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The New Abnormal

Mar 1, 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.

🦁 + 🦉 = ᔺᖾᗴ ᘯᘿᙎ ᕕᗾᑜ𐤏ᖆᘻᗩᒸ


the Liowl

The New Abnormal
7:02 AM
Esperanza Spalding - formwela 2
Esperanza Spalding formwela 2
Triangle Suite 2021

Esperanza Spalding (bassist and vocalist born in Portland in 1984) is joined here by Ganavya Doraiswamy


7:09 AM
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7:10 AM
muva of Earth - Meditation: align with Nature's Intelligence (feat. Sirius B)
muva of Earth Meditation: align with Nature's Intelligence (feat. Sirius B) N
align with Nature's Intelligence Brownswood Recordings 2023

muva of Earth is based in London UK, and plays a spiritual jazz in the tradition of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra.



7:15 AM
Morpheus - Spanish Water
Morpheus Spanish Water
For a Second Bacillus 2012

The German jazz rock band Morpheus has origins going back to 1971 with jazz fusion band Opossum. Some members wanted to take the music in a free jazz direction, and others wanted to go more towards rock. So Opossum split up, and the jazz rockers formed Morpheus. Their debut LP was in 1976, and this second release was first issued in 2002.



7:28 AM
Gandalf - Foreign Landscape
Gandalf Foreign Landscape
Journey to an Imaginary Land WEA 1980

Gandalf is Heinz Strobl, a multi-instrumentalist born in Austria in 1952. "Journey to an Imaginary Land" is his debut from 1980. His first four releases have a bit of a prog rock edge, but later releases are in a more New Age direction.



7:39 AM
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7:42 AM
Jon Hassell - Dreaming
Jon Hassell Dreaming
Listening To Pictures (Pentimento, Vol. One) Ndeya 2018

Jon Hassell (1937-2021) is the creator of a style of music he described as Fourth World, a unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western.


7:48 AM
Kissem - Every Time
Kissem Every Time N
Homesick 2024

Kissem is Rosie Simpkins.


7:52 AM
Laurent De Schepper Trio - Mytikas
Laurent De Schepper Trio Mytikas
Into Olymp Karlrecords 2017

Jazz and electronic quartet from Leipzig Germany.



8:00 AM
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8:02 AM
Planeta Imaginario - The Sea...And Later the Sun.. And the Reflection (El Mar. i llavors sortí el sol... i el reflexe)
Planeta Imaginario The Sea...And Later the Sun.. And the Reflection (El Mar. i llavors sortí el sol... i el reflexe)
Optical Delusions Cuneiform Records 2011

Originally formed in 1999, Planeta Imaginario is a Spanish band from the region of Catalonia: their style is oriented toward the jazz trend of prog rock, with Canterbury as well as psychedelic touches and chamber adornments.



8:15 AM
Magic Bus - Tucan Pyramid
Magic Bus Tucan Pyramid
Magic Bus Back to the Garden 2019

Magic Bus were formed in 2010 in Totnes, Devon, UK. They are a band that freely admits that they think they are still producing music of the psychedelic era of the 1960s and early 1970s. Their sounds blends British Canterbury with west coast psychedelia.



8:20 AM
Cuprum - Urnový Háj
Cuprum Urnový Háj
Brahma Višnu Šiva Cuprum 2014

Cuprum is from the Czech Republic, so they play "Prague Rock". This is their second, and latest, release.



8:26 AM
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8:29 AM
Pal Thowsen - P.T.
Pal Thowsen P.T.
No Time For Time Zarepta 1977

Pål Thowsen is a Norwegian jazz drummer, born 15 July 1955 in Lillestrøm. He is joined on this release by core ECM musicians from Norway, including another drummer.



8:37 AM
Karaba - Der Inder
Karaba Der Inder
Pheremon Crumble Wax Kryptox 2020

Instrumental jam psychedelic band from Munich established in 2014, featuring influences from Embryo, Missus Beastly, Pink Floyd, Amon Düül 2 and others.



8:42 AM
Ozric Tentacles - Eternal Wheel
Ozric Tentacles Eternal Wheel
Erpland Snapper Classics 2003

Mostly instrumental progressive/space/psychedelic rock band founded in 1983 in Somerset England. They fuse jazz rock, hard rock and acid rock with influences from world music.



8:51 AM
Darren Kearns - Is That You Hal?
Darren Kearns Is That You Hal?
Optimal Being Atmosphere 1983

Darren Kearns is a Philadelphia area musician.


9:01 AM
Set Break: heure d'écoute difficile


9:04 AM
Poil - Trouille cosmique
Poil Trouille cosmique
Dins o cuol Dur et Doux 2011

Poil is a French trio (bass/drums/keyboards), that know no limitations and prohibitions. Impressive and delirious, the trio combines raw madness and virtuosity. The record's title (I think) is something like "in the ass", symbolized on its cover.



9:14 AM
Kolkhöze Printanium - Ssen Soupape
Kolkhöze Printanium Ssen Soupape
Kolkhöznitsa D'autres Cordes Records 2008

Kolkhöze Printanium is a French experimental rock quintet, launched in mid 2000s with prismatic soundscapes mixed with jazz, classic, contemporary, pop, progressive rock, or alternative rock. And despite all of that, they managed to release this CD.



9:20 AM
a.P.A.t.T. - The Great Attractor
a.P.A.t.T. The Great Attractor
We POSTMUSIC, 9x9, Dur et Doux 2023

From Liverpool / northwest UK, a.P.A.t.T. (the meaning and pronunciation of which remains speculative, but might just be 'Ape Hat') have been baffling audiences since 2002. They are inspired by various experimental, avant-garde and progressive rock musics.



9:28 AM
Athanor - Les Normes
Athanor Les Normes
Vos Cités Sont Des Tombeaux Le Chêne Creux 2013

Athenor is a French Zeuhl / RIO / avant-prog band. Just one release that I am aware of.


9:34 AM
Mike Keneally & Marcelo Radulovich - Stick It on Pong / Abrasions / Sleep Dragon
Mike Keneally & Marcelo Radulovich Stick It on Pong / Abrasions / Sleep Dragon N
Bask Titicacaman Records 2023
Marcelo Radulovich is an audio/visual artist from Chile residing in the U.S.

Mike Keneally is a guitarist and former Zappa band stunt guitarist.


9:40 AM
Art Zoyd - Tat d'urgence
Art Zoyd Tat d'urgence
Les espaces inquiets - Phase IV In-possible records 1987

Art Zoyd, founded in Valenciennes, France in 1969, centered around composer and classically-trained violinist Gérard Hourbette and bassist Thierry Zaboitzeff. With each successive album, the rock aspect of their material slowly gave way to a blend of zeuhl and classical music, developing ever tenser and darker climates.



9:54 AM
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9:58 AM
The Thurston Lava Tube - The Idiot Bastard Son
The Thurston Lava Tube The Idiot Bastard Son
The Poodle Collector Cordelia Records 2013

Group from Leicester, England whose genre is self-described as "psychedelic, experimental surf".
Active between 2001 and 2009.


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:25 AM
ᵷui̩uɹoɯ poo⅁ `ǝɯoɔɭǝꓟ
TAndy 7:00:32 AM
Good morning, Sir.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:41 AM
o hello TAndy
TAndy 7:00:46 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:03:45 AM
good morning.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:04:10 AM
Good morning, Dale
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:20:44 AM
Good day, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:21:34 AM
Good day, Mister Malcontent 💜
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:21:41 AM
Very nice start to the show!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:22:06 AM
why thank you, MrM. You are too kind
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:22:27 AM
the kindest
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:18 AM
In the 9:00 hour, I have one of the many LP covers that you modeled for
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:23:40 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:24:01 AM
Yeah, it sort of looks like that
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:24:15 AM
double skulls and all
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:24:50 AM
I’m already ready
TAndy 7:24:50 AM
I see triple
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:25:17 AM
concussed from cartwheels
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:26:03 AM
there are still double among the triple
TAndy 7:28:19 AM
I only hit my head twice!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:33:54 AM
Dale Hazelton 7:35:34 AM
the gandalf is nice.
Dale Hazelton 7:36:07 AM
....i confused it with the other gandalf at first.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:36:59 AM
His first few are prog related. After that, he was all new age gentle blissfulness
Rob F 7:39:09 AM
Yes, the gandalf was nice
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:42:54 AM
Good morning, Rob F
Rob F 7:46:02 AM
Good morning, and this Jon Hassel too
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:46:33 AM
can't get enough Jon Hassell, personally
Ossy 7:49:17 AM
Nice to wake up to ambience, a signature wprb theme!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:49:37 AM
Good morning, and welcome, Ossy
Rob F 7:54:11 AM
Ok the whole set is great! And the next one
DSM 7:54:17 AM
Morning duders ☕️🐛
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:54:31 AM
Good morning, DSM
George Korein 7:56:02 AM
DSM 7:56:56 AM
I like the dubbiness of this
George Korein 7:57:00 AM
Dave Turner Overdrive
George Korein 7:57:24 AM
Is my preferred
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:57:25 AM
Good morning, George. Welcome
George Korein 7:57:36 AM
Turner Overdrive
George Korein 7:58:45 AM
Good morning
TAndy 8:02:21 AM
I've got my Canterbury Creme Egg™ on the ready.
Christine 8:05:43 AM
O̵̡̢̖̣̩̺͓͖̰̤̘̻̪̝̖̟͚̳̐̎̍͑̒̅̂̈͒̓̏͘ḩ̷̪̟̠̫͈̰̣͎͙̪̙̦͊ ̶̡̡͖̹͖̪͖͓͇͇͈̙̗̮̯̹̃̃̀́̋̔͘͜͜g̶͙̤̫̪̠̼̦̥̺̰͔̣͉̳͊̂͑̎̾̃̒̓̈́͝ͅo̵̧̡̭͕͉͔̳̻̯̞̰̜̬̪̥͖͎̞̱̓͠͝õ̵̧̢̰̠͍͕̼̰̙̝̪̭̖͖̩̻̺̩̟̻̺̑̈́̀̽̒́̊̔̉͒͒̃̋̚͝͠d̴̛̪̯̖̳͙̏́̇̀͐͆́͂̊̂̿̊̇̚̚͠
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:06:09 AM
oh good morning, Christine
Christine 8:07:07 AM
Good morning DTO 😶‍🌫️, L'Owl, and all!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:07:48 AM
ᵷui̩uɹoɯ poo⅁
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:08:28 AM
there's that trademark Canterbury organ
TAndy 8:16:19 AM
Ohi Christine and everyone I missed
DSM 8:27:08 AM
Love when a flute goes stank
Rob F 8:28:35 AM
That set was fantastic
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:30:44 AM
Thanks, Rob F. Glad you are able to catch the show
Dale Hazelton 8:35:55 AM
the cuprum was great....
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:36:28 AM
glad you liked it, Dale
Mike Tropiano 8:38:22 AM
That was great....reminded me of Terje Rypdal, looked it up and there he was.
Rob F 8:38:44 AM
You’re playing all my new favorites this morning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:39:14 AM
that's WPRB's mission
TAndy 8:39:24 AM
This is so awesome
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:39:43 AM
Good morning, Mike. Yeah, Terje Rypdal has a distinct style
Mike Tropiano 8:41:32 AM
Morning Dave, wish I could listen to the rest of the show. Sunny day outside and stellar here today.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:42:19 AM
thanks for dropping by, Mike T. Have a good day
Mike Tropiano 8:43:17 AM
Kindness, Dave. Thank you.
Christine 8:44:25 AM
@DSM 😄 stank flute
Ossy 8:54:36 AM
Like Deirdre's show last night
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:55:17 AM
diedre is the best
TAndy 8:56:34 AM
Dave this show is on fire this morning, wow.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:56:57 AM
things'll melt after 9:00
Christine 8:59:44 AM
Christine 9:01:03 AM
embrace the melt
DSM 9:01:13 AM
That guitar was starting a fire 🔥
TAndy 9:03:22 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:03:46 AM
DSM 9:04:41 AM
The instructions for difficult listening hour makes me lol 😂
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:05:38 AM
botton that top button
Mok Like A Man 9:06:04 AM
guten Tag
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:06:28 AM
Na, Mok, wie shaut's aus?
Mok Like A Man 9:07:58 AM
das ist gut
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:08:08 AM
ja ja
TAndy 9:09:31 AM
The warning for the easy listening period is reminiscent of putting on some can shaped headphones for that space between the left and the right ears ;)
Ossy 9:11:50 AM
TAndy 9:12:43 AM
I. Only just noticed the album cover. Wow. 🫡
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:13:04 AM
a vulgar group, for sure
TAndy 9:15:09 AM
Reprehensible. Unacceptable! This truly is difficult listening at its finest 🤩
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:15:23 AM
Christine 9:18:05 AM
Aggravating & Persistent 💯
Roffle 9:20:22 AM
Reprehensible even!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:20:35 AM
Good morning, Roffle
Roffle 9:21:15 AM
Hi ǝʌɐꓷ! Good mornings!
Dá Bəng Gôu 9:21:30 AM
Harumphhh.. I need to talk to the Owlion. Disgraceful.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:22:25 AM
hello, dbg. good to see you
Roffle 9:22:54 AM
If that thing reduces the excess rodent population, it's my new mascot.
TAndy 9:23:01 AM
For a second I thought that was gonna turn into the star spangled banner
TAndy 9:23:21 AM
Good morning Rof and DBG
joe 9:25:04 AM
This was a really good album from last year. This is maybe weird to say but a.p.a.t.t You can tell they really are in awe of what guitars can do.
joe 9:25:14 AM
Also any idea what the band name stands for?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:25:28 AM
their name remains a mystery
joe 9:25:42 AM
Also also, good morning Dave and chat. It's so cool to be with you all for another Friday or weird fun
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:14 AM
glad you are free to catch the show, joe
joe 9:26:15 AM
I love it. Not knowing is maybe it's own adventure!
Christine 9:26:41 AM
Baffling, yet endearing.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:46 AM
part of their allure
joe 9:27:02 AM
DtO shows are appointment listening. Thanks for throwing it.
Roffle 9:27:31 AM
Obscure notes thru time in random unknown key signatures? This must be ǝʌɐꓷ's show. lol
Mok Like A Man 9:27:51 AM
Mutoid Man in town next Friday. Prog metal 🤘
joe 9:27:58 AM
Haha yesssss
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:28:03 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:28:04 AM
odd and rapidly shifting time signatures
TAndy 9:28:06 AM
Roffle 9:28:35 AM
Like my woman!
Roffle 9:29:07 AM
And she speaks Chinese. lol
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:29:52 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:30:14 AM
all for you, Mister Malcontent 💜
Christine 9:34:14 AM
On a related note, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum will be playing Philly's Underground Arts on 3/16. 💤 🦍 🏛
Mok Like A Man 9:35:05 AM
I'm hoping to make it to that show
Roffle 9:36:12 AM
Bodhisattva like chord move there. Shine on.
Bud Burroughs 9:39:49 AM
@Christine I'll be at that show!
Bud Burroughs 9:40:02 AM
And good morning Dave, etc.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:40:37 AM
good morning, Bud. Glad you can catch the show
Bud Burroughs 9:40:51 AM
I haven't heard of this Keneally record but I'm going to have to do some more listening.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:42:45 AM
just released last year
TAndy 9:46:25 AM
Great show this morning Dave, thank you!
Christine 9:47:14 AM
Cool, @Bud! I hope to be there. Thanks, @Dave the Obscure 😶‍🌫️ for introducing me to their music.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:47:39 AM
thanks, TAndy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:48:06 AM
@Christine, that is my mission
Bud Burroughs 9:50:18 AM
I'll be seeing SGM again at the Big Ears festival the following weekend. It'll be my first time at Big Ears and I'm really looking forward to it.
Roffle 9:57:20 AM
Thanks ǝʌɐꓷ! Nothing like a dash of Ghost pepper with the morning Capaccino. Have a great weekend.
Christine 9:59:05 AM
Cheers, DTO 💯 Exceptional show this morning. Take care, all
DSM 9:59:19 AM
Thanks Dave!!!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:39 AM
thanks for listening and keeping me company in the chat