This week, we'll look for the lost, the secret, the rushed and hypnotic with the help of four bands who have made distinctive contributions to independent music in their home countries. They are Bluba Lu, Kalahari Surfers, QuiOui and Volfoniq. I'm Jim Nye.
Bluba Lu is one of the oldest existing underground groups in Bulgaria. Listen for vocalist Roni Popova's World Melancholy on 'Lost Song'
Find their sophisticated orchestral mix of Eastern European influence and trippy beats at www.blubalu.net We last heard from Warrick Sony's Kalahari Surfers back of episode 51. This is 'The Secrecy of Science'
There is much more at www.africandope.co.za Here is Belgian quartet QuiOui with a deceptively trick track called 'Rushes'
Find much more at www.myspace.com/quioui From France comes Volfoniq. It's 'Hypno Dub'
Hear more of their electrodub stylings at www.volfoniq.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 for listening. I'm Jim Nye.