The New Abnormal

Aug 27, 2021 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

꧁ 𓁼 ꧂


The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
David Sylvian - Shadowland (Northfield)
David Sylvian Shadowland (Northfield)
God Man - EP Virgin Records 1999


EP associated with Sylvian's "Dead Bees On A Cake" release.


David Sylvian and Ingrid Chavez (during the happy years)

7:04 AM
Steve Tibbetts - Chandoha
Steve Tibbetts Chandoha
A Man About a Horse ECM Records 2002



7:10 AM
Set Break: over “Dotar Instrumental (Hajigholagh)” by Mohammad Reza Shajarian 🪕
7:12 AM
Emre Saltık - Dede Sultan
Emre Saltık Dede Sultan
Yıkılsın Sebebim DOĞAN MÜZİK YAPIM 2000


7:16 AM
Sloth & Turtle - Toys
Sloth & Turtle Toys
Sloth & Turtle - EP Sloth & Turtle 2018
7:19 AM
Plini - Wombat Astronaut (Beyond the Burrow)
Plini Wombat Astronaut (Beyond the Burrow)
The End of Everything - Single Plini 2015


Plini Roessler-Holgate from Sydney Australia. His main genre influences are Instrumental rock and progressive metal, but incorporates djent, jazz and post rock realms. All his music is self-released.


7:23 AM
Marc Copland - Another Place (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart)
Marc Copland Another Place (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart)
Another Place (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart) Pirouet Records 2008

Post bop jazz pianist who began as a saxophonist. He was born on 27 May 1948 in Philadelphia.


7:33 AM
Set Break: over "La Cagaste” by Cliff Martinez, from “Traffic” 🔥 🥄💉
7:36 AM
Eberhard Weber - T. On a White Horse
Eberhard Weber T. On a White Horse
The Following Morning ECM Records 1977

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, and typify the ECM sound.


custom upright electric bass
7:46 AM
Ethtronic - Nils' Chill
Ethtronic Nils' Chill
Modalities Ethtronic 2010

Ethtronic is led by Paul Schauert


7:54 AM
Michael Brook - Preparation
Michael Brook Preparation
Albino Alligator 4AD 1997


7:57 AM
Set Break: over “Tränen” 😿 by Estampie
8:00 AM
Arkham - Eve's Eventful Day (Part 3)
Arkham Eve's Eventful Day (Part 3)
Arkham Cuneiform 2002

Arkham are an early 70's prog band that featured keyboard player Jean-Luc Manderlier who would later join Magma, drummer Daniel Denis who would also move on to Magma as well as Univers Zero, and bassist Patrick Cogneaux. This all-instrumental trio (keyboards, bass and drums) never actually recorded any official album, although tapes of their many shows and rehearsals between 1970-72 resulted in the compilation of this CD, released in 2002. The sound is more Canterbury than proto-RIO.


8:05 AM
Egg - Wring out the Ground Loosely Now
Egg Wring out the Ground Loosely Now
The Civil Surface Virgin 1974

Band formed in 1969 by Dave Stewart (organ), Mont Campbell(bass/vocals) and Clive Brooks (drums), after the disbanding of their previous band Uriel when Steve Hillage left for college.



For reasons I don't understand, Uriel's recordings were later issued under the name Arzachel.

8:13 AM
The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Lady Jane
The New Tony Williams Lifetime Lady Jane
Million Dollar Legs Columbia 1976


My confusion in identifying this LP was because it was released by "The New Tony Williams Lifetime".

8:17 AM
Bombay Dub Orchestra - The Berber of Seville
Bombay Dub Orchestra The Berber of Seville
Bombay Dub Orchestra Six Degrees Travel Series 2006

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, and Arabic.


8:21 AM
Khaled - Kebou
Khaled Kebou
N'Ssi N'Ssi Universal Music Division Capitol Music France 1993

Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (خالد حاج ابراهيم), Algerian rai singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, born 29 February 1960 in Oran, Algeria.


This track features bassist Bernard Paganotti (Magma).

8:26 AM
Set Break: over “Distant Village” by Michael Brook
8:30 AM
Magma - Köhntark (Live 1975) [Remastered]
Magma Köhntark (Live 1975) [Remastered]
Live (Remastered) Seventh records 1975


Founded by Christian Vander in Paris, France in 1969, disbanded in 1983. Magma created its own influential subgenre of prog rock, called 'Zeuhl'. The band doesn't clearly fit in any other progressive subgenre, though avant-prog might be a good fit. "Zeuhl" is typified by swirling riffs in odd time signatures, theatrical choir arrangements (in their own made-up language), heavy and distorted pulsing bass guitar, bombastic and minimalistic (sometimes both at the same time), dark and brooding, adventurous and angelic, jazzy or classical.

9:00 AM
Set Break: over “Pygmy” by Flying Lotus
9:02 AM
Brand X - Why Should I Lend You Mine (When You've Broken Your's off Already)
Brand X Why Should I Lend You Mine (When You've Broken Your's off Already)
Morrocan Roll Charisma Catalogue 1977

Founded in London, England in 1975, hiatus from 1980-1992, disbanded in 1999. Brand X is one the most well-known British groups of the seventies jazz/rock fusion scene. The original line-up of the band was formed by drummer Phil Collins of Genesis with John Goodsall (formerly of Atomic Rooster) on guitar, Robin Lumley on keyboards and Percy Jones on bass.


L-R: Lumley, Goodsall, Jones, Collins
9:13 AM
Electric Masada - Lilin
Electric Masada Lilin
At the Mountain of Madness - Live In Europe Tzadik 2005


Electric Masada is one of John Zorn's more recent Masada units, a true downtown supergroup formed in the mid 2000's to combine raw power and manic speed, an improvisational edge and lyricism. One of the most astonishing ensembles led by Zorn in this period.

9:27 AM
Calypso King & The Soul Investigators - Ma-Gee
Calypso King & The Soul Investigators Ma-Gee
Soul Strike! Soul Fire 2001

WPRB listeners have all been conditioned to panic every time we hear this song; the signal that something has gone terribly wrong - again.

So I thought I'd use the song as the foundation for a mashup, attempting to undo some of that negative conditioning. (And, I'll admit, also to jolt you all a little bit. 😉)

9:29 AM
Screaming Headless Torsos - Graffiti Cemetary
Screaming Headless Torsos Graffiti Cemetary
1995 FuzeLicious Morsels 1995


Dean Bowman (voice), Fima Ephron (bass), Jojo Mayer (drums), David Fiuczynski (guitar)

9:36 AM
Art Metal - Round Metal Hat
Art Metal Round Metal Hat


9:41 AM
Animals As Leaders - Weightless
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Weightless Prosthetic 2011


Instrumental progressive metal band from Washington, DC, led by Tosin Abasi.

9:46 AM
Set Break: over “Aftermath” by Michael Brook
9:50 AM
Brian Blade Fellowship - Variations of a Bloodline: From the Same Blood / Fellowship (Like Brothers) / Mustangs (Class of 1988)
Brian Blade Fellowship Variations of a Bloodline: From the Same Blood / Fellowship (Like Brothers) / Mustangs (Class of 1988)
Perceptual Blue Note Records 2000


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:00:30 AM
We begin our broadcast day.
Rob from Maryland 7:05:41 AM
Hi DTO, just popping in for 90 seconds. I love the photo of Tibbetts with the turkeys in the snow!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:06:06 AM
Good morning, Rob. Thanks for checking in!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:14:38 AM
I love those microtones played on the saz. 🪕
sean burns 7:55:41 AM
Out of bed a half hour ago and I must say this is perfect morning music. That last piece had me wondering if I was still in Dreamland
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:56:58 AM
Good morning, Sean. I was thinking that this would be better night music, though.
the_dude 7:57:18 AM
It's good any time music!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:57:57 AM
Good morning, Dude.
Brian D 8:01:58 AM
Good morning Abnormals
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:02:17 AM
Good morning, Brian D.
sean burns 8:02:18 AM
Well it was great music for transitioning from the night / sleep state to semi wakefulness!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:03:09 AM
I'm glad you're enjoying the selections.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:10:54 AM
9 beat rhythm cycle.
Andy Wing 8:31:32 AM
Nice Local 58 gif. Their videos are uniquely strange.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:33:34 AM
Good morning, Andy. Yes, Local 58 videos are a treat. The story arc they presented was indeed strange, and a bit disturbing.
Andy Wing 8:35:54 AM
Nice Michael Brook track. First heard him on Echoes in the 80's when they interviewed him. That infinite guitar technique is beautiful.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:37:50 AM
Yes, Andy, Michael Brook has a good amount of gorgeous music.
Kentman 8:40:02 AM
looking at all eight musicians of Magma they could be the Arkestra of prog rock
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:41:30 AM
Interesting observation, Kentman. Magma does have a similar otherworldly cultish image.
Andy Wing 8:45:25 AM
If you like Brook, you'll like Chas Smith's Santa Fe release. Very hypnotic guitar work, though probably more suited for Music With Space.
Christine 🦊 8:46:35 AM
Good morning Dave the Obscure & all the Abnormals 🌄
Kentman 8:48:03 AM
good morning DTO, are you keeping this time slot?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:05 AM
I'm pretty sure I have Santa Fe is a box somewhere.
Andy Wing 8:48:10 AM
Feeling abnormal today.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:30 AM
Good morning, Christine.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:49:15 AM
Kentman, it appears I am keeping this timeslot in the fall.
Brian D 8:53:27 AM
It's all happening at the Zeuhl
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:56:37 AM
It's kind of a long performance, over 30 minutes, 2 album sides. But worth hearing.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:57:12 AM
And young Didier Lockwood on violin, only 19 years old.
Christine 🦊 9:03:05 AM
Impressive. Didier Lockwood was so young, and already so accomplished. 🎻
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:05:34 AM
Indeed. There a great story about how Stéphane Grappelli gave his violin to Jean Luc Ponty, who then passed it on to Didier Lockwood.
Christine 🦊 9:07:40 AM
I love that: passing the torch. I hope that story is true.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:14:48 AM
It's actually an even better story.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:15:46 AM
Violinist Michel Maurice Armand Warlop gave his violin to Grappelli first. And then it was passed down. 🎻
Christine 🦊 9:21:25 AM
Thanks for the link. That's even more amazing. Maurice Armand Warlop > Stéphane Grappelli > Jean-Luc Ponty > Didier Lockwood 🌠
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:22:57 AM
Not sure if Didier Lockwood managed to pass it along. His death was unexpected.
Andy Wing 9:23:54 AM
Awesome jam!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:24:26 AM
Oh yeah. This group escaped my attention until rather recently. They only have a couple of releases.
Ookla the Mok 9:25:39 AM
I am reminded of Colosseum
Christine 🦊 9:26:37 AM
Oh crap...
Brian D 9:26:46 AM
Oof... funkus interruptus.... stream down
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:48 AM
...wait for it...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:26:58 AM
Christine 🦊 9:27:03 AM
Kentman 9:27:12 AM
I'm beginning to hate this music
Brian D 9:27:15 AM
Aha ... well played WPRB!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:27:41 AM
Bud put me up to this.
Kentman 9:28:10 AM
i have a Pavlovian reaction to this music
Christine 🦊 9:28:15 AM
We are Pavlov's dogs: our anxiety spike every time we hear that beat.
Christine 🦊 9:28:47 AM
Bud....! *shakes fist*
Brian D 9:29:26 AM
I am a strange one... i love that sound of that band. True, the repetition / loop is annoying but i have been tortured by some bad hold music. Calypso Kings Finnish Funk is pretty good choice
Brian D 9:30:55 AM
Ever call FedEx, UPS or USPS.... They make you beg for Finns imitating the Meters
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:31:14 AM
Given the awful options, Calypso Kings can be tolerated. But we have been negatively conditioned by that tune...
Brian D 9:31:42 AM
I vote to reclaim as you did there
Christine 🦊 9:32:15 AM
That song is forever polluted. Sorry, song.
Kentman 9:33:35 AM
to be tortured by music, didn't they do that at Guantanamo, or Abu ghraib?
Ookla the Mok 9:34:17 AM
was that on the lockdown playlist?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:23 AM
Yup. And I think at Manuel Noriega hiding in an embassy.
Brian D 9:34:28 AM
There was a new station id yesterday featuring a snippet of the end of Black Sabbath "Symptom of the Universe" where they go into the funk jazz a acoustic conga drum part
Bud Burroughs 9:34:56 AM
Beautifully done, Dave! I realized that you were messing with us as soon as I heard it.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:35:39 AM
Brian D 9:35:51 AM
I think they used Metallica and Van Hagar on Noriega
Bud Burroughs 9:36:30 AM
Now you've got to randomly cut it into the middle of a song! Or maybe that's too cruel...
Andy Wing 9:36:58 AM
I thought Metal Machine Music was the CIAs personal choice?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:38:44 AM
Too disrespectful to interrupt a song.
Bud Burroughs 9:38:47 AM
Well you could interrupt a really bad song...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:39:04 AM
As soon as I play one, yeah.
Bud Burroughs 9:40:09 AM
Right, that won't happen!
Christine 🦊 9:40:13 AM
@Bud, I hold you responsible for this hilarity.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:50:28 AM
But I was thrilled to see student DJs returning to the WPRB studio this week!
Christine 🦊 9:51:21 AM
I was thrilled to hear Dante broadcasting last night from the studio.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:52:13 AM
Able to answer the phone!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:53:08 AM
Access to the music collection!
Christine 🦊 9:53:09 AM
Heady stuff! Dante was having way too much fun with the mixing board & turntables.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:54:12 AM
Positive steps.
Kentman 9:54:14 AM
thanks DTO, your show is musical coffee in my cup, and kudos to your Italian prog series, great archival work
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:54:37 AM
Thanks, Kentman. Glad you were able to tune in.
Christine 🦊 9:57:32 AM
Thank you for another excellent show, Dave. 🙏 You woke us up good! Love the trickery. Thanks, everybody!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:57:50 AM
Thanks, Christine.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:58:45 AM
This show will be rebroadcast tonight, Saturday morning, 3-6 a.m.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:59:44 AM
Thanks for listening, and participating in the chat. Stay tuned to ‘PRB for Summer Connection with Anika.