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The New Abnormal

Feb 17, 2023 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM


With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

Exploring multiple facets of jazz-adjacent prog-rock, edgy fusion, Canterbury, Zeuhl, Rock-In-Opposition, avant-prog, Rock Progressivo Italiano, world music, ambient, anything virtuosic.




The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
The Peanuts - Song of Mothra
The Peanuts Song of Mothra
Mothra soundtrack 1961



Composed by Yuki Koseki, and sung by the pop stars, twin sisters Emi & Yumi Ito.

Original lyrics in Indonesian: Motsura ya motsura, dengan kesaktian Indahmu, Restuilah doa hamba-hambamu yang rendah, bangunlah dan tunjukkanlah kesaktianmu!

In English : Mothra Oh Mothra, with your parent’s magic, Bless the prayers of your humble servants, wake up and show the magic!

7:02 AM
Set Break: over “Draupadi” from the soundtrack to “The Mahabharata”
7:04 AM
Ibukun Sunday - Purport
Ibukun Sunday Purport N
Purport - Single Spirituals 2022

Ibukun Oladipupo is a sound artist and a violist from Nigeria, living and working in Lagos. He uses sound to create ambient music.


7:07 AM
Peter Michael Hamel - Let It Play (Part 2)
Peter Michael Hamel Let It Play (Part 2)
Hamel: Transition Kuckuck Schallplatten 1983

Peter Michael Hamel was born in Munich Germany in 1947. While still with the band 'Between', he started a solo career exploring minimalist music, primarily playing keyboards. Since 1997 he has been functioning as professor for composition at the music academy of Hamburg.


7:12 AM
Naima - A Father's Anthem
Naima A Father's Anthem
Bye Cuneiform Records 2016

Jazz trio from Spain, with just this one release.



7:19 AM
Vladislav Delay - Lumi
Vladislav Delay Lumi N
Whistleblower Huume Recordings 2007

"Vladislav Delay" is Sasu Ripatti, an electronic musician and producer from Finland. Bandcamp


Whistleblower was just remastered and reissued in 2022.

7:23 AM
Banco de Gaia - B2
Banco de Gaia B2
Igizeh (Special Edition) Disco Gecko Recordings 2011

Banco de Gaia is DJ and musician from the UK, Toby Marks.


7:29 AM
Nuages - Still
Nuages Still
Still - Single Nuages 2018

N u a g e s is a mysterious individual from the UK, creating chill out music. Bandcamp


7:34 AM
Set Break: over “Worldwind Turning” by David Hykes
7:38 AM
Charles Lloyd - Tales of Rumi (feat. Julian Lage & Zakir Hussain)
Charles Lloyd Tales of Rumi (feat. Julian Lage & Zakir Hussain) N
Trios: Sacred Thread (feat. Julian Lage & Zakir Hussain) Blue Note Records 2022

Charles Lloyd is a jazz saxophonist, born in Memphis TN in 1938. He also plays flute, piano, tárogató and percussion.



7:46 AM
Vijay Iyer - Gauntlet
Vijay Iyer Gauntlet
Tirtha ACT Music 2011

L-R: tabla player Nitin Mitta, pianist Vijay Iyer, guitarist Prasanna.


7:49 AM
Chon - Dead End
Chon Dead End
Chon Sumerian Records 2019

Gentle math rock from Oceanside California. On hiatus right now.



7:51 AM
Of Petra - Apollo's Shattered Legacy
Of Petra Apollo's Shattered Legacy
So onto Itself 772937 Records DK 2018

"Of Petra" are a four-piece prog-rock band from London, UK, influenced by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock etc. They started playing together in early 2015. This is their only release so far. Bandcamp [Not to be confused withe Xian rock band "Petra"]



7:59 AM
Set Break: over “Deliquesce” by Naut Humon
8:01 AM
Rahmann - Danse sacrée
Rahmann Danse sacrée
Rahmann Musea 1978

Rahmann is a French fusion band that plays in a fairly unique style, mixing fusion and Arabic flavors with a slight Zeuhl feel. Several members are of Arab origin.



8:08 AM
Ozric Tentacles - Mysticum Arabicola
Ozric Tentacles Mysticum Arabicola
Erpland Snapper Classics 2003

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



8:17 AM
Zohar - Maroc
Zohar Maroc
Onethreeseven Mondo Melodia 2000

Chillout music from the UK, founded by Erran Baron Cohen.



8:23 AM
Secret Chiefs 3 - Vajra
Secret Chiefs 3 Vajra
Book M Web of Mimicry 2001

Secret Chiefs 3 is a Trey Spruance project that worked with other members of Mr. Bungle. Bandcamp



8:26 AM
Set Break: over “Winds and Gong” by Roberto Cacciapaglia
8:29 AM
Zach Phillips - Know What? (feat. Genevieve Artadi)
Zach Phillips Know What? (feat. Genevieve Artadi)
Feed A Pigeon, Breed A Rat La Loi 2021

This track has been edited to comply with FCC regulations

Zach Phillips is a songwriter / bandleader from NYC; with Fievel Is Glauque, Blanche Blanche Blanche, and Perfect Angels. Bandcamp



8:32 AM
Pip Pyle - I'm Really Okay
Pip Pyle I'm Really Okay
7 Year Itch Voiceprint 1998

Pip Pyle (born in 1950) is a renowned drummer from "The Canterbury Scene." Highly prolific, involved with dozens of bands from the late '60s until 2006 when he died.



8:37 AM
Tweaker - Linoleum (Radio Edit)
Tweaker Linoleum (Radio Edit)
Linoleum Six Degrees 2001

Chris Vrenna (born in 1967 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a musician, producer and remixer, mostly known for being the drummer for Nine Inch Nails from 1989 until 1997, and subsequently working solo on his project Tweaker. (Guest vocals here by David Sylvian.)



8:41 AM
Sensations Fix - Grow On You
Sensations Fix Grow On You
Music Is Painting In the Air (1974-1977) RVNG INTL. 2012

Italian progressive electronic band from the 1970s.



8:45 AM
Schicke Führs Fröhling - Solution
Schicke Führs Fröhling Solution
Symphonic Pictures Reactive / Esoteric 2010

Progressive rock band from Germany established in the mid 1970's. This is from their debut issued on the Brain label in 1976.


8:47 AM
Maneige - Bullfrog Dance (Live)
Maneige Bullfrog Dance (Live)
Live à l'évêché - 1975 ProgQuébec 1975

Canadian progressive rock and fusion jazz band from Québec, founded in 1972.



8:53 AM
Yochk'o Seffer Neffesh Music - Mazal
Yochk'o Seffer Neffesh Music Mazal
Noce chimique Great Winds 1977

Hungarian saxophonist Seffer József (aka Yochk'o Seffer) left Magma early on to form fusion band Zao and this side project Neffesh Music.



8:58 AM
Set Break: over “Mist / Rhythm” by Brian Eno
9:01 AM
Musica Ficta - A Child & A Well
Musica Ficta A Child & A Well
A Child & A Well Fading Records 2012

Prog Rock band founded by Udi Horev in Jerusalem in 2003. Bandcamp


9:06 AM
Minimum Vital - Tabou
Minimum Vital Tabou
La source Musea 1993

Minimum Vital is a neo-medieval progrock band from France, around since the mid 1980s, founded by twin brothers Jean Luc & Thierry Payssan.



9:15 AM
Miriodor - Cobra Fakir
Miriodor Cobra Fakir
Cobra Fakir Cuneiform Records 2013

Canadian group founded 1980 in Quebec City, and still active.



9:24 AM
Set Break: over “Drift Study” by Brian Eno
9:26 AM
Poil - Chin fòu
Poil Chin fòu
Sus Dur et Doux 2019

PoiL is an avant-prog band from France that started as a trio in 2008. They are a psychotic chamber jazz outfit run by disgruntled classically trained concert escapees with an axe to grind.



9:41 AM
French TV - Ska Face
French TV Ska Face
This Is What We Do Pretentious Dinosaur Records 2005

French TV is an avant-progressive band founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983. They're a fun band that blends various progrock styles.



9:50 AM
Set Break: over “Immunity” by Cliff Martinez
9:51 AM
The Z3 - Village of the Sun
The Z3 Village of the Sun
Zappa Probably Would Think You're Stupid - EP The Z3 2016

The Z3 is a Zappa cover band that features Beau Sasser (hammond organs/synthesizers/ vocals), Tim Palmieri (guitar/ vocals), and Bill Carbone (drums/ vocals).



Zappa probably would also object to this fuzak cover of his song.

Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:58 AM
ᙡᶒ Ⴊ𐋦ǧἷȵ ꉩ𐒜ᖇ ᙪᶉ𐌒ἇƌçᾲꕷ𐤎 ₫ᾆ𐡁.
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:01:26 AM
Good morning, Dave
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:01:46 AM
Good morning, Stevie
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:01:58 AM
This is my first-ever joining your show at the beginning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:02:20 AM
I'm sorry you are getting up this early.
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:04:41 AM
I don't mind. I'm generally an early riser. I've successfully added early The New Abnormal listener to my repertoire
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:18 AM
I am honored that you think this show is worth your time. 🙏
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:05:37 AM
Previously, I've been up for a while on Friday mornings when it hits me: Doh! DTO's show has been on for 40 minutes already!
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:08:54 AM
The honor is all mine, ǝʌɐꓷ
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:09:37 AM
I appreciate you providing your expertise in obscure areas of music every Friday
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:10:14 AM
I'm glad you are able to appreciate the music and the effort.
DSM 7:36:30 AM
Stevie P, you've earned your 🥇
DSM 7:36:37 AM
Good morning Dave
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:37:14 AM
¡ ꓪꓢꓷ `ᵷuᴉuɹoɯ poo⅁
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:41:26 AM
thanks, DSM. I will wear it with pride.
DSM 7:43:07 AM
This is pairing nicely with the rainy morning and ☕
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:44:47 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:45:01 AM
Yes. Although 60 degrees in February has me concerned. Will we have 120 degrees in July?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:45:17 AM
Hey Chef.
DSM 7:46:48 AM
BAM back atcha Chef!
ѕтєνιє ρ 7:48:33 AM
good day to ya, Chef!
DSM 7:48:44 AM
Unfortunately, yes I do think that is what it means overall Dave 😰.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:49:21 AM
Christine 𓅓 7:52:26 AM
𓀊 𓀉𓀊 ¡uıɐƃɐ ʎɐp ʇɐɥʇ s,ʇI
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:52:55 AM
,pooᵷ ɥO,
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:54:00 AM
¡ ǝuᴉʇsᴉɹɥꓛ `ᵷuᴉuɹoɯ poo⅁
DSM 7:55:09 AM
good morning Christine 🍩
Christine 𓅓 7:59:35 AM
Good morning Dave the Obscure 😶‍🌫️, DSM 🍩, Stevie P ☠️, & Chef 🍳
jimboo 8:00:41 AM
Me. Missed Mothra. Miffed.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:01:22 AM
¡ ooqɯi̩ꓩ xnɐǝ⅄
jimboo 8:02:20 AM
Yeoooo DTO and the Normal Abnormals💥💥💥
Christine 𓅓 8:04:46 AM
Yo jimboo 🍅
ѕтєνιє ρ 8:06:03 AM
jimboo, the early bird catches the mothra
jimboo 8:09:03 AM
Like a Mothras to the flame, we seek the eternal early prog light of the New Abnormal.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:11:33 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:11:46 AM
ѕтєνιє ρ 8:12:45 AM
i wonder if Gamera has a theme song
jimboo 8:14:57 AM
Gorguts would do a nice theme🦖
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:15:26 AM
I can imagine that, yeah
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:15:36 AM
Rob F 8:40:03 AM
Good morning Dave, this sounds great in my Airpods while waiting for an oil change.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:40:56 AM
Good morning, Rob F. Glad you can tune in during the tune up.
Christine 𓅓 8:42:26 AM
Good segue.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:42:59 AM
Yeah, I thought that one worked out well
DSM 8:46:57 AM
Remember when Godzilla had to fight the three-headed Schicke Führs Fröhling?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:49:05 AM
Rob F 8:49:09 AM
That Schicke Führs Fröhling was giving m some Rush vibes
Christine 𓅓 8:51:56 AM
The bullfrogs are dancing in this weather we're currently having ☔️ 🐸
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:52:55 AM
I'm expecting to hear the spring peepers any day now
Rob F 8:56:59 AM
Nice bass
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:57:27 AM
That's the Zeuhl element
Christine 𓅓 8:58:28 AM
Ugh. Too many notes.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:58:51 AM
oh good....
Christine 𓅓 9:01:14 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:01:39 AM
The ONLY one
Christine 𓅓 9:02:08 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:02:48 AM
That's right, he is the only Dave Stewart
ѕтєνιє ρ 9:02:57 AM
Christine 𓅓 9:03:41 AM
Since MrMalcontent 💀 isn't here, it needed to be said @Stevie P.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:11:09 AM
Can anyone identify the language they sing here?
Christine 𓅓 9:16:03 AM
No, I can't. I'm curious though.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:16:59 AM
Wasn't French. Sounded a little like Portuguese. Maybe some dialect in some part of France?
ѕтєνιє ρ 9:19:44 AM
maybe they're speaking canadian
Christine 𓅓 9:21:23 AM
I just looked at the interwebs, and it says there are 75 different French dialects. Sacre bleu!
Christine 𓅓 9:22:07 AM
Or maybe it was Basque.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:22:16 AM
Yikes! I'll just let it remain a mystery
ѕтєνιє ρ 9:24:14 AM
letting things remain a mystery seems to be in the true spirit of The New Abnormal
Christine 𓅓 9:25:35 AM
That's the Obscure part, I suppose.
Christine 𓅓 9:29:14 AM
"psychotic chamber jazz"
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:30:17 AM
expect to hear more from Poil in the coming weeks 😈
TAndy WæstCoast 9:31:15 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:32:04 AM
Hey, Waste Coast TAndy.
Bud Burroughs 9:32:07 AM
Good morning, DtO. I’m in favor of more Poil!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:33:13 AM
After discovering Poil, I have been acquiring all I can find.
TAndy WæstCoast 9:33:24 AM
I overslept I lied lol good stuff I'm hearing rn. Mooooo
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:03 AM
I told you TAndy, too damn early for folks on the west coast
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:40:16 AM
And thanks for dropping by, Bud!
Bud Burroughs 9:42:21 AM
It looks like they’re pretty obscure, even by your standards! Not much info online.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:43:35 AM
ProgArchives will have something
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:44:19 AM
DSM 9:49:11 AM
Thanks for the show this morning Dave. Have a great day everyone!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:49:30 AM
Thanks for keeping us company in the chat
TAndy WæstCoast 9:51:36 AM
Thank for the show DTO
Rob F 9:52:15 AM
Thanks DTO!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:52:45 AM
Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat! Stay tuned to WPRB for Isadora
Christine 𓅓 9:52:58 AM
Thanks for bringing the abnormality, as you do every week DTO.
Brian D 9:53:26 AM
Great stuff today! Heard all but busy ..
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:54:09 AM
Understandable. Dislike how work gets in the way of WPRB
ѕтєνιє ρ 9:57:28 AM
I'm feeling sufficiently Abnormal now to go about my day with confidence in my own Obscurity
ѕтєνιє ρ 9:57:44 AM
Thanks DJDTO!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:40 AM
🙏 Thanks everyone 🫥