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The eight-part series explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists of all time, Soundbreaking explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives. Airs weekdays, November 14-23 10/9c.
Soundbreaking begins where a recording does — at the intersection of inspiration and execution. Profiling some of the most accomplished and revered producers in the recording industry, "The Recording Artist" offers a study in contrasting styles and approaches.
Producer Peter Asher explains how an artist like Joni Mitchell is impossible to produce. We look back to a live performance of the song “California” to see Mitchell in action, an inventor of her own unique musical language and expression.
In the first episode of Soundbreaking, music writer Jason King suggests that the recording studio gave Black artists to tools to raise their own voice as producer. Q-Tip and Arthur Baker express their infatuation for Sly Stone’s ability to take control of his sound and create a unique brand of funk that continued to bubble under popular music and in modern day productions.
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