This week, we'll look beyond the Lost Horizon for the mythical places, hidden and elusive. They are known by names like El Dorado, Shangri-La, Avalon, Atlantis or Utopia. Guiding our way on this episode of Idyllic music are AguaFlames, Neko Neko, Alu, Neil Smith, Indidginus and Orange Crush. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll begin in the Russian Federation with a quartet of hugely talented Muscovites called AguaFlames. Their mix of ancient rhythms and electronics start us on the journey down the 'Lost Highway'
Find more free downloads at aguaflames.com Manchester's Neko Neko returns with the magical 'Peacock cave'
Hear more from Neko Neko at www.myspace.com/anniseed California chanteuse Alu evokes Guinevere over brush work for Avalon'
You'll find more great songs at www.alumusic.com Just as Hugh Conway traveled the world looking for Shangri-La, Cincinnati's Neil Smith continues to 'Seek'
There are dozens of free downloads to be had at neilsmithmusic.com Cape Town's Michael Martin has been playing didgeridoo for more than a decade. He records as Indidginus and this is 'Dubliminal'
Hear much more at www.myspace.com/indidginus From Norway, Orange Crush closes this edition of Idyllic Music with 'Dawn Breaker' Find Karl Endreson's catalog at www.archaichorizon.com and Orange Crush. 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.