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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.

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The New Abnormal
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.



9:16 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.


9:01 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.

8:56 AM
Set Break: Dᶦfᶠᵢᶜᵤˡₜ Lᶦₛᵗₑⁿᵢⁿg Hᵒᵤʳ


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/



8:46 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.



8:37 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.



8:36 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.)



8:33 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



8:30 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.




8:26 AM
Set Break: A little nonsense now and then...
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.



8:11 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.



8:04 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.


8:00 AM
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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.



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.




7:37 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.



7:33 AM
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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.


7:24 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.


7:12 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.



7:08 AM
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7:02 AM
Zhong Guo - 寒雅戯水
Zhong Guo 寒雅戯水
Liang Zhu Tender Feelings Universal Music Limited 2005


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