A wealth of good electronic music by Pretty Lights (a.k.a. Derek Vincent Smith) is available to download on a donation basis or free in return for an email address at the Pretty Lights Official Site and SoundCloud page. Muruch Editor Vic is also a fan.
This astounding song appears to be an original composition with words by Sufi poet Hafiz. You can stream or download “My Brilliant Image” by Saranpreet (a.k.a. N.C. folk musician Liz Mundy) at Soundcloud…
One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing Light
Of your own Being!
Not many of Jamendo’s free albums have survived on my permanent playlist, but Youssouf Karembe’s Toguna is a wonderfully evocative collection world music – starting with the exhilarating djembe-driven “Odimiyasin.”
Nickel Creek’s set at Newport this year is now streaming at NPR. The performance was primarily comprised of tracks, my favorite of which is “Destination,” from their new album, A Dotted Line. The band also played some old favorites, including “Reasons Why” and “The Fox.” Browsing the page further will lead you to concerts by Aoife O’Donovan and Anais Mitchell among others.