This week, we'll look at the blue side of love. The agonizing reappraisal that comes after infatuation with the help of Big Wheel, Kristin Mainhart, The Banjo Consorsium, Fez Dispenser, Velvet Chain and Deerfoot. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll begin in the U.K. with Dave Clough's jazzy electronica. He records as Big Wheel and this is 'Curve'
Find more at www.soundclick.com/bigwheel New York's Kristin Mainhart matches a fiddle with a strident beat while examining a static relationship that's become 'Comfortable'
Look for more at CDbaby and www.myspace.com/khromozomes The Banjo Consorsium comes out of Sherbrooke, Quebec led by multi-instrumentalist Jacques-Philippe Lemieux Leblanc. Here is the exquisitely delicate 'Talk About You'
more at www.thebanjoconsorsium.com Matt Thorne records eclectic Trip-Bop as Fez Dispenser. From his Ant Rifle CD this is 'I Lost My Way'
Hear more at www.fezdispenser.com The groove rolls on with Erika Amato and Velvet Chain. Here is 'Sea of Tranquility'
Hear more from this great band at www.velvetchain.com We'll close of a more upbeat note with Deerfoot, a Canadian quartet influenced by jazz, rock and funk. Groove to the nutty sounds of 'Elves on Patrol'
There is much more at www.ilovedeerfoot.com 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 again to Stephen, Mika and Don for research, correspondence and other web stuff.
Thank you for listening. I'm Jim Nye.