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Loops & Circles: Returning to our roots - The Audiophile Man
It’s odd, isn’t it? We strive to be different and yet we end up being the same. The older I get the more like my dad I become. I laugh and I shock myself at how much like my father I sound. I raise an eyebrow in a certain way, catch the look in the mirror and see my father. It’s scary. Music is the same, in many ways. It moves in looping circles. People are always looking for the ‘New Thing’, the next new fad, a new type of music and the next revolutionary genre that will re-write how music will be played and heard. But music always comes home. Returning back to its roots, even if it might do that with added tweaks. Yes, there are major musical genres but only a few are truly different. Take rock. You may investigate the boundaries and hidden corners of the genre but, basically, heavy metal, blues rock, post rock and jazz rock are all part of the same musical monster. It’s like any mature ‘product’. Once the basic form has been explored, people can’t help but tinker, twist, modify, prod, push and mould but the roots to rock remain. I …