This week we'll look at beauty and terror as seen in the mythology of women. Stories though out history, mostly told by men, of power and tragedy, love and treachery featuring the likes of Aphrodite, Xi Shi, The Gorgon Medusa and goddess Kali.
These tales are endlessly fascinating yet rarely illuminating of the lives of actual women.
So we'll hear from six Independent songs offering a modern twist to these myths. They come from Jen Gloeckner, First Rebirth, Zoe Leela, Swoon, A Beautiful Curse and Ruxpin. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll begin with Jen Gloeckner from her 'Mouth of Mars' CD. This is 'Pulse'
Look for more at jengloeckner.com From Russia Anton Chirtsov produces dark triphop as First Rebirth. Here is 'Last Runaway'
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This is Zoe.LeelA and 'Destroy She Says'
Look for her release 'Queendom Come' at rec72.net From Baden, Switzerland Elias Kohli records as Swoon. This is 'Crystal Night'
You'll find more Swoon at www.archive.org/details/earxp09 Drummer Kenny James' latest project is A Beautiful Curse. This comes from his 'As It Should Be' release. It's 'A Lot Like Diamonds'
Check out more at www.abeautifulcurse.com From Iceland Jonas Thor Gudmundsson puts together ethereal beats as Ruxpin. 'You Look Lovely In This Spacesuit'
Hear more at www.sutemos.net This podcast can be heard in more than 100 countries. You can subscribe and hear more episodes of Idyllic Music at Listen Notes.Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.