Neel Modi is a multi-talented songwriter, drummer and keyboardist with an eclectic collection of recordings from the quirky to the imaginative. On this show, he presented “Depend on Me” – based on a challenge to write a song about a car accident from the brake pad’s point of view – it’s a “brake-up” song ;-), and “Nature’s Lullaby”, a collaboration with singer/songwriter Sonja Seiler, a touching poetic take on the interconnection between all things in the natural world. The third song was “I Never Write Her a Song”, a catchy response to a request from Neel’s spouse. She loves it!
Topics of discussion ranged from anthropomorphism to collaboration and descants,to the power of modulation to lift a song to a whole new level of energy.
We also talked about:
One in the Chamber (Mike Baise – vocals, rhythm guitar, Cecil Eugene – lead guitar, vocals, Christian Dotto – bass, Gerrod Harris – percussion) join us to discuss their songwriting process as a band. We talked about:
- bringing a song to the band to be fleshed out
- singing lead vocals with lyrics written by a bandmate
- to be or not to be wordy
- abstract lyrics
- rock and roll
With influences streaming in from all eras of rock, One In The Chamber is a unique, modern rock outfit. Driven by roaring vocals, slinky guitar work, and fueled by driving bass lines and tight, deep grooves, One In The Chamber are able to bring together elements from the 60’s to present day into one tasteful flavour. Hailing from Mississauga, Markham, and Richmond Hill, One In The Chamber can proudly call Toronto and the surrounding cities home, and are excited to perform at your next big event. Be it Friday night in the club, a summer festival, or your block party. Drawing inspiration from the past, while keeping things fresh, One In The Chamber is your new favorite band.
The uber-talented duo of Talyor & Bryn impress the team with their fusion of styles and great sense of humour with 3 live performances, including an improvised lyric and melody by Taylor for their final song.
Film composer Luciano Lombardi stops by and we find out all what you need to know when creating music for films.
Song Talk Radio’s social media guru and occasional co-host Eric Sorenson preforms two new songs on guitar and a beautiful instrumental tribute to his grandparents.
Eric presents a 80’s video game themed instrumental piece, Bruce shows off a twist on the classic love song, and Neel goes all industrial with a song about trains. You can view Neel’s document on developing his song here.
Gary talks with the guys about using space and his influences in becoming a master finger style guitarist. And the crazy stuff he does with those capos.
Multi-Instrumentalist and composer Martin Van De Ven talks about counterpoint with numerous simultaneous melodies and different influences in constructing his complex instrumental pieces.
Beyond The Pale
Martin on Soundcloud
Dan’s songs are an investigation into location and memory. Listen and find out more!
Sound Poet Dan Trapper came in and we explored making music with found sound and talked about his really interesting approach to writing lyrics.
Dan Tapper Sound Design
The North American Sound Diaries
Dan’s SoundCloud Page