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The New Abnormal

Feb 23, 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 🐮 = ꓶꓯꓪꓤꓳꓠꓭꓯ ꓟꓱꓠ ꓱꓧꓕ 🙃


The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Zhong Guo - 寒雅戯水
Zhong Guo 寒雅戯水
Liang Zhu Tender Feelings Universal Music Limited 2005


This is the disc I have. Maybe you can figure it out.

7:08 AM
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7:12 AM
Do'a - Randy Armstrong & Ken LaRoche - The Valley of Search
Do'a - Randy Armstrong & Ken LaRoche The Valley of Search
Ornament of Hope Philo 1979

Do'a was an American world music ensemble formed in 1974 by multi-instrumentalists Randy Armstrong and Ken LaRoche.



7:24 AM
Popol Vuh - Tanz der Chassidim
Popol Vuh Tanz der Chassidim
Seligpreisung Kosmische Musik 1974

Popol Vuh get their name from a text that recounts the mythology and history of the K'iche people, one of the Maya peoples, who inhabit the Guatemalan Highlands, Mexican Chiapas, Campeche and Quintana Roo states, and areas of Belize.

The name "Popol Vuh" translates as "Book of the Community", "Book of Counsel", or more literally as "Book of the People".


"Seligpreisung" (Beatitudes) is their 4th LP.


7:27 AM
Soft Machine - The Nodder (Live)
Soft Machine The Nodder (Live)
Alive & Well (Recorded In Paris) Harvest 1978
Recorded with the lineup of John Etheridge, Karl Jenkins and John Marshall. They were joined here by Steve Cook on bass, and Rick Sanders on violin.


7:33 AM
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7:37 AM
Forgas - My trip
Forgas My trip
Cocktail Musea 1977
French prog rock and fusion drummer, singer, instrumentalist, and early devotee of Robert Wyatt. He released this solo LP in 1977. When it had no success, he sold his drums and dropped out of the music scene - until 1990.



7:54 AM
Sensations Fix - Music Is Painting
Sensations Fix Music Is Painting
Music Is Painting In the Air (1974-1977) RVNG INTL. 2012

Italian progressive electronic band from the 1970s.




7:57 AM
Shrift - Hum
Shrift Hum
Lost in a Moment Six Degrees Records 2006

Chillout/electronica duo based in London, UK, comprised of Dennis Wheatley and Nina Miranda. After a single in 2001, and this debut CD in 2006, they unfortunately have not done much.



8:00 AM
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8:04 AM
Mirage - Time Less Words
Mirage Time Less Words
Now You See It... Compendium Records 1977

British fusion super-session group of the mid/late 1970s, tangentially related to the Canterbury scene.


8:11 AM
Volaré - Vespers
Volaré Vespers
The Uncertainty Principle The Laser's Edge 1997

Formed in 1994 in Athens-Georgia, USA and active until 1997 - One-off reunion in 1999. They released two albums in the late 1990s.



8:18 AM
Philip Catherine - Noburl
Philip Catherine Noburl
Guitars Warner (France) 1975

Belgian guitarist, born in London in 1942, at the forefront of the European jazz scene since the 1960s.



8:26 AM
Set Break: A little nonsense now and then...
8:30 AM
Echolyn - A Little Nonsense
Echolyn A Little Nonsense
Suffocating the Bloom Velveteen Records 1992
Symphonic progressive rock band founded in 1989 in the Philadelphia area.




8:33 AM
Gong - The Pot Head Pixies
Gong The Pot Head Pixies
Flying Teapot - Radio Gnome Invisible, Pt. 1 Charly Records 2006

Psychedelic rock band formed by Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in France in 1969. Gong became pioneers of a new brand of psychedelia/space-rock/trip-rock - with a conceptual ethos involving aliens and alternative realities. Wikipedia



8:36 AM
Ivor Cutler - I believe in bugs.
Ivor Cutler I believe in bugs.
Dandruff Virgin 1974

Ivor Cutler (born Isadore Cutler, 15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, singer, musician, songwriter, artist and humorist. (He had a small role in the Magical Mystery Tour movie.)



8:37 AM
Supersister - Wow
Supersister Wow
Live in Scheveningen 1972 Soss Music 2021

Dutch progressive rock band, existed from approx. 1970-1974. Often lumped in with the Canterbury scene, due to their similarities with Caravan.



8:46 AM
Mörglbl - Février Afgan
Mörglbl Février Afgan
Grötesk Free Electric Sound 2007

Mörglbl is a French fusion band founded in 1997, led by guitarist Christophe Godin. The band's music can be described as 'power-jazz-metal instrumental music', but with a sense of humor.



8:51 AM
Kruzenshtern & Parohod - Danglers Song
Kruzenshtern & Parohod Danglers Song
The Craft of Primitive Klezmer Auris Media Records 2003

A klezmer-rock band from Tel Aviv, founded in 2002, variously described as "experimental jazz", "klezmercore", "ethno jazz", "avant-garde". https://kruzenshterniparohod.bandcamp.com/



8:56 AM
Set Break: Dᶦfᶠᵢᶜᵤˡₜ Lᶦₛᵗₑⁿᵢⁿg Hᵒᵤʳ


9:01 AM
Mike Keneally - Lightnin' Roy
Mike Keneally Lightnin' Roy
Hat Exowax Recordings 2007

After getting his start in Frank Zappa’s legendary 1988 big band (replacing Steve Vai as "stunt guitarist"), Keneally released his first solo album "hat." in 1992.




He has released many more since, but "hat." is his most Zappa-esque.

9:16 AM
Primus - The Pilcher's Squad
Primus The Pilcher's Squad
Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People: Promo de Fromage - EP Interscope 2003

Primus is a bass-oriented alternative metal band, formed in California in the mid 1980s, led by Les Claypool.


9:18 AM
Pyramid Scheme - Two Birds, One Wing
Pyramid Scheme Two Birds, One Wing
Monobody / Pyramid Scheme - EP Monobody & Pyramid Scheme 2017

Pyramid Scheme is a math rock band from Chicago. This EP (shared with Monobody) is their first release.



9:22 AM
Yowie - Mysterium Tremendum
Yowie Mysterium Tremendum
Synchromysticism SKiN GRAFT Records 2017

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




9:28 AM
Médéric Collignon, Philippe Bussonnet & Christophe Godin - Wax One
Médéric Collignon, Philippe Bussonnet & Christophe Godin Wax One
Wax'in Le Triton 2016

Metal jazz fusion supergroup, featuring Philippe Bussonnet (Magma, One Shot, BBI) & Christophe Godin (Mörglbl).



9:35 AM
LE SILO - Ozakko No.2
LE SILO Ozakko No.2
yamai Arcangelo 2019
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. Yamai is their latest.



9:39 AM
Cardiacs - Hello Mr Sparrow
Cardiacs Hello Mr Sparrow
The Seaside The Alphabet Business Concern 1984

Founded in Surrey, UK, in 1977, Cardiacs are embraced by much of the prog rock community, as well as fans of punk, alternative, indie and pretty much every other permutation of rock music. They are best known for their unique style of music (termed "Pronk" by many) which contains elements of Progressive Rock, Punk and Psychedelic Rock.



9:44 AM
black midi - Slow
black midi Slow
Cavalcade Rough Trade 2021

Experimental rock band from London, UK. They met while studying at The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, Croydon UK. Formed "properly" in 2017 as the four members graduated. They burst on the music scene in 2018 with an experimental post-punk avant jazz math rock combination with surprising virtuosity and edge for a bunch of musicians just out of high school. https://bmblackmidi.bandcamp.com/album/cavalcade



9:49 AM
Panzerballett - Birdland
Panzerballett Birdland
Starke Stücke ACT Music 2008
German band from the Munich area defining their own style as progressive, funky Math Jazz Metal.

This release is all covers of standards, and this track features Nguyen Le on guitar.



9:53 AM
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9:58 AM
The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Orange County Lumber Truck
The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra Orange County Lumber Truck
Money? What Money? Cordelia Records 2015


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:16 AM
𓁝 We begin our broadcast day. 𓁜 ☔ It’s “Ŧዣℇ ᮜꏹ𐤔 ᚣⰟ𐰥ᏅԄጨⰎࠋ” on WPRB. Welcome to the chat.
Dale Hazelton 7:02:31 AM
morning.is that a bullfrog?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:02:45 AM
Ha! Absolutely!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:48 AM
Some call it a "frow"
Dale Hazelton 7:05:27 AM
was the previous piece the same alan watts of the lecture series? that was wild.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:51 AM
the speaking part?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:39 AM
that was C.V. Narasimhan introducing M.S. Subbulakshmi at the United Nations in 1966
Dale Hazelton 7:07:34 AM
no, it was called 'love you.' maybe you can't hear the automation before you come on.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:03 AM
it was audible, but I was not paying attention
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:08:22 AM
maybe RoboDJ has a log of what it was
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:13:52 AM
@Dale, Indeed it was Alan Watts. "Love You" from "This Is It"
Dale Hazelton 7:15:55 AM
thanks - i didn't know he sang. or sort of sang.
Dale Hazelton 7:16:14 AM
so much good stuff on philo records.
TAndy 7:18:41 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:18:58 AM
For sure. They got bought by Rounder Records
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:19:07 AM
Good morning, TAndy
Rob F 7:30:40 AM
great set!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:30:56 AM
Thank, Rob F. Good morning
Space Cowboy 7:31:23 AM
Woah sweet jam
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:31:54 AM
I know you were ready for that , Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy 7:31:56 AM
Soft machine vanturn it on
Space Cowboy 7:39:41 AM
I was . Killer primo prog every Fri
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:40:26 AM
I'm glad you are able to catch the show
Space Cowboy 7:41:56 AM
Sold his drum kit ... That is shame glad he came back in 90 yes balances out the craptaular drive on 95
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:43:48 AM
Did I mention he is a Robert Wyatt fan? You can hear that in his vocal style
Dale Hazelton 7:46:57 AM
i wonder what did mr. forgas do for 13 years?
Dale Hazelton 7:47:08 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:48:00 AM
His bio does not go into those specifics. just 'non-music related' jobs
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:49:47 AM
although he did continue writing music which he would then later record
Christine 8:07:18 AM
ᴺᵒʷ ᵗʰᵃᵗ'ˢ ᵃⁿ ᵃᵈᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ 🐮+🐸.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:07:33 AM
oh good morning, Christine
Christine 8:09:03 AM
O̐̈h̐̈ ̐̈g̐̈o̐̈o̐̈d̐̈ ̐̈m̐̈o̐̈r̐̈n̐̈i̐̈n̐̈g̐̈ ̐̈D̐̈T̐̈O̐̈ ̐̈&̐̈ ̐̈a̐̈l̐̈l̐̈
Mike Tropiano 8:19:01 AM
Why did Sensations Fix sound so much better when Dave plays it, as I'm driving to work, than when I pal it at home by my lonesome?
Roffle 8:19:41 AM
Good mornings all! OMG the early daylight! It's kinda weird on the eyes...
Roffle 8:20:03 AM
Weirder on the ears.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:20:34 AM
Good morning, Mike T. It's that WPRB community spirit that breathes life into the music
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:21:30 AM
Good morning, Roffle. Weirdifying is the aim of The New Abnormal
Roffle 8:22:05 AM
And I thank you for it sir.
Christine 8:31:50 AM
🍭 Was that a sound bite from Charlie and the 🍫 Factory?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:33:01 AM
sounded like Gene Wilder
Christine 8:33:25 AM
It did indeed.
Christine 8:37:21 AM
Dale Hazelton 8:37:22 AM
ivor is always fun.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:38:25 AM
a unique humor
Mike Tropiano 8:38:32 AM
Yes, it always feels different, and better, when sharing music with others.
Moktallica 8:39:46 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:40:22 AM
good morning, Moktallica
Moktallica 8:40:50 AM
TAndy 8:42:18 AM
That wow has the exact same rhythm of a cat meowing in a video I saw
TAndy 8:42:25 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:43:35 AM
Christine 8:44:45 AM
Hello? 😺
Dá Bəng Gôu 8:45:06 AM
Yes, I'll have the green cow-frog medium rare. More A1 sauce please.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:45:42 AM
coming right up, dbg
DSM 8:46:52 AM
Imagine Cow-frog in the wild just chillin on some moss, pick it up in your palm and it gives you a little moo-ribbet 😍
Dá Bəng Gôu 8:48:20 AM
Moo-ribbet. I'm borrowing that.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:20 AM
Hey, DSM, good morning
DSM 8:48:56 AM
Morning Dave and everyone ☕️
TAndy 8:50:29 AM
Mornin DSM and DBG and Dale and Christine and Mok and anyone I missed
Moktallica 8:52:31 AM
canterbury creme eggs for all
Roffle 8:53:07 AM
Klezmer can be so nicely weird sometimes.
TAndy 8:53:33 AM
Christine 8:53:51 AM
Hey TAndy 🚩🐈‍⬛️, DSM ☕️, Mok 🦁, Dá Bəng Gôu, Roffle, Dale & all
Roffle 8:54:27 AM
Can't play a clarinet, but just sometimes I wish I could.
Roffle 8:55:03 AM
Hi C!
DSM 8:55:34 AM
Clarinet is such a smooth toot, love the sound
Dá Bəng Gôu 8:56:34 AM
This is the sauce.
Christine 8:59:51 AM
A superlative silly set. 💯
TAndy 9:00:20 AM
Moktallica 9:00:51 AM
woob woob woob 🚪 🏃
Christine 9:01:43 AM
𝕬𝖑𝖜𝖆𝖞𝖘 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖈𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖆𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖌
Roffle 9:09:30 AM
"stunt guitarist" Never hear that one before, but it really fits!
Roffle 9:11:12 AM
I've seen Zappa a few times and he did indeed showcase his musicians.
joe 9:17:46 AM
a little colonel in the morning. Very nice.
Roffle 9:18:55 AM
Roffle 9:20:36 AM
Korean Finger Math calculating is also rather cool.
Roffle 9:21:17 AM
Roffle 9:22:20 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:23:18 AM
good morning, joe. welcome
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:25:09 AM
Sargent Pilcher's ilk is enjoying a resurgence these days
Rob from Maryland 🦅 9:26:56 AM
Good morning. I missed the silly set (my wife told me about it) because I was out walking. But I calculated my walk time so that I could catch some of the mathrock.
Roffle 9:27:12 AM
McCarthy era is so on the rebound.
Roffle 9:27:51 AM
Rob counting footsteps. :)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:28:17 AM
good morning, Rob from MD.
Roffle 9:30:29 AM
In the military we learned to measure the length of our personal footstep gate to calculate general distance. Quite a good lesson.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:31:02 AM
We did the same in Geology class. Measuring steps on flat ground, and uphill and downhill.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 9:34:15 AM
Measuring steps uphill and downhill in Geology class is adding layers
Roffle 9:34:23 AM
Bingo! Makes sense! Where did you go looking at rocks in Edu world? I guess everywhere now, but once you know what you are looking at things change and it's everywhere.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:36:44 AM
I mapped some rock outcrops in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Jura Mountains of Switzerland
Christine 9:38:27 AM
I love the Le Silo album art. Thanks for the enhanced playlist, ǝɹnɔsqo ǝɥʇ ǝʌɐp.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:39:03 AM
A customer service we provide for our valued clients
Roffle 9:39:39 AM
I loved the folds of old rocks in the Colorado and Wyoming Rocky's, but what I wouldn't give to trek Switzerland! I love upheavals as Velikovsky might say. :)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:41:14 AM
great geology out west
Roffle 9:43:57 AM
I drove a truck cross country for some years and got to go and pull over at amazing formations in crazy places. I could look at 800 thousand year old granite all day if I could.
Roffle 9:44:44 AM
I mean 800 million year old rocks. lol
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:45:20 AM
gorgeous stuff
Roffle 9:46:59 AM
I love it and I don't know just why, but it is the stuff we are made out of, so maybe it goes deep. Dunno, but I do love it.
Rob from Maryland 🦅 9:49:35 AM
@Dave, how nice that you got to go to Switzerland
Travis in TechniColor ado 9:50:30 AM
Great show Dave. I'm not usually a Friday morning listener, but I may need to make an effort now.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:51:09 AM
Hey Travis. Listen if you can tolerate it
Travis in TechniColor ado 9:52:32 AM
Bass heavy, since I got on at least.
Roffle 9:54:03 AM
@Travis, I have resorted to leaving the radio on. If I get lucky I can wake up a bit on Friday's. But I am a dream addict at these hours generally. :)
DSM 9:55:51 AM
Thanks Dave! Difficult hour is always an interesting time. Have a great weekend everyone!
joe 9:56:10 AM
Thanks for a really fun show Dave. You've given me the power to push thru friday.
Moktallica 9:56:52 AM
Captain Planet would say "the power is YOURS!"
Travis in TechniColor ado 9:57:04 AM
Roffle, This soundtrack should create some quite obscured dreams!
joe 9:57:15 AM
Also thanks everyone in the chat. You all are so pleasant to start the day with.
Christine 9:57:23 AM
Always difficult as advertised, and always rewarding.
Christine 9:57:37 AM
Thanks, DTO! 😶‍🌫️
Roffle 9:58:15 AM
@Travis, I'm counting on it, I going back to bed..:)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:55 AM
Thanks for listening, everybody, and keeping me company in the chat
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:58:58 AM
Roffle 9:59:23 AM
Thanks again ǝʌɐꓷ! Always good man!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:24 AM
oh hey it's Mister Malcontent!
Dá Bəng Gôu 9:59:25 AM
Thanks you for the musics and services.
Christine 10:00:30 AM
MrM boo 👻!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:00:58 AM
Cheers Dears! 🖤💀