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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

May 7, 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.

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Throughout parts of May and June, WPRB’s broadcast tower will undergo essential maintenance. This will require us to periodically suspend our weekday FM broadcasts. Regular programming will continue on our webstreams at listen.wprb.com. We hope you'll join us there if you turn on 103.3 FM and don't hear our broadcast. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we’ll post updates at wprb.com as the work progresses. Thanks for your patience, and long live freeform radio!

The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
Ozric Tentacles - Aura Borealis
Ozric Tentacles Aura Borealis
Waterfall Cities Madfish 2002

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



7:07 AM
Set Break: over “Kathaors” by Bill Nelson
7:08 AM
Angel Bat Dawid - The Negro experiences the endless daily humiliation of American life which bequeaths him a Futureless Future
Angel Bat Dawid The Negro experiences the endless daily humiliation of American life which bequeaths him a Futureless Future N
Requiem for Jazz (Live) International Anthem 2023

Chicago-based composer and clarinetist.


7:10 AM
Angel Bat Dawid - The Negro transforms America’s image of him into a transport of Joy!
Angel Bat Dawid The Negro transforms America’s image of him into a transport of Joy! N
Requiem for Jazz (Live) International Anthem 2023


7:11 AM
Angel Bat Dawid - Through Spirituals, through the Blues, then through Jazz we made a memory of our past and a promise of all to come
Angel Bat Dawid Through Spirituals, through the Blues, then through Jazz we made a memory of our past and a promise of all to come N
Requiem for Jazz (Live) International Anthem 2023


7:13 AM
Lankum - Fugue I, II, III
Lankum Fugue I, II, III N
False Lankum Rough Trade 2023

Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin founded as Lynched in 2000, becoming Lankum in 2017. The three Fugues aired here today are not representative of the rest of their "False Lankum" release. Bandcamp


7:17 AM
Chas Smith - The Replicant
Chas Smith The Replicant
Three Cold Blue Music 2021

Chas Smith is a composer-performer-instrument builder who has created a unique musical world—complete with its own instruments: sound sculptures made of resonant metals. Bandcamp



7:32 AM
Set Break: over “La Pura Verdad” by Cliff Martinez
7:35 AM
Bhajan Bhoy - Raga Shanti
Bhajan Bhoy Raga Shanti N
To Love is to Love (Vol. 1) Feeding Tube 2023

Bhajan Bhoy is Ajay Saggar, based in the Netherlands. Bandcamp



7:42 AM
Carlos Santana - Bliss: the Eternal Now
Carlos Santana Bliss: the Eternal Now
Divine Light Columbia 2001

Carlos Humberto Santana Barragán was born on 20 July 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. He plays guitar in a rock-n-roll band.


This CD is a collection of remixes by Bill Laswell.


7:47 AM
Nils Petter Molvær - Maddagala
Nils Petter Molvær Maddagala
Buoyancy OKEH 2016

Norwegian trumpeter, born 1960.



7:52 AM
Eivind Aarset - Superstrings
Eivind Aarset Superstrings
Électronique Noire Jazzland Recordings 1998

Eivind Aarset (born 23 March 1961) is one of Norway's highly appreciated contemporary guitarists, notable also as an electronic craftsman, an eclectic music composer and producer. He blends hard rock with jazz fusion (particularly the ECM sound) and hiphop. He collaborates with many, notably Nils Petter Molvær. Électronique Noire is his solo debut.



8:01 AM
Set Break: over “Accudreaming” by Sensations Fix
8:04 AM
PinioL - Pilon Bran Coucou
PinioL Pilon Bran Coucou
Bran Coucou Dur et Doux 2018

PinioL is an unholy collaboration between French left field groups PoiL and Ni.



8:18 AM
Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Frank Zappa Catalog 2012


Zappa released this 3 record series of instrumental guitar solos in 1981. For those of us that can do without Zappa's silliness and vulgarity.

8:23 AM
Phlox - Rähn
Phlox Rähn
Rebimine + Voltimine MKDK 2007

Phlox is a avant jazz rock group from Estonia, around since 1999. Bandcamp



Rebimine + Voltimine = tearing + folding

8:30 AM
Set Break: over “No Swinging The Club In The Car” by Cliff Martinez from "Traffic”
8:33 AM
Ozric Tentacles - Disdots
Ozric Tentacles Disdots
The Floor's Too Far Away Magna Carta 2006

Ozrics began life as a free-form psychedelic vehicle for jamming, attracting a dedicated fan-base at grassroots level by playing at all the free festivals to fans of space-rock, dub, psychedelia, and later on when the festivals had developed into raves, to fans of house and techno. They developed their own cottage industry - studio, label, tour bus, and dedicated following.



8:39 AM
Richard Pinhas - A Piece for Duncan
Richard Pinhas A Piece for Duncan
Rhizosphere Bureau B 2018

Founder of the French group Heldon.



First solo release.

8:45 AM
Rovo & System 7 - Hinotori (feat. Steve Hillage)
Rovo & System 7 Hinotori (feat. Steve Hillage)
Phoenix Rising (feat. Steve Hillage) Purple Pyramid Records 2013

Rovo is a space rock supergroup from Kansai, Japan, formed in 1995.



8:57 AM
Chon - Glitch
Chon Glitch
Homey Sumerian Records 2017

Chon (sometimes stylized as CHON) is an American progressive rock and math rock band from Oceanside, California. Here is the Bandcamp link, but it's several years out of date. They have plenty more music. Discogs



8:59 AM
Set Break: over “Drift Study” by Brian Eno
9:01 AM
Rez Abbasi - Mid-Life
Rez Abbasi Mid-Life
Bazaar ZOHO 2006

Rez Abbasi was born 27 August 1965 in Karachi Pakistan. When he was 4, his family moved to Los Angeles. Abbasi studied guitar at the University of Southern California and at the Manhattan School of Music. After graduating in 1989, he spent a couple months in India studying tabla with Alla Rakha, which kindled an interest in the music of India and Pakistan.



9:11 AM
Aka Moon - Worlds of Possible
Aka Moon Worlds of Possible
Invisible Moon Carbon 7 2001

Belgian avant-garde jazz band formed in the early 90s. A trio at their core, they bring in many guest musicians. Their sound is a mixture of jazz, rock, world music, avant-garde, and they integrate various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-Amercican and European traditions in their music.



9:16 AM
Boud Deun - Making Circles
Boud Deun Making Circles
Fiction and Several Days EHP 1994

Virginia based instrumental quartet with influences of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Dixie Dregs. They existed from 1994-1998.



9:22 AM
Ozone Quartet - Moss
Ozone Quartet Moss
Nocturne Flat Five Records 1999

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



9:28 AM
Set Break: over “La Cagaste” by Cliff Martinez, from his “Traffic” soundtrack
9:31 AM
Abraxas - Prismatic
Abraxas Prismatic N
Monte Carlo Suicide Squeeze Records 2022

Abraxas is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Uruguayan musician and former Los Bitchos member Carolina Faruolo and Night Beats frontman Danny Lee Blackwell. Their debut album is ‘Monte Carlo’. Bandcamp



9:35 AM
Tauk - Side Project
Tauk Side Project
Pull Factors TAUK 2012

Tauk are a quartet from the New York City area. Bandcamp



9:39 AM
Inner Ear Brigade - Knee
Inner Ear Brigade Knee
Rainbro 716232 Records DK 2017

IEB is an avant-prog ensemble from Oakland California, founded in 2006. Bandcamp



9:44 AM
Fievel Is Glauque - The Trick
Fievel Is Glauque The Trick N
Flaming Swords MATH Interactive 2022

"Fievel Is Glauque" is Zac Phillips from NYC & Ma Clement from Bussels. Bandcamp



9:46 AM
Elephant Gym - Anima
Elephant Gym Anima
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



9:48 AM
Fred Frith - Spring Any Day Now
Fred Frith Spring Any Day Now
Gravity RER Megacorp 2005

Multi instrumentalist, composer and improviser, Fred Frith was born on 17 February 1949. He first came to prominence as guitarist/violinist/pianist/xylophone player and one of the principal composers in the seminal RIO band Henry Cow. While working with Henry Cow he also appeared as a guest on numerous other albums by the likes of Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt and Jade Warrior (among many others).


On "Gravity", he is joined by members of "Samla Mammas Manna" on the first half, and by "The Muffins" on the second half.


9:51 AM
Set Break: over “Eclipse Of Faith” by Djam Karet
9:54 AM
big Band GveriLLaz - Gumbo Variations
big Band GveriLLaz Gumbo Variations
s/r 2016

From Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:53 AM
Look who's here.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:15:12 AM
Good morning to all early risers on this fine Sunday morning.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:49:39 AM
And good morning to all late sleepers, too
DSM 9:41:58 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:43:18 AM
Hello, DSM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:43:41 AM
I and I are here
DSM 9:44:43 AM
Almost 3 hours without a chat comment, eerie!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:45:06 AM
In the tradition of Dave the Obscure
DSM 9:45:35 AM
DSM 9:45:53 AM
Sunday morning is usually sleepy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:46:14 AM
We are ,ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ, for a good reason
DSM 9:47:40 AM
Multiple DTOs, the cloning has begun! If it means twice as many New Abnormal programs, I'm OK with it.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:50:25 AM
I was listening to WPRB early this morning, and was surprised to hear my unscheduled rebroadcast.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:50:40 AM
So I had to jump into DJ mode
TAndy 9:52:40 AM
Woah a rehradcast. Good morning, Sir.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:53:57 AM
Good morning, TAndy. I am as surprised as you
DSM 9:54:13 AM
Works for me, I missed Friday's show.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:54:25 AM
Finals week in Princeton. Student DJs have more important things going on rn
DSM 9:54:27 AM
Have a lovely rest of the day Dave and TAndy!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:55:24 AM
Thanks for dropping by.
TAndy 9:57:36 AM
Heya DSM. Hope the rebroadcast was fun, I slept through it lol
TAndy 9:58:39 AM
I dreamt that a doom/tech metal band that I really liked (only existed in my dream) was in the news again for like the 5th time for donating a whole bunch of brand new instruments and laptops to another school in a nonexistent town in Ohio. Weird dream, not sure why I had it.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:38 AM
I like that positive dream
TAndy 10:00:31 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:00:37 AM