On Cue

It’s been a busy month for us at Sells Studio. The boss is breathing down our neck, hounding us for those monthly reports, the relatives insist on having us over for tea, and the dog continues to drop its ball at our feet, begging for attention. All we really want is to sit down, have a drink,  and spend some quality time with our records…

Here’s a list of what’s helping us cope with the poor housing market, the dismal food crisis, unending war, drought, famine, John Arne Riise’s own goal, and prevailing ignorance:

 Michael’s “Music from the first quarter of 2008:”

Apparat – Walls
Autechre – Quaristice
El Guincho – Alegranza
Fennesz & Sakamoto – Cendre
Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree + Monster Love (Spiritualized vs. Goldfrapp)
Justus Kohncke – Safe and Sound
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash
Neon Neon – Stainless Style
The Orb – The Dream
Why? – Alopecia

Joseph’s  “On Repeat:”

Stars of the Lid –  “And Their Refinement Of The Decline”
Ghost –  “Second Time Around”
Sun Kil Moon –  “April”
Scott Walker –  ” The Drift”
Autechre –  “Quaristice”
The Fall –  ” Grotesque” 
Kiln –  “Dusker”
John Cale – “Fear”
Loscil – “Stases”

Kenny’s “Recent Record Bin Finds:”

My friend in NYC has turned me on to early 80s Pete Shelley solo work.

I’ve picked up Bogdan Raczynski – Alright,
Disrupt – Foundation Bit, nearly the whole Misc. full length discography!,
Bochum Welt –
Elan, Toy – s/t on Smalltown Supersound – a truly silly joy-infused bouncy bump story,
The Whitest Boy Alive ( an Erlend Oye project!),
Dreamies – Program Twelve,
Blotnik Brothers – Mizuage (on Satamile – one of the best current electro labels & it’s based in NYC).

Let us know what you’ve been listening to!

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everything comes around…

Spring seems to have poked its head out here in Columbus so we decided to bust out a show to highlight some newly released music that has caught our attention. We feature new cuts from Cut Copy, Tujiko Noriko, Goldfrapp, Portishead and more.

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waving goodbye…

Kenny sits in the hot chair this week bringing us treats from Pilote, SmashTV, Minotaur Shock and more. He also drops in some requests for Amanaguchi and Tokyo Police Club. Kenny has bid us farewell for metro hubs Chicago and New York for the next few weeks. We’ll miss him in the studio!

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Blah Blah Blahog

Well, it’s come to this. In an age where every pet llama has a blog, we at The Beat Oracle will concede that we are fiercely behind the times. In an effort to interact with our listeners we will be launching a blog to discuss…well, practically anything. Music, mayhem, the confusing success of Crocs, whatever.

 So please, think of this as a chance to say hello, send a request, yell at us,  recommend something, or share a recipe (no Haggis, please).

 Thanks for listening, and turn it up.

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Coming, Live

More beats this week. We drop a lot of new stuff (as usual): Neon Neon, Bracken and Why? among them. Also–a discussion of why it is a good time to be in Columbus! Live music abounds…

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Same things on our minds

We’re back this week with 3 beat-heavy mini-sets. I start things off with some new stuff from the likes of El Guincho, Deadelus and Ruckus Robotocius. Joseph drops in some older motown and hiphop joints then Kenny ends things off with some electronic goodness from The Octagon Man and Pendulum. Much more inside, check it out..

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