The New Abnormal

Jul 9, 2021 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

🎺 Thank You, Jon Hassell! 🛕𓀃🛸

🎺 22 March 1937 - 26 June 2021 🎺


"Jon Hassell is one of the most influential composers of the last 50 years. His invention of what he called ‘4th World Music’ opened the way for a fresh look at, and deeper respect for, the music of other cultures around the world. His recordings have had a big impact on other musicians, and, through them, have changed musical tastes dramatically. His unique intellectual contribution is also noteworthy: he is a tireless and articulate theorist as well as a great musician." - Brian Eno

The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
Peter Gabriel - Passion
Peter Gabriel Passion
Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ V/A Real World 2015


The only song from the 1988 soundtrack that features Jon Hassell.

7:08 AM
Set Break: Over “Datu Bintung at Jelong” loop


7:11 AM
Pandit Pran Nath - Raga Shudh Sarang
Pandit Pran Nath Raga Shudh Sarang
The Raga Cycle, Palace Theatre, Paris 1972 Sri Moonshine 2006


Pran Nath with LaMonte Young & Marian Zazeela.

(This 33 minute performance was regrettably edited due to time constraints.)

7:13 AM
Set Break: Over “Empire I”
7:14 AM
Jon Hassell - Viva Shona
Jon Hassell Viva Shona
Vernal Equinox Ndeya 1978


Jon Hassell with David Rosenboom in 1977.

7:20 AM
Jon Hassell - Sundown Dance
Jon Hassell Sundown Dance
Earthquake Island Ndeya 1978
7:25 AM
Set Break: over “Tribal Secret”

Fourth World, a sound he once described as "the merging of the traditional and spiritual side from the Third World with the First World technology."

7:28 AM
Jon Hassell - Chemistry
Jon Hassell Chemistry
Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics Editions EG 1980



Jon Hassell with Brian Eno

7:34 AM
Jon Hassell - Griot (over "Contagious Magic")
Jon Hassell Griot (over "Contagious Magic")
Fourth World Live - NYC Public Theatre 11/20/1981 1981


7:40 AM
Jon Hassell - Dream Theory
Jon Hassell Dream Theory
Fourth World Vol.2: Dream Theory in Malaya Editions EG 1981


Dream theory In Malaya is titled after a paper by visionary anthropologist Kilton Stewart, who in 1935 visited a remarkable highland tribe of Malayan aborigines, the Senoi, whose happiness and well-being were linked to their morning custom of family dream-telling.


7:45 AM
Set Break: Over “Clairvoyance”
7:47 AM
Jon Hassell - Empire IV
Jon Hassell Empire IV
Aka / Darbari / Java EG Records 1983


7:52 AM
Jon Hassell - Solaire
Jon Hassell Solaire
Power Spot ECM Records 1986


7:58 AM
Set Break: Over “Courtrais”
8:03 AM
Jon Hassell - Hamburg
Jon Hassell Hamburg
The Surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound intuition 2005


8:10 AM
Jon Hassell - Northline
Jon Hassell Northline
Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street ECM Records 2009


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. - Jalaluddin Rumi (13th Century)

8:17 AM
Jon Balke - Zahori
Jon Balke Zahori
Siwan ECM Records 2009


Jon Hassell featured on some of the tracks on this CD.

8:24 AM
David Toop - Slow Loris Versus Poison Snail
David Toop Slow Loris Versus Poison Snail
Pink Noir Quartz Publications 1996


Jon Hassell quotes writer David Toop in an interview excerpt that airs a bit later.

8:30 AM
Set Break: Over “Empire V”


8:34 AM
Jon Hassell - Pygmy Dance
Jon Hassell Pygmy Dance
Ai Confini / Interzone V/A New Tone Records 1983


8:40 AM
Jon Hassell - New Gods
Jon Hassell New Gods
Maarifa Street Ndeya 2017


This artwork is best seen large scale. There's a lot of detail.

8:48 AM
Jon Hassell - A Vampire Dances (Symmetry)
Jon Hassell A Vampire Dances (Symmetry)
Flash of the Spirit (with Farafina) Intuition 1989


Farafina is a group of 8 musicians/dancers from Burkina Faso.

8:52 AM
Set Break: Over “ Empire II”


John Hassell mentions "Here Come The Judge" in this interview.

Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (April 18, 1904 – December 13, 1981) was an American entertainer accredited as the first proto-rapper. His debut album "Here Comes The Judge" from 1968 is considered one of the greatest inspirations of the hip-hop we know today.


Through the white lens of Rowan & Martin's "Laugh In" on NBC.

8:56 AM
Jon Hassell - Pagan
Jon Hassell Pagan
City: Works of Fiction All Saints Records 1990


9:03 AM
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - Sex Goddess
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen Sex Goddess
Dressing for Pleasure Warner 1994


9:07 AM
Jon Hassell & Pete Scaturro - The Practice
Jon Hassell & Pete Scaturro The Practice

Theme music for the TV Series, 1997-2004


9:08 AM
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen - Club Zombie
Jon Hassell and Bluescreen Club Zombie
Dressing for Pleasure Warner 1994

The original song that was modified for "The Practice" theme.


9:12 AM
Jon Hassell & Peter Freeman - CitySpot
Jon Hassell & Peter Freeman CitySpot
Bluescreen Project | The Vertical Collection Earshot 1997


Thank you, Peter Freeman (29 May 1965 -16 March 2021) bassist and producer.

9:14 AM
Set Break: Over “These Times…”


9:16 AM
Jon Hassell - Passaggio a Nord-Ovest
Jon Hassell Passaggio a Nord-Ovest
Sulla Strada Materiali Sonori 1995


9:23 AM
Set Break: Over “Mystery Gate Ring”


The next set features other artists with whom Jon Hassell collaborated.

9:25 AM
David Sylvian - Weathered Wall (instrumental version)
David Sylvian Weathered Wall (instrumental version)
The Ink In The Well Virgin 1984



9:31 AM
Hadouk Trio - Parasol blanc 2
Hadouk Trio Parasol blanc 2
Utopies Naive 2007


Loy Ehrlich, Steve Shehan and Didier Malherbe.

9:35 AM
Ry Cooder - One Cat, One Vote, One Beer
Ry Cooder One Cat, One Vote, One Beer
My Name Is Buddy Nonesuch 2007


A timely reflection on voter suppression.

9:38 AM
Stina Nordenstam - I See You Again
Stina Nordenstam I See You Again
And She Closed Her Eyes Rhino 1994


9:42 AM
k.d. lang - Hain't It Funny?
k.d. lang Hain't It Funny?
Drag Warner Records 1997


9:47 AM
Frou Frou - Old Piano
Frou Frou Old Piano
Frou Frou Universal 2001


Guy Sigsworth and Imogen Heap.

9:51 AM
Duncan Sheik - No Happy End
Duncan Sheik No Happy End
Legerdemain (Bonus Track Version) Sneaky Records 2015


9:55 AM
Set Break: Over “Her First Rain”)


9:58 AM
Jon Hassell - Cool Down Coda
Jon Hassell Cool Down Coda
Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) Ndeya 2020


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:24 AM
uoʇǝɔui̩ɹꓒ ꓭꓤꓒꓟ uo ,,lɐɯɹouqꓯ ʍǝN ǝɥꓕ,, s,ʇI. 🙃 ollǝꓧ
the_dude 7:03:46 AM
Good morning evaD, looking forward to today's show and learning more about Jon Hassell
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:04:17 AM
Good morning, dude. Thanks for joining me this morning.
Rob from Maryland 7:04:31 AM
Same here. Unfortunately, I won't be able to listen to the entire show.
Rob from Maryland 7:04:41 AM
Morning dude & Dave
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:04:53 AM
Oh well.
the_dude 7:05:17 AM
Of course, and sorry that someone you are a completionist for has passed.
the_dude 7:05:36 AM
And a good day to you too Rob
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:05:55 AM
I think his estate is planning to meter out some unreleased material.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:49 AM
His recent CD reissues are including bonus tracks as well.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 7:09:09 AM
Hello, DJ DaveTheObscure. Greetings and Salutations to One and All.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:09:52 AM
Good morning, Mr. M. Or rather good late night.
Christine 🛰 7:23:56 AM
Good morning DTO & the New Abnormals 👋
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:24:58 AM
Good morning, Christine. Glad you are able to join us this morning.
the_dude 7:51:11 AM
The info on dream theory is pretty cool, a family dream telling ritual does seem like it would have a strong impact
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:52:22 AM
Someday I should read that paper.
Brian D 7:53:19 AM
Great tribute. Again I am hearing so many moments of audio that were featured in Joe Frank's radio play/monologue shows
Brian D 7:54:47 AM
We all could benefit from some dream theory
Brian D 7:56:51 AM
Those pitch-wavering moments in his pieces are so interesting. Hits the ears in a unique way
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:57:06 AM
As background music, Jon Hassell's work would create a loopy/trippy atmosphere.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:57:47 AM
All those microtonal embellishments he picked up through Indian music.
Brian D 7:57:51 AM
Driving along misty / foggy road by the coast music
connor 8:01:20 AM
all of the album covers are so evocative and beautiful
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:02:35 AM
It's worth checking Mati Klarwein's website.
Brian D 8:02:46 AM
Klarwein lp cover art is beautiful
Chef Emeril Legasse 8:08:01 AM
Just tuning in and I love it already - g'mornin everyone! 👨‍🍳🤘
Mark 8:08:21 AM
good morning dave quite the tribute so far
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:10:12 AM
Good morning, Chef and Mark. Glad you could tune in.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:11:57 AM
@ Brian, this CD's cover photo is actually driving along misty / foggy road by the coast.
jimbeaux 8:12:53 AM
yeoo DtO & thee Abnormalytes! great tribute here.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:13:28 AM
Good morning, Jimbeaux. Glad you are enjoying.
jimbeaux 8:15:36 AM
oooh this goooey bass!
Mark Reichard 8:16:17 AM
Lovely sounds for a rainy morning
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:16:49 AM
Longtime collaborator Peter Freeman on bass here. Just died in March.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:17:28 AM
Good morning, Mark R. Yes, the weather is appropriate.
jimbeaux 8:25:20 AM
i keep thinking of Jon as a natural bridge between electric Miles and Cosey from Throbbing Gristle...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:26:22 AM
Could be. Hassell's music was familiar to a lot of people.
Mickey Kane 8:31:33 AM
Dave, thanks, as always, for this morning's show.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:32:45 AM
Hey, Mickey. Thanks for dropping by.
Christine 🛰 8:32:47 AM
Ah, Rumi.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:33:23 AM
Rumi still resonates today.
Christine 🛰 8:47:43 AM
True, his poetry is timeless.
DSM 9:22:58 AM
Forgot this was happening this morning! Better late than never I guess
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:23:55 AM
Good morning, DSM. You'll be fine.
DSM 9:26:57 AM
Thanks, I hope so!
esoterica 9:34:21 AM
Good morning, chatters! Excellent program, Dave!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:57 AM
Thanks, DJ Esoterica!
Christine 🛰 9:37:22 AM
Ry Cooder 💚
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:37:53 AM
Yeah, Ry Cooder is quite prolific.
Brian D 9:40:17 AM
The Ry Cooder trilogy of the 2000s has some really cool sounds. I, Flathead came w a book too. And Chavez Ravine is quite a story too
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:41:03 AM
Yeah, all have Jon Hassell on them.
Bud Burroughs 9:52:05 AM
Great to hear so many different sides of Jon Hassel today. I definitely wasn't aware of all these appearances on other people's records!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:53:14 AM
Good morning, Bud. Glad you were able to hear some new things. I was also surprised to see how much session work Jon Hassell did.
Brian D 9:55:35 AM
Really great show today Dave. Thoroughly enjoyed
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:55:56 AM
Thank you, Brian!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:50 AM
⌛ That’s it for "ፖዚɚ ቢⱸሡ ꬂꙎꝴፁꝵጢⲀረ” for today. Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat. Stay tuned to ‘PRB for Summer Connection with Anika.