2008 Year.End

After our endless laboring, debating and reflecting on a year’s worth of music, it all comes to this. We’re closing out the year with a collection of tracks from some of our favorite albums of 2008. It’s been a great year back on the air, and many thanks to WCRS and all of our listeners in Columbus, elsewhere, and beyond. Below you’ll find our consensus “10 Beat Oracle Approved: 08 Edition,” as well as our individual recommendations and favorites. We’ll return on New Year’s Day with an intense mix of our favorite singles (12”, Remix, and non-favorite album tracks) from the year. So stay tuned for more “future music” in 09.



Gang Gang Dance - St. Dymphna2562-aerial
Q-Tp - The RenaissancePortishead - Third
Byetone - Death of a typographerBeach house - devotion
Goldfrapp - seventh treeDeerhunter - microcastle
The Orb - The DreamCut Copy

Honorable mentions: Fennesz – Black Sea, Miwon – A to B, Spiritualized – Songs in A&E, TV On The Radio – Dear Science, Why? – Alopecia, Autechre – Quaristice, Max Tundra – Parallax Error Beheads You, DJ/Rupture – Uproot

Michael says “listen to these, good people”
01. Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
02. Why? – Alopecia
03. Portishead – Third
04. Spiritualized – Songs in A&E
05. Q-Tip – The Renaissance
06. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
07. The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion
08. Byteone – Death of Typeographer
09. The Orb – The Dream
10. Miwon – A to B
11. Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna
12. Beach House – Devotion

Goldfrapp – Monster Love (Goldfrapp vs. Spiritualized)
Portishead – The Rip
Pop Levi – Dita Dimone
Neon Neon – Dream Cars
The Others – Kinda Blue
Luomo _ Love You All (ft. Sasha Funke)
Osborn – 16th Stage
Beach House – Gila
The Orb – Vuja De
Gang Gang Dance – House Jam
Conquest – Forever (D1 Remix)
Shed – Another Wedged Chicken

Joseph’s a jerk
13. Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
12. Shed – Shedding the Past
11. Aus – Antwarps
10. Dungen – 4
09. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
08. 2562 – Aerial
07. Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna
06. Sun Kil Moon – April
05. Fennesz – Black Sea
04. Beach House – Devotion
03. Portishead – Third
02. Various Artists – Dubstep Allstars Vol. 6 (mixed by Appleblim).
01. Deerhunter – Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.

song machine:
Deerhunter – Agoraphobia
Sun Kil Moon – Lost Verses
Conquest – forever (d1 remix)
2562 – moog dub
GGD – House Jam
Fennesz – black sea
beach house – turtle island
Grouper – heavy water/ i’d rather be sleeping
Shed – another wedged chicken
forgetting something…

Kenny’s Hair Transistor Radio From Arcturus
01. Neon Neon – Stainless Style
02. Crystal Castles – S/T
03. Michna – Magic Monday
04. Kelpe – Ex-Aquarium
05. Max Tundra – Parallax Error Beheads You
06. Radioactive Man – Growl
07. Hadouken! – Music for an Accelerated Culture
08. Tobacco – Fucked Up Friends
09. Hatchback – Colors of the Sun
10. Kelley Polar – I need you to hold on while the sky is falling
11. Leila – Blood, Looms & Brooms
13. Golden Bug – Hot Robot

MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Remix)
Neon Neon – Dream Cars
Junc Ops – 2013
iTAL tEK – Wind Tunnel
Of Montreal – Mingusings
Golden Bug – looklookloook
Crystal Castles VS HEALTH – Crimewave
The Dirtbombs – Leopardman at C&A
James Pants – We’re Through
Max Tundra – Which Song
Miss Kittin – Play Me A Tape
Sally Shapiro – I Know (SLL Remix)
Various – Deadman (Milanese Remix) & Hater (Zomby Remix)


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The End is High

The year is coming to a close and we’re still buried in records. The first hour brings some stark electronic cuts, and features essential dubstep releases from Darkstar, Zomby, and The Others. The second half is highlighted with stellar new tracks from Dntel, Flying Lotus, Vibert/Simmons, The Sight Below, and Fennesz.

Stay tuned next week as we run through the best of 2008, and reveal our favorite albums and singles. Not to be missed!


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Kaleidoscope In Stereo

We returned to the Sells Studio this week, cheerful and bloated with holiday pies.   The first hour moves from the abstract and psychedelic to classic reggae and soul.  Hour two turns up the tempo with hip-hop, while Kenny and Michael serve up their usual helping of colorful future music. Among the classics, we dropped new tracks from Gang Gang Dance, Deerhunter,  Q-Tip, Black Milk, and Ital Tek.


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Slowly (again)

We celebrated Thanksgiving here at the Beat Oracle by airing one of our favorite shows we’ve ever recorded, our 2-hour summer 2008 ambient special. You can click below to get the original podcast from last July, which did not include any of our talking. If you are new to the show, please be sure to check it out (as we won’t be re-podcasting it).
Seven-thousand, two-hundred and six seconds towards the M100

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