Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.
Canadian rocker Mac Demarco has become somewhat of a common name over the past few years, most recently finding some controversy with his latest album, Salad Days. His track, “Chamber of Reflection” bears an uncanny resemblance to Shigeo Sekito’s 1975 song “The Word II”, using the same rhythm and melody. It may be a mere coincidence or harmless homage by Demarco out of respect for another artist. Listen to both below and catch him at the Fonda November 9th and 10th.