Saturday

One Hundred and Forty Nine

This week we'll look at beauty and terror as seen in the mythology of women. Stories though out history mostly told by men of power and tragedy, love and treachery featuring the likes of Aphrodite, Xi Shi, The Gorgon Medusa and goddess Kali. These tales are endlessly fascinating yet rarely illuminating of the lives of actual women. So we'll hear from six songs offering a modern twist to these myths. They come from Jen Gloeckner, First Rebirth, Zoe Leela, Swoon, A Beautiful Curse and Ruxpin. I'm Jim Nye.

We'll begin with Jen Gloeckner from her 'Mouth of Mars' CD. This is 'Pulse'

Look for more at jengloeckner.com

From Russia Anton Chirtsov produces dark triphop as First Rebirth. Here is 'Last Runaway'

Download more tracks at enoughrecords.scene.org



Zoe.LeelA and 'Destroy She Says'

Look for her release 'Queendom Come' at rec72.net

From Baden, Switzerland Elias Kohli records as Swoon. This is 'Crystal Night'

You'll find more Swoon at www.archive.org/details/earxp09


Drummer Kenny James' latest project is A Beautiful Curse. This comes from his 'As It Should Be' release. It's 'A Lot Like Diamonds'

Check out more at www.abeautifulcurse.com

From Iceland Jonas Thor Gudmundsson puts together ethereal beats as Ruxpin. 'You Look Lovely In This Spacesuit'

Hear more at www.sutemos.net

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Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.

One Hundred and Forty Eight

This week, we'll look at five artists making deeply layered dense and hypnotic electronica. In the early part of the decade Minimalism, glitch and even chiptunes were a reaction to what became a pretty predictable set of recordings featuring 4 chord progressions and pedestrian beats. Now finding a new mix of drama and subtlety are Ed Drury, Melorman, Northcape, Bitbasic and Wordless Poem. I'm Jim Nye.

We'll begin in Oregon with multi-instrumentalist and Didgeridoo master Ed Drury. This is 'Jawidge"

Find a massive selection of his work at www.eddrury.com

From Athens, Melorman creates melodies with granular ambience and chilled beats. This is the lush 'You Are'

Hear more from Melorman at www.archaichorizon.com

Here is another Brighton's Northcape from his 'Some Bright Valley' release it's 'A Part of The Forest'

Look for much more at www.northcapemusic.co.uk

This is Bitbasic feeling 'Blueish'

Download the entire 'Sprinkling Rainbows' CD at www.archive.org/details/mtk213

We'll close with mystical love and devotional song. Here is Wordless Poem with the mesmerizing 'kanakasaila'

Listen to more at www.electrobel.fr
You can also find the complete archive of show notes, links to all the artists featured on the podcast over the years and lots of free streaming audio at idyllicmusic.com. And visit musicpodcasting.org to hear other great podcasts

Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.

One Hundred and Forty Seven

This week we'll look at known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. For several weeks, half a dozen great songs have lingered on the desktop as I've looked for ways to include them on the show. They are by unknown, unsigned artists, well known indie bands and arena popular stars. All podsafe. This week I'll string them together and let you guess who they are. Film at 11.


Few artists can paint a more vivid musical picture like legendary street troubadour Tom Waits. We pulled that from his 'Real Gone' release. Find more at www.epitaph.com/artists/artist/186

We started with Dub disco titans The Orb from The Dream' CD. Check out episode 111 for a more extensive look at the band and the orb.com. That was followed by New York's 46 Bliss, a band gaining a big following in indie circles. Find more from this great group at www.myspace.com/46bliss. It was followed by newcomer Ellen Vate's 'Deeply Loaded' from the German net label http://konsum-productions.com. We also heard from Ann Wilson and Elton John covering Flash in the Pan's late 70's indie hit 'Where to now St. Peter' and The Entry's 'Life Cabaret Severin 24's remix' found at www.alpinechic.net.

Don't forget all show notes and artist links can be found at Idyllicmusic.com. Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.

One Hundred and Forty Six

This week, we'll look at the downcast and sorrowful. Baruch Spinoza defined sadness as the transfer of a person from a large perfection to a smaller one. All the songs on the show this week have an underlying sadness. They are small vignettes of personal loss and helplessness and yet they are not uncomfortable or painful. There is a soul cleansing purging quality that makes you feel raw and renewing. We'll heard Idmer, Owen, Aydio, Gilo, The Sugar Clouds and Aereal. I'm Jim Nye.

We'll begin with French producer Idmer with 'Echos du Coeur'

Find many more tracks from Idmer at www.electrobel.fr/profile/863

One of the most satisfying forms sadness takes is self-pity. Here is podcast stalwart Owen and 'Dig Your Own Hole'

From his Deltitnu EP, From London, this is Aydio and 'XHD'

You'll find more beats at myspace.com/theaydio and dustedwax.org

Here is Portuguese Trip Hopist Gilo and 'Unity'

Listen to more at myspace.com/gilotrue

From Detroit these are The Sugar Clouds myopically and 'All I See is You'

Look for more at myspace.com/thesugarclouds

From his Transitions EP, this is UK idm producer Aereal and the lugubrious 'Bacurex'

Check out myspace.com/aerealsounds for more

You can still download the 2 CD ready mixes or our 100th episode at www.Idyllicmusic.com. And find the complete archive of show notes, links to all the artists featured on the podcast over the years and lots of free streaming audio as well.

Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.