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The New Abnormal

Sep 14, 2022 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM


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The New Abnormal
3:01 AM
Arthur King - La Farola
Arthur King La Farola N
Changing Landscapes (Mina las Pintadas) AKP Recordings 2022

"Arthur King" is an experimental musical ensemble led by Peter Walker, based in Los Angeles. Walker assembles different combinations of artists––whether musicians, designers, filmmakers, or sculptors––to collaborate with on various projects. This is the latest installment of the "Changing Landscapes” series - going deep into a Chilean copper mine to explore a sonorous, percussive, experimental, electronic music.



3:13 AM
Set Break: over “Life of Emily” by Steve Tibbetts
3:15 AM
Niyaz - Arzusun
Niyaz Arzusun
Sumud Electrofone 2013

Niyaz is an acoustic electronic project formed by vocalist Azam Ali (of Vas), Loga Ramin Torkian (of Axiom Of Choice) and producer Carmen Rizzo combining Persian and Indian-influenced music with modern electronics.


3:22 AM
Nils Petter Molvær - Tlon
Nils Petter Molvær Tlon
Khmer ECM Records 1997

Norwegian composer, producer and trumpet player, born in 1960, plays smoky jazz fused with electronic music.



3:29 AM
Nicky Skopelitis - Witness
Nicky Skopelitis Witness
Ekstasis Axiom 1993

Jazz and fusion guitarist (also banjo, oud, lute, etc.), born 2 February 1949.



3:37 AM
Trey Gunn - Indiera
Trey Gunn Indiera
The Third Star (Reemastered) 7d Media 2011

Trey Gunn (born December 13, 1960) is an American musician, known for his membership in King Crimson from 1994 to 2003, playing Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick. Bandcamp



3:44 AM
King Sunny Ade - Ja Funmi
King Sunny Ade Ja Funmi
Juju Music Universal-Island Records Ltd. 1982

Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye (born 22 September 1946), known professionally as King Sunny Adé, is a Nigerian jùjú singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. This was his breakout international LP. Wikipedia



3:51 AM
Ernesto Djédjé - Ziglibitien
Ernesto Djédjé Ziglibitien N
Le Roi du Ziglibithy Analog Africa 2022

Ernesto Djédjé (1948–1983) was one of the most well known artists in Ivory Coast during late 70's & early 80's. Wikipedia


original compilation from 2001


2022 reissue Bandcamp
4:00 AM
Set Break: over “Calming Sorrow” by Insect Funeral
4:05 AM
Ekseption - Pop Giant
Ekseption Pop Giant
Beggar Julia's Time Trip Universal Music, a division of Universal International Music BV 1970

Ekseption was a Dutch rock band active from 1967 to 1989, playing mostly-instrumental progressive rock and classical rock. The band saw some commercial success in the 1970s, having Dutch top ten hit singles with their rock adaptations of Beethoven's "Fifth" and Bach's "Air".



4:08 AM
Genesis - The Return of the Giant Hogweed
Genesis The Return of the Giant Hogweed
Nursery Cryme Virgin Catalogue 1971

Genesis was founded in the UK in1967, and they are considered one of the most influential progressive rock bands. Their early work is characterized by complex song structures, elaborate instrumentation and the theatrical antics of vocalist Peter Gabriel, who left the band in 1975. Their later work, under the direction of drummer/vocalist Phil Collins, established Genesis among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time.



4:17 AM
Caravan - Nine Feet Underground / Nigel Blows a Tune / Love's a Friend / Make It 76 / Dan
Caravan Nine Feet Underground / Nigel Blows a Tune / Love's a Friend / Make It 76 / Dan
In the Land of Grey and Pink (Digitally Remastered) Decca Music Group Ltd. 1971

Caravan was formed in 1968 in Canterbury, UK, and disbanded in 1978. They were a leading exponent of what became known as "the Canterbury sound", and their third release "In the Land of Grey and Pink", from 1971, is considered one of the best.



4:39 AM
Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Elton John Madman Across the Water
Madman Across the Water EMI 1971

Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947), is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He has sold over 200 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time.



4:45 AM
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - La Città Sottile
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso La Città Sottile
Io sono nato libero Ricordi 1973

Founded in Rome Italy in 1969, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso is one of the most important groups coming out of the 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' scene in the early 70s.



4:52 AM
Tigran Hamasyan - Erishta
Tigran Hamasyan Erishta
Shadow Theater Universal Music Division Decca Records France 2013

Armenian jazz pianist, born 17 July 1987. Wikipedia


4:57 AM
Elephant Gym - Go Through the Night
Elephant Gym Go Through the Night N
Dreams Topshelf Records 2022

Based in Taiwan, siblings KT and Tell were taught classical music by their mother before meeting drummer Chia-Chen in high school through a music club. Bandcamp



5:01 AM
Set Break: over “Native Land” by The Khac Chi Ensemble
5:04 AM
Here and Now - UFOasis
Here and Now UFOasis
UFOasis Now Here Productions 1993

Members initially coming together in 1974 as communal living, Here Ѯ Now developed growing out of the UK Free Festivals movement through the 1970s, freely giving their services to associated groups. In 1977, they joined Daevid Allen to form "Planet Gong" for the 'Live Floating Anarchy' LP.



5:09 AM
Gong - Flying Teapot
Gong Flying Teapot
Flying Teapot - Radio Gnome Invisible, Pt. 1 Charly Records 1973

Psychedelic rock band formed by Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in France in 1969. Gong became pioneers of a new brand of psychedelia/space-rock/trip-rock - with a conceptual ethos involving aliens and alternative realities. Wikipedia



Gong created an elaborate (and silly) mythology, partially based on the 'flying teapot' analogy devised by Bertrand Russell. Russell's Teapot 🫖
5:20 AM
Steve Vai - Alien Water Kiss
Steve Vai Alien Water Kiss
Passion and Warfare Relativity Records 1990

"Stunt Guitarist" Steve Vai was born in Long Island NY in 1960.


5:22 AM
Steve Hillage - Light in the Sky
Steve Hillage Light in the Sky
Live Herald Virgin Records 1979

Guitarist born in London in 1951. Member of Gong during their prime period (1972-1975). Had a busy solo career after leaving Gong. Formed System 7 in 1990 with his longtime partner Miquette Giraudy.


(with a psychedelic gleam in his eyes...)


5:27 AM
The Les Claypool Frog Brigade - Lights In the Sky
The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Lights In the Sky
Purple Onion Prawn Song 2002

Side project from Primus' bassist Les Claypool.



5:31 AM
Djam Karet - Lights Over Roswell
Djam Karet Lights Over Roswell
The Devouring Cuneiform Records 1997

Californian instrumental eclectic progressive rock band founded 1984.



5:38 AM
Set Break: over “Eclipse of Faith” by Djam Karet
5:40 AM
Tarika - Salama 'Iereo
Tarika Salama 'Iereo
Bibiango Xenophile/Green Linnet 1994

Group from Madagascar, formed in 1993. Tarika is Malagasy for "group". This is their debut.


5:47 AM
Sam Mangwana - Cantos de Esperança
Sam Mangwana Cantos de Esperança
Mangwana (Cantos de Esperança) Sonodisc 2003

Congolese rumba vocalist, born 21 February 1945. Congolese rumba is a genre of dance music that originated in the Congo basin during the 1940s, deriving from "Cuban son". The style gained popularity throughout Africa during the 1960s and 1970s.


5:50 AM
Nguyên Lê - Mother Goddess (Red Sky)
Nguyên Lê Mother Goddess (Red Sky)
Overseas ACT Music 2019

Nguyên Lê (born in Paris) is a self-taught musician, with a wide scope of interests: Rock & Funk, Jazz standards & contemporary Jazz, Improvised Music, Singers (Ray Charles),Contemporary Music , Ethnic Music: African & Caribbean, Algerian, Indian, Turkish, and especially Vietnamese. On the "Overseas" release, he collaborates with several musicians that are Vietnamese, or have Vietnamese heritage. Bandcamp



5:54 AM
Set Break: over “Don’t Let It Happen Again” by Cliff Martinez, from “Narc”
5:56 AM
Caballero Reynaldo - I Talk to the Wind
Caballero Reynaldo I Talk to the Wind
In the Lounge of the Naldo King (Extended Version) Hall Of Fame Records 2015

"Caballero Reynaldo" is Luis Miguel González Martinez, founded of Hall Of Fame Records, who has a large series of Spanish tributes to Frank Zappa. This is his collection of King Crimson covers, in a lounge/bossanova style.