Hrishikesh Hirway removes as much of himself as possible from his interviews with musicians in Song Exploder. In today’s episode of Composer Quest, we get to hear from this mysterious podcaster about his own songwriting process. He also shares what he’s learned from all the talented songwriter guests on Song Exploder.
Most of the music from this episode is by Hrishikesh, under the moniker The One AM Radio.
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Music Links from this Episode
- “Wandering Star” – Portishead (a song Hrishikesh would like to explode)
- “4” – Aphex Twin (another song Hrishikesh would like to explode)
- “Reckoner” – Radiohead (percussion mix is unique)
- “Proverb” – Steve Reich (gives Hrishikesh musical chills)
- “Hana” – Asa Chang and Junray (also gives Hrishikesh musical chills)
- “Romulus” – Sufjan Stevens (a rare instance of “shame” as a song topic)
- “They Are the Night Zombies” – Sufjan Stevens
- “Let’s Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don’t Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell” – Sufjan Stevens (a stem from “They Are the Night Zombies,” partly inspired Song Exploder)