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Episode #68

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?


A Robert Wyatt track I thought I'd never play (check out the band!), some forgotten spiritual jazz from mid 70's Boston, MA, Gong futuristically remixed by Hillage in '97, Lindsay Cooper and friends (including Hugh Hopper) in Volgograd, Russia '91, Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall ripping it up at the Rainbow in '74, Pink Floyd's Richard Wright shining brightly before an assembled multitude in a Polish dockyard shortly before his passing, Mother Superior, the only all-female 70s prog band, some more Haiku Salut and a tribute to Mark Hollis (RIP). From the Canterbury of today, new solo work from Josh Magill of Syd Arthur - who also contributed an excellent one-hour guest mix - plus ambient/drone works from Richard James Blyth and nør løve, and some groovy psychedelia from Paisley Mess.



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