I'm very open minded/eared. I have a very broad listening range and enjoy a bit of everything (I dislike labels, music is music to me). I did watch that clip (thank you for posting it), and while I found it interesting, I just don't find very much of her style pleasing to my ears in any fashion.
there are no attempts here to 'convince' anyone here of anything. I do agree that some of her music certainly is an 'acquired taste' and, like a lot of music out there
, wouldn't work for the kind of, let's say more 'casual' listening that we might utilize our own more familiar rock/(____) for. The music of (jazz pianist) Cecil Taylor would be an example of the kind of music that this listener, for one, needs preparation in order to hear & appreciate fully; it's not just to throw on casually or for light listening.
I would disagree, however with attempts to categorize DG only/narrowly as a 'performance artist'; for just one example of musical credentials, her voice has a three-and-a-half octave range (bit beyond Yoko Ono). One thing this listener finds interesting about her vocal style is the 'ululation' which comes from Middle East/Mediterranean/gypsy (and other) music(s)... and a technique which Robert Plant, for one example, has dabbled in... Many of her musical projects have typically been oriented around operatic-style orchestrations, or (topical) song cycles (e.g. re-interpretation of blues & gospel on 1992's The Singer
but what is more likely important is broadening the scope, a bit, of discussion/appreciation/'checking out' of her work from watching a YouTube clip here & there (whether or not JPJ was involved). Part of John Paul Jones', for example, even wanting to work on an album/music project together with her was his own admiration of her for years. (Obviously also, not all of us fans can possibly be interested in or have time for various music/artists that John Paul or any of our other rock idols might be interested in or inspired by..........)
(as chs ^^suggested, one route to awareness of the music might be greater familiarity with the person.) Some will not be interested in pursuing further than what has already been posted above on thread (or the existing 1994 JPJ collaboration album). For those who are, and might want to browse their local library or record store here's her own web page and Wikipedia biography:Wikipedia pagehttp://www.diamandagalas.com/