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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

Sep 15, 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.

𓄿x🐺= The New Abnormal


The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - September Fifteenth (dedicated to Bill Evens)
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays September Fifteenth (dedicated to Bill Evens)
As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls ECM Records 1981

Collaboration by guitarist Pat Metheny (Kansas City, 1954) and keyboardist Lyle Mays (1953-2020).



7:08 AM
Set Break: 🤖🧠


7:11 AM
Ivor Cutler - The aimless dawnrunner. (Cockadoodledon't!!!)
Ivor Cutler The aimless dawnrunner. (Cockadoodledon't!!!)
Dandruff Virgin 1974

Ivor Cutler (born Isadore Cutler, 15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, singer, musician, songwriter, artist and humorist.



7:14 AM
Unidentified - Jatayu Contre Ravana
Unidentified Jatayu Contre Ravana
Magic Bali Playa Sound 1985


With an 8-page booklet in French and English, they did not bother to identify the performers here. They made a point to give credit to the photographer, though, whose work probably did the most to boost sales.

[In the Ramayana (a Hindu epic) Rama wife, Sita, was said to have been saved from being ravished by the demon Ravana via a miracle whereby her sari kept endlessly unravelling. Which makes the photographed scene seem to be a wardrobe malfunction.] Wikipedia article

7:19 AM
Neil Ardley - Prologue/Rainbow 1
Neil Ardley Prologue/Rainbow 1
Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows Gull 1976

English jazz pianist and composer, and author (1937-2004). As well as being a jazz musician and composer, he also made a name as the author of more than 100 popular books on science and technology, and on music.



This composition was inspired by an Indonesian scale
7:29 AM
Set Break: 🤴🏿


7:34 AM
Djam Karet - The Hanging Tree
Djam Karet The Hanging Tree
Ascension Djam Karet 2001

Founded in California in 1984 and still active. The band's name is an old spelling of an Indonesian word (pronounced by English speakers as 'jum car-RAT) that translates loosely as "elastic time".



7:41 AM
Karaba - Horia
Karaba Horia
Karaba s/r 2014

Instrumental jam psychedelic band from Munich established in 2014, featuring influences from Embryo, Missus Beastly, Pink Floyd, Amon Düül 2 and others. Bandcamp



8:00 AM
Set Break: ☕️


8:03 AM
Edhels - Christie Feline Girl
Edhels Christie Feline Girl
Still Dream Musea 1988

Edhels was an instrumental progressive rock band from Monaco, formed circa 1980, fronted by guitarist Marc Ceccotti.



8:07 AM
Apoteosi - Frammentaria rivolta
Apoteosi Frammentaria rivolta R
Apoteosi AMS 2015

Formed in 1974 by the Idà family from Palmi, Calabria, the southernmost part of Italy. One of the few RPI bands to feature a female vocalist, Sylvana Idà. Her 14-year old brother Massimo is on keyboards, and brother Frederico is on bass.


The introduction of a person into the rank of the Gods is called an apotheosis. Frammentaria rivolta = fragmentary revolt

8:16 AM
Värttinä - Omani
Värttinä Omani
Kokko Nonesuch 1996

Värttinä (meaning "spindle") is a Finnish folk music band founded in 1983. Kokko = bonfire. Omani = my own.



8:20 AM
Alifair - Un Puits Sans Fond
Alifair Un Puits Sans Fond
Fort Interieur Maya Records 2008

Formed in 2001 by guitarist and producer Jean Pascal Boffo, they make songs with surreal texts and pop, folk and electro atmospheres.



un puits sans fond = bottomless pit

8:24 AM
Minimum Vital - Capitaines
Minimum Vital Capitaines
Capitaines Musea 2009

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.



8:31 AM
Set Break: ⚫🦊


8:37 AM
Land - nothing is happening everywhere
Land nothing is happening everywhere
Night Within Important Records 2012

"Land" is a dark ambient group led by Daniel Lea."Night Within" is their 2nd release, and has this one collaboration with David Sylvian. Bandcamp


8:43 AM
Garmarna - Din Grav
Garmarna Din Grav
Förbundet Season of Mist 2020

Swedish folk rock band, formed 1990. Bandcamp



8:44 AM
All India Radio - Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun (feat. Yin)
All India Radio Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun (feat. Yin)
Afterworld Spectra 2021

One of the most misleadingly named bands, "All India Radio" was an Australian downtempo outfit playing spacey, mostly instrumental, music which began in 1998. Bandcamp



8:48 AM
Gong - Fohat Digs Holes in Space
Gong Fohat Digs Holes in Space
Camembert Electronique BYG Records 1971

Psychedelic rock band formed by Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in France in 1969. Gong became pioneers of a new brand of psychedelia/space-rock/trip-rock - with a conceptual ethos involving aliens and alternative realities. They were an international outfit, increasingly linked to other bands of the Canterbury scene. "Camembert Electrique" is an early effort, recorded just prior to their classic "Radio Gnome Invisible" trilogy.



8:52 AM
Carpe Diem - Voyage du non-retour
Carpe Diem Voyage du non-retour
En regardant passer le temps Musea 1975

French progressive rock band active during the 1970's. They originated in Nice, first as a Jethro Tull and King Crimson cover band, transmuting into Carpe Diem ("Seize the day") with their original material.



En regardant passer le temps = on watching time pass by

9:04 AM
Set Break: 困难的聆听时间


9:10 AM
京劇精萃 - 白門樓 (The White Door Tower)
京劇精萃 白門樓 (The White Door Tower)
A classic collection of the best performances & artists in Beijing Opera V/A Starlight Music International Ltd. 2000

Truly one of the more difficult musics to listen to, Peking opera was born when the 'Four Great Anhui Troupes' brought Hui opera, or what is now called Huiju, in 1790 to Beijing, for the eightieth birthday of the Qianlong Emperor. Wikipedia



9:14 AM
Dark - Trilok
Dark Trilok
Tamna Voda CMP Records 1988

Dark was led by guitarist Miroslav Tadic and percussionist Marc Nauseef.



The CMP Records labels was a formerly independent German label, created initially in 1977 as Contemp Records, dedicated to releasing high quality recordings of contemporary traditional and modern experimental music. Now part of Silva Screen Records Ltd.
9:19 AM
Happy Family - He Is Coming at Tokyo Station
Happy Family He Is Coming at Tokyo Station
Toscco Cuneiform Records 1997

Happy Family is an instrumental progressive rock/fusion/Zeuhl band from Tokyo, formed in 1987.



9:23 AM
Plini - Cascade (Live)
Plini Cascade (Live)
Finnvox Sessions (Live) - Single Plini 2023

Plini is a guitarist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. His main genre influences are Instrumental rock, djent, and progressive metal. Bandcamp



9:29 AM
Exivious - Immanent
Exivious Immanent
Liminal Season of Mist 2013

Prog Metal band, founded in Tilburg, Netherlands in 1997 - Disbanded in 2017. More of a jazz fusion band with metal element mixed in. Bandcamp



9:35 AM
Alain Eckert Quartet - A l'Ouest
Alain Eckert Quartet A l'Ouest
Live 1981

Jazz fusion group from France led by guitarist, percussionist and composer Alain Eckert. (He later played with Art Zoyd.) This group also features Zeuhl percussionist Serge Bringolf.


9:57 AM
Set Break: 🐈


9:58 AM
OOIOO - Nijimu
OOIOO Nijimu
nijimusi Thrill Jockey Records 2020

OOIOO is a Japanese avant-rock band, founded in 1995. Bandcamp



nijimusi = bleeding

Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:10 AM
We begin our broadcast day
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:01:02 AM
Hello, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:01:17 AM
Good day, Mr Malcontent
stevie p 7:01:53 AM
Hello Dave & MrM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:02:04 AM
good morning, stevie p
stevie p 7:03:50 AM
i like your new bird-dog graphic
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:04:39 AM
I wish I could take credit for its creating, but I did not make it
stevie p 7:05:38 AM
one of them there newfangled A-Eye thingdeals, no doubt
stevie p 7:06:03 AM
it's suitably abnormal, regardless of the source
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:24 AM
No, all human using Photoshop
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:45 AM
plenty more to come in future weeks
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:07:58 AM
stevie p 7:08:25 AM
top o' the mornin' to ya Chef
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:44 AM
Hey Chef
Rofflestomp 7:19:11 AM
Good morning. This is pretty cool sounding.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:20:09 AM
Good morning, Rofflestomp
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:21:02 AM
Greetings & Salutations to Everyone! [except Stevie P]!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:21:27 AM
and an EXTRA greeting for stevie p
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:21:57 AM
Darn it all to Heck!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:27:12 AM
Nice Noises to start the show!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:28:19 AM
why thank you, MrM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:28:56 AM
All the thanks goes to you, DJ DaveTheObscure 💜
stevie p 7:33:24 AM
Cockadoodledon't was nicely New Abnormal.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:34:45 AM
Yes, Ivor Cutler is delightfully peculiar
Christine 7:50:21 AM
ǝʇɐɹqǝןǝɔ oɥʍ ןןɐ oʇ ʎɐp ɟןoʍʞʍɐɥ ʎddɐɥ puɐ ƃuıuɹoɯ pooƃ
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:50:42 AM
Oh good morning, Christine
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:00:34 AM
Hi, ChristineBoo! HappyHawkWolfDay!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:00:38 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:01:40 AM
Christine 8:02:27 AM
Rest in peace, slinger of the red bread (Scarlet Pumpernickel).
Christine 8:02:35 AM
Christine 8:03:10 AM
Good morning, MrMalcontent 💀 Boo 👻
stevie p 8:04:19 AM
it's spelled Bü
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:04:57 AM
DJ DaveTheObscure, thanks for sharing your memories about DJ PANGAEO❣️ 💜💟💀
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:05:19 AM
it's a temendous loss
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:06:37 AM
we all feel it 😭
Rob F 8:14:57 AM
I loved his sense of humor
Christine 8:14:57 AM
Bü, OK. Morning, Stevie P ☕️
Christine 8:16:39 AM
Thanks for telling us your remembrance of Pat, DTO.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:17:18 AM
Pat had quick wicked wit
Parrscream 8:31:30 AM
Good morning DTO! Good morning all!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:32:22 AM
Quick Wicked Wit & TopNotch DJ: Patrick O’Shea 💔❤️‍🩹❤️♥️
Christine 8:35:23 AM
Morning, Parrscream 🤖
Christine 8:36:19 AM
Christine 8:36:22 AM
Christine 8:36:25 AM
Christine 8:36:29 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:39:05 AM
That’s how I enjoy the show 😱
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:39:08 AM
Good morning, Parrscream
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:44:31 AM
this song rn af‼️
Christine 8:45:10 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:45:15 AM
D : waaaay better than the original
Brian D 8:45:37 AM
Controls set....
Christine 8:45:45 AM
D all the way
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:46:21 AM
i just wish the band had a different name
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:46:37 AM
Ooh I like this very much 💔❤️
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:46:53 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:46:59 AM
Christine 8:48:26 AM
🎛 ➡️ 𓁞
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:50:52 AM
Alright, Brian D, I need your ears for this and the next track. Both feature a melody that I think was borrowed but I don't know from where. Gong plays it on sax, Carpe Diem sings it near the end of the track. But I don't think Carpe Diem is quoting Gong.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:51:25 AM
Maybe it's a traditional French melody?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:51:40 AM
this one
Parrscream 8:55:09 AM
Hey Christine!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:57:22 AM
What in the SpaceOrganRockStarBoogieFunk?!?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:58:56 AM
Seize the Day
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:03:51 AM
there's that melody we heard in Gong. I can't figure out where it comes from originally
Christine 9:09:12 AM
⚫️ 🦊 Really liking the parade of various WPRB logos throughout the playlist.
Christine 9:10:37 AM
Y̑̇̈ȃ̇̈y̑̇̈,̑̇̈ ̑̇̈D̑̇̈ȋ̇̈f̑̇̈f̑̇̈ȋ̇̈c̑̇̈ȗ̇̈l̑̇̈t̑̇̈ ̑̇̈L̑̇̈ȋ̇̈s̑̇̈t̑̇̈ȇ̇̈n̑̇̈ȋ̇̈n̑̇̈g̑̇̈ ̑̇̈
stevie p 9:10:37 AM
there's a fine line between difficult listening and unpleasant listening. i like both.
Joe Moore 9:10:38 AM
Crushing it today Dave! Thanks for a great show so far. Pumped for DMH!
stevie p 9:10:57 AM
matches my personality, difficult & unpleasant
stevie p 9:11:12 AM
obstinate, stubborn and dull
Joe Moore 9:12:09 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:12:14 AM
Hey, Joe M., thanks for dropping in
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:12:39 AM
this is outstanding
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:13:00 AM
Brian D 9:13:52 AM
Congratulations! You have won "the radio"
stevie p 9:15:00 AM
i'd like to buy the world a Coke, and force them to listen to this
Brian D 9:15:25 AM
I think the Carpe-Gong melody was from the national anthem of Pangaeostan.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:15:49 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:15:55 AM
that's a good guess
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:16:23 AM
simple deduction from simple people 😭
aiffrig 9:22:40 AM
ina stein in da house
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:23:51 AM
good morning, aiffrig
Rob F 9:26:17 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:27:10 AM
Hey, Rob F. Good morning
Brian D 9:30:05 AM
Exorcisev with wprb! It's compelling!
aiffrig 9:34:38 AM
always luv to expand my musical horizon's
Rob F 9:35:34 AM
This prog set is great
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:36:17 AM
glad you are able to listen and enjoy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:36:42 AM
WPRB is all about expanding horizons
aiffrig 9:38:11 AM
since the late 70's
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:39:01 AM
@aiffrig, when did you first start listening to WPRB?
aiffrig 9:41:28 AM
that would be telling, 1978
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:41:48 AM
"we want information..."
stevie p 9:42:51 AM
"you won't get it!"
aiffrig 9:43:00 AM
seen them come and go
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:43:08 AM
"by hook or by crook, we will"
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:43:47 AM
except John Weingart - he hasn't gone
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:52:38 AM
the racket this hour has me all 👉💀👈
Christine 9:53:06 AM
𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐 𝖞𝖔𝖚 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖘𝖔𝖒𝖊 𝖒𝖚𝖈𝖍-𝖓𝖊𝖊𝖉𝖊𝖉 𝖆𝖇𝖓𝖔𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖑𝖎𝖙𝖞, 𝕯𝖆𝖛𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕺𝖇𝖘𝖈𝖚𝖗𝖊.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:53:52 AM
@MrM - the desired effect
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:55:30 AM
@DJ - 💟💀
Rob F 9:56:22 AM
Thanks DTO!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:58:00 AM
DJ DaveTheObscure, what an excellent assortment of very fine selections you’ve presented for us today! Many thanks! Always nice chatting with you! Big cheers! Kind regards to you, Sir! 💟💀
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:58:28 AM
Cheers to all the Dears, especially those with Big Ears! 🖤💀
Brian D 9:58:55 AM
Talkaboutpopmusic talkabout...
harry g 9:59:21 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:50 AM
thanks, folks
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:00:05 AM
oh hi harry g
stevie p 10:01:28 AM
super show Dave! Thanks!