“Music should be your escape”
My music collection …
I’ve never kept a journal or a diary, but I’d say that my collection functions as a back catalogue of memories, stories, friendships and experiences. Just about every record I’ve decided to hold on to has some important context attached to it.
When I was younger I used to think music should be judged solely on it’s sonic quality and the creativity that went into it. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that it’s heartless and boring to apply such stringent rationale to music appreciation. As a music collector, it would be foolish of me to disregard the role context plays in music. So I guess today my collection is like a storage unit of emotionally complex, contextual baggage… in a good way!
— Maurizio Giovane