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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #72


Episode Seventy-Two

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?


Steve Hillage in '77, Hugh Hopper with Isotope in '74, two covers of Wyatt's "Sea Song" (one sung by Dagmar Krause, the other an 80s surprise) and one of his "Alifib", an obscure American electronic cover of an obscure late Soft Machine number, the Softs themselves live on French TV in '69, Alan Gowen with Richard Sinclair and Phil Miller, another Henry Cow piece performed live by Lindsay Cooper Songbook here in Canterbury in March and something from the new Gong LP. Also, spiritual jazz from Houston, an early instance of post-rock from East London and far-out sounds from Brazil, Senegal, Ireland, Finland, Canada, France, Australia and Japan. From the Canterbury of recent times, something new from Joshua Magill, an obscure Syd Arthur gem and Arlet's Aidan Shepherd playing one of his compositions with acclaimed London fusion crew Ruby Rushton.


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