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The New Abnormal

Nov 3, 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 🐇 x 🦆 = Ŧዣℇ ᮜꏹ𐤔 ᚣⰟ𐰥ᏅԄጨⰎࠋ


The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Eberhard Schoener - Signs of Emotion
Eberhard Schoener Signs of Emotion
Trance-Formation Harvest 1977

German composer, conductor, arranger and keyboard player. Born 13 May 1938 in Stuttgart.



The guitar here is by Andy Summers, known mostly for his work with The Police.

7:05 AM
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7:06 AM
Karaba - Poelserweide
Karaba Poelserweide N
All High Ways Klangschutz Schallplatten 2023

Instrumental jam psychedelic band from Munich established in 2014, featuring influences from Embryo, Missus Beastly, Pink Floyd, Amon Düül 2 and others. https://karaba-band.bandcamp.com/



This is their latest
7:17 AM
Jaga Jazzist - For All You Happy People
Jaga Jazzist For All You Happy People
What We Must Ninja Tune 2005

Norwegian 9-piece instrumental band that started out in Tønsberg (a small town outside Oslo) in 1994, at which time Lars Horntveth (the main songwriter in Jaga) was 14 years old.



7:21 AM
Sarube - Eat Your Vegetables
Sarube Eat Your Vegetables N
MiSiMaSe Shroomy Beats 2023

I can't find out anything about this band. They're on YouTube, but not Discogs or Bandcamp. Maybe they're Dutch? They play a chill jazzy psychedelic dub.



7:29 AM
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7:35 AM
The Claudia Quintet - September 29th, 1936 "Me Warn You"
The Claudia Quintet September 29th, 1936 "Me Warn You"
September Cuneiform 2013
The Claudia Quintet is an "eclectic post-jazz" ensemble formed by drummer and composer John Hollenbeck.


While Hollenbeck's band "The Refuseniks" was playing in an Internet cafe in New York's Downtown music scene, a woman named Claudia came up to profess her ardent admiration for the band. “She rambled on and on about how she was going to make our gig a regular thing she was going to tell all of her friends,” Hollenbeck recalls. She never came back, but Hollenbeck took her name when he formed his new band.



7:46 AM
Niechęć - Praga
Niechęć Praga
Unsubscribe Audio Cave 2022

Niechęć is a Polish band that plays music that alternates between smoky jazz and alternate rock. They've been recording since 2012, and Unsubscribe is their latest. https://niechec.bandcamp.com/album/unsubscribe



7:52 AM
Naima - Al Llegar Sabríamos Tanto Como Ella
Naima Al Llegar Sabríamos Tanto Como Ella
Bye Cuneiform Records 2016

Jazz trio from Spain: Enrique Ruiz (keyboards), Rafael Ramos Sania (bass), Luis Torregrosa (drums). https://naimatrio.bandcamp.com/album/bye



7:57 AM
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8:00 AM
Herba d'Hameli - Viatge
Herba d'Hameli Viatge
Interiors s/r 2015

Herba D’Hameli is a Spanish (Catalan) band, formed 2001 in Barcelona. Their sound varies between symphonic prog and progressive folk rock. https://herbahameli.bandcamp.com/album/interiors



8:20 AM
Minimum Vital - Le chant de Gauthier
Minimum Vital Le chant de Gauthier
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.



8:29 AM
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8:33 AM
Makajodama - Autumn Suite
Makajodama Autumn Suite
Makajodama The Laser's Edge 2009

Swedish supergroup formed by Mathias Danielsson, guitarist for the prog band Gösta Berlings Saga. https://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album/makajodama



8:41 AM
Brand X - Sun in the Night
Brand X Sun in the Night
Moroccan Roll Charisma Catalogue 1977

Founded in London, England in 1975, hiatus from 1980-1992, disbanded in 1999. Brand X is one the most well-known British groups of the seventies jazz/rock fusion scene. The original line-up of the band was formed by drummer Phil Collins of Genesis with John Goodsall (formerly of Atomic Rooster) on guitar, Robin Lumley on keyboards and Percy Jones on bass.


L-R: Lumley, Goodsall, Jones, Collins


This track features Phil Collins singing in Sanskrit

8:46 AM
Viima - Meri
Viima Meri
Ajatuksia Maailman Laidalta Viima Records 2006

Viima is a 5 member symphonic folk-prog group from Turku Finland. https://viima.bandcamp.com/album/ajatuksia-maailman-laidalta



8:54 AM
Edhels - Souvenir 76
Edhels Souvenir 76
Oriental Christmas Cabana Music 1985

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



8:58 AM
Set Break: Ɗᶖᶂᶂᶖꞔᶙᶅƫ L̡ᶖᶊƫᶒᶇᶖᶇᶃ Ɦ̡ǫᶙᶉ


9:02 AM
Jonas Hellborg - Kali's Son
Jonas Hellborg Kali's Son
Kali's Son Bardo 2005


Jonas Hellborg


Niladri Kumar and his custom electric "zitar".

9:13 AM
Brand X - Miserable Virgin
Brand X Miserable Virgin
Missing Period Gonzo Multimedia 1997


This album represents the earliest known recordings of Brand X circa 1975-76, mostly versions of songs later rerecorded for their other LPs.63c45a6ee56e7.jpg

9:22 AM
LE SILO - Le Soleil
LE SILO Le Soleil
8.8 ツチノコ・レーベル 2004
Le Silo (from Japan) has originally started as a rock group named Miyako with Elegant Punk, and finally turned into a progressive instrumental trio, influenced by prog rock, modern music, and even hardcore. Le Silo made its debut in 2004 with the album titled “8.8”. 653e5834d7f55.jpg


9:31 AM
Yes - Sound Chaser
Yes Sound Chaser
Relayer (Deluxe Edition) Rhino Atlantic 2003

Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, and elaborate album art. (It is also their perceived pretentiousness that helped fuel the backlash against prog rock in the mid-1970s.) Relayer is the seventh studio album, released in 1974, featuring keyboardist Patrick Moraz.



The odd chanting on this track sounds to me to be inspired by Balinese Ketjak.

9:35 AM
Nonesuch Explorer Series - Ketjak: the Ramayana Monkey Chant
Nonesuch Explorer Series Ketjak: the Ramayana Monkey Chant
EXPLORER SERIES: INDONESIA - Bali: Golden Rain Nonesuch 2005

Originally issued by the Nonesuch Explorer Series in 1969, the LP featured the Ketjak: The Ramayana Monkey Chant, a unique vocal performance.



(I'm only airing the first quarter of this 20 minute performance)
9:40 AM
Thinking Plague - Warheads
Thinking Plague Warheads
Early Plague Years - Moonsongs / ...A Thinking Plague Cuneiform Records 2000

RIO/avant-garde progressive rock group formed in Denver, Colorado in 1981.



9:47 AM
Univers Zéro - Falling Rain Dance
Univers Zéro Falling Rain Dance
Implosion Cuneiform 2004


Univers Zéro (from Belgium) are one of the founders of the progressive rock subgenre "Rock In Opposition" and the undisputed creators of the genre known as 'chamber rock'. Inspiration comes from such diverse sources as rock, jazz, European folk and classical music (both ancient and modern), they have forged a distinctive sound as well as influencing a vast number of contemporary avant-garde bands and ensembles.


9:55 AM
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9:57 AM
FIDO plays Zappa - Inca Roads
FIDO plays Zappa Inca Roads
on the Dental Floss s/r
Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 6:58:14 AM
we begin our broadcast day...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 6:58:20 AM
good morning
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:02:13 AM
gewd moarning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:22 AM
hewwo TAndy
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:04:20 AM
oh no
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:04:53 AM
that Turtbun is displaying signs of normality
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:46 AM
lagomorph in a half shell
Rob F 7:20:48 AM
Loved that Andy Summers guitar
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:58 AM
Good morning, Rob F. Andy Summers did some fascinating work outside The Police
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:24:38 AM
Mornin, Rob F.
Rob F 7:25:39 AM
Yeah I should check into that
Rob F 7:25:50 AM
Good morning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:26:11 AM
I Advanced Masked with Robert Fripp for example
Rob F 7:28:19 AM
Soon I’ll be down the lagomorph hole
Rob F 7:44:16 AM
How long does it take to put together a show?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:44:33 AM
between 8 hours and 8 months
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:45:49 AM
next week's show for example, the deep dive into Rock Progressif Quebecois took a while to assemble
Rob F 7:47:20 AM
Wow, must be something you enjoy
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:48:16 AM
This is beutiful right now
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:48:44 AM
The time and effort always shows in the track selections and flow
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:49:08 AM
I could just throw a show together, but it wouldn't satisfy me
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:51:07 AM
I owe it to the music, the musicians, and the audience. Both of youse
Rob F 7:51:35 AM
And the album art and notes are great too
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:52:12 AM
i think that context helps folks appreciate the music
Rob F 7:53:33 AM
We appreciate all your excellent work
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:54:59 AM
thanks for the positive feedback
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:55:38 AM
Dale Hazelton 8:01:24 AM
forgot it was friday. hey now.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:02:27 AM
Hey, good morning, Dale
Dale Hazelton 8:02:45 AM
and i see they crossbred a turducken with a hare now.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:04:07 AM
always messing with the genetic codes
Dale Hazelton 8:06:52 AM
this is soooo 1970s. love it.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:07:48 AM
yeah, you can hear echoes of their 70's-era symphonic prog inspiration
Dale Hazelton 8:12:29 AM
dave, is your quebecois show next week? i'm gonna try to wrangle some listeners from wfmu's one prog show to come and listen.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:20 AM
Yes, next week, the 10th, 7-10 a.m. Thanks for advertizing the show!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:45 AM
Is the WFMU show "It's Complicated"?
DonorSupportingMonthly 8:14:36 AM
Morning Dave and abnormalities
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:47 AM
Good morning, DSM
Dale Hazelton 8:15:00 AM
yes. dave mandle's show. i've mentioned this show there a couple of times.
Dale Hazelton 8:15:53 AM
mandel, not mandle.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:16:08 AM
Alright! Thanks. Dave Mandel has a great (if short) show.
DonorSupportingMonthly 8:16:50 AM
I’ll have to remember to check that show out. Thanks Dale
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:17:12 AM
Mornin Dale and DSM
DonorSupportingMonthly 8:17:34 AM
Hey TAndy
Dale Hazelton 8:18:59 AM
herro dere TAndy.
Dale Hazelton 8:21:04 AM
someone rated this as 'poor' on prog archives.
Dale Hazelton 8:21:38 AM
the herba d'hameli that is.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:21:40 AM
Ahhh whaddathey know
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:22:49 AM
Dave Mandel is part of "Emergency Group" which released some music recently: https://emergencygroup.bandcamp.com/album/venal-twin
Dale Hazelton 8:23:11 AM
can really hear later mike oldfield in this.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:23:14 AM
Haters gonna hate
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:23:58 AM
Mandl, not Mandel
Dale Hazelton 8:24:10 AM
thanks for that link. he's in a few bands i think.
Sugar Sidious 8:36:49 AM
Sounds good this morning Dave!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:44:28 AM
Thanks, Sugar.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:44:41 AM
And good morning
Rob F 8:47:29 AM
That was cool
Parrscream 8:48:07 AM
Good morning DTO!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:48:30 AM
Sup Darth and Parrscream
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:52:25 AM
Good morning, Parrscream
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:01:21 AM
let's get difficult!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:01:25 AM
Christine 9:01:59 AM
𝕬𝖑𝖜𝖆𝖞𝖘 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖈𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖆𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖌
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:02:35 AM
oh good morning, Christine
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:02:47 AM
morning Christine
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:04:26 AM
Mornin Christine
Joe Moore 9:07:25 AM
95 is shutdown in Philly so I am gonna be helplessly late to work and thank goodness it's difficult listening hour - the best way to pass time in traffic!
Joe Moore 9:07:44 AM
As ever great show so far Dave
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:08:29 AM
Sorry to hear that, Joe M. I'm glad the music can make the situation a bit more bearable
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:09:10 AM
Oh yeesh from Cottman all the way to Vine. Wishing you the best of patience, How.
Joe Moore 9:10:26 AM
Maybe there was a man on the road with a loaded ZITAR
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:11:01 AM
I blame Antifa :-)
Rob F 9:11:18 AM
This track is great
Christine 9:11:38 AM
Ö̷̡̡̦̘̞͚̹͕h̵̞͓̬̙͐̈̀̃̀͆͗͑ ̷̢̧̡̰͖̞͚̼͙̞̹́̓͐̎̓͋̈́̈́̎͜͠͝g̴̜̗̟͊͐̾̄̅̕ọ̴̡͉̏́̂̿̚͝͝ȯ̷̩̓͋́͋͊͛̉̃̇͒̚͘̕d̷̢̧̡̜̰̻̟̖̺͙̪̽͊̆͆̒͒͑ͅ ̷̜̬̝̔̒͗m̵͚̞̭̗̭̠̠̟̖͜͜͝o̴̧̧̨̰̖͍̤̳͕̞̻̽̒̎̋̎ͅr̶̨̜̗̠̈́͑̀͂̀̚͝n̵͖̲̬̙̦̜̈́̓̿̓̾î̶̧̻͉̥̒̊̈́͘͘n̴̤̮̗̰͓̦̤̳͛̊̄̓g̸̹̻̭͔̰͎͚͓̼̈́̓̍̀̎̏̂̅̐͆̓͂͑
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:11:55 AM
I announced "Brightness" but it is the title track, Kali's Son
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:12:02 AM
It was probably some angry New Yorker who had a slice of Lorenzo and Son's then decided to ruin everyone else's day
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:12:21 AM
[The pizza discourse is never over]
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:15:27 AM
Damn, I could go for a slice and another coffee rn
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:16:34 AM
Pizza and coffee is a bold combination I'm very curious about. But not enough to get it from Wawa.
Rob F 9:16:39 AM
think i need more coffee too
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:18:00 AM
TAndy, leftover pizza with coffee is a great bfast. Tho, I think coffee pairs well with almost anything.
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:18:32 AM
Goes great with Brand X as well
Count Mokula 9:21:49 AM
Phil The Thrill
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:22:11 AM
Good morning, Count
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:22:38 AM
Sup Count
Count Mokula 9:23:11 AM
howdy folks
Count Mokula 9:24:48 AM
heck of a day so far..and freezing. God help me if i make to the Amyl and the Sniffers show tonight
stevie monthly p 9:25:45 AM
good morning ǝʌɐꓷ and my PRB Pals
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:10 AM
Good morning, Stevie P
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:26:20 AM
morning Mokula, stevie
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:26:28 AM
Heya Stevie
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:27:05 AM
Don't forget to take a hot shower and get some Aleve, Mok. I'm still suffering back problems from that last night out nearly two weeks ago hahah
Count Mokula 9:28:16 AM
im used to no sleep and back pain...i think tonight will be show #37 for the year
stevie monthly p 9:29:18 AM
what's going on with 95?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:29:27 AM
stevie monthly p 9:29:40 AM
i missed the new abnormal traffic report :-)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:29:42 AM
False flag!
Mike Tropiano 9:29:51 AM
Now I haven't heard every minute of every show, but can't recall Dave playing Yes.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:30:06 AM
Very seldom, very seldom
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:30:44 AM
Good morning, Mike T. I generally avoid Yes, since everyone has heard them 1000 times. But I thought this track fit
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:31:18 AM
Mornin Mike
Mike Tropiano 9:35:18 AM
Good morn Tandy. Yes, Dave, if you're listening to PRB on Friday mornings, you probably entered this realm through Yes. They led teenage Trop into the Wonderful World of Prog.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:35:47 AM
aiffrig 9:36:40 AM
i listen for the obscure
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:37:11 AM
coming right up, aiffrig. good morning
stevie monthly p 9:37:25 AM
the first concert i attended was Yes on their Fragile tour, 1971 iirc.
stevie monthly p 9:38:30 AM
at the fieldhouse at shppensburg state college. my high school buddy's brother was going there
Roffle 9:38:41 AM
Bali! More music, less head hunting. Cool place.
Mike Tropiano 9:38:45 AM
Jealous, Steve!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:39:01 AM
Hey, Roffle!
Roffle 9:39:30 AM
Hi ǝʌɐꓷ!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:41:46 AM
Mornin Roffle and aiff. Full house this morning, lovely.
aiffrig 9:47:03 AM
mornin,60 some degrees cigs coffee out on the veranda, hate my life
aiffrig 9:50:31 AM
enuf about me ,perfect tunes
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:51:21 AM
trying to make life more bearable
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:52:26 AM
Many have lived bearable lives while listening to the uneasy listening hour
Rob F 9:53:23 AM
60 some degrees?
Roffle 9:56:07 AM
Less than easy is not that hard though.
Christine 9:56:08 AM
The New Abnormal is definitely making life more bearable.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:56:31 AM
Thanks for the show, Dave!
DonorSupportingMonthly 9:57:35 AM
Thanks Dave, later e v e r y 1
stevie monthly p 9:57:55 AM
another abnormal friday am. thanks ǝʌɐꓷ!
Rob F 9:57:58 AM
Your show always makes Friday better. Thanks!
Count Mokula 9:58:08 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:48 AM
thanks for listening and hanging out with me in the chat
Dale Hazelton 9:59:06 AM
thanks for the racket dave. have a good day all.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:37 AM
It's not racket! It's Brahms! Brahms' 3rd Racket!
Roffle 9:59:38 AM
👍 Sounds cool tomorrow. See ta there, thanx ǝʌɐꓷ! 👍 OMG, that whistling! lol!
Mike Tropiano 10:00:19 AM
Thanks Dave, always our pleasure. Hope all enjoy the extra hour of sleep