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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

Nov 17, 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🐴 = Ṱḩḝ Ṇḙẘ Ḁḅṅṍṛṃḁḻ


the original seahorse

The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Soft Machine - Out of Season
Soft Machine Out of Season
Softs EMI Harvest 1976

Originally issued in 1976, with the lineup of John Etheridge, Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins and John Marshall. They were joined here by Alan Wakeman on saxophones.


7:06 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com


7:09 AM
John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner - Timeless
John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner Timeless
Hamburg 1984 1984

John Abercrombie is a jazz guitarist born 16 December 1944 in Port Chester, NY - died 22 August 2017 in Cortland, NY. Ralph Towner is a multi-instrumentalist, born in Chehalis, Washington, on 1 March 1940. Both have a large catalog on ECM.


This performance was recorded at a concert in Hamburg Germany in 1984.

7:18 AM
Loituma - Haze (Utu)
Loituma Haze (Utu)
In The Moonlight Northside 1999

Loituma is a quartet combining the Finnish vocal tradition with the kantele (Finnish harp). Two of them left for Sweden and joined Hedingarna.



Released in Finland as "Kuutamolla".

7:23 AM
Claude Léveillée - Soleil Noir
Claude Léveillée Soleil Noir
Black Sun Polydor 1978

Claude Léveillée is an author, composer, performer, pianist and actor from Québec born 16 October 1932, in Montréal and died 9 June 2011. He had a long and varied musical career, exploring prog rock for a short time in the late 1970s.


7:29 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com


7:31 AM
Franck Dervieux - Concerto pour des mondes disparus
Franck Dervieux Concerto pour des mondes disparus
Dimension M ProgQuébec 1972

Franck Dervieux was a keyboardist from Quebec, starting in Jean-Pierre Ferland's band. Stricken with cancer, Dervieux summoned the strength to record his one solo release in 1972, backed with musicians that went on to form the group Contraction. Dervieux appeared on Contraction's debut LP (also 1972) but died shortly thereafter.



7:40 AM
Dungen - Familj
Dungen Familj
Tio Bitar Kemado 2007

Dungen ("the grove") is a Swedish band based in Stockholm, fronted by singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes. Their music blends psychedelic rock with alternative rock and Swedish folk music.



7:46 AM
Tigran Hamasyan - The Court Jester
Tigran Hamasyan The Court Jester
Shadow Theater Sunnyside / Confluence 2014

Tigran Hamasyan is an Armenian jazz pianist, born in 1987. He often incorporates Armenian melodies into his music.


7:51 AM
A Triggering Myth - Bagliore (Glimmer)
A Triggering Myth Bagliore (Glimmer)
The Sins of Our Saviours The Laser's Edge 1998

The 4th release by this keyboard driven jazz rock fusion group, active 1990-2006.



This track features vocalist Alberto Piras from the Italian band Deus Ex Machina

7:56 AM
Primus - Sinister Exaggerator
Primus Sinister Exaggerator
Miscellaneous Debris - EP Interscope 1992

cover of a song by The Residents



8:00 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com

Thank you, John Marshall (28 August 1941 – 16 September 2023)


John Marshall was an English drummer and founding member of Nucleus and was with Soft Machine from 1972-1981. And did tons of work with others.

8:05 AM
The Graham Collier Septet - Blue Walls
The Graham Collier Septet Blue Walls
Deep Dark Blue Centre Deram 1967

This is the earliest recording of John Marshall I could locate, recorded when he would have been 25-26 years old.


8:10 AM
Nucleus - Earth Mother
Nucleus Earth Mother
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 leave to join Soft Machine later.



8:15 AM
Nucleus - Speaking For Myself, Personally, In My Own Opinion, I Think...
Nucleus Speaking For Myself, Personally, In My Own Opinion, I Think...
Elastic Rock UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1970

This is John Marshall's composition for the LP.


8:17 AM
Nucleus - Sun Child
Nucleus Sun Child
We’ll Talk About It Later UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1970

John Marshall cowrote this song


8:22 AM
Chris Spedding - Sub-Continental Drift
Chris Spedding Sub-Continental Drift
Songs Without Words Hux Records 2015

Chris Spedding was a guitarist with Nucleus, joined here by John Marshall on drums. Originally issued in Japan in 1970, this is a bonus track on the 2015 reissue.


8:26 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com


8:29 AM
Soft Machine - LBO
Soft Machine LBO
Fifth CBS 1972

After the release of Soft Machine's Fourth, drummer Robert Wyatt departed the group and was replaced first by Phil Howard (for only 4 months), and then by John Marshall. This era took Soft Machine into a new jazzier direction. LBO is John Marshall's composition.


8:31 AM
Soft Machine - 37½ (Live)
Soft Machine 37½ (Live)
Six CBS 1973


On "Six", John Marshall's old bandmate from Nucleus, Karl Jenkins, joined Soft Machine and brought an even stronger jazz fusion style.

8:37 AM
Soft Machine - Tarabos
Soft Machine Tarabos
Seven CBS 1973
8:43 AM
Soft Machine - D.I.S.
Soft Machine D.I.S.
Seven CBS 1973

In 1973, Soft Machine were Mike Ratledge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington, and Karl Jenkins. By this time, they were a pure jazz fusion group.

8:46 AM
Soft Machine - The Man Who Waved at Trains
Soft Machine The Man Who Waved at Trains
Bundles Harvest 1975

After an 18-month hiatus, Soft Machine regrouped with Allan Holdsworth on guitar. The group increasingly became an avenue for Karl Jenkins' compositions.


8:50 AM
Soft Machine - Peff
Soft Machine Peff
Bundles Harvest 1975


8:51 AM
Eberhard Weber & Colours - Little Movements
Eberhard Weber & Colours Little Movements
Little Movements ECM Records 1980

John Marshall was the drummer with Eberhard Weber Colours from 1977-1980.



8:58 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com

svår lyssningstimme


9:06 AM
French TV - Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously
French TV Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously
This Is What We Do Pretentious Dinosaur Records 2005

French TV is an avant-progressive band founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983. They're a fun band that blends various progrock styles.




9:17 AM
Rhùn - Sédalg Rhëvé
Rhùn Sédalg Rhëvé N
Tozïh Baboon Fish Label 2023

Rhùn is from France. They play in the Zeuhl style, but with a bit more chaos and weirdness than most (and the bar is pretty high). This is a new release from Rhùn. https://rhunmusic.bandcamp.com/album/toz-h

(Not to be confused with the heavy psych band Rhûn.)



9:29 AM
Zao - Satanyia
Zao Satanyia
Z=7L Vertigo 1973

A French fusion super-group, formed in 1971 by two early members of Magma: François "Faton" Cahen and Jeff "Yochk'o" Seffer, and featuring many other talents of the 1970's prog and fusion fields. Zao took the Magma "Zeuhl" brand of fusion and jazzed it up a bit.



9:36 AM
Setna - Tryptique I (A)
Setna Tryptique I (A)
Guerison Soleil Zeuhl 2013
Sent is a French Zeuhl fusion band (formed in 2004), with notable Eskaton and Magma influences.



9:44 AM
Simon Steensland - Malaria
Simon Steensland Malaria
Hur! (Hommage À La Musique De Christian Vander) V/A Soleil Zeuhl 2009

Simon Steensland is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist (drums, percussion, keyboards, wind instruments, etc.) and composer in the avant-prog field. This track is his cover of Christian Vander's "Malaria" for Magma's 40th Anniversary tribute.



9:48 AM
Z.A.A.R. - Scherzo # C
Z.A.A.R. Scherzo # C
Zaar Cuneiform Records 2006

ZAAR is a French chamber rock band that released a self-titled album in 2006 and broke up later that same year.



9:56 AM
Set Break: https://pledge.wprb.com
9:58 AM
The Wrong Object - Sleep Dirt
The Wrong Object Sleep Dirt
Zappa Jawaka Off 2018

Not just a Zappa cover band. The Wrong Object (from Belgium) s influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Béla Bartok, Squarepusher, Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus, Sonic Youth and Frank Zappa.


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:01:55 AM
Good morning
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:02:13 AM
Good day, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:02:32 AM
Good day to you, MrMalcontent
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:04:51 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:05:26 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:05:37 AM
good morning. morning sealhorse.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:07:18 AM
mourning see:hoarse guud
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:08:45 AM
Wow, nice start from SOFT MACHINE❗️
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:10:11 AM
Good morning, Dale
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:19:55 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:20:36 AM
Good morning, TAndy
Dale Hazelton 7:22:02 AM
this loituma is a nice one.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:22:58 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:23:54 AM
your brought back the claude!!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:24:27 AM
I regretted not being able to fit this in last week. Talked too much
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:25:13 AM
perf song for Noirvember
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:25:34 AM
oooo, a cunning pun, MrM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:39:32 AM
Dimension Ⓜ️ЯⓂ️ 💀
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:40:48 AM
But of course
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:41:11 AM
It's all about you, isn't it?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:41:31 AM
you’re welcome
Brian 'D' for Donor 7:41:43 AM
Dungen! Tito Batar great lp
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:42:36 AM
Good morning, Brian D. Dungen have some fine releases for sure
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:46:02 AM
2 tired to chat. Enjoying the show otherwise. Thank u DJ Dave The Obscure for brigjtig thw bedt drifay norming musux
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:46:16 AM
I'm leepinf those.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 7:46:21 AM
And that :(
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:47:00 AM
S'okay, TAndy, tyhabnks for checking in
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:47:31 AM
them fat fingers, multiple keys they hit
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:49:58 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:58:28 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:58:39 AM
Space Cowboy 7:59:58 AM
Really killing it this morning so good .. especially the dungun
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:07:41 AM
Good morning, Space Cowboy. Thanks for the positive feedback
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:12:48 AM
this BANGER right now
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:53 AM
he bangs on the drums all day
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:19:04 AM
great selections! very nice tribute! many thanks, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟
Rob F 8:19:47 AM
This is so good!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:20:36 AM
Thanks, MrM. Can't believe Jerry G or Wilbo didn't mention his death
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:20:44 AM
Good morning, Rob F
Mokin on Sunshine 8:28:35 AM
morning. Loving the Nucleus
Mokin on Sunshine 8:30:11 AM
🤘 Soft Machine
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:30:36 AM
good morning, Mok
Mokin on Sunshine 8:39:05 AM
happy birthday Gene Clark 🎂
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:39:15 AM
Bryon Mollica 8:47:44 AM
What a joy to hear a soft machine show Have you played Teeth yet?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:42 AM
Good morning, Bryon. I have not played Teeth
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:49:20 AM
limiting this to John Marshall era Soft Machine
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:06:18 AM
Mokin on Sunshine 9:06:21 AM
🏃 woob woob woob
Rob F 9:07:40 AM
That John Marshall tribute was really great!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:08:10 AM
Thanks, Rob F. Glad you were able to catch it
Mokin on Sunshine 9:10:09 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:12:37 AM
I can't keep up with the Zappa Family Trust
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:12:48 AM
this Hour the Listening is… shall we say… Difficult?!?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:13:21 AM
if you want it to be
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:17:34 AM
this was all you
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:20:58 AM
RHÙN is fhùn
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:21:32 AM
a bit nutty
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:23:23 AM
TAndy’s dream sequence right now 🤡🍭🍬🎶🎵
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:23:38 AM
candy colored clown
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:25:43 AM
sprinkle stardust
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:31:17 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:32:38 AM
best of both worlds
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:45:01 AM
DJ DaveTheObscure 💟, another TopNotch Show! Many thanks for sharing these Special Selections with us! Big cheers and kind regards to you! 🖤💀
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:48:50 AM
thank you kindly, MrM
Krista KristaKrista 9:56:31 AM
Good stuff, listening on our way to and from the pediatrician. My newborn seems to enjoy it as well.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:57:16 AM
Cheers to DJ Krista and the FamBam!!
Brian 'D' for Donor 9:58:36 AM
Great show Dave. Pledge pledge! Congrats Krista! The power of 3!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:51 AM
Hey, good to hear from you, Krista. Congrats on the birth!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:00 AM
Thanks, Brian D