Thursday, August 27, 2009
Enya's Music is my coping mechanism
Enya is much more than Celtic influenced music. Her compositions contain her unique sound, which was characterized by voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesized backdrops and ethereal reverberations. I own every album except her Christmas release from last year which I will get this season.
Six Languages, every instrument played by her, she obviously cannot show up on Leno and do a number, but she is the best selling female composer/performer of all time, and has been doing this for almost 30 years. She is often classified as New Age which she does not care for.
For a number of years I have suffered from tinnitus. It could be related to aspirin therapy or some sound damage from my youth, although I doubt that as I never collected albums or had a big stereo or went to loud concerts, (Stryper blew out my ears one evening) When I lay down to rest this irritating ringing which I mostly am able to ignore during the day causes me to just lay there. Thankfully, Enya and a whole host of mostly instrumental new age, jazz and therapeutic music lulls me into a deep sleep with the Ipod earphones painlessly embedded in my ear canals. Only occasionally does the sound escape to bother Laura. I usually wake up briefly and turn it off half asleep and am gone for the duration.,
Oddly, classical does not work...at all, pulls my attention up instead of shutting it down. I have heard there are musical therapies to help this condition. I may have to do something, but entering the world of Enya has been wonderful, and yes, I listen in the day as well. Check her work out some time.