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The New Abnormal

Oct 20, 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 east coast Eagull

The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
Frank Haunschild & John Stowell - Timeless (John Abercrombie)
Frank Haunschild & John Stowell Timeless (John Abercrombie)
Listen to This Acoustic Music 2004

Jazz guitarists Frank Haunschild was born in Germany in 1958 & John Stowell was born in New York in 1950. This collaboration features covers of various jazz songs.


7:10 AM
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7:10 AM
Jan Garbarek & Bobo Stenson Quartet - Desireless
Jan Garbarek & Bobo Stenson Quartet Desireless
Witchi-Tai-To ECM Records 1974


Another great ECM record from the 70s.

7:31 AM
House of Waters - Hanging In The Air
House of Waters Hanging In The Air R N
On Becoming Ground Up 2023

New release from this multi-naitonal group based in Brooklyn. https://houseofwaters.bandcamp.com/



7:37 AM
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Journey
Bombay Dub Orchestra Journey
3 Cities Six Degrees Travel Series 2008

The Bombay Dub Orchestra is a project by UK based producer and composer Garry Hughes and classical composer Andrew T. Mackay. It combines global influences with electronica, ambient, western classical, Indian classical, with an Indian film orchestra.



7:42 AM
Karthick Iyer - A Saranga Convergence
Karthick Iyer A Saranga Convergence
Indo Soul s/r 2015

Blend of rock and Carnatic music from south India, led by violinist Karthick Iyer, born 1985.


7:49 AM
Shakti - Shrini’s Dream (feat. Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain & John McLaughlin)
Shakti Shrini’s Dream (feat. Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain & John McLaughlin) N
This Moment (feat. Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain & John McLaughlin) Abstract Logix 2023

Shakti was one of the earliest world fusion bands, founded by John McLaughlin (guitar), L. Shankar (violin), Zakir Hussain (tabla), and T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram (ghatam) in 1974.

In this 50th-year reincarnation, McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain are joined by vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, percussionist Selvaganesh ("Vikku" Vinayakram's son) and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan.



7:55 AM
Andre Antunes & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Akhiyan Udeek Diyan [my eyes await you]
Andre Antunes & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Akhiyan Udeek Diyan [my eyes await you]
single s/r
Andre Antunes (from Portugal) takes recordings from the internet and accompanies on guitars in a metal style. YouTube site


8:00 AM
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8:06 AM
Jade Warrior - Water Curtain Cave
Jade Warrior Water Curtain Cave
Released Cherry Red Records 1971
652c4e5ac221a.jpgJade Warrior is mostly multi-instrumentalists Jon Field and Tony Duhig.


8:13 AM
Pixel - Sigma
Pixel Sigma
We Are All Small Pixels Cuneiform Records 2013

Pixel is a Norwegian pop-jazz quartet.


8:16 AM
The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time
The Shaolin Afronauts Journey Through Time
Flight of the Ancients Freestyle Records 2011

The Shaolin Afronauts are an Adelaide-based instrumental afrobeat band that is styled after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band and Sun Ra. Their music incorporates elements of avant-garde jazz, soul and traditional African and Cuban percussive rhythms. This is their debut.




8:22 AM
Forgas Band Phenomena - Soleil 12 (Sun Twelve)
Forgas Band Phenomena Soleil 12 (Sun Twelve)
Soleil 12 Cuneiform Records 2005

French instrumental fusion band fronted by drummer Patrick Forgas, recording since 1997. "Soleil 12" 🎡 is their first on Cuneiform.


8:31 AM
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8:35 AM
Squintaloo - Animal Privateer
Squintaloo Animal Privateer
Über Bord! Haensel & Gretel 2017

Progressive rock/fusion band based in Berlin. https://squintaloo.bandcamp.com/



8:45 AM
Arild Andersen, Bill Frisell, John Taylor & Alphonse Mouzon - Cherry Tree
Arild Andersen, Bill Frisell, John Taylor & Alphonse Mouzon Cherry Tree
Molde Concert (Live) ECM Records 2015

Recorded at the annual Molde jazz festival in Norway in 1981.



8:51 AM
Fuse Patrol - Rush to Judgment
Fuse Patrol Rush to Judgment
Barney's Bounce Fuse Patrol 2017

Fusion band from New Jersey. This is their debut and only release so far. https://fusepatrol.bandcamp.com/album/barneys-bounce



8:56 AM
Mediabanda - Mediabanda
Mediabanda Mediabanda
Bombas en el Aire Radical Beat/CHT Musik 2017

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



9:03 AM
Set Break: 🙃 ɹnoꓧ ᵷuᴉuǝʇsᴉꓶ ʇlnɔᴉɟɟᴉꓷ 𓀡 ⚠


9:04 AM
WYXZ - Invitation
WYXZ Invitation
Odyx Tzadik 2020
Wyxz is a project that plays demanding, through-composed math rock combined with avant-garde progressive rock, sound collage, and free improvisation, with self-taught composer/drummer/guitarist Ben Coniguliaro and his brother Quinn and the virtuosic guitarist Matt Hollenberg.




9:14 AM
Zevious - Passing Through the Wall
Zevious Passing Through the Wall
Passing Through the Wall Cuneiform Records 2013

New York based power trio, blending heavy prog, jazz and metal.


9:18 AM
Accordo dei Contrari - Meghiste Kinesis
Accordo dei Contrari Meghiste Kinesis
Kinesis Altrock 2007
Accordo dei Contrari was formed in 2001 in Bologna, Italy, playing instrumental music with roots in 70's prog. This is their debut.



9:25 AM
Present - Laundry Blues
Present Laundry Blues
A Great Inhumane Adventure Cuneiform Records 2005

Present is a Belgian R.I.O./avant-prog rock band formed in 1979 led by guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux (26 October 1951 – 10 March 2021). Disbanded in 1985 and reformed in 1993. It spun off of the Belgian R.I.O. chamber rock group Univers Zero.



9:38 AM
Mula & Poil - Gagaku
Mula & Poil Gagaku
Mulapoil Dur et Doux 2018

French trio (bass/drums/keyboards), that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity, they dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion. https://poil.bandcamp.com/

PoiL split this EP with Colombian band Mula.



9:49 AM
Guapo - Golden Fist Of Hirohito
Guapo Golden Fist Of Hirohito
Hirohito 1998

Dark avant-prog group from the UK, founded in 1994. This is from their second release, issued in 1998. https://guapo1.bandcamp.com/music



Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:12 AM
we begin our broadcast day
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:01:47 AM
greetings and salutations
TAndy 7:02:07 AM
oh no
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:41 AM
good day, MrMalcontent
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:52 AM
oh yes, TAndy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:04:08 AM
It is I. For 5 hours this morning.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:04:20 AM
TAndy 7:05:18 AM
FIVE HOURS?????????
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:32 AM
yessir yessir 5 hours full
TAndy 7:05:47 AM
Well looks like I'll be sleeping late this morning.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:01 AM
subbing for DJ Tall Trees
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:06:13 AM
I’ve been falling asleep UhOh I’m on zero sleep UghOh
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:16 AM
sleep is important
TAndy 7:06:47 AM
Many have slept full nights while still enjoying The New Abnormal.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:07:27 AM
You’ll start a new playlist/chat at 10am? 🤔
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:12 AM
I will
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:32 AM
10-12 will be considerably less abnormal
TAndy 7:08:59 AM
I demand 2 hours of harsh listening
TAndy 7:09:43 AM
severe aural damage but without the harsh wall noise. that only will happen with a couple of other DJs this fall drive and i'm very excited for it
TAndy 7:10:15 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:11:02 AM
morning people. morning bullhawk.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:11:32 AM
Good morning, Dale
Dale Hazelton 7:13:27 AM
i was expecting a brewer and shiply cover.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:16:16 AM
sorry to disappoint
TAndy 7:17:48 AM
The Eagull is extremely threatening and should be treated as a hostile object. Its shape is streamlined for violence and it has been bred for severe actions. The design is very h̸̤̩͈̗̘͙͙͓͇̬̎̔̀ư̷̟̯͖͔̏̆́̏͛̅̽̂̾͛̕̕̚͝ṁ̸̨̢̨̢̛̥͙̳̙̇͌̔ͅa̶̲͈̖̠̟͚̱͚̱̹̫̦̯̘͒̓̐̓̆͑͋͐͒́̔̚ͅn̵͓͕͇͖͈̦̺͇͗́͊̔͑̚͜͜
Dale Hazelton 7:19:30 AM
never knew witchi-tai-to was a jazz composition.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:21:02 AM
this un
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:21:42 AM
was written by Don Cherry
Rob F 7:21:56 AM
Love some jazz early in the show
Rob F 7:22:25 AM
Will you be playing jazz at 10am?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:05 AM
Good morning, Rob F. After 10 will be all jazz. ish
TAndy 7:23:15 AM
There's someone I saw on Twitter who doesn't enjoy how jazzy some mornings are from the station. They must really dislike Fridays.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:37 AM
haters gonna hate
Rob F 7:24:33 AM
I wish there was jazz on weekends mornings
TAndy 7:25:19 AM
There's never such a thing as too mch jazz
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:25:34 AM
@ Rob F, every season brings a new schedule. Some weekend mornings may have more jazz
Dale Hazelton 7:25:59 AM
i'm not a jazz fan but these longer exploratories make a nice soundscape.
TAndy 7:27:15 AM
I had to endure "Pop 2k" Sirius XM at work all night so I'll take anything else.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:27:46 AM
let The New Abnormal be your antidote
TAndy 7:28:50 AM
There's only so many times I can hear "dey shay a hero can shave ush, ahm nawt gunna schtand here and weiiii"
Rob F 7:32:32 AM
I mean like an anchor show of jazz like 7am weekends would be nice
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:33:34 AM
maybe not a popular time slot for jazz DJs
Rob F 7:35:52 AM
Probably not
TAndy 7:36:41 AM
WRTI has a pretty great Jazz program on Sundae mornings. https://www.wrti.org/show/spirit-soul-music
Rob F 7:37:53 AM
I listen to that sometimes. It’s kinda of gospel show
TAndy 7:38:48 AM
Very true, I do honestly enjoy Gospel music if it has a Jazz or RnB production with it. DJ Leafy did a set in a similar vein a week or two ago, excellent stuff.
Rob F 7:38:53 AM
XPN has some mellow music on early weekends sometimes jazz
TAndy 7:40:49 AM
Played a few excellent tracks from Snarky Puppy and Cory Henry
Rob F 7:41:58 AM
I just saw Snarky Puppy in LA in Sept with my daughter and Cory Henry was a special guest
TAndy 7:44:26 AM
How was it? I'd love to see either of them live
Rob F 7:45:38 AM
It was fantastic. And Cory Henry was quite a surprise
Rob F 7:46:04 AM
He just came on for the encore
Rob F 7:48:17 AM
My daughter saw Cory Henry in college and said it was amazing.
TAndy 7:52:51 AM
That's excellent, Rob. I see they're playing at a festival in Florida next February, I'll have to look into that maybe.
Rob F 7:58:18 AM
That is the GroundUp music festival which is their label. So all artists on GroundUp. You can checkout the website
TAndy 7:59:16 AM
Oh sweet I'll look at that just before I leave work in a few
Dale Hazelton 8:00:19 AM
this is a real toe tapper! never heard nusrat ali khan do anything this hard.
Rob F 8:06:16 AM
House of Waters was the opener for Snarky Puppy in LA
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:08:01 AM
great label with great bands
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:11:03 AM
@Dale, I believe the arrangement was done without Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's input.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:11:40 AM
particularly since he's dead
TAndy 8:17:13 AM
I may have to look at that festival when I get home. I'm curious
Parrscream 8:19:34 AM
Good morning DTO and all!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:19:46 AM
Good morning, Parrscream
TAndy 8:22:45 AM
Mornin Parrscream
TAndy 8:22:50 AM
Rob F 8:34:42 AM
The Shaolin Afronauts was great
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:36:16 AM
I learned about Shaolin Afronauts in this very chatroom
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:37:33 AM
WPRB listeners are the best
TAndy 8:38:17 AM
Red Moktober 8:40:02 AM
glad you are digging the afronauts. Such a cool band😎
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:40:38 AM
Thank you, Mok. And good morning
Red Moktober 8:41:13 AM
Morning everyone
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:41:44 AM
I love it how WPRB listeners can turn others on to great music in this chat
Red Moktober 8:43:12 AM
WPRB is like a tornado of music ..love getting sucked into it. and you never know what it will toss at you.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:43:33 AM
it's a beautiful thing
Rob F 8:43:52 AM
If really been liking afrobeats recently. That was especially cool with the jazz soul elements
TAndy 8:48:36 AM
Hey Mok!
Red Moktober 8:49:36 AM
These guys are really good as well. I ended up ordering all their vinyl 🙃
Red Moktober 8:49:38 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:50:10 AM
Thanks for that Mok. Will check them out this afternoon
TAndy 8:50:49 AM
Prog, chronic, and anime on a rainy Friday morning after work. Life is good right now.
Red Moktober 8:52:30 AM
new anime or old classics
Red Moktober 8:52:43 AM
Fist of the Northstar?
Rob F 8:52:51 AM
Mok - Think I just heard them recently, not sure where
TAndy 8:53:51 AM
New episode of Jujutsu Kaisen came out while I was at work. Heard the animation was very good so that's what I'm just going to do right now
TAndy 8:54:14 AM
I appear to have gotten a fresh letter from the station too.
Red Moktober 8:54:44 AM
Me too!! 📄
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:54:53 AM
I also
TAndy 8:56:09 AM
Aww! I got a late birthday card and five $100 bills!
Rob F 8:56:54 AM
Now that's a nice gift
Red Moktober 8:57:25 AM
lunch is on TAndy!!
TAndy 8:57:37 AM
Sorry guys it's Zimbabwe money
Red Moktober 8:58:36 AM
lol snack machine it is
Red Moktober 9:01:43 AM
TAndy 9:03:57 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:13:22 AM
aiffrig 9:14:00 AM
tryin' elon diet today ketamean and diet coke, cheap
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:15:23 AM
And see what that did for him
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:16:05 AM
good morning, aiffrig
Red Moktober 9:16:25 AM
I mix alka seltzer with my diet coke.
DJ Pup 9:16:50 AM
This track is delightful
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:17:06 AM
Thanks, DJ Pup. Nice to see you
TAndy 9:17:10 AM
Sup aiff and Pup
DJ Pup 9:17:30 AM
Hey TAndy and chat crew
TAndy 9:19:38 AM
Loving this piece right now
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:20:18 AM
for once it isn't ending immediately
TAndy 9:22:36 AM
TAndy 9:25:56 AM
He was asleep :(
Rob F 9:35:03 AM
Wish I could play guitar like this when I have the laundry blues
aiffrig 9:38:37 AM
sunny day here, the music brought me here
aiffrig 9:39:52 AM
sorry about that mornin yall
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:40:30 AM
welcome. hope you are able to enjoy
TAndy 9:40:53 AM
Jam of the morning right here
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:41:06 AM
@TAndy, he always misses that special Station ID
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:41:41 AM
@Aiffrig, where are you listening? Not the NJ area?
aiffrig 9:42:20 AM
i miss YES at the spectrum
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:42:43 AM
this is my go-to song at the karaoke bars
Red Moktober 9:44:13 AM
love Poil.
Red Moktober 9:44:35 AM
learned about them from this fancy radio show called The New Abnormal
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:44:41 AM
the epitome of difficult music
aiffrig 9:46:24 AM
ya can't play this on jukebox down here in any bar
Red Moktober 9:46:43 AM
I think they have a new album coming soon
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:46:58 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:47:39 AM
Dale Hazelton 9:52:18 AM
re:guapo, sounds like it's from a godzilla reboot.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:52:42 AM
i hear that, yeah
TAndy 9:53:09 AM
Thanks for the show, Sir!!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:54:33 AM
You're very welcome. I'll be staying on for 2 more hours with jazz
aiffrig 9:55:24 AM
friday funday excellent
Bud Burroughs 9:55:24 AM
Fine start to the day, looking forward to some Obscure jazz!
Bud Burroughs 9:55:44 AM
I keep realizing I need to listen to more Poil
Red Moktober 9:55:54 AM
DTO takes over the airwaves!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:56:02 AM
Good morning, Bud. I've tried not to stray too far from the mainstream for the next show
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:56:53 AM
no sense alienating all of Dj TAll Trees' listeners
TAndy 9:57:00 AM
It's funny how your Vivisecting Music Hour has my favorite tracks of the morning.
Rob F 9:57:09 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:59:06 AM
DJ DaveTheObscure, many thanks for the amazing soundtrack to my dreams and nightmares 💟💀
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:01:55 AM
see youse on the other side