This week will mark the 50th episode of Idyllic Music. Several messages reached me this week at firstname.lastname@example.org asking how we intend celebrate this milestone. The answer is to follow through on our commitment from the onset to present the very best music we find for any particular week. And so we will hear from Ikarus, Ventriloquist, Smashed Toy, Artemis, Fear Called Living and I am Dog Biscuit and I'm Jim Nye.
Wolfgang Stindl is a sound reporter without borders, mixing the indigenous with the electronic. He records as Ikarus and this in 'Praying to Different Gods
You'll find a travelogue of sound at http://www.ikarusmusic.com London's Chris Redmond mixes a slippery fusion of weird stories, soulful songs and broken beats as Ventriloquist. Listen for 'This Rain'
Find more from Ventriloquist at www.soundseasymusic.com A bit further north near Manchester you'll find breakbeatist Smashed Toy. Here is 'Mountain Dawn'
Look for more than 50 songs at www.soundclick.com/smashedtoy Breathing a rich dose of soul into the cool digital world, this is Artemis with 'Hypno'
You'll find more from Artemis at www.cyberset.cc From The Bronx, this is Fear Called Living and a song called 'Eyes'
Hear more from this New York trio at www.fearcalledliving.com Former Blue States bassist Karl Hager closes out this 50th episode gala, recording as I am Dog Biscuit. Here is 'Flux Capacitor'
Listen to more of Karl Hager's solo efforts at www.myspace.com/iamdogbiscuit For more on this podcast including show notes, scripts and links to the artists, log on to www.idyllicmusic.com
Thank you for listening. I'm Jim Nye.