Listen to “GVP #152 – Jason Lindgren – Demonic Sonics In Contemporary Pop” on Spreaker.
Jason Lindgren, co-host of Crrow 777 radio and of his newly-revived secrets of Saturn podcast, jumps on this episode as we discuss the digital production methods and sonic manipulations that have been going into mainstream pop for several years. Few would deny that music that hits the radio airwaves now sounds radically different to anything that ever went before it. Is this just natural “artistic progression,” or is there more to know?
Lyrical content and themes aside, much of this is down to how the records are being deliberately made to feel. As a professional musician, engineer and producer, Jason offers his informed perspective on what the agendas could be here, as we examine in detail four recent mainstream hits.
The video to Eminem’s new song, ‘Darkness,’ as discussed in this chat, is here:
NOTE – The music content of this show had to be removed for the YouTube version, as the site’s AI algorithms would have had it taken down in seconds otherwise. Listeners might like to head directly to the videos for the songs we discuss in the chat, therefore, as follows:
TONES & I: DANCE MONKEY
SKRILLEX: MIDNIGHT HOUR
BILLIE EILISH: BAD GUY
FUTURE: KARATE CHOP