This week, we'll look at the life giving and restorative power of water. While water is the most abundant molecule on Earth's surface and nearly 60% of the human body is water, we often take for granted is enormous importance. Since all water is essentially the same, it is what is dissolved into it that accounts for the differences we consume whether our freshwater comes from deep in Lake Baikal or from the muddy Mississippi. Having recovered recently from a lingering flu virus, I can tell you that water, and drinking huge amounts of it, were instrumental in ridding me of that illness. And so the show is all about water. Drink up.
We'll begin with program stalwart USB making his 5th appearance on Idyllic Music with the icily beautiful 'We dream in fields of crystal'
You'll find much more from this talented musician at www.soundclick.com/bands/usb Liverpool's Fran Kapelle and Paul Addie make waves as the core of Tracing Arcs. This is from their brilliant 'fin' release. It's 'Icefloes'
Look for more at www.myspace.com/tracingarcs James Kirsch marshals the beats as General Fuzz have a taste of 'Liquid Jazz'
There is much more at www.generalfuzz.net Karl Endreson's native Norway is awash in lakes, glaciers and waterfalls. Here is Orange Crush with 'Across The Rivers'
Look for more at www.myspace.com/orangecrushmusic We'll close this episode with Japanese artist Lili Hirakawa and 'Waterwards'
Find more of Lili's ambient electronica at http://www.myspace.com/peopleused2 This podcast can be heard in more than 100 countries. Look for the list at myspace.com/idyllic music
Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.