This week, we look at the remarkable windup music box. A device simple in design yet sophisticated enough to play everything from bedtime lullabies to Mozart. This episodes songs share those same qualities. They are by Winterstrand, Kryptide, Beatnik, Uniquetunes and Single Cell Orchestra. I'm Jim Nye.
We begin with Viennese trio Winterstrand. These brothers create delicate, intricate electronica touched with a sense of child-like wonder. Here is '123 Raus'
There is more at www.winterstrand.net Kryptide's turntablism mixes soundscapes with breaks reinforced by melody. This is 'Bloop in the Head'.
Look for more at music.download.com/kryptide From Paris, Beatnik taps the talent of the street and the rhymes of DuBose Heyward to come up with his singular style. 'The Living S Easy'
Dig more at www.myspace.com/beatniksound Uniquetunes is a jazz quartet from St. Petersburg. From their 'Inner Smile' CD, here is 'Slow Down'
There are more Uniquetunes at www.electrosound.ru San Franciscan producer, Miguel Fierro, is the highly acclaimed American electronic music pioneer known as Single Cell Orchestra. Take a stroll down 'York Street'
You can find more from Single Cell Orchestra at cyberset.cc 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 Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason and No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins And look for all four Volumes of The Idyllic Music iMix.
Thanks to Dave at the Lounge for his support and thank you for listening. I'm Jim Nye.