Level 219: Hrishikesh Hirway (The Red Lantern)
** The soundtrack to The Red Lantern is getting a vinyl release. Anyone who is a patron of Level with Emily by midnight (12:00 AM CDT) on April 17, 2023, will be eligible to win one of 5 records. **
Hrishikesh Hirway is a composer, a recording artist, a podcaster (Song Exploder, Home Cooking, The West Wing Weekly) and all-around busy creator. He wrote the music for The Red Lantern, a narrative survival dog-sledding adventure, with warm, relaxing music to counter the cold landscape.
Hrishikesh describes his music as “secular Christmas,” and that is such a fantastic description; his music is a weighted blanket with hot chocolate while you listen to a favorite album during a winter storm.
And if you like the soundtrack, you’ll love his solo music. He used to record as The One AM Radio but now releases under his name. Much of his music is on Bandcamp, but you can find his music in the usual streaming spots too.
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PLAYLIST by Hrishikesh Hirway for The Red Lantern unless noted otherwise 00:00 Breathe In 05:29 “Everything Falls Apart” by The One AM Radio from Heaven Is Attached by a Slender Thread 09:41 “Promenade” by Rachel Grimes for Music for Egon Schiele 17:41 Cold Smoke 20:01 A Moment to Rest 22:48 A Warm Fire 25:29 Coming Home 30:35 Breathe In 32:29 Holiday Lights 48:49 Fresh Snow 50:54 I Think I See Something 53:50 There Are No Bad Dogs 56:09 “Cascade” by Hrishikesh Hirway 58:16 Always Have a Plan B 59:00 “Other Sprouts” by Sam Keenan