So, back in 2002 I moved from Ireland to the USA. Landing there I was exposed to new music that I wouldn't have heard too much of back home and I was lacking in exposure to sounds from Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Lets face it... the tastes are a lot different in many ways.
I started cubikmusik as a monthly email newsletter that myself and friends from all around the world contributed to making music recommendations. After a year or so we had over 1,500 readers, a busy website and a sizable selection of tunes to get through. I moved again (to Austin, Texas) and life caught up with me so I put cubikmusik to bed....but just for a nap!
Restarted in 2004/5 as a music blog cubikmusik primarily as a way for me to make personal recommendations.
cubikmusik reflects my musical tastes; beats and musical treats. In saying that cubikmusik does not have an editorial policy about what genres of music that can be included – after all there are only two types of music – good music and bad music.
I was raised on Johnny Cash, Kris Kristoferson, Marty Robbins and Willie Nelson and was given as passion for music. From these greats I moved onto The Cure, Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth along with Depeche Mode, New Order and watching Primal Scream live on Top of the Pops singing 'Loaded' had a profound influence on me that no doubt influenced my reaction when introduced to Acperience by my best mate, JC.
The rest is history as they say-but a good one. I love music that tells a story, that hits you where it counts and that sends tingles done my spine.
W have started to explore new ways of enjoying music through the ears of artists/bands with the
'Under The Influence with...' series that brings us the sounds that have had an influence on the artists on their music. We are enjoying the series as it gives a (sometimes surprising) insight into the lives of these people that we listen to.
As we move forward, its now almost 2009, we will continue to look at different ways to support, encourage, expose and share great music. The musical landscape is ever changing and as such so is the musical blog space so who knows where we will end up. As long as there is music there I am happy.
Please feel free to email me or leave a comment telling us what you think or if you have music you'd like to share, let us know.