The Beat Oracle
By The Beat Oracle
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The Beat Oracle: A Sound Collage of Experimental, Electronic, Dub, and Hip-Hop
||10/03/2015: Luminous Dust||This week we present the eighth edition in our annual “Slowly” series. This installment is inspired by a newborn star eruption in Orion. It is a collage of hushed, sometimes drowsy sounds. For this reason, the duration of the show will be uninterru[||10/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||09/26/2015: Color Wheel||This week’s edition is laced with loads of new releases worth exploring in detail, and features tracks from Coma, Yumi Zouma, Jesper Ryom, Kelpe, Synkro, Dungen, Gacha, Boxcutter, Ott, and many more. Hope you dig. This coming Saturday, October[...]||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||09/19/2015: Bad Spells Broken||This week Kenny Lectro lights a fire under love to free prisoners of complacency. Fight the controllers! Take responsibility for your freedom! Sound confusing? Well, it’s easier said than done. Take a cue from the songs featured in this episod[...]||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||09/12/2015: The Leaves Are Turning||Joseph here, with a solo set dedicated to the coming autumn and the feelings of nostalgia and melancholy it often conjures. There are many archived releases featured, including personal favorites from Piano Magic, Songs of Green Pheasant, The Blue N[...]||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||09/05/2015: Synthesis||This episode features a broad range of new releases to savor, including highlights from Submerse, King Midas Sound and Fennesz, Heathered Pearls, Deradoorian, Tyondai Braxton, AFX, Kölsch, Krystal Klear, and Julio Bashmore. Plus many more sounds to [..||9/10/2015||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.