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The New Abnormal

Jan 12, 2024 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 🦙 = ፖዚɚ ቢⱸሡ ꬂꙎꝴፁꝵጢⲀረ



The New Abnormal
7:03 AM
Alan Stivell - Kelc'h Tri: Gouel Hollvedel
Alan Stivell Kelc'h Tri: Gouel Hollvedel
Symphonie Celtique CBS 1980

Alan Stivell Cochevelou is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, of Breton descent (the "Brittany' area of France). (I am only airing the first 4 minutes of this epic album side.)



7:08 AM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
7:09 AM
Roberto Olzer & Lorenzo Cominoli - Timeless Parts I & II
Roberto Olzer & Lorenzo Cominoli Timeless Parts I & II
Timeline Abeat 2020

Italian pianist and jazz guitarist and respectively.


7:18 AM
Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Post Script
Chick Corea & Gary Burton Post Script
Native Sense (The New Duets) Concord Records 1997

"With truly spontaneous and advanced improvisational fluency and flawlessly precise ensemble playing (two rare qualities on their own rarely seen with this kind of abundance in equal measure) their duo instantly became one of the best bands in the world, and has continued as such for 35 years now." -Pat Metheny, 2008


7:24 AM
Japan - Nightporter
Japan Nightporter
Gentlemen Take Polaroids (2003 Remaster) Virgin Catalogue 2003

New wave, art rock, synth pop band, formed in London, England in early 1974, led by vocalist David Sylvian.


7:30 AM
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7:33 AM
Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts - Mandala Offering
Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts Mandala Offering
Selwa (2018 Remastered Version) Six Degrees Records 2018

After the surprising success of their first collaboration "Chö" in 1997, Chöying Drolma (Buddhist nun born in Nepal in 1971) & Steve Tibbetts released this followup in 2004.


7:39 AM
Karsh Kale - Anja (Mother Earth Mix)
Karsh Kale Anja (Mother Earth Mix)
Redesign: Realize Remixed Six Degrees Travel Series 2002

Karsh Kale is of Indian decent, but grew up in the United States. His first work was with Tabla Beat Science.


7:45 AM
Mick Karn - Bones of Mud
Mick Karn Bones of Mud
Bestial Cluster CMP Records 1993

Andonis Michaelides (1958-2011) rose to fame as the fretless bassist for the art rock band Japan.



7:50 AM
McGill Manring Stevens - Hyacinth
McGill Manring Stevens Hyacinth
Controlled By Radar FREE ELECTRIC SOUND 2002

Scott McGill (guitar), Michael Manring (bass), Vic Stevens (drums).



7:54 AM
Mattias IA Eklundh - Mahavishnu John
Mattias IA Eklundh Mahavishnu John
Freak Guitar: The Smorgasbord TSP-Thunderstruck Productions 2013

The "Freak Guitar" series is a side project by the Swedish guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh, from the metal band Freak Kitchen.



7:57 AM
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8:02 AM
Widespread Panic - Surprise Valley
Widespread Panic Surprise Valley
Widespread Panic - 4/23/2016 Birmingham, AL (Live) 2016

Widespread Panic is from Athens, Georgia, blending Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard rock genres. In this performance, they are joined by guitarist Derek Trucks (whose brother Duane Trucks is the band's drummer).


8:16 AM
Garaj Mahal - Blueberry Cave
Garaj Mahal Blueberry Cave
Blueberry Cave Harmonized Records 2005

US fusion group led by guitarist Fareed Haque.



8:23 AM
Accordo dei Contrari - Battery Park
Accordo dei Contrari Battery Park
Kublai s/r 2011

Accordo dei Contrari was formed in 2001 in Bologna, Italy, playing instrumental music with roots in 70's prog. https://accordodeicontrariofficial.bandcamp.com/ 652c5b9eaa315.jpg


8:30 AM
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8:33 AM
Papir - 17.01.2020 #2
Papir 17.01.2020 #2
Jams Stickman Records 2021

Papir is a psychedelic rock trio from Copenhagen, Denmark, formed in 2008. https://papir.bandcamp.com/



8:44 AM
Sonar - Waves and Particles (feat. David Torn)
Sonar Waves and Particles (feat. David Torn)
Vortex (feat. David Torn) RareNoiseRecords 2018

Instrumental systemic jazz meets math-rock type band from Switzerland. This release features David Torn on guitars.




8:49 AM
Vespero - Foam
Vespero Foam
Foam Trail Records 2008
Russian psychedelic/space rock band formed in early 2003 in Astrakhan, South Russia.




9:00 AM
Set Break: リスニングが難しい時間


9:03 AM
Koenjihyakkei - Dhorimviskha
Koenjihyakkei Dhorimviskha
Dhorimviskha SKiN GRAFT Records 2018

Kōenji Hyakkei is a Japanese zeuhl band, originated from Tokyo, including members of Ruins and Bondage Fruit. They are known for their extreme complexity, mind-boggling rhythm patterns and high expressiveness. https://koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha



9:16 AM
Steve Vai - Love Secrets
Steve Vai Love Secrets
Passion and Warfare Relativity Records 1990

"Stunt Guitarist" Steve Vai was born in Long Island NY in 1960. This is his second solo release.


9:19 AM
Eskaton - Le Gros Delire
Eskaton Le Gros Delire
4 Visions Soleil Zeuhl 2010

Eskaton is a French progressive rock/Zeuhl band. Founded in Paris in 1970. Disbanded in 1985. Eskaton took Magma influences, mixed in prog, lots of electronics and elements cold wave. Their distinctive sound included 2 female vocalists. Originally issued in 1979, "Le Gros Delire" was recorded in 1984/85 and released as a bonus track on the 2010 reissue.



9:24 AM
Patrick Gauthier - En Passant Par la Transylvanie
Patrick Gauthier En Passant Par la Transylvanie
Bebe Godzilla Seventh records 1981

French keyboardist, born 27 February 1953. He was in the groups Magma, Heldon, and Weidorje. This is his first solo release.



9:29 AM
Jono El Grande - Eva's Horse Dance
Jono El Grande Eva's Horse Dance
The Choko King Rune Grammofon 2011

Norwegian avant-prog group led by Jon Andreas Håtun, born in 1973. Influences include early Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Igor Stravinsky, etc, while adding splices from both pop and film soundtracks.



9:31 AM
X-Legged Sally - Little Hearts
X-Legged Sally Little Hearts
Slow-Up Marquee Inc. 2015

Belgian avant-garde rock/jazz-band founded in 1988 and disbanded in 1997. Slow-Up is their 1991 debut.



9:36 AM
Strobes - OK Please
Strobes OK Please
Brokespeak Blood and Biscuits 2016

Nu-jazz/mathrock group from London UK. A sonic triangle of electrified polyrhythms, spaced-out synth jams and off-kilter beats.




9:41 AM
Yowie - Whippersnapper
Yowie Whippersnapper
Damning With Faint Praise - EP SKiN GRAFT 2015

Harsh mathrock band from St. Louis, founded in 2000.




9:45 AM
Mattias IA Eklundh - There's No Money In Jazz
Mattias IA Eklundh There's No Money In Jazz
Freak Guitar - The Road Less Traveled TSP-Thunderstruck Productions 2013

Swedish guitarist born in 1969. Plays in Freak Kitchen.


His series of "Freak Guitar" releases give him an outlet for a great deal of silliness.

9:47 AM
Plini - Ember
Plini Ember N
Mirage - EP Plini 2023

Plini is a guitarist and composer based in Sydney, Australia. His main genre influences are Instrumental rock, djent, and progressive metal. https://plini.bandcamp.com/album/mirage



9:52 AM
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9:58 AM
Nasal Retentive Orchestra - Dupree's Paradise
Nasal Retentive Orchestra Dupree's Paradise
Music for Hungry People Pickaboo 2007


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:01 AM
we begin our broadcast day
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:14 AM
good morning to the east coast
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:22 AM
and good day to the rest of the globe
Dale Hazelton 7:08:38 AM
good morning. the llamankey was not a pretty cross-breeding experiment.
TAndy 7:10:21 AM
Good morning Dave and Dale.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:11:02 AM
Good morning Dale
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:11:11 AM
Good morning TAndy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:12:39 AM
The llamankey is cute. And you can knit mittens out of the llamankey wool
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:15:22 AM
Can't knit mittens with cat fur. My cat objects whenever I try to shear her fur off
stevie p 7:15:29 AM
good morning Dave & friends
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:15:40 AM
good morning, stevie p
TAndy 7:16:24 AM
Mornin Stevie.
iamthelabhras 7:21:43 AM
Good morning, everyone. TGIF. This Chick Corea & Gary Burton piece is great first-cup-of-coffee music.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:41 AM
good morning iamthelabhras. Have a cuppa
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:24:11 AM
dont' know what happened there before. Spinitron autopopulated some extra material
TAndy 7:25:38 AM
Mornin iamthelabhras
iamthelabhras 7:26:15 AM
Spinitron can be a little wonky. Or at least, that's my experience from working with their API.
Dale Hazelton 7:26:25 AM
can i suppose this is inspired by the movie the nightporter?
Dale Hazelton 7:26:41 AM
....i mean, i can suppose anything.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:26:45 AM
could be, Dale.
Dale Hazelton 7:30:34 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:30:38 AM
The title of the song takes its inspiration from the 1974 film The Night Porter. This influence can also be seen on the Gentlemen Take Polaroids album cover, with its inspiration taken from the character played by Dirk Bogarde in the film.[2] "Nightporter" is also influenced by French composer Erik Satie, specifically his piano compositions Gymnopédies, with David Sylvian stating "I was influenced an awful lot by Satie, but I've milked him dry after 'Nightporter'
iamthelabhras 7:31:37 AM
Stop milking Erik Satie, David.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:35:01 AM
As you surmised, Dale
Dale Hazelton 7:35:33 AM
maybe next weeks cross bred animal can be the satieholstein.
iamthelabhras 7:36:17 AM
Dave, I've been meaning to ask you: if this is the New Abnormal what constitutes the Old Abnormal?
Rob F 7:37:24 AM
Good morning, I enjoyed the piano in that first set
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:37:32 AM
good morning, Rob F
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:38:15 AM
@iamthelabhras, anything in the past becomes the Old Abnormal
iamthelabhras 7:40:30 AM
@Dave The Obscure, makes sense to me...
Rob F 7:48:18 AM
Ah now it makes sense
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:49:34 AM
FYI, if you like Indian music, tune in Saturday. Of course there's Sangeet 9-12. Afterwards I am subbing, and presenting a special show, exploring Indo-Jazz, collaboration between Indian and Jazz musicians over the past 50 years.
Rob F 7:53:35 AM
Indo-Jazz sounds interesting. Hopefully I remember
TAndy 8:00:21 AM
You're putting a lot of work in this week. Much respect to you.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:03:21 AM
and I'm also subbing this Tuesday morning, 7-10 a.m.
TAndy 8:07:10 AM
Space Cowboy 8:12:15 AM
Wow these guys are killing it heard of the before but never heard their music .... sweet jam
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:00 AM
Good morning, Space Cowboy. You know where it's at
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:41 AM
part of what makes this version great is guest guitarist Derek Trucks (one of the greatest of all time)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:36 AM
but overall they're best live
iamthelabhras 8:23:02 AM
Headed out to work. Will tune in on my drive of course! GRMA for the tunes, Dave. Have a great Friday everybody.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:25:24 AM
thanks for dropping by, iamthelabhras
Jay Sylvester 8:48:03 AM
Nice Friday winter vibe this morning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:36 AM
Good morning, Jay S. Welcome. Glad you are able to listen and appreciate the show
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:52:46 AM
@ Jay, are you listening on FM, or wprb.com?
Jay Sylvester 8:56:49 AM
FM from Swarthmore, PA.
Mark Reichard 8:57:53 AM
Good morning, Dave. I'm enjoying "Foam"
Mark Reichard 8:58:28 AM
And hello to everyone on here who's digging the show. This is Good Friday morning music.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:58:52 AM
Good morning, Mark R. Vespero is kind of unknown in the west
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:59:11 AM
@ Mark, are you listening on FM, or wprb.com?
Mark Reichard 9:00:53 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:04:31 AM
@ Mark, where (generally) are you listening from?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:05:34 AM
and how long have you been listening to WPRB?
Rob F 9:08:23 AM
I’ve listen to the show this morning both on FM and WPRB.com
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:09:09 AM
@ Rob, I hope not at the same time. There is something like a 37 second lag on FM
the_ dude 9:10:19 AM
Listen to both stream and FM for increased dissonance!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:10:38 AM
THE DUUUUUDE! Good to see you again!
the_ dude 9:12:04 AM
evaaaaaaaD! Yeah happy to be able to say hi! I had a job that got in the way of Friday mornings but not any more!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:12:42 AM
I hope all is going well with you
Rob F 9:13:15 AM
Sometimes the stream upstairs has a 1-2 second delay from the stream downstairs. Can get a cool echo effect
the_ dude 9:14:26 AM
Thank you, all is well! Can you say the same? And now I have a newborn! So doing great but busy in a new way, he's here listening with men
the_ dude 9:15:16 AM
Me* - gotta get em hooked on prb early
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:17:30 AM
I've been well. Congrats on the newborn! Yeah, you'll be busy - and sleep deprived
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:18:03 AM
I also subjected my kiddos to a wide variety of music
the_ dude 9:18:44 AM
Thank you! Yes, sleep is the hardest part, but as SGM say, sleep is wrong.
the_ dude 9:19:58 AM
And prb at foreign new hours is always fun. And cool! Yeah definitely subjecting him to my interests, lol that's the point right? Did it stick with yours at all?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:21:38 AM
Stuck a bit. They both appreciate music, but developed their individual tastes - as it should be
the_ dude 9:24:48 AM
Agreed, all you can ask for, just want him to find his interests/hobbies. Good thing prb covers everything
Big Head Mok 9:25:58 AM
that Japanese zeuhl was fantastic
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:33 AM
Hey, Big Head Mok, yes, Japanese Zeuhl usually is
Big Head Mok 9:29:01 AM
I have a request/recommendation - The Greyboy Allstars. I'm digging their album Inland Emperor
the_ dude 9:29:34 AM
Grass is green, water is wet, Japanese zeuhl is fantastic
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:31:01 AM
Thanks, Mok. I will investigate for future consideration
DSM 9:32:51 AM
Morning Dave. Do you continue on again til noon today?
Big Head Mok 9:32:58 AM
saw a surf rock show last night. Never heard so much drip in my life 🏄
the_ dude 9:33:46 AM
That's awesome mok
the_ dude 9:33:54 AM
Who and where?
Bud Burroughs 9:34:00 AM
Mornin', Dave. The sax growl at the beginning of this song made me think you were playing "Yakety Sax" for a moment. In retrospect I realize that that's fairly unlikely.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:03 AM
Good morning, DSM. I will be on until noon, yes. Not so abnormal, though
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:19 AM
not on my watch, Bud
Big Head Mok 9:35:11 AM
Messer Chups @ Khyber Pub
Big Head Mok 9:35:27 AM
I saw Zombierella in the flesh
the_ dude 9:37:16 AM
Oh that's so cool! Sounds fun, damb yeah have been on a show hiatus lately, hope to return at some point
DSM 9:37:21 AM
Sounds good. Always interesting to hear djs go outside their usual shows influences.
Big Head Mok 9:38:32 AM
I have so many shows lined for Feb ..ufff. So much driving..and staying out all night. zzZZZZ
the_ dude 9:39:36 AM
Good stuff, speaking of which and a PSA - sleepy time gorilla museum is coming to underground arts in March, I expect to see you all there
Bud Burroughs 9:40:08 AM
I will be present for the return of SGM!
Big Head Mok 9:40:54 AM
never heard but consider my interest piqued
jimbooooooo 9:40:58 AM
jimbooooooo 9:41:05 AM
jimbooooooo 9:41:10 AM
Bud Burroughs 9:41:33 AM
Then a couple weeks later I have tickets to the Big Ears fest in Knoxville where I'll get to see SGM again, along with Nils' other band, Faun Fables.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:42:31 AM
the_ dude 9:42:54 AM
Hell yeah Bud! I'll buy ya a shirt if you can't make it DTO and I guess ship one to you Jimbo!
Big Head Mok 9:44:14 AM
UA has been booking some great bands lately. I was there a bunch last year
the_ dude 9:44:14 AM
Love the 'harsh math rock' description
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:44:44 AM
it is
Bud Burroughs 9:45:08 AM
Very accurate description
Big Head Mok 9:47:21 AM
Dead Milkmen are doing back-to-back shows there next month.
Big Head Mok 9:48:42 AM
ooooo Stinking Lizaveta opening for SGM. Just saw them. excellent
Rob F 9:52:39 AM
Love this Plini
jimbooooooo 9:54:02 AM
Love that Lizaveta is still Stinking after all these years! Philly legends.
Rob F 9:56:55 AM
As always, thanks DTO
Bud Burroughs 9:58:59 AM
Oooh, gotta make an appointment with my radio tomorrow afternoon!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:59:35 AM
Wait. I thought this show started at 7am?!?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:59:50 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:00:30 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:00:40 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:00:55 AM