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The New Abnormal
May 26, 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.
Bhajan Bhoy Abshaku...The Ecstatic Truth (for Werner Herzog) N
To Love is to Love (Vol. 2) Feeding Tube 2023
Bhajan Bhoy is Ajay Saggar, based in the Netherlands. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Ardent Hands (Part 3 of 4 - Pieces For Imaginary Strings)” by Bill Nelson
Hector Zazou To A Reason
Sahara Blue Made To Measure 1992
Hector Zazou was a prolific French composer, musician and producer. Born on 11 July 1948, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria, as Pierre Job. Died on 8 September 2008 in Paris, France. Zazou worked, produced and collaborated with an international array of recording artists since 1976, making eclectic and accessible world music fusions. (On this record, David Sylvian was identified as "Mr. X")
After Crying A Gadarai Megszállott
Megalázottak És Megszomorítottak Quint 2013
"After Crying" were founded in Budapest in 1986. The are one of the bands from the rich Hungarian prog scene that create extremely complex and moody music. There is a huge variety of styles in their music among their extensive discography.
Set Break: over “Ande” by Steve Tibbetts And Knut Hamre
Firýuza Край Родной (Native Land)
Фирюза Мелодия 1979
Firyuza (Фирюза) was a Turkmenian ethnic/prog/jazz/fusion instrumental band, founded in 1979 in USSR. They only made this one record.
Mini Jazz Klub 06 - Single SUPRAPHON a.s. 1976
Energit was founded in the Czech Republic in 1972. Soon after its inception, the band was banned from playing live, due to allegedly provocative lyrics. They were under pressure from the government, resulting in the emigration of two of its members. New members took the band into a more jazz fusion direction.
Robotobibok 54 kw
Nawyki Przyrody Vytvornia OM 2004
Robotobibok (a blend of two Polish words for robot and skiver) was formed in 1998 in Wrocław, Poland. Their music combines modern electronic music with the energy of improvised jazz.
absurdcus Teketoria Theory
the Öutlet 1600294 Records DK 2019
"absurdcus" is a solo project by Transylvanian (Romania) bass player/multi-instrumentalist Laszlo Demeter. His first self released solo album, ''theÖutlet'' is a compilation of tunes ranging from 2003 to 2011. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “A Sun Lingering Disease” by Trance To The Sun
Elastic Rock UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1970
Pioneering jazz-rock, progressive, psychedelic band from Britain, led by Ian Carr. The band existed from 1969 to 1989. Karl Jenkins and John Marshall would join Soft Machine later.
Nucleus Twisted Track
Elastic Rock UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1970
this is their debut LP
The Muffins Not Alone
Open City Cuneiform 1994
Maryland prog rock/jazz band from the 1970's and early 80's noted for work with Fred Frith.
originally issued in 1985
Gilgamesh Lady and Friend
Arriving Twice Cuneiform Records 2000
Gilgamesh is part of the Canterbury scene, but on the jazzier side.
Zopp Amor Fati N
Dominion Flat Circle Records 2022
"Zopp" is mainly multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson from Nottingham England. Bandcamp "Dominion" is the sophomore release, and remains firmly in the "Canterbury" style.
Michael Mantler The Insect God
The Hapless Child and Other Inscrutable Stories Watt 1976
Michael Mantler was born in Vienna, Austria in 1943. He studied trumpet and musicology at the Academy of Music, Vienna University and the Berklee School of Music. In 1964 he moved to New York, and began playing trumpet with Cecil Taylor. His music is often dark and moody, and lives in the grey area between jazz, classical, rock and avant-garde.
Set Break: over “Test Loop I” by Robert Fripp & Brian Eno
Lizards Exist 58
Lizards Exist s/r 2014
"Lizards Exist" is a Psychedelic/Space Rock band founded in 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia. Bandcamp So far, they have just this one release.
Sloche C'pas Fin Du Monde
J'un Oeil RCA Victor 1975
Sloche (=slush) was a progressive rock/fusion band from Québec 1971-1976, one of those incredible bands from Quebec progressive explosion of the mid-70's that sadly only managed two albums. This is their debut.
Mediabanda El Largo Camino Hacia la Superación de la Estupidéz
Entre la Inseguridad y el Ego CHT MUSIK 2003
MediaBanda was formed in the year 2000 in Santiago de Chile by saxophonist and composer Cristián Crisosto. The music is eclectic and energetic, nourished by several styles such as rock, jazz, funk, pop, latin american fusion and contemporary music, among others.
Cristian Crisosto's main influences have been Frank Zappa and the European Rock In Opposition movement. He cites also Weather Report, Return to Forever, Magma, King Crimson, Hermeto Pascoal, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk as influences.
Set Break: over “Fortune Teller Coda” by Sensations Fix
Steve Hillage Searching for the Spark (Live)
Live Herald (Remastered) Virgin Catalogue 2007
Steve Hillage was born in 1951 in London. He was the guitarist in Uriel (Arzachel), Khan, and Gong. Besides producing others, he is part of the ambient/techno duo System 7 with his longtime partner Miquette Giraudy.
Pekka Pohjola Space Waltz
Space Waltz (2010 Remaster) Pohjola Records 1985
Jussi Pekka Pohjola (1952-2008) was a bassist from Helsinki Finland.
Set Break: over “Sub-electronic” by Roberto Cacciapaglia
Super Rail Band de Bamako Kongo Sigui
Kongo sigui Indigo 2003
Rail Band de Bamako or Super Rail Band is a Malian band founded in 1970.
toe The Latest Number
Our Latest Number - EP Topshelf Records 2018
toe is a Japanese post-rock/math rock band formed at the end of 2000. Bandcamp
Sensations Fix Cold Nose Story
Music Is Painting In the Air (1974-1977) RVNG INTL. 2012
Italian space rock group Sensations' Fix was founded in Florence in 1974, and disbanded in 1979. Although Italian, the band is not classified as Rock Progressivo Italiano, since they are closer to the Krautrock style, with almost entirely instrumental, groove-oriented atmospheric music, and minimal singing in English.
Loga Ramin Torkian Through the Veil (Az Paradeh)
Mehraab Terrestrial Lane Productions Inc 2012
Loga Ramin Torkian is an Iranian-born multi-instrumentalist, Middle Eastern lutist, composer, co-founder of the groups Axiom of Choice and Niyaz. The vocalist here is Khosro Ansari.
Dhafer Youssef Ondes of Chakras (feat. Rakesh Chaurasia, Nguyên Lê, Marcus Miller, Adriano Tenorio DD & Vinnie Colaiuta) N
Street of Minarets Back Beat Edition 2023
Dhafer Youssef (ظافر يوسف; born 19 November 1967) is a Tunisian composer, singer and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur'anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna. 🗣 🔊 But the memories of the daily calls to prayer broadcast from the minarets still resonate within him. 🕌
Set Break: over “La Cagaste” by Cliff Martinez, from “Traffic”
The Wrong Object Mr Green Genes - King Kong
Zappa Jawaka Off 2018
The Wrong Object is a Nu-Jazz ensemble from Belgium with wide ranging influences (Canterbury, Aka Moon, Mingus, Béla Bartok, and Zappa). Bandcamp