Going inside the music with “Song Exploder”

It’s a bit OT for this blog, maybe, but I’m excited to check out the marvelously named Song Exploder:

Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made… Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work. Hrishikesh edits the interviews, removing his side of the conversation and condensing the story to be tightly focused on how the artists brought their songs to life.

The Weezer episode in particular sounds really interesting. In it Rivers Cuomo talks about how he constructs guitar solos by singing them, then using software to modify his recorded voice to match the desired tones.


2 thoughts on “Going inside the music with “Song Exploder”

  1. Along similar lines, I love this two part lesson by KT Tunstall on how she performs Black Horse & the Cherry Tree.

    Hearing the song on the radio, I’d just assumed she had a whole backup band. Nnnnnope – just her and a whole lotta practice.

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