I like the first Lacuna Coil track – and Italian. Re contemporary music, the French. (now the )Italians, Germans and Americans put “soul” into their music but the English are ****t. Why? Same with our film industry – still trying to re-write/re-make ‘Saturday night, Sunday morning’.
The best contemporary music station is France Inter (yes, it’s French) on Saturday evenings, 9:00 – 12:00:
If you search on youtube you will find quite a few very young chinese musicians who make my abilities to play the piano look pathetic. I console myself by saying they must have a crap childhood but they are very, very talented children.