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The New Abnormal
May 19, 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.
Jade Warrior Easty
Floating World Island 1974
Jade Warrior is mostly multi-instrumentalists Jon Field and Tony Duhig. Jon Field had played flute on Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" in 1973. That, and some networking by Steve Winwood of Traffic, helped get Jade Warrior a 4-LP contract with Island Records.
Set Break: over “E.F.S. No. 7” by CAN
Jan Garbarek & Bobo Stenson Quartet Hasta Siempre
Witchi-Tai-To ECM Records 1974
Another great ECM record from the 70s.
Jürgen Friedrich Round Midnight (feat. John Hébert & Tony Moreno)
Pollock (feat. John Hébert & Tony Moreno) Pirouet Records 2009
Jürgen Friedrich was born in 1970 in the town of Braunschweig, Germany.
Janel & Anthony Broome's Orchard
Where Is Home Cuneiform Records 2012
Duo of Janel Leppin (cello) and her husband Anthony Pirog (guitars).
Chien Chien Lu The Path (Interlude 1)
The Path P-VINE RECORDS 2021
Classically trained vibraphonist, marimbist, and contemporary percussionist from Taiwan, now based in Brooklyn. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Driftwood Biographies” by Dirk “Mont” Cambell
Gösta Berlings Saga Nattskift
Detta Har Hänt Icosahedron Music 2019
Gösta Berlings Saga, from near Stockhom Sweden, has become known for their dark and unique instrumental progressive rock. Bandcamp
Detta Har Hänt = this has happened
Jaga Jazzist The Shrine
Pyramid Brainfeeder 2020
Norwegian 9-piece instrumental band. Bandcamp
Oiapok Les Grands Equipages de Lumière N
OisoLün Orignal Music Records 2023
French progressive rock group which succeeds Camembert, with Pierre Wawrzyniak as leader/composer/bassist. Bandcamp . Influenced by Pierre Moerlen's Gong & especially by Frank Zappa.
Inner Ear Brigade Black and White Taste
Dromology Ma.Ra.Cash Records 2017
IEB is an avant-prog ensemble from Oakland California, founded in 2006. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Dawn, Marshland” by Brian Eno
(Yes, this is a fake.)
Compassionizer As Smoke Is Driven Away N
As Smoke Is Driven Away - EP s/r 2023
New release from this experimental/chamber/avantprog project created by Ivan Rozmainsky of Roz Vitalis. Bandcamp
O Yuki Conjugate Snake Charm
Peyote O Yuki Conjugate 1991
O Yuki Conjugate is an English post-industrial/ambient musical group founded in 1982.
Jon Hassell Solaire
Power Spot ECM Records 1986
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. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Psalm 100” by Brian Blade
Bacamarte Último Entardecer (feat. Jane Duboc)
Depois do Fim Bacamarte 1983
Brazilian symphonic progressive rock band, founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1974. Disbanded in 1984. Their LP, recorded in 1979, was released in 1983.
La bocca della verita La deportazione degli Avenothiani
Avenoth Ma.Ra.Cash Records 2020
Founded in Rome, Italy in 2001, La Bocca Della Verità (LBDV, the voice of truth) started out performing covers of Pink Floyd, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Genesis, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Le Orme, but eventually began composing original music in the 70's prog style. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Past LIves” by Blue Is Nine
Minimum Vital Danza Vital
Sarabandes Musea 1990
French progressive rock band established in the early 1980s by the Payssan brothers. Their early recordings were all instrumental, and featured a lot of folk references, which were replaced by more stylish contemporary elements on many later releases. What has remained throughout is the influence of medieval music. Vocals are introduced on later recordings (female and male). The group's style has shifted considerably during their 30 year history.
Volume 3 Kezako 1997
French prog fusion band, known as Eclat De Vers on their second release.
Thollot Leon Le Herisson
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
Forgas Band Phenomena Midi-Minuit
Acte V Cuneiform Records 2012
French instrumental fusion band fronted by drummer Patrick Forgas, recording since 1997. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Ending Image” by Arve Henriksen
Natacha Atlas River Man
Mounqaliba Six Degrees 2010
Natacha Atlas, born 20 March 1964 in Belgium to Egyptian parents, rose to prominence in the 90s as an arabic-singing vocalist of Transglobal Underground, which led to a subsequent solo career first in the 'worldbeat' genre, and later in a more classic venue of traditional Egyptian pop. She grew up speaking French and English, and later learned Arabic and Spanish.
David Sylvian River Man (remix)
Gone to Earth (Remastered 2003) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2003
Originally issued as a double LP, the second disc had all instrumental songs. On "River Man", he was joined on guitar by Robert Fripp. I am airing the remix from the expanded rerelease.
Djam Karet Alone With the River Man
New Dark Age Cuneiform Records 2001
Californian instrumental eclectic progressive rock band founded 1984. Bandcamp
It kind of feels like we are in a new Dark Age these days.
Set Break: over “The ICS” by Richard Pinhas
Marco Pacassoni Group Sleep, Pink and Black (The Napkins Suite)
Frank & Ruth Esordisco 2018
Led by Italian vibraphonist Marco Pacassoni, born in 1981 in Fano.