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The New Abnormal

Jan 27, 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.



The New Abnormal
9:22 AM
Kris Gietkowski - Tie Mounted Chin Coolant Sachets
Kris Gietkowski Tie Mounted Chin Coolant Sachets
Four Appointments With Doctor Jam s/r 2020

Keyboardist Kris Gietkowski was born in Poland and now resides in the United Kingdom. His solo recording career started primarily as a cover artist, with particular attention to the Canterbury group Egg. This digital release from 2020 sounds like it could have been recorded by Egg. Bandcamp



9:16 AM
Jakko M. Jakszyk - Catley's Ashes
Jakko M. Jakszyk Catley's Ashes
The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Panegyric 2009

Jakko M. Jakszyk is a guitarist and vocalist, and lead singer for King Crimson since 2013. He also has strong connections with the Canterbury scene.



9:05 AM
Zopp - You
Zopp You N
You - EP Flat Circle Records 2022

Zopp is mainly multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson. Bandcamp This track was issued as a single in September 2022, and will be part of the new release "Dominion", to be issued in February 2023. Modern Canterbury music.



9:01 AM
Set Break: over “Fordlandia - Aerial View” by Jóhann Jóhannsson
8:54 AM
Alters - Psalm
Alters Psalm
Mild Fonografika 2013

Alters was formed in Poland in 2001.



8:48 AM
Light Coorporation - Ethnic Melody from the Saturn
Light Coorporation Ethnic Melody from the Saturn
Rare Dialect ReR Megacorp 2011

Light Coorporation (yes, with a double "o") is a 5-piece Polish avant-prog ensemble, blending jazz rock, avant-garde and progressive rock. Bandcamp Their debut "Rare Dialect" was issued by Chris Cutler's RéR Megacorp Recommended Records label.



8:37 AM
Laboratorium - Quasimodo
Laboratorium Quasimodo
Quasimodo (Polish Jazz, Vol. 58) WM Poland/WMI 1979

Polish jazz fusion group of the 1970s & 80s.



8:27 AM
Czeslaw Niemen - Cztery ściany świata
Czeslaw Niemen Cztery ściany świata
Aerolit WM Poland/WMI 1975

Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki (aka "Czesław Niemen") (1939-2004) was a Polish beat and electronic music composer, writer and singer. (He's the one with the hat.)



8:12 AM
Tadeusz Wozniak - Odcień Ciszy
Tadeusz Wozniak Odcień Ciszy
Odcień Ciszy WM Poland/WMI 1974

Musician, composer and singer, born 6 March 1947 in Warsaw, Poland.



8:02 AM
SBB - Z których krwi krew moja
SBB Z których krwi krew moja
Pamięć WM Poland/WMI 1975

SBB is likely the most well-known Polish progressive rock band. They have been performing over 45 years to date. SBB stands for Silesian Blues Band.



7:58 AM
Set Break: over “Seven Are Her Sisters” by McGill Manring Stevens

Next hour: fusion and prog rock from Poland

7:56 AM
Nils Petter Molvær - Intrusion I
Nils Petter Molvær Intrusion I
Switch OKEH 2014

Norwegian composer, producer and trumpet player. He was born in 1960.



7:49 AM
Sigur Rós - Ný Batterí
Sigur Rós Ný Batterí
Ágætis Byrjun Alda Music 1999

Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar.



7:41 AM
Shankar - Ocean Waves
Shankar Ocean Waves
M.R.C.S ECM Records 1991

Violinist from India, known in the west for being the co-creator of "Shakti" with John McLaughlin, and for his many collaborations with western artists on his distinctive double neck electric violin.



7:30 AM
Jon Hassell - Last Night The Moon Came
Jon Hassell Last Night The Moon Came
Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street ECM Records 2009

Trumpeter and composer (22 March 1937 - 26 June 2021), 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.



"Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street. I took it as a sign to start singing, falling up into the bowl of sky." Rumi

7:27 AM
Set Break: over “Acudreaming” by Sensations Fix
7:23 AM
Sidi - Lemon Haze (feat. John the Asian)
Sidi Lemon Haze (feat. John the Asian)
Lemon Haze (feat. John the Asian) - Single Mansions 2021

Sidi is a native of Los Angeles, a singer-songwriter creating dark alternative pop mixed with contemporary R&B.



7:19 AM
Léa Sen - I Feel Like I'm Blue
Léa Sen I Feel Like I'm Blue N
You Of Now, Pt. 1 - EP Partisan Records / Liberator Music 2022

Songwriter and vocalist from Paris, living in London. Bandcamp



7:13 AM
Lumin - Stojnele Stokole
Lumin Stojnele Stokole
Hadra Hearts of Space Records 2002

Lumin is an electronic / world music fusion, combining Bulgarian choir, Sufi trance, drum & bass and downtempo, formed in 1998 by Jeffery Stott and Michael Emenau. Vocalist Irina Mikhailova joined the group for this album.


7:10 AM
Set Break: over looped “Guinnevere”
7:07 AM
toe - A Desert Of Human
toe A Desert Of Human
Hear You Topshelf Records 2015


7:06 AM
toe - Premonition (Beginning Of A Desert Of Human)
toe Premonition (Beginning Of A Desert Of Human)
Hear You Topshelf Records 2015

toe is a Japanese post-rock/math rock band formed at the end of 2000.


7:01 AM
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Guinnevere
Crosby, Stills & Nash Guinnevere
Crosby, Stills & Nash Rhino Atlantic 1969

David Crosby (born 14 August 1941 in Los Angeles; died 18 January 2023) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.


Coming up

10:00 AMRunning Redlights (Music) with Jen
12:00 PMSerenade to a Cuckoo (Music) with Jerry Gordon
3:00 PMThe Litterbox (Music) with Kat
5:00 PMWPRB News and Culture (News & Culture)
6:00 PMRecherché (Music) with Readie Righteous