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The New Abnormal
Feb 24, 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.
Shizuka Pandora's Box
Heavenly persona Black Editions 2023
Newly remastered album originally from 1994. From psychedelic noise rock group from Tokyo Japan. Fronted by doll maker and vocalist Shizuka, who died in 2010. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Chelsea Hotel Room 625 (Vision's Fugitives Alt Mix)” by Sensation Fix
Jon Hassell Ituri (The Living City) N
Further Fictions Ndeya 2023
Part of a series of three new archival releases from Ndeya that showcase Jon Hassell and group in the late 1980s exploring a tangent on his Fourth World music. "The Living City" captures the Jon Hassell Group in September 1989 performing as part of an audio-visual installation inside the World Financial Center Winter Garden in New York City, with Brian Eno mixing the band live. Bandcamp
Mick Karn Never Thought
More Better Different Kscope 2003
Andonis Michaelides, known as Mick Karn (1958-2011), rose to fame as the fretless bassist for the art rock group Japan. Bandcamp
Nguyên Lê A Night with You, Gone (feat. Paolo Fresu & Mieko Miyazaki)
Ha Nội Duo ACT Music 2017
Nguyên Lê collaborated with Ngô Hồng Quang, diving deeper into Vietnamese music. Bandcamp
Barre Phillips Mountainscape 2
Mountainscapes ECM Records 1976
Bassist born in San Fransisco in 1934, he is a prolific artist both as a leader and sideman. He has been living in France since 1972.
Set Break: over “The Snake And The Lotus (The Pond)” by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
SubArachnoid Space Something Wicked
Delicate Membrane Charnel Music 1996
Psychedelic rock band, formed in 1995 in San Francisco, disbanded in 2010. This is their debut CD.
Barry Cleveland & Richard Pinhas Forgotten Man
Mu ElevenEleven 2022
Barry Cleveland is a guitarist from the San Fransisco area. He started as an ambient / new age artist, later branching off into world music, jazz and electronic music. Bandcamp Richard Pinhas is a guitarist and synthesist born in France in 1951, and founder of the electronic rock band Heldon in 1974. Bandcamp
Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Altair
The Equatorial Stars Discipline Global Mobile 2019
Collaboration by Fripp & Eno from 2004.
K. Leimer Assemble and Diffuse
A Period of Review (1975 - 1983) RVNG Intl. 2014
K. Leimer's work is largely ambient, often tonal, textured and using prepared piano, guitars and synthesizers. Although this retrospective is on RVNG Intl., most of his material is on his own Palace Of Lights label. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Aerial View” by Jon Hassell
Eberhard Weber Moana I
The Following Morning ECM Records 1977
Eberhard Weber was born in Stuttgart Germany in 1940, created his own custom electric upright bass, and typifies the "ECM sound" with his chamber jazz.
Surya Botofasina Everyone's Children (feat. Mia Doi Todd)
Everyone's Children Spiritmuse Records 2022
Keyboardist and composer Surya Botofasina was taught in the tradition of Alice Coltrane. Bandcamp
Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd Ooze Out and Away, Onehow
The Moon and the Melodies 4AD 1986
Influential Scottish post-punk/ethereal/dream pop band (1981-1997) collaborating with new age keyboardist Harold Budd (1936-2020).
effloresce Triple Crown Records 2018
Math rock group from San Fransisco, formed in 2014. Bandcamp Guitarist Yvette Young also created the cover art.
They will be performing in Philadelphia at Brooklyn Bowl on April 28th.
Set Break: over “Empire I” by Jon Hassell
Cliff Martinez You Two Don't Like Me
Traffic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) TVT Records 2000
Cliff Martinez was a drummer with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart. Since 1990, he primarily works as a film composer, especially for Steven Soderbergh. Bandcamp His music is textured and subtle, and stands on its own.
Eyuphuro Akatswela (Love Is So Bewildering)
Mama Mosambiki Real World Records 1990
From Mozambique, founded in 1981. Bandcamp
Susheela Raman Idi Samayam
Music for Crocodiles Narada 2005
Born in London UK in 1973, Susheela Raman's family is from Tamil Nadu, India. She grew up in Australia, where she had traditional training in Carnatic classical music of south India. With her partner, guitarist/producer Sam Mills, she reinterprets these 200 year old compositions and presents them in a modern style. "Idi Samayamuraa" was composed by Thyagaraja (1767-1847).
Paul Simon The Cool, Cool River
The Rhythm of the Saints (Bonus Tracks Edition) Legacy Recordings 2010
This release brings together many top quality musicians from Brazil and Africa to support Paul Simon's strong lyrics.
Talking Heads Listening Wind
Remain In Light Warner Records 1980
The most musically complex of all Talking Heads releases, this one owes much to Afro Pop and Brian Eno's production. [Check out Angélique Kidjo's cover of the entire record.]
David Sylvian Random Acts of Senseless Violence
Died In the Wool - Manafon Variations UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2011
David Sylvian at his most abstract, experimental and and dark-ambient.
Cliff Martinez Loading The Plane
Traffic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) TVT Records 2000
The percussion in the background behind David Sylvian is from Cliff Martinez, still a drummer at heart.
Set Break: over “Worldwind Tuning” by David Hykes
Potemkine Amphithéâtre Magique
Nicolas II Phaeton Records 1978
French Zeuhl influenced prog-rock/jazz/fusion group from the 1970's.
Ïh AltrOck 2013
Rhûn is from France. They play in the Zeuhl style, but with a bit more chaos and weirdness than most (and the bar is pretty high). "Ïh" is from 2013 and is their only full release so far. Bandcamp
Koenjihyakkei Tziidall Raszhisst
Angherr Shisspa Skin Graft Records 2005
Kōenji Hyakkei is a Japanese zeuhl band, originated from Tokyo, including members of Ruins and Bondage Fruit. They are known for their extreme complexity, mind-boggling rhythm patterns and high expressiveness.
Set Break: over “Meniscus” by This Mortal Coil
Junko Ueda & Poil Dan No Ura N
PoiL / Ueda Dur et Doux 2022
"PoiL Ueda" is a musical creation between the French rock/contemporary music band of "PoiL", Benoit Lecomte (bassist of the band "Ni"), and the Japanese traditional music singer / satsuma-biwa player Junko Ueda.
David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia Gaida
KiF FuzeLicious Morsels 2003
MultiCulti fusion from David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia.
the cellar and point Ruminant
Ambit Cuneiform Records 2014
The Cellar and Point are an adventurous NYC garage-chamber septet combining modern classical, downtown jazz, and alt-rock. Etherial chamber-prog.
Set Break: over “Willow and Silk” by Bill Nelson
Guisante Inca Roads
Spanish trio led by guitarist Rafa Dominguez.