Tagged with “song” (80)

  1. Song Exploder | Jóhann Jóhannsson | Arrival

    Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson breaks down a piece from the Arrival score.

    http://songexploder.net/arrival

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  2. Song Exploder | MGMT

    Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden break down the MGMT song "Time to Pretend."

    http://songexploder.net/mgmt

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  3. EPISODE 84: PETER BJORN AND JOHN

    In 2006, Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John released their third album, Writer’s Block. For months and months after that, it felt like you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing the first single from that album, “Young Folks.” It was on top 10 lists for song of the year in places like Pitchfork and NME. It’s been covered by James Blunt, and remixed by Kanye West, along with countless other versions out there. Now, ten years later, Peter Bjorn and John break down the song and how it all came together, and how it almost didn’t come together at all.

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  4. EPISODE 70: WEEZER

    Weezer’s 10th album, the self-titled “White” album, came out April 1, 2016. In this episode, Rivers Cuomo breaks down the meticulous process of making the song “Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori,” through the different demo versions that the track went through, and the array of spreadsheets that he uses collect, analyze, and harvest his ideas.

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  5. The National | Song Exploder

    The National’s Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner break down "Sea of Love" on Song Exploder.

    The National formed in 1999. They’ve released six albums, and have been nominated for a grammy. Their music is everywhere from Game of Thrones, to Bob’s Burgers, to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In 2013 they released their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts. The band is made up of singer Matt Berninger along with two sets of brothers: guitarists Bryce and Aaron Dessner, who are twins, and Brian and Scott Devendorf, who play drums and bass, respectively. In this episode, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner break down “Sea of Love,” a song that they co-wrote. You’ll hear how it went from Aaron’s original guitar demo to a densely layered recording with contributions from their bandmates and others, and they’ll talk about how collaboration is an intrinsic part of their process and their band identity.

    http://songexploder.net/the-national

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  6. EPISODE 58: WILCO “MAGNETIZED”

    Wilco formed in 1994, and 21 years later, they released their 9th album, Star Wars. In this episode, Jeff Tweedy, the band’s singer and principal songwriter, breaks down the song Magnetized. In addition to collaborating with his five bandmates, John Stirratt, Pat Sansone, Mike Jorgensen, Nels Cline, and Glenn Kotche, it turns out Jeff Tweedy makes an active effort to remove his own ego from the process of songwriting. Here, you’ll hear why.

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  7. EPISODE 60: BJÖRK “STONEMILKER”

    In January 2015, Björk released Vulnicura. She described it as “a complete heartbreak album.” And in November, she released Vulnicura Strings, a companion album that stripped away the electronics. In this episode, Björk breaks down the making of both the original version of the song “Stonemilker,” as well as the strings version. She traces her writing and recording process for the track, her collaboration with the electronic producer Arca, and why she wanted to make a second version.

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  8. 17. The Bird Fancier’s Delight with Sarah Angliss - The OdditoriumThe Odditorium

    A composer, inventor and historian of sound and the uncanny – Sarah Angliss’ music reflects her lifelong obsession with defunct technology, faded variety acts and English folklore. In this talk she discusses the practices of training animals to mimic human behaviour, language and song.

    Hoover the Talking Seal

    Jacko the Talking Fish

    Learned Pig

    Clever Hans

    The Serinette by Chardin

    Neurogenesis

    Sparky the Budgie

    http://oddpodcast.com/portfolio/the-bird-fancyers-delight-with-sarah-angliss/

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  9. Song ExploderEpisode 28: The Long Winters | Song Exploder

    "The Commander Thinks Aloud"

    http://songexploder.net/episode-28-the-long-winters/

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  10. The spread of mondegreens should have ended with the Internet — but it hasn’t

    The Internet is supposed to be killing off misheard song lyrics, but think again. Those "mondegreens" are alive and well, even on the lyrics sites that try to end the confusion.

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-11-20/spread-mondegreens-should-have-ended-internet-it-hasnt

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