Best Microtonal podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Now&Xen
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The podcast about xenharmonic & microtonal music and discussion.
 
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Alec Finlay
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Alec Finlay (1966–), artist and poet, lives and works in Edinburgh. Working across a wide range of media and forms, from microtonal sculpture, mapping and journeys, book and print works, to audio-visual and new technology, much of Finlay’s work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape and ecology.
 
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Sound Good? Pod
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Welcome to the Sound Good? podcast, a weekly music discussion between hosts Michael and Micah! Our sick gimmick is that we recommend albums to each other that the other has never heard and get blind reactions and reviews!
 
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BLab Coats
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BLab Coats is a conversational podcast focusing on the journeys of scientists and researchers. We learn about contemporary research areas, life as a researcher, personal motivations and perspectives and discover that scientific researchers are people.
 
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Oursatz
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A podcast for musical conversations.
 
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In the 29th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, your hosts Michael and Micah discuss the week's music news as well as the newest album Vector from UK-based progressive metal band Haken! This thing slays, check it out! Follow Haken on Twitter @Haken_Official Follow Sound Good? on Facebook/Twitter @itsoundsgoodpod New from this episode: Dream The ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss microtonal guitar music with Jack Tickner, who is a part of many bands and projects and mods guitars into different frettings (Wollongong, Maybe Pile, and his self-titled music)! Topics include accessibility/production, ear training and perception, auditioning scales in the community, the ear as a sub ...…
 
What's up guys! For the 28th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, we chatted about the week's music news and then took a dive into the new album Vitriola by Cursive! This is an album that definitely offers a unique experience and is worth checking out! Follow Cursive on Twitter @CursiveTheBand Follow Sound Good? on Facebook/Twitter @itsoundsgood ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen discusses ear training and sliding-pitch techniques with two members of UnTwelve, Jacob and Chris. (Be sure to spread the word about UnTwelve 2019 camp, happening from August 4-13 at the Gesundheit Institute in West Virginia)! The three composers discuss performance techniques and music theory of compositions they have ...…
 
Our guest today is Dr. John Chalmers, author of Divisions of the Tetrachord. He shares his experiences and interactions with Harry Partch, Erv Wilson, Ivor Darreg, and other folks working with microtonal and xenharmonic music. We had a good chat about various tuning systems such as tritriadic scales and the merits of 12-, 19-, 31-, 41-, 53-equa ...…
 
Hi guys! This week on the Sound Good? Podcast, we took a look at The Grand Delusion, the fifth studio album from German rock band The Intersphere! Follow Sound Good? on Facebook/Twitter @itsoundsgoodpod News Discussed in this Episode - Bandcamp Store - http://www.metalsucks.net/2019/01/17/bandcamp-is-opening-an-irl-record-store-in-oakland-calif ...…
 
Hi! We hope you're having a good week! We sure did, because we got to listen to the 10 year anniversary remaster of La Dispute's debut full LP Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair! They had access to the raw stems from the original recordings and were able to truly remix and remaster this wonderful record. Check it out i ...…
 
What up neerrrrds. No one asked for it, but here's our individual top 10 albums of 2018! It's a long boi but that's why it's a bonus episode. Let us know what your favorite albums of the year were and if you agree with our lists! Follow Sound Good? on Twitter and Facebook @itsoundsgoodpod
 
In the 25th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, your hosts Michael and Micah talk about Hail the Sun's fourth full length album, The Mental Knife! As well as some music news from the previous week. Check it out! Follow Hail the Sun on Twitter @hailthesun Follow Sound Good? on Twitter and Facebook @itsoundsgoodpod News Discussed This Week: Beaut ...…
 
What's up guys! In the 24th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, we talked about Thomas Giles' new album Don't Touch the Outside. You may know Tommy as the lead singer of Between the Buried and Me, as we've NEVER mentioned that on the show before, but hey, this is his solo project and it's really cool and weird and worth checking out! Follow Tom ...…
 
Why do molecules glow? How can we use this property to study diseases such as Alzheimer's. In this boxing day special episode we chat to the fluorescent chemist David Western about designing molecules that can be used as fluorescent probes for biological application. Twitter: www.twitter.com/blabcoats Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLabCoats/…
 
What's up dudez, here's episode 23 of the Sound Good? podcast! In this episode we discuss some recent music news from the week of December 10th as well as the albums Time 'n' Place by Kero Kero Bonito and The Skeptic by Tilian! Follow Kero Kero Bonito on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeroKeroBonito Follow Tilian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/t ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen and SEVISH talk with Elaine Walker (the brains behind “ZIA”) about her new EP (Four-Momentum) and various equal tunings. Recurring experiential topics include performance, hardware/software, compression/mastering/pop-music, and composing strategies. Elaine also has a lot to say about keyboards of all types, having desig ...…
 
In this episode of the Sound Good? podcast we took a look at the newest albums from Joji and The Midnight! Check it out! (It sounds like I goofed my mic settings at some point during set up for this episode, sowwy, Love Micah) Links to News Discussed in this Episode: New Dream Theater Single "Untethered Angel" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...…
 
Hey guys! We're back from out little album gathering hiatus and have a great comeback album for you! For our return we've chosen to take a look at the monster (creature?) of an album, Vaxis Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, the next installment of the Amory Wars saga from prog legends Coheed and Cambria! Follow Coheed and Cambria on Twitter: htt ...…
 
What instruments are good for playing microtonal music and why? Can synthesizers be a useful tool for exploring xenharmonics? And what microtonal scales would be good for beginners to start experimenting? Other topics include: collecting musical instruments, kalimbas and mavila temperament, how well instruments can keep their tuning, hammered d ...…
 
In this pilot episode of Now&Xen, Stephen Weigel and Sevish introduce the idea of microtonal and xenharmonic music, and discuss why musicians would want to use alternative tunings in their music. Other topics discussed include cultural learning, equal temperaments, traditional microtonal vs modern microtonal, gamelan and Ivor Darreg. We’d love ...…
 
How do you turn DNA into music? What can we learn from doing so? This week we chat to Mark Temple, formerly of the band "The Hummingbirds", about his work that turns DNA into sound for scientific analysis. Here's a link to Mark's paper: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-017-16... Paste in your sequence and try some sonification yourself http://dna ...…
 
Oof okay guys! I finally got my act together and recorded my first solo episode! Welcome to Buried in Bandcamp! I'm going to back talking about four from Bandcamp that I really enjoy but don't quite make the cut for the main series. So this week I looked at Pacific Myth by Protest the Hero, Myra by Spurv, the Viscera EP by Haunted Shores, and V ...…
 
Dr Holly Kaye-Smith is a social change activist. She creates campaigns that mobilise citizen action to combat global issues. In this episode we talk about Kony 2012, using bottom-up approaches to make social change, the evils of capitalism, and more. . Check out the video on our youtube channel: https://youtu.be/oYgKyu19Rr4 www.facebook.com/BLa ...…
 
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For the 20th episode of the Sound Good? podcast we asked the listeners to give us suggestions! Thanks to Anna, Ben, Scott, and Spencer for the recommendations! They were all really cool! Songs Used in This Episode: Awakenings by Symphony X from The Odyssey Segelhund by Libations from the Libations EP I Can Feel it Calling by Trophy Eyes from Th ...…
 
For the 19th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, we discussed the albums Hypnic Jerks by Spirit of the Beehive and Home by Church Girls. Spirit of the Beehive is a really cool psych-rock band while Church Girls put out a great indie/post-punk EP. Definitely go check both of these bands out!! Songs used in this episode: monumental shame from Hyp ...…
 
Hey guys! Make sure to check out the full episode for details on our special announcement for the season finale! For this episode we talked the first EP from Protest the Hero, A Calculated Use of Sound, and the album Ground Dweller by Hands Like Houses. Songs used in this episode: These Colours Don't Run from A Calculated Use of Sound by Protes ...…
 
Hey everyone! Here's the 17th episode of the Sound Good? podcast! This week we discussed the albums Slow Burn by Old Gray and Aimless by In Reference to a Sinking Ship. Both are very short and relatively concise offerings but also carry a ton of emotional weight. In that sense, Aimless may be musically "heavier" but Slow Burn is much more oppre ...…
 
What's up guys, here's episode 16 of the Sound Good? podcast! This week we talked about the albums Hyperreal by Makari, release August 3rd on InVogue Records and Ghost City by Delta Sleep released August 10th on Big Scary Monsters Recordings. Hyperreal is a fairly modern proggy offering while Ghost City is a rather melodic math rock album. Song ...…
 
Hello everyone! For the fifteenth episode of the Sound Good? podcast, Michael and Micah discussed the new albums Composure by Real Friends and Headstorm by Abandoned by Bears. Both bands have a foundation of pop punk but Abandoned by Bears dips into the metalcore genre tastefully as well. Both of these albums are heckin' b o p s. Follow Real Fr ...…
 
How do ears work? Can we model the ear to design hearing systems? This week we talk to neuromorphic engineer Tara Hamilton about about her work building digital analogues of the human ear. She also talks to us about her journey and how she has managed to combine biology with engineering.
 
For the epic 14th installment of the critically acclaimed music discussion podcast, the Sound Good? podcast, your hosts Michael and Micah talk about the albums Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing and So Many Ways to Not Say Anything by With Iowa In Between! Nothing is a relatively establish shoegaze band currently signed to Relapse Records while W ...…
 
For episode 13 we decided to make the transition to talking about more recent releases! For this week we checked out Neon by ERRA and Thank You for Today by Death Cab for Cutie. I wonder how they are? If only there was an audio review series I could listen to. Hmmmm Follow ERRA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/erra_band Follow Death Cab for Cuti ...…
 
Can we kill animals for food? How about art? Should we use animals for scientific research which might lead to therapies? John Hadley is a philosopher of ethics and in this episode, he talks to us not only about the ethics of using animals but also the nature of philosophy and philosophical thinking. Check us out at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/ ...…
 
"Nearer My God is Foxing's magnum opus." - Michael SoundGood? McSoundGood?(TM)Face For the 12th episode of the Sound Good? podcast, Michael and Micah talked about the brand new album Nearer My God by the band Foxing! This was a highly anticipated album for us and we cannot reccommend this one enough. It's tough to put this release in a box and ...…
 
Here's the eleventh episode of the Sound Good? podcast! This time we jammed the albums Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Days of Future Passed by The Moody Blues. Both are pretty nuts in their own right, but KG&LZ are by far the nutsest. The KG album was recorded entirely on microtuned instruments which gave the ...…
 
This week we visit the eery "Dome Floor" which houses the main telescope at the Western Sydney University Observatory in Werrington, west of Sydney. We had a fascinating talk with Lisa Harvey-Smith who is an astronomer, astrophysicist, science communicator and an athlete. She was also a host on ‘Stargazing’ with Brian Cox and was involved in th ...…
 
What's up guys! Welcome to the tenth episode of the Sound Good? podcast! This time we talked about the albums Together/Apart and Redbird by Grieves and Outrun the Sunlight, respectively. Grieves is a killer hip hop artist and Outrun the Sunlight are a great group specializing in instrumental progressive rock. Both of these albums are absolutely ...…
 
Hey everybody! Here's the ninth episode of the Sound Good? podcast! This week Michael recommended Escalator by Sam Gopal, a really cool late 60's psychedelic rock album fronted by the legendary Lemmy Kilmister, while Micah recommended the album A Farewell to Kings by Rush. Follow Rush on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rushtheband Follwo us on Twi ...…
 
Parasitic fungi cost the agriculture industry vast amounts of money every year. Michelle is looking to fight fire with fire by using other fungi strains to defeat these parasitic fungi. In this episode, she talks to us about her journey in microbiology and mycology, the uniqueness of fungi, and more.…
 
For the eighth episode of the Sound Good? podcast, Michael and Micah discuss some sexy tones from The Black Dahlia Murder (Ritual) and some.......uhhhh, well some Strapping Young Lad (City). Ritual is a milestone of death metal from the year 2011, and City is a highly acclaimed album by one of Devin Townsend's earlier bands. We can't speak for ...…
 
Season 4 of BLab Coats is coming next week. We're excited to bring you some interesting conversations with philosophers, microbiologist, astrophysicists and more. You can find us on itunes, stictcher or whereever you get your podcast.
 
Finally, episode 7 of the Sound Good? podcast. We were so excited, but also nervous, when we were planning out episodes and scheduled our chat about the new BTBAM album in it's entirety. This is one of our all time favorite bands and we can definitely say that this album does in fact sound good. MmMmmmMMMMMmMm Our favorite part was when it was ...…
 
Hopefully everyone had a great fourth of July, boy we sure did. We partied so hard we had to take a whole week off. Hahaha ha ha ha....... In the sixth episode of the critically acclaimed podcast, the Sound Good? podcast, Michael and Micah discuss the synthwave/outrun album Endless Summer by California based The Midnight, and the Armenian folk ...…
 
Death Grips is online. Reddit thread discussing how the album is about serial killer Richard Chase: https://www.reddit.com/r/deathgrips/comments/8t6l1f/i_believe_yots_is_about_richard_chase_and_i_have/ Death Grips Official Website: thirdworlds.net Follow Death Grips on Twitter: twitter.com/bbpoltergiest Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/itsound ...…
 
Dr Alison Moore is a historian studying the history of sexuality, health, and disease. In this episode she talks to us about her journey into history and medical science, how marrying both has given her a better perspective of history. She also talked us about menopause and how the symptoms may be socially constructed, how sexuality and sexual ...…
 
Here it is! Episode 4 of the Sound Good? podcast! We were so freaking excited to talk about the eighth full length studio album from the California based progressive/hardcore/math/experimental-rock band Dance Gavin Dance called Artificial Selection! This is easily up there for both of our album of the year lists, seriously it's that good. Good ...…
 
This time on the Sound Good? podcast, Michael and Micah talk about the albums Pilot by Hot Mulligan, and Where Owls Know My Name by Rivers of Nihil. We chose these two albums because here in the Sound Good? offices, we believe in consistency and similarity in our episodes, so pop punk and progressive tech death were an obvious pairing. Follow H ...…
 
In this episode of the Sound Good? podcast, a total nerd (Michael) and a sex god (Micah) talk about the recently released fourth album by the band Tancred! It's called Nightstand and it's a freaking banger! If you like indie-ish rock then totally check it out before or after the episode for more context on the feelings we had on it! You can fin ...…
 
Hey, thanks for checking out the first episode of this new podcast thing we're trying out! Albums Discussed in this Episode - The Lack Long After - Pianos Become the Teeth https://twitter.com/pianosband heartswithholes - Mess https://twitter.com/heartswithholes Find us on Twitter - @itsoundsgoodpod Feel free to let us know what you thought abou ...…
 
Dr Narayan is a senior lecturer of Animal Sciences at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. In this episode he talks to us about his research journey - from demonstrating, for the first time, that Fijian ground frogs lay eggs, to developing non-invasive tests for assessing stress in animals.…
 
Five satanic rituals that Trump used to become president! Number 4 will shock you!!!! This week we chat to Dr Tanya Notley about the rise of fake news and her fascinating research journey from media and communications to ethnographer. We find out what ethnography is and understand the limitations of outsider perspectives.…
 
Dr Greg Cohen is a researcher at the MARCS institute developing Bio-inspired cameras. These cameras mimic how the human eye works by only detecting changes rather than taking a picture of the whole field of view. In this episode, Greg talks to us about the utility of his camera in astronomy, detecting space junk, medical science, etc. We also t ...…
 
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