Music has always been talked about as harmful is Islam, be it a description in a religious book or a quote from a scholar. I've always read (and been told) that music (being a distraction) is something that takes one away from God.
However, I've always had a different experience with music. It lets me focus better, self-reflect, think about the past, envision the future, feel closer to (or appreciate) nature/life, realize that this life in this world is temporary, and that's just a small list of effects. I've tried to stay away from music many times during my life but have failed to do so to this day.
By any remote chance, (and I know this could be very subjective) could there be any particular genre of music that could be permissible (or at least not forbidden), given that most mentions of harmful music that I've come across talks about lyrics as the evil while my interest lies around music with minimal to no vocals at all?
I hope my question makes sense.