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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

Jul 9, 2022 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

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The New Abnormal
3:01 AM
Arild Andersen - Svev
Arild Andersen Svev
If You Look Far Enough ECM Records 1993

Trio led by Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen, born 1945.

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3:06 AM
Set Break: over “Villefranche Interior” by Bill Nelson
3:07 AM
Jan Bang - The God of Tiny Islands
Jan Bang The God of Tiny Islands
Uncommon Deities (feat. Sidsel Endresen & Arve Henriksen) Samadhisound LLC 2012

Jan Bang is a composer and producer from Kristiansand, Norway. Born 27 August 1968 in Denver Colorado.

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Spoken word by David Sylvian, reading texts written by others.
3:12 AM
Tino - From the Sky
Tino From the Sky N
Interpreting Clouds sound as language 2022

https://tino-ufo.bandcamp.com/album/interpreting-c...

Santino Gonzales, who records music under his nickname “Tino,” is from Los Lunas NM.

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3:14 AM
Kot Kot - Tuchi
Kot Kot Tuchi N
i pni Aguirre 2022

'Kot Kot' is Lena Filatova, from the Karelia region of northwest Russia, near Finland. Her sound collages are inspired by old children's books. "i pni" ("and stumps") is her latest.

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https://aguirrerecords.bandcamp.com/album/i-pni

3:18 AM
Djam Karet - Moorings
Djam Karet Moorings
Collaborator H C Productions 1994

Californian instrumental eclectic progressive rock band founded 1984.

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"Moorings" was completed by Kit Watkins and Loren Nerell

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3:24 AM
Jeff Greinke - Moving Though Fog
Jeff Greinke Moving Though Fog
Cities In Fog 1 & 2 Projekt: Archive 1998

Originally issued in 1985, 'Cities In Fog' was reissued with a second disc of similar ambient compositions.

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3:28 AM
Set Break: over “Subterranean Ambiance” by Michael Stearns
3:32 AM
Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker - Il bersagliere ha cento penne
Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker Il bersagliere ha cento penne N
Canti di Guerra, di Lavoro e d‘amore Unseen Worlds 2022

Violinist and cellist respectively.

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3:37 AM
David Torn - Ever More Other
David Torn Ever More Other
Prezens ECM Records 2007

Born 26 May 1953 in Amityville NY.

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3:41 AM
VAK - Au Fond Des Creuses
VAK Au Fond Des Creuses
Budo Soleil Zeuhl 2018

French prog/Zeuhl band founded in 2008.

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https://vak-prog.bandcamp.com

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3:49 AM
Gilgamesh - Medley: We Are All / Someone Else's Food / Jamo and Other Boating Disasters
Gilgamesh Medley: We Are All / Someone Else's Food / Jamo and Other Boating Disasters
Gilgamesh One Up 1975

Gilgamesh 1972-1975 & 1977-1978] was a 4-piece Canterbury band, but on the jazzier side, led by keyboardist Alan Gowen.

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3:56 AM
Japan - A Foreign Place
Japan A Foreign Place
Quiet Life (Deluxe Edition) BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd 2021

First released on Japan's "Quiet Life" EP in 1981.

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And the pensive David Sylvian did not sing on this track.

4:00 AM
Set Break: over “Matitu” by Béla Fleck
4:04 AM
Allan Holdsworth - Low Levels, High Stakes
Allan Holdsworth Low Levels, High Stakes
Hard Hat Area (Remastered) Allan Holdsworth 1993

Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017) was an influential fusion guitarist. His incredibly fast legato style inspired many imitators.

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4:13 AM
Stop Motion Orchestra - Way to Sarov
Stop Motion Orchestra Way to Sarov
Lightworks - EP Egg Helmet Records 2018

Progressive rock band from Austin Texas.

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4:22 AM
Miriodor - Avanti
Miriodor Avanti
Avanti! Cuneiform Records 2009

Avant-Prog band founded in Quebec City in 1980.

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4:30 AM
Set Break: over “Morphine Lemon Drops” by Igor Cackle
4:31 AM
Minimum Vital - Les voyages de Costey
Minimum Vital Les voyages de Costey
Esprit d'amor Musea 1997

Minimum Vital is a prog band from France, active since 1988, inspired by medieval music, symphonic prog, and southern European folk music.

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This release captures them at their creative peak.

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4:35 AM
Woodenhead - Drop Dead
Woodenhead Drop Dead
Perseverance Free Electric Sound 2003

Woodenhead are a jazz-rock fusion band from New Orleans / Loyola University, founded in 1975, and still active (I think).

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4:40 AM
The Grapes - Big .45/Dream the Night Away
The Grapes Big .45/Dream the Night Away
Water to Wine Earwise Records 1991

Southern rock from Atlanta GA. Never quite caught on like their contemporaries Widespread Panic.

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4:49 AM
The Derek Trucks Band - Rastaman Chant (Live)
The Derek Trucks Band Rastaman Chant (Live)
Roadsongs Masterworks 2010

Born in 1979 in Jacksonville Floride, Derek Trucks is a guitar prodigy.

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5:00 AM
Set Break: over “Willow Silk” by Bill Nelson
5:02 AM
Garaj Mahal - Celtic Indian
Garaj Mahal Celtic Indian
Blueberry Cave Harmonized Records 2005

Fusion band led by guitarist Fareed Haque.

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5:13 AM
Prasanna - Bowling for Peace
Prasanna Bowling for Peace
Electric Ganesha Land Susila Music 2006

South Indian guitarist Prasanna has a diverse body of work, ranging from traditional Carnatic classical to jazz to rock. The concept behind "Electric Ganesha Land" is the question - what if Jimi Hendrix had been born in South India? Prasanna plays his electric guitar in a manner of Hendrix, heavily influenced by his own Indian style, over a traditional South Indian Carnatic rhythm ensemble. Although inspired by Hendrix, these are not Hendrix covers.

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5:20 AM
Mattias IA Eklundh - Those in Badiyah
Mattias IA Eklundh Those in Badiyah
Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord TSP-Thunderstruck Productions 2013

Lead guitarist for the metal group "Freak Kitchen", his 'Freak Guitar' series of solo records explores his extreme guitar styles. This is his 3rd, and most recent, of the Freak Guitar releases.

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5:23 AM
Set Break: over “Gongs” by Roberto Cacciapaglia
5:26 AM
Mediabanda - El Dar del Cuerpo
Mediabanda El Dar del Cuerpo
Maquinarias Aconcagua Records 2021

Founded in Santiago Chile in 2000 by members of the fusion group Fulano (1985-2003), MediaBanda play a mix of Avant / Jazz / Fusion / Prog styles. Maquinarias is their 5th release and the most recent.

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5:34 AM
The Muffins - These Castle Children II
The Muffins These Castle Children II
<185> Cuneiform Records 1981

Formed in 1973 in Washington DC, USA - Disbanded in 1981 - Reformed in 1998 and broke up in 2016. While their debut "Manna Mirage" fits with the Canterbury Scene, The Muffins were strongly influenced by Fred Frith (guitarist from Henry Cow), so they can be categorized as Rock In Opposition (or at least avant-prog).

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5:41 AM
At War With Self - The God Interface
At War With Self The God Interface
Torn Between Dimensions Free Electric Sound 2005

"At War With Self", was founded by guitarist / multi-instrumentalist Glenn Snelwar. "Torn Between Dimensions", the band's debut recording, features Snelwar on guitar, mandolin, and keyboards; Michael Manring on fretless bass and e-bow; and Fates Warning's Mark Zonder on drums and percussion.

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The music blends a variety of styles that would seem 'at war' with each other, like folk and metal.

5:45 AM
Animals As Leaders - The Brain Dance
Animals As Leaders The Brain Dance
The Madness of Many Sumerian Records 2016

TechMetal band from Washington DC, led by Nigerian American guitarist Tosin Abasi (Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide Abasi).

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5:52 AM
Set Break: over “Foret Inviolee (Secret Forest)” by Univers Zéro
5:54 AM
Arfz! - Watermelon in Easter Hay
Arfz! Watermelon in Easter Hay
Unmatched Phaze III / Spanish Zappa Tributes Vol. 3 Hall of Fame Records 1999

"ArfZ" is a group from Spain that plays covers of Frank Zappa songs. This song was part of the series of Spanish language Zappa covers on this label.

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