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The New Abnormal

Mar 8, 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 🐇 = Ŧዣℇ ᮜꏹ𐤔 ᚣⰟ𐰥ᏅԄጨⰎࠋ


the Elephunny

The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
Jon Hassell, Rick Cox, Luke Schwartz - the nothing of rose light (edit)
Jon Hassell, Rick Cox, Luke Schwartz the nothing of rose light (edit)

An excerpt from a longer form commissioned piece from 2021, for sculptor Charles Long's “Worklight” exhibition. The full 30-minute version is not yet available. https://jonhassell.bandcamp.com/album/the-nothing-of-roselight


7:05 AM
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7:08 AM
Daniel Kobialka - Echoes of Secret Silence
Daniel Kobialka Echoes of Secret Silence
Echoes of Secret Silence 1750 Arch Records 1982

Daniel Kobialka (1943-2021) was a virtuoso violinist and composer, mostly with the San Francisco Symphony. On this version of "Echoes of Secret Silence", he is accompanied by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano.


7:26 AM
Pasquale Minieri & Giorgio Vivaldi - Almeisan
Pasquale Minieri & Giorgio Vivaldi Almeisan
Carnascialia Universal Music Italia srL. 1979

"Supergroup" formed in 1979 by Pasquale Minieri and Giorgio Vivaldi with help from Carlo Siliotto (all from Canzoniere Del Lazio). They released this one album.

"Carnascialia" is Latin, meaning rowdy, unhinibited celebrations.



7:34 AM
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7:38 AM
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Four Thousand New Colours
Bombay Dub Orchestra Four Thousand New Colours
Tales from the Grand Bazaar Six Degrees Records 2013

The Bombay Dub Orchestra is a project by UK based producer and composer Garry Hughes and classical composer Andrew T. Mackay. It combines global influences as diverse as electronica, ambient, western classical, Indian classical.



7:46 AM
Soft Machine - Chloe and the Pirates
Soft Machine Chloe and the Pirates
Six SONY BMG Catalog 1973

Double LP issued in 1973.


Mike Ratledge composed this one.

7:55 AM
Eberhard Weber - The Colours of Chloe
Eberhard Weber The Colours of Chloe
Stages of a Long Journey ECM Records 2005

Jazz double bassist and composer, born 22 January 1940 in Stuttgart, Germany. As a bass player, he is known for his highly distinctive tone and phrasing. Weber's compositions blend chamber jazz, European classical music, minimalism and ambient music, typifying the "ECM sound".



8:01 AM
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8:04 AM
Nguyên Lê & Lars Danielsson - Little Wing
Nguyên Lê & Lars Danielsson Little Wing
The ACT Jubilee Concert V/A ACT Music 2012

ACT is a German jazz label founded in 1992. The artists recording on that label performed a Jubilee concert in Hamburg in 2012. Lars Danielsson is a Swedish bassist born in 1958. Nguyên Lê is a French guitarist of Vietnamese ancestry born in 1959. (This is a cover of the Jimi Hendrix composition.)

8:12 AM
David Torn - The Mercury Grid
David Torn The Mercury Grid
Cloud About Mercury ECM Records 1987

Guitarist David Torn, with Bill Bruford (percussion), Tony Levin (chapman stick), and Mark Isham (trumpet).



8:19 AM
Bar Kokhba Sextet - Gediel
Bar Kokhba Sextet Gediel
Lucifer (Book of Angels volume 10) Tzadic 2008

Members are Cyro Baptista, Erik Friedlander, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Marc Ribot, Mark Feldman.



8:25 AM
Immortal Onion & Michał Jan Ciesielski - Orange Moons
Immortal Onion & Michał Jan Ciesielski Orange Moons
Screens U Know Me Records 2022

Immortal Onion is a Polish band , blending jazz, minimalism as well as fusion, electronic music and even progressive metal. https://immortalonion.bandcamp.com/



8:30 AM
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8:33 AM
Hooffoot - Take Five, Seven, Six, Eight, And Nine
Hooffoot Take Five, Seven, Six, Eight, And Nine
Hooffoot Paura Di Niente 2015

Hooffoot is an all instrumental jazz/rock band, from Malmö Sweden in 2009. https://hooffoot.bandcamp.com/



8:49 AM
Jukka Hauru & Superkings - Angel
Jukka Hauru & Superkings Angel
Pop Liisa 02 Svart 2016

Jukka Hauru is a Finnish guitarist active in the 1970s, but currently working as a music critic . He formed this supergroup in 1973. It broke up quickly, but they recorded this one radio session which was finally released in 2015 as part of the Pop Liisa series.



8:59 AM
Set Break: svår lyssningstimme


9:02 AM
Pili Coït - Taïra No Tomo Momoriga
Pili Coït Taïra No Tomo Momoriga
Love Everywhere SKiN GRAFT Records 2021
Pili Coït is drummer and guitarist Guilhem Meier (Le Grand Sbam, Poil, PinioL, UKanDanz, etc.) and vocalist, percussionist and keyboardist Jessica Martin Maresco (Le Grand Sbam, Saddam Webcam).




9:08 AM
Panzerballett - Der Saxdiktator
Panzerballett Der Saxdiktator
Breaking Brain Gentle Art Of Music 2015

German band from the Munich area defining their own style as progressive, funky Math Jazz Metal.



9:17 AM
Mattias IA Eklundh - Amphibians Night Out
Mattias IA Eklundh Amphibians Night Out
Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord TSP-Thunderstruck Productions 2013

Mattias Bernt Johannes Eklundh (born 6 October 1969), also known as IA, is a Swedish guitarist and vocalist. He is known for his work with Freak Kitchen, Jonas Hellborg and Art Metal, and he has also produced several solo Freak Guitar albums released by Steve Vai and Favored Nations. These solo projects allow him to explore other styles, like jazz (a little bit).



9:20 AM
Napra - Szerettelek Sok Ideig
Napra Szerettelek Sok Ideig
Holdvilágos FolkEurópa Kiadó 2010

High octane Hungarian folk and electric ensemble, formed in 2004. https://napra.bandcamp.com/


9:24 AM
David Fiuczynski - Dance of the Uirapuru
David Fiuczynski Dance of the Uirapuru
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian MicroJam! RareNoiseRecords 2015

David "Fuze" Fiuczynski (born in Newark NJ in 1964) is a microtonal guitarist, and professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (since September 2002), where he opened Planet MicroJam Institute in 2012 to explore microtonality in jazz, ethnic folk and other genres and contexts in contemporary music.


This recording incorporates field recordings of the Uirapuru.



Uirapuru (musician wren) is native to the Amazon rainforest

9:28 AM
Balawan - Take And Give (feat. Bumi Gamelan Orchestra)
Balawan Take And Give (feat. Bumi Gamelan Orchestra)
Balawan Bumi Gamelan Orchestra (feat. Bumi Gamelan Orchestra) BUMI : Balawan Untuk Musik Indonesia 2022

I Wayan Balawan is an Indonesian jazz guitarist born 9 September 1973 in Gianyar, Bali. His style features tapping on multiple guitars, often triggering samples of gamelan instruments.



9:34 AM
Jean-Philippe Goude - Dies irae
Jean-Philippe Goude Dies irae
Drones Musea 1980

Jean-Philippe Goude recorded this solo LP after being in "Weidorje", he shared keyboard duties with Patrick Gauthier, a member of Heldon and Magma. This solo release features several Weidorje members.



9:37 AM
McGill Manring Stevens - Bad Hair Day
McGill Manring Stevens Bad Hair Day
What We Do Free Electric Sound 2006

Guitarist Scott McGill, joined forces with bassist Michael Manring and drummer-percussionist Vic Stevens.



9:40 AM
Kaschalot - Supernova
Kaschalot Supernova
Zenith Stargazed 2021

Kaschalot is a post rock/math rock band from Tartu, Estonia. https://kaschalot.bandcamp.com/



9:46 AM
Town Portal - Archright
Town Portal Archright
Of Violence Small Pond 2019

Town Portal is an instrumental experimental post/math rock/metal band from Copenhagen, Denmark, formed in 2009




9:52 AM
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9:58 AM
Jesus Rubio - Strictly Genteel / Holidays in Berlin
Jesus Rubio Strictly Genteel / Holidays in Berlin
Unmatched Evangelio 2° Tributo A Zappa V/A Hall of Fame Records 1997


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:03 AM
ᵷuᴉuɹoɯ poo⅁
Dale Hazelton 7:03:32 AM
good morning. elephunnies make a good stew.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:03:58 AM
Hello, Dale
Rob F 7:09:45 AM
You start see more elephunnies around this time
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:09:59 AM
they breed like crazy
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:10:10 AM
good morning, Rob F
Rob F 7:11:36 AM
Good morning, I was happy I could recognize it was Jon Hassell
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:12:43 AM
Yes, his style is distinctive 🎺
Dale Hazelton 7:14:10 AM
this reminds of part of jasun martz' 'the pillory.' are you familiar with that album? from early 80s on cuneiform....
iamthelabhras 7:14:33 AM
Morning everyone. Do elephunnies make good house pets?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:14:52 AM
@ Dale, I am not, but must seek it out. Cuneiform is usually a good bet
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:15:58 AM
Good morning, iamthelabhras. Elephunnies have a habit of chewing baseboards and wires, and leave massive piles of dung
Dale Hazelton 7:17:07 AM
78 - earlier than i remembered.
Dale Hazelton 7:17:11 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:17:27 AM
thanks for the tip, Dale
TAndy 7:23:04 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:23:27 AM
¡ ʎpuꓯꓕ `ᵷuᴉuɹoɯ poo⅁
TAndy 7:24:18 AM
Good morning, Folks.
TAndy 7:31:24 AM
Is he related to that one Vivaldi?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:33:02 AM
TAndy 7:39:43 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:40:54 AM
Good day, DJ DaveTheObscure 💟 Very nice start to the show! Big cheers to you, Sir!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:41:24 AM
¡ ʇuǝʇuoɔɭɐꓪ ɹꓪ noʎ oʇ sᵷuᴉʇǝǝɹ⅁ 💜
TAndy 7:48:48 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:49:51 AM
Hi, TAndy
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:50:08 AM
Greetings & Salutations, Everyone!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:50:23 AM
Greens and Salads
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:50:56 AM
in the Wilbo tradition
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:51:13 AM
There ya go!
Rob F 7:51:16 AM
Love this Soft Machine
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:51:46 AM
I hope the remainder of the show does not disappoint
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:52:01 AM
Graphics & Systems, DJ DaveTheObscure!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:52:06 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:52:13 AM
TAndy 7:52:46 AM
The remainder of the show will disappoint to those who are not tuned in.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:53:18 AM
they're leading full lives without The New Abnormal
Rob F 7:56:28 AM
What’s up with Chloe?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:57:23 AM
A stupid theme I though up
Rob F 7:58:31 AM
Ok, good one
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:59:04 AM
very small theme. Two songs. Unless you count the "colours" thread
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:59:43 AM
then it all gets tied together neatly
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:00:12 AM
Rob F 8:00:26 AM
Intertwined themes
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:00:43 AM
that's about as clever as I get
Rob F 8:00:57 AM
Rob F 8:13:15 AM
Need more Little Wing covers
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:15 AM
it's a fine melody
TAndy 8:28:41 AM
I, for one, am loving this piece and also the onion theming for the group name.
Mok Like A Man 8:44:25 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:45:11 AM
Good morning, Mok
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:47:31 AM
🪄 swish and flick
Mok Like A Man 8:50:28 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:51:31 AM
TAndy 9:00:53 AM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:01:04 AM
Christine 9:01:08 AM
𝕬𝖑𝖜𝖆𝖞𝖘 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖈𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖊𝖆𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖌
TAndy 9:01:15 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:03:15 AM
Oh good morning, Christine
Christine 9:04:21 AM
Oh good!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:05:24 AM
✋ 🐼 🤚
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:25:40 AM
svår lyssningstimme
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:37 AM
det tar tid
TAndy 9:27:20 AM
I most certainly love it when you play music made by a fellow resident
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:27:42 AM
Jersey Strong
Mike O. 9:31:10 AM
Good Morning... Super Excellent Action-packed Spectacular Show... as Usual! Thanks
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:31:57 AM
Thanks, Mike O. Glad you are able to catch the show - and appreciate the music
Mike O. 9:35:11 AM
Incredible Amazing show... Not always able to get into the chat to comment but happy to do so whenever possible! Thanks again!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:35:27 AM
Mok Like A Man 9:47:09 AM
how is it March already. I feel like i'm in a time warp
Christine 9:51:48 AM
From 'the nothing of rose light' to 'Archright,' this morning's show has been excellent. Thanks, ǝɹnɔsqO ǝɥʇ ǝʌɐp 😶‍🌫️
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:52:03 AM
it all ties together
TAndy 9:53:04 AM
Mr. Thanks for the show, Many Obscure!
Christine 9:53:17 AM
It's like you have a sublime plan behind the scenes
Bud Burroughs 9:53:30 AM
Splendid show again, Dave. And now Town Portal is yet another band I need to check out.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:54:49 AM
DJ DaveTheObscure 💟 another Grand Show! Many thanks and big cheers and kind regards to you! 🖤💀
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:54:59 AM
Cheers Dears!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:18 AM
thanks for checking in, bud
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:57 AM
thanks, everyone for listening, and keeping me company in the chat
Brian D 9:59:01 AM
Adios. Great stuff Dave
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:13 AM
good morning, Brian D