I don’t usually write a lot about myself but today I was randomly patrolling the web and was thinking of my past Musical projects. Believe it or not before I met my partner Sam I was into all sorts of Pop and Dance music. When I met Sam she introduced me to Rock/Metal and the almighty band Slipknot. From there on my passion for Metal grew and a few years later I was involved with a couple of bands as lead vocalist. The latest was Blood Red Horizon taking on a flavour of inspiration from bands such as Carcass, Kataklysm and many more (http://www.myspace.com/brhmetaluk)
Unfortunately the bands never got around to gigging, partially due to the fact we never had a full line up and members of the band also had other commitments. I do miss it sometimes as it was a different way of expressing views as a collective group of people as well as individually.
Another project from a completely different genre came about whilst completing a sound and image module at University. I can’t actually play any instruments properly although I have a guitar, bass and a keyboard. I do however use them now and again and strum/play anything that comes into my own head. Using these instruments and midi sounds through the keyboard I constructed some musical sounds that were put together with some moving image pieces which can be seen in the Film section of my main website. I also put them up on myspace if anyone would like to have a listen http://www.myspace.com/djcoxsell.
Two completely different genres and sounds but they do have similarities in a strange way. The dark thoughts that go through my have been transformed into both mellow and heavy genres which I feel reflect upon the way I have dealt with my personal life. Anger, pain, loneliness, freedom and being able to let go are just some of my personal emotional experiences I try to express. Admittedly not always very well, but I always try and find a way that helps me to either avoid or face my thoughts in the best way I can.
Mirrored from David James Coxsell Photographer & Visual Artist.