Question about "power levels within songs. In some sections the space and power are expanded...?

...Is this something done in the actual song while being played, or is it a production effect? Listening to the first minute of either of the below are examples of what I mean:

Chris Whitley- Power Down, or:

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Mannequin ***** - Pledge

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Are there any songs you enjoy with the same effect?

Thanks in advance.

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  • 5 months ago
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    Aloha Livin’!

    I think it’s a thing that’s done at the console after the song has been recorded.  One song that I like that makes brilliant use of this effect is Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” (originally by Nine Inch Nails).

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