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The New Abnormal

Sep 7, 2022 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM


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The New Abnormal
3:01 AM
Thanya Iyer - Slow Burn
Thanya Iyer Slow Burn N
Rest - EP Topshelf 2022

Thanya Iyer is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.




3:04 AM
Sunfear - Wake Up Song
Sunfear Wake Up Song N
Octopus Dark Entries 2022

Sunfear is Eylül Deniz based in Istanbul, in the Republic of Türkiye.





3:08 AM
Set Break: over L’Ostopera track #8 by Mr. Various
3:09 AM
Surya Botofasina - Sun of Keshava
Surya Botofasina Sun of Keshava N
Everyone's Children Spiritus Records 2022

Keyboardist and composer Surya Botofasina 🙏🏾 was taught in the tradition of Alice Coltrane. Bandcamp



3:24 AM
Harold Budd & Brian Eno - An Arc of Doves
Harold Budd & Brian Eno An Arc of Doves
Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror Editions EG 1980

The second of Brian Eno's "Ambient" series, which ended after only 4 releases.



3:31 AM
Set Break: over “Adhan” by Michael Manring
3:33 AM
Traffic - Rainmaker
Traffic Rainmaker
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Universal-Island Records Ltd. 1971

English rock band formed in 1967.



3:41 AM
Tony Bray - Zamapara
Tony Bray Zamapara
Outside, Looking In Tony Bray 2004

Tony Bray is a freelance musician , and has performed on stages in clubs, casinos and cruise ships all over the world for over 35 years. He also spent countless hours in the studio as a musician, arranger, mixer, consultant and producer. He has a degree in Studio Music and Jazz from the Univ. of Tennessee.




3:48 AM
Nicholas Thys - It's Been A While
Nicholas Thys It's Been A While
Virgo Pirouet 2009

Bass player, born and raised in Brussels Belgium in 1968, from a musical family, lived in Amsterdam for about 6 years, in NYC between 1999 and 2007, and is currently a resident of Brussels.



3:58 AM
Set Break: over “Life Of Joel” by Steve Tibbetts
4:02 AM
Frank Zappa - Farther O'Blivion
Frank Zappa Farther O'Blivion
Road Tapes, Venue #2 (Live Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland/1973) Frank Zappa Catalog 2016

Excerpt of a 24 minute recording. Edited for 'content'.



Another in the seemingly endless series of Zappa's archival recordings.

4:11 AM
Snarky Puppy - Bigly Strictness
Snarky Puppy Bigly Strictness
Immigrance GroundUP 2019

Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly 40 musicians, many from the Univ. of North Texas.



4:19 AM
Jaga Jazzist - Spiral Era
Jaga Jazzist Spiral Era
Pyramid Brainfeeder 2020

Norwegian 9-piece instrumental band.



4:27 AM
Ozric Tentacles - SpaceBase
Ozric Tentacles SpaceBase
The Floor's Too Far Away Magna Carta 2006

English progressive/space/psychedelic rock band founded in 1983. They fuse jazz rock, hard rock and acid rock with influences from world music.



4:36 AM
MNO - Kat Mix
MNO Kat Mix
Sessions Des Rosiers EP 1 Six Degrees Emerging Artist 2006

Michael Emenau, aka "MNO" has made a lot of music in a lot of styles. Bandcamp


4:43 AM
Ozone Quartet - Flood
Ozone Quartet Flood
Nocturne Flat Five Records 1999

Ozone Quartet was an instrumental band based in Raleigh, NC. 1992-2004. Bandcamp



4:48 AM
Tunnels - Prisoner of the Knitting Factory Hallway (Composition By Marc Wagnon)
Tunnels Prisoner of the Knitting Factory Hallway (Composition By Marc Wagnon)
Tunnels - With Percy Jones Buckyball Music, Inc. 1999

Tunnels was founded by Swiss vibraphonist and percussionist Marc Wagnon and bassist Percy Jones, who was an essential element of the first recording put out by the band, titled "With Percy Jones" and released in 1994.


4:55 AM
Pixel - Nothing Beats Reality
Pixel Nothing Beats Reality
Golden Years Cuneiform Records 2015

Pixel is a Norwegian pop-jazz quartet.


5:00 AM
Set Break: over “Chandogra” by Steve Tibbetts
5:04 AM
Anoushka Shankar - Pd7
Anoushka Shankar Pd7
Breathing Under Water Manhattan Records 2007

Collaboration between sitarist Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale (of Tabla Beat Science fame). Plenty of guest musicians on this one.


5:12 AM
Zohar - Onethreeseven
Zohar Onethreeseven
Onethreeseven Mondo Melodia 2000

Founded by Erran Baron Cohen, brother of Sacha (aka Borat, Ali G, etc.). He also scored the original music for his brother's films Borat, Brüno, The Dictator, and Grimsby, as well as his TV series Da Ali G Show and Who Is America?



The sampled vocals were by Zehava Ben (Born 1968 in Beer Sheva), an Israeli Mizrahi singer.

5:17 AM
Axiom of Choice - Evanescent
Axiom of Choice Evanescent
Unfolding Narada 2002

Axiom of Choice was a California based world music group of Iranian émigrés who performed a fusion style incorporating Persian classical music and modern Western musical concepts.


Loga Ramin Torkian later joined with Azam Ali (from 'Vas') to form 'Niyaz'.

5:22 AM
Lumin - Izgrala
Lumin Izgrala
Traveler '03 Six Degrees Records 2003

Electronic / world music fusion, combining Bulgarian choir, Sufi trance, drum & bass and downtempo. Formed in 1998 by Jeffery Stott and Michael Emenau. Vocalist Irina Mikhailova joined the group for their second album. "Izgrala" was originally issued on this Traveler compilation 🍸 , and later on Lumin's "Ketri" in 2007.



5:29 AM
Set Break: over “Mae Hong Song” by Ozric Tentacles
5:33 AM
David "Fuze" Fiuczynski - Sakalahachi
David "Fuze" Fiuczynski Sakalahachi
KiF Express FuzeLicious Morsels 2008

David Fiuczynski is a multi-culti jazz guitarist with a punk attitude. Currently a professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.



5:39 AM
Swift Technique - Sir Funk
Swift Technique Sir Funk
You Boys Be Aight Swift Technique 2014

Swift Technique is Philadelphia’s funk/soul musical collective. Bandcamp



5:43 AM
Dirk Quinn Band - Evil Birdman of Funk
Dirk Quinn Band Evil Birdman of Funk
QuinnTet Dirk Quinn Band 2008

The Dirk Quinn Band is a good time jam band from Philadelphia.



5:51 AM
Set Break: over “Gavotte Chétive“ by Miriodor
5:53 AM
Fabian Spampinato - Gymnopedie #1
Fabian Spampinato Gymnopedie #1
#Fundemia s/r 2021

I can't figure out exactly who this is or where he's from. He is associated with "Caballero Reynaldo" and his series of Spanish Zappa covers. Maybe he's from Argentina? The #Fundemia release has several Zappa covers, but I'm playing Erik Satie's "Gymnopedia #1", arranged and performed in the style of a Zappa band.