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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

Oct 6, 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.

🦎 x 🐆 = ᵺ𐊤 𐱆ꑿꪡ ꚈႦꍷᚱꠈㅻ


the reclusive nocturnal Eurasian Geckard

The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Alan Stivell - The Three Knights (An Try Marrak)
Alan Stivell The Three Knights (An Try Marrak)
Journée À La Maison Rounder 1981

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer of Breton descent (the "Brittany' area of France), born 6 January 1944 in Riom, Auvergne, France.


7:08 AM
Alan Stivell - In Front of the Hearth ('Tal An Tan)
Alan Stivell In Front of the Hearth ('Tal An Tan)
Journée À La Maison Rounder 1981

The Bretons are a Celtic ethnic group native to Brittany, north-western France. They trace their heritage to groups of Brittonic speakers who emigrated from southwestern Great Britain, particularly Cornwall and Devon, mostly during the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain. They migrated in waves from the 3rd to 9th century (most heavily from 450 to 600) into Armorica, which was subsequently named Brittany after them. The Breton language is related closely to Cornish.

7:13 AM
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7:15 AM
Ketil Bjørnstad - The View I
Ketil Bjørnstad The View I
Water Stories ECM Records 1993

Norwegian pianist, composer and author, born 25 April 1952 in Oslo.



7:20 AM
Oiapok - So Empty It Looks Real
Oiapok So Empty It Looks Real
So Empty It Looks Real - Single Orignal Music Records 2022

Unconventional new French group that draws its inspiration from progressive rock, 70’s funk, film soundtracks and Afro-Cuban rhythms. https://oiapok.bandcamp.com/


This single was subsequently released on their "OisoLün" CD early in 2023.


7:27 AM
Céu - Mais Um Lamento (Lenza RMX)
Céu Mais Um Lamento (Lenza RMX)
Vagarosa Six Degrees Travel Series 2009

Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças was born in São Paulo in 1980. https://ceumusic.bandcamp.com/album/apk


7:32 AM
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7:36 AM
Between - Contemplation
Between Contemplation
Contemplation intuition 2007

International band based in Munich, Germany formed in 1970, featuring folk, avant-garde, and minimalist influences.



7:40 AM
Sunbirds - Dreams
Sunbirds Dreams
Sunbirds Performance 2006

Another multi-national Munich based band. Sunbirds is a jazz fusion supergroup fronted by drummer Klaus Weiss.



7:50 AM
Oregon - Interstate
Oregon Interstate
Friends Vanguard Records 2006

US American jazz and world music group formed in 1971 by Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott.



originally released in 1977

7:58 AM
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8:02 AM
Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Leave It Open
Pierre Moerlen's Gong Leave It Open
Leave It Open Arista 1981

After the departure of founder Daevid Allen the group Gong went through a rapid series of personnel changes with drummer / percussionist Pierre Moerlen becoming the de facto leader. The music evolved away from the psychedelic sound of the Allen-led era into jazz/rock fusion.



8:18 AM
King Sunny Ade - Jigi Jigi Isapa
King Sunny Ade Jigi Jigi Isapa
Odu Atlantic 1998

Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye (born 22 September 1946), known professionally as King Sunny Adé, is a Nigerian jùjú singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Sunny_Ad%C3%A9



8:24 AM
Marc Anderson - Giant
Marc Anderson Giant
Time Fish East Side Digital 1993

Marc Anderson is an American drummer, percussionist, composer, record producer and music educator from Austin, Minnesota. He is best known for his extensive collaborations with guitarist Steve Tibbetts, with whom he has worked since 1977.



8:29 AM
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8:33 AM
De Lorians - ROBITA
De Lorians ROBITA
That's Life - Single MAGNIPH 2022

Modern Canterbury from Japan. Combining the Soft Machine-esque atmosphere, with the crazy Zappa freak outs.



8:39 AM
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Dopo...Niente È Più Lo Stesso
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Dopo...Niente È Più Lo Stesso
Il Sono Nato Libero Ricordi 1973

Founded in Rome Italy in 1969, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso is one of the most important groups coming out of the 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' scene in the early 70s.



Banco del Mutuo Soccorso = Bank of Mutual Aid

Dopo...Niente È Più Lo Stesso = After.. nothing is the same anymore

Il Sono Nato Libero = I was born free

8:49 AM
Daniel Schell - Dick Annegarn - The ff BOOM
Daniel Schell - Dick Annegarn The ff BOOM N
Egmont & the ff Boom Finders Keepers Records 2023

While still leading the Belgian fusion/Canterbury group Cos, its leader Daniel Schell recorded this duo album with Brussels-based Dutch singer (but French-singing) Dick Annegarn. While not considered a prog singer, several tracks are quite proggy.


originally issued in 1978
8:59 AM
Set Break: D ͥff ͥ ͨ ͧl ͭ L ͥs ͭ ͤn ͥng H ͦ ͧ ͬ


9:03 AM
Univers Zéro - Xenantaya
Univers Zéro Xenantaya
The Hard Quest Cuneiform 1999

Univers Zéro were founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1974. They are one of the most unique and influential bands ever to be associated with progressive rock, and the creators of the genre known as 'chamber rock', getting their inspiration from such diverse sources as rock, jazz, European folk and classical music (both ancient and modern).



9:14 AM
The Flying Luttenbachers - The Floatation Method
The Flying Luttenbachers The Floatation Method
Gods of Chaos SKiN GRAFT 2015

An avant-garde spazzcore band from Chicago founded in 1991. They interweave the dark, raw, aggression found in punk styled noise with the technical complexity of Free Jazz.



9:18 AM
Yochk'o Seffer - Schebira
Yochk'o Seffer Schebira
Ghilgoul Musea 1978

Yochk'o Seffer (from Hungary) mainly plays alto saxophone. He was with Magma at the beginning, but left early to found "Zao". Ghilgoul is his 3rd solo release, originally from 1978.



9:26 AM
Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung - Dispositioning System
Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung Dispositioning System
Domestic Wildlife Radical Duke Entertainment 2006

DAAU ("The Anarchistic Evening Entertainment") is a Belgian modern classical folk band formed in in 1992 in Antwerp. Started as a quartet of 4 classically trained musicians.



9:35 AM
Miriodor - Polka of the Spheres
Miriodor Polka of the Spheres
Mekano Cuneiform Records 2001

From Quebec City, founded in 1980.



9:36 AM
Estradasphere - The Transformation
Estradasphere The Transformation
It's Understood Web of Mimicry 2000

Estradasphere was an experimental band that originated in Santa Cruz, California, during the late 1990s. The band, which in its last incarnation was based in Seattle, consisted of six multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds trained in disciplines ranging from classical music and jazz to heavy metal.



9:44 AM
Mediabanda - El Dar del Cuerpo
Mediabanda El Dar del Cuerpo
Maquinarias Aconcagua Records 2021

Chilean progressive rock, jazz fusion and contemporary music band. Active since 2000.



9:56 AM
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9:57 AM
Lisa Mezzacappa & Nightshade - The Eric Dolphy Memorial Bbq
Lisa Mezzacappa & Nightshade The Eric Dolphy Memorial Bbq
Cosmic Rift Leo Records 2011

SF based musician


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 6:59:31 AM
we being our broadcast day
TAndy 7:01:32 AM
𝕲𝖔𝖔𝖉 𝖒𝖔𝖗𝖓𝖎𝖓𝖌, 𝕾𝖎𝖗.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:01:40 AM
Hello, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:02:58 AM
Good morning, TAndy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:06 AM
Hello, MrMalcontent
Dale Hazelton 7:04:46 AM
morning.cat/lizard hybrids are a genetic marvel.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:12 AM
Good morning, Dale
TAndy 7:05:13 AM
I get all my news from morning.cat
TAndy 7:05:30 AM
oh wow that's an actual website, cute
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:06:27 AM
TAndy 7:06:29 AM
It seems today's cat is a kitty playing with a theremin. Wonderful.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:29:35 AM
Pure Moods 💞 🎼🎵🎶🎼
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:30:09 AM
Very nice start to the show! Cheers, DJ DaveTheObscure 🤍🐼
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:31:04 AM
thanks, MrMalconent
Dale Hazelton 8:02:10 AM
only popul vuh i have is herzog soundtrack albums. don't know anything else beyond that.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:04:24 AM
Popol Vuh's catalog is worth checking out. Although their soundtrack material is fairly representative of their best work. The music stands on its own, and I don't know why Herzog chose it for movie soundtracks.
Roffle 8:04:29 AM
No flying teapots, but I like it just fine. Hey ǝʌɐꓷ!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:05:10 AM
Good morning, Roffle. And thanks for alerting us to the Arooj Aftab concert in Princeton.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:07:10 AM
I hadn't been aware of it somehow
Roffle 8:08:21 AM
Me neither. lol
Roffle 8:10:23 AM
Someone did though.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:00 AM
Oh yeah, it was Russell, not Roffle. I get youse confused sometimes...
Roffle 8:14:03 AM
I am cunfusing at times.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:07 AM
when I say my s'es like effs
Roffle 8:14:50 AM
I really liked the Expresso album of course.
Roffle 8:15:20 AM
This has that vibe
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:16:55 AM
but Expresso has that Holdsworth
Roffle 8:17:59 AM
Yeah, just amazing stuff.
Mok & The Mires 8:24:28 AM
studley music today 👍
DSM 8:24:39 AM
Morning Dave. This King Sunny Ade is tops.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:25:07 AM
mornin', Mok
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:25:19 AM
Hey, DSM, good morning
Brian D 8:28:46 AM
Roffle 8:30:37 AM
At this hour it usually is... :)
Mok & The Mires 8:30:42 AM
uggh bandcamp Friday. I am deleting all these emails before i get sucked in
Brian D 8:33:48 AM
Life could be a dream = the warped lyrics behind Dave
Mok & The Mires 8:34:49 AM
i think Messer Chups would make good background muzak for Halloween time 👻
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:34:50 AM
Sh-Boom to you, Brian D
Rob F 8:35:43 AM
Morning-really like that Gong
Brian D 8:35:46 AM
Saw earlier this week that Epic games sold Bandcamp. Hope they continue Bandcamp Fridays. Ya Dave! Sh-Boom indeed.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:36:45 AM
Good morning, Rob F. Thanks for dropping by
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:37:27 AM
Japanese Richard Sinclair
Rob F 8:38:38 AM
Good to be back and able to listen to your show after 10 days in California
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:39:11 AM
welcome back
Stephen Higgins 8:39:39 AM
Love your show, Dave. Look forward to it every Friday morning.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:40:44 AM
Thanks, Stephen H. That's great to hear. Makes our efforts worthwhile
Stephen Higgins 8:46:56 AM
There's no one out there playing the kind of Prog you do, I love it...especially the more "Obscure" stuff. ;-)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:47:33 AM
That's my mission here at WPRB. Until I'm sent back to the minors...
TAndy 8:59:51 AM
Hahahaha I still love this mic break sound
TAndy 9:02:44 AM
Mok & The Mires 9:03:18 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:05:29 AM
TAndy, I stole that from Mickey. And until he comes back, I'm keeping it
TAndy 9:06:09 AM
Yep I remember. I never listened to any of his shows so as far as I'm concerned it belongs to you
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:21:47 AM
In the final hour, life could be a nightmare 👉💀👈 *IT puts the fingers in the hear holes
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:22:37 AM
yes Yes YES
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:24:42 AM
Seriously, this is another TopShelf Show! 🏆💟🐼
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:25:02 AM
you're too kind, MrMalcontent
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:28:02 AM
Seriously, I am Super AWESOME 🎖️🥇🏅🖤💀
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:31:33 AM
and MOST agreeable
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:31:53 AM
MrM is the Most Modest
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:32:17 AM
Luvin this Musical Moment rn af
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:34:13 AM
fr ngl tbh
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:35:40 AM
Giggle 🙊
TAndy 9:36:01 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:37:10 AM
Parrscream 9:41:55 AM
Good morning all!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:42:24 AM
Good morning, Parrscream
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:50:59 AM
Final Ten Mins?!?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:51:43 AM
yes Yes YES
Parrscream 9:53:08 AM
It stinks that I had Physical Therapy this morning and missed most of the show!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:53:34 AM
Well done, DJ DaveTheObscure! I made the correct decision to sacrifice sleep to hear your always excellent show! Big cheers and kind regards to you, Sir! 🖤💀
TAndy 9:53:43 AM
Muchos thankos for the show!
Brian D 9:55:34 AM
Chord n Crew-Cuts in warp land....
Marshall Deerfield 9:57:29 AM
This music is wild! Digging it while we drive up the NJ Turnpike heading to see David Amram perform in Massachusetts
Roffle 9:58:17 AM
Well that was cool. Thanks ǝʌɐꓷ! PS Dolphy got it. :)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:21 AM
Hello Marshall. Thanks for dropping in
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:32 AM
thanks for hanging out and listening, folks