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The New Abnormal
Apr 14, 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.
Maroulita de Kol The Passage - Το Πέρασμα N
Anatélo - EP Phantom Limb 2023
Athens-raised, Berlin-based, Maroulita de Kol is a Greek pianist, singer, composer and performer. She composes music for theatre pieces, performances, films and documentaries, and is currently in the process of releasing her debut solo album. Maroulita de Kol creates music formed from the ancient, pre-Christian rites and practices of Greece, newly re-presented through a contemporary lens. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Katharos” by Bill Nelson
Jon Hassell Wide Sky
Fascinoma Water Lily Acoustics 2011
Trumpeter and composer (22 March 1937 - 26 June 2021), creator of a style of music he described as "Fourth World", a unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western. He studied Indian music for a while with vocalist Pandit Pran Nath. He is joined here by Indian bamboo flute player Ronu Majumdar.
Bombay Dub Orchestra Fallen
3 Cities Six Degrees Travel Series 2008
The Bombay Dub Orchestra is a project by UK based producer and composer Garry Hughes and classical composer Andrew T. Mackay. It combines global influences with electronica, ambient, western classical, Indian classical, with an Indian film orchestra.
The Nguyên Lê Trio Thar Desert Dawn N
Silk and Sand ACT 2023
The Nguyên Lê Trio is Nguyên Lê (guitars), Chris Jennings (bass), and Rhani Krija (lute, percussion).
Panzerpappa Belgerisk Impro
Summarisk Suite Apollon Records Prog 2019
Panzerpappa (a name with no special meaning) was formed in Oslo Norway in 1997. They play an avant-prog in the style of Samla Mammas Manna.
Set Break: over “Consolamentum” by Bill Nelson
Keith Jarrett Tabarka
My Song ECM Records 1978
Jazz pianist and composer, born 8 May 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Jarrett has played the piano from the age of three.
Wu Man White Crane Flying
From A Distance - Pipa Music Naxos 2003
Wu Man (1963, Hangzhou, Zhejiang) is a Chinese pipa and ruan player and composer. Wu Man studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Wu came to the United States in 1990 at the age of 25. She lived in Boston for many years and now lives in San Diego.
Jatayu Moodswings (feat. Akshay Ganesh)
Moodswings - EP Jatayu 2021
Jatayu is a Jazz Rock quartet from the port city of Chennai, India. Bandcamp
toe The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now - EP Machupicchu Industrias 2012
toe is a Japanese post-rock/math rock band formed at the end of 2000. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Tränen” by Estampie
Anaphylaxis FlatWell Records 2007
Nuito are an experimental math rock/post-rock trio who formed in Kyoto, Japan in 2004. Their music is defined by tapping guitars, slap bass and spastic drums with rapidly changing time signatures. Bandcamp
Brossaklitt Dur et Doux 2014
French trio (bass/drums/keyboards), that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity, they dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion. Bandcamp
Like many songs by PoiL, this had to be edited for airplay. 🙉
Constance and the Waiting Troot 2018
The core of "TROOT" is pianist Tim Root, from Seattle. Along with other musicians, TROOT presents avant-prog music. Bandcamp
Homunculus Res Il carrozzone
Andiamo in giro di notte e ci consumiamo nel fuoco AMS 2020
Progressive rock band from Palermo, Italy. Their style is closer to Canterbury than Rock Progressivo Italiano. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “From A Common Center” by K. Leimer
Woodenhead Aye Aise
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).
Billy Strings Wargasm (feat. RMR)
Wargasm (feat. RMR) - Single Rounder 2021
Billy Strings was born William Lee Apostol on 3 October 1992, in Lansing, Michigan. Introduced to bluegrass at an early age, he is considered the future of bluegrass. His 2019 album Home won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.
Dixie Dregs Wages of Weirdness
Free Fall PCLC Capricorn 1998
Five-piece American instrumental rock/fusion band, incorporating elements of jazz and country. Formed in 1970, disbanded in 1983 after having changed their name to The Dregs. Reunited in 1988 and still occasionally tour. Sometimes considered a southern-fried Mahavishnu Orchestra. This is technically their 2nd release, from 1977.
Wobbler Lá Bealtaine
Rites at Dawn Karisma Records 2011
Wobbler is a Norwegian symphonic progressive rock band founded in 1999. Bandcamp
Djam Karet The Falafel King
A Night for Baku Cuneiform Records 2003
Instrumental eclectic progressive rock band founded in California in 1984. So far, they have released 19 full-length albums. Bandcamp
Thollot Promenade Urgente
Contact Soleil Zeuhl 2002
François Thollot is a French multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, piano, drums) born in 1973 who composes music following (and is influenced by) Magma styled instrumental Zeuhl. Thollot later formed the RIO, Zeuhl and Canterbury inspired fusion band Scherzoo. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “M386” by Brian Eno
Samla Mammas Manna Tredje Satsen
Snorungarnas symfoni MNW Music AB 1976
Swedish member of the Rock In Opposition movement, founded in 1971.
The Worm Ouroboros Pirates in Pingaree
Of Things That Never Were Fading Records 2013
The Worm Ouroboros was formed in Minsk, Belarus, in 2006. Their music combines elements from the Canterbury scene, Folk, Symphonic Prog and Zeuhl, everything that's in between Caravan, Camel and Magma.
Zopp Bushnell Keeler N
Dominion Flat Circle Records 2022
"Zopp" is mainly multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson from Nottingham England. Bandcamp "Dominion" is the sophomore release (from 2 months ago), and remains firmly in the "Canterbury" style.
Fievel Is Glauque 4000 Rooms N
Flaming Swords MATH Interactive 2022
"Fievel Is Glauque" is Zac Phillips from NYC & Ma Clement from Bussels. Bandcamp
Balawan Bumi Gamelan Orchestra BUMI : Balawan Untuk Musik Indonesia 2022
I Wayan Balawan is an Indonesian jazz guitarist born 9 September 1973 in Gianyar, Bali. His style features tapping on multiple guitars, often triggering samples of gamelan instruments.
Set Break: over “Stop It!” By K. Leimer
Ryuichi Sakamoto World Citizen - I Won't Be Disappointed (Long Version)
World Citizen - EP UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2003
Composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto (17 January 1952 – 28 March 2023), with vocals by David Sylvian.
Jef Stott Ashk
Saracen Six Degrees Travel Series 2008
Jef Stott is a global bass producer, travel show host and music educator living and working in the San Fransisco Bay Area. Bandcamp
David Fiuczynski Lullaby for Che
KiF FuzeLicious Morsels 2003
MultiCulti fusion from David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia.
Set Break: over “The Glance Of A Glittering Stranger” by Bill Nelson
Omnibus Wind Ensemble Brown Shoes Don't Make It
Music By Frank Zappa Opus 3 1995
Swedish classical music ensemble (Swedish name: Omnibus kammarblåsare), based in Uppsala. Active in the 1980s and 1990s.