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CSF #58


Episode Sixty-Eight

We at Gonzo Web Radio are very proud to bring you Canterbury Sans Frontières - a podcast dedicated to the music of the 'Canterbury Scene' and more. Creator Matthew Watkins writes:

As with Canterbury Soundwaves , a new three-hour episode will be released with each full moon. I decided to wind down Canterbury Soundwaves so that I didn't end up

(i) repeating myself,

(ii) scraping the bottom of the Canterbury barrel, or

(iii) becoming increasingly tangential.

This new podcast broadens the musical remit, so it'll be about one-third 'Canterbury sound', together with progressive/psychedelic/experimental music from the Canterbury of today, the remainder being a mix of music from various times and places which I feel to be in a similar spirit of creative adventurousness. I'll be doing a lot less talking, and the programme will be less  expository – so no interviews, barely listenable bootlegs, etc. I also plan to include guest one-hour mixes from various musicians from the current music scene in Canterbury (Episode 2 features a mix from Neil Sullivan from Lapis Lazuli).

And for those of you who wonder what Matthew was referring to when he writes about Canterbury Soundwaves we have brought you all the back catalogue of that as well. Those wacky guys at Gonzo, eh?


"Stately cacophony" from Gong, followed by more of the same from Sun Ra's Arkestra, vintage 1979, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World on the Old Grey Whistle Test in '72, Daevid Allen rearranging a Soft Machine classic in one of his last live performances, Robert Wyatt rearranging the 20th century and playing the piano at home. Also, Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, new work from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, some classic Can, live Kraftwerk, Led Bib, a Pharaoh Sanders remix and Ozric Tentacles playing Gong at the 1984 Stonehenge Free Festival. From the Canterbury of today, more from the new Lapis Lazuli album, Lapis guitarist Neil Sullivan's solo project Thing, a new EP from Jacob Brant and an archival jam from Syd Arthur with Jack Hues and the Quartet.


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