The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||04/25/2015: A View From The Train||The latest episode is a dreamy, ruminative entry to the archives. Featured artists include Romare, Shlohmo, Dettinger remixing Triola, Fabio Orsi, Colleen, Benoît Pioulard, Slow Dancing Society, Kiasmos, and Max Cooper. Many more included. Have a li[.||4/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04/18/2015: The Sun Awakens||Borrowing the title from a brilliant (but unfeatured in this episode) album by Six Organs of Admittance, spring comes to life in this colorful two hour set. Featured within: The Soundcarriers, Yumi Zouma, Ariel Pink, Lapalux, Roman Flügel, Prefuse [..||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04/11/2015: Beat Maze||Enjoy our latest 2 hour trip through the labyrinth of Future Music, featuring new tunes from Djrum, Lapalux, Andrés, Fort Romeau, Anthony Naples, Clark, Maribou State, Tom Middleton, and the Slow Dancing Society. Many more gems inside. Press play an[...]||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||04/04/2015: In Stereo||A set to open up your audible perspective, featuring music by the Infamous Boogieman, Soichi Terada, Lawrence, Sunken Foal, Mind Over Midi, Mount Kimbie, Leandro Fresco, Alva Noto, Nils Frahm, and so many more. Download to your preferred listening [..||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||03/28/2015: Noise Catalogue||The latest edition opens with a pair of new singles from the Ghost Box label before moving into new tracks from Yumi Zouma, Dauwd, Pearson Sound, and Legowelt. The second half of the set features new music from Matrixxman, Sunken Foal, Michna, and D[...]||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
I don't subscribe to too many podcasts because some tend to be inconsistent. However, the Beat Oracle is always right on. They expose me to music I've not heard and yet play some of my favorite cuts at the same time. Makes me miss the hip hop show at my college station. Right on!
The Beat Oracle is just about the best radio show I've heard in some time. Great to put on while you are driving, cooking, lounging. No annoying ads or wacky personas, just straight-up quality music.
Oracular goodness without the volcanic fumes
Since iTunes first incorporated podcasting I've been perusing the various music podcasts available on the Music Store and independently broadcast, and of the several dozen I've tried The Beat Oracle is easily my favorite. The host, Michael (Noah used to co-host but left the show recently, you will be missed, Noah) is phenomenally mellow but his show indicates deep knowledge of modern music in its manifold variety. Everything from Electronica to Indie and foriegn hip-hop to the occasional smatterings of rock and disco is fresh, with excellent transitions and attention paid to the selection of quality complimentary pieces. The Beat Oracle is 2 hours of musical sweetness that are one of the highlights of my week. If you want a sampling of new and influential artists in the modern musical world and you want to enjoy yourself in the process, you can't go wrong with a subscription to the Beat Oracle. Michael, thanks for the tunes.