A wise man (Peter Capaldi on Peep Show) once said ‘there is no new history, only new historians’. By the same virtue there is no new music, only new musicians. From sifting through old records to finding samples for a new rap song, or reinventing a classical masterpiece, artists are continuously looking back, to move forward. These music magpies beg, borrow, and steal (or create/ recreate, as some would say) to find their sounds. History. Some want to erase it, some want to re-visit it, some want to re-invent it. All want to make it. Do they succeed? You be the judge.


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