This week, we'll look at the excitement, obsession, twists, and serenity of first romance. “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end” Exploring the first time on this edition of Idyllic Music are Kristin Hersh, Merlune, Weigl and Hoffman, Telafonica, Mudville and SoundShifter. I'm Jim Nye.
This is an especially creative time for indie stalward Kristin Hersh. Last year, her 'Learn to Sing Like a Star' release was hailed as the Best CD of 2007 by the Oakland Tribune and her efforts toward fair trade music, the CASH Music Project, is making good on the promise with several new songs in a series called Speedbath. Here are the tensions and twists of 'Torque'
Find out more about Kristen Hersh from Idyllic Music Episode 82 and www.throwingmusic.com From Geneva, Swiss beatist Merlune is incredulous asking 'Do You Really'
Find more trippy tracks at www.myspace.com/merlune Here is the ambient pop of Phillip Weigl and Micheal Hoffmann with 'Confided'
Find more at www.4-4-2music.com This is another from Mudville's brilliantly eclectic CD Iris Nova. It's 'Wicked'
Look for more at www.mudvillemusic.com From Soundshifter's 2nd release on sofasound, here are the soulful vocals of Lady Chris on 'One Night Stand'
Find more from Soundshifter at www.sofasound.de Visit the cornershop where you can help support many of the artists you hear on Idyllic Music by buying a song or CD from them. There is also a book corner with where you can browse through 20 great music books including Miles Davis's autobiography and the Trouser Press Guide to Music. And look for all 4 Volumes of The Idyllic Music iMix.
Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.