MUSIC High self-esteem, creative, introvert and at ease

RAP High self-esteem, outgoing

OPERA High self-esteem, creative, gentle

COUNTRY AND WESTERN Hardworking, outgoing

REGGAE High self-esteem, creative, not hardworking, outgoing, gentle and at ease

DANCE Creative, outgoing, not gentle

INDIE Low self-esteem, creative, not hard working, not gentle

BOLLYWOOD Creative, outgoing

ROCK/HEAVY METAL Low self-esteem, creative, not hard-working, not outgoing, gentle, at ease

CHART POP High self-esteem, not creative, hardworking, outgoing, gentle, not at ease

SOUL High self-esteem, creative, outgoing, gentle, at ease.

So, I thought what about using music to change personality. Not just the fashion elements of music but to actually change the way you think. That's were the latest release from my good friends at Music Your Mind Will Love You come in. A three CD release has just be announced from the forest treehouse of transcendental freakdom. It promises to be something very special:

3 jam packed cdr’s containing 52 tracks gathered together over the last two years featuring tracks from mymwly regulars , friends and collaborators from all over this fucked up planet working/walking in the fields of noise , neofolk , psych and experimental music…’this is an epic compilation that will surely create a history and a legend that will reverberate through the long corridors of time from now into forever.’
Or not.

So what do you reckon? Who do you want to be tomorrow?
Oh..I should also say that I have two and possibly more (these elastic collaborative things that happen over time and distance) tracks on the compilation.

Disc one

inhibitionists , no guru , catrider , hronir , cadavre esquis , kageplane , lamppukello and the north sea , ThrouRoof , mac temple , terracid , futurians with s.t.u.d. , autumn galaxy , charles curse , wolf skull , mark dagely , soulighters , ffehro , Corsican paintbrush.

Disc two

medroxy progesterone acetate , the golden oaks , innig , ajilvsga , autistic daughters , c.g.o.d. , eastern fox squirrels , jitka , bloom , akhet , mansion , chuffo and the grillers , blank realm , soarwhole , eye baba , mosseisly , 6majik9.

Disc two

alligator crystal moth , cja , demented thrugg , dyja , dinmuck#f , helen southall , horn and talon , iced bird spiral , mshing , didgebaba , brothers of the occult sisterhood , oriente lux , planadin , the mighty acts of god , the north sea , v , xelaeondion.

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