This week we'll explore the 'Folkartronica' made possible by the Creative Commons license. Dozens of websites have cropped up offering sound clips of various elements of established songs. These clips are then mixed, blended or mashed into something new. This new license allows artists to use the work of others under specific, usually, non-commercial guidelines. It has a kind of 'Folk Art' appeal that is, at turns, democratic and subversive. We'll hear from 5 bands that may or may not employ this new movement in music. They are 6-lyss, Spinning Merkaba, Evolve, Portal and P-Vibes. I'm Jim Nye.
Madrid's 6-lyss welds the instrumental talents of 6-phoniq and singer Lunalyss in a stripped back Prod13F mix of 'Feeling'
There are more great sounds at 13fprod.com Spinning Merkaba creates truly original music from the offered bits of sound at CCMixter Here is 'Babylon'-amplified remixed
Look for material for your own mix at ccmixter.org Producer Red Broad and vocalist Margo Reymundo blend lounge pop, subtle beats, found sound, and mellow jazz influences into cocktail called Evolve. From their CD 'Happy Hour In The Gene Pool', this is 'Couldn't be more Wrong'
From the U.K., Scott Sinfield's DIY approach to spreading music is a template for other independent bands. He records as Portal along with vocalist Rachel Hughes. Here is the tense yet understated 'Sometimes'
There is much more at www.portal-music.com From Ocean City, MD, J-Ryda and Pastphama come up with the eerie downtempo sound of P-vibes. This is 'Natural way'
P-vibes is a little hard to nail down with their Russian website and e-mail in the UK but you'll find more music at www.soundclick.com/p-vibes For more on this podcast including show notes, scripts and links to the artists, log on to www.idyllicmusic.comVisit 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 American Music: Photographs by Annie Leibovitz and Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk And look for all four Volumes of The Idyllic Music iMix.
Thank you for listening. I'm Jim Nye.