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CSF #77


Episode Seventy Seven

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?


"Gong in '73, Lindsay Cooper with Hugh Hopper and friends live in 1990, Hugh solo in '76, another Robert Wyatt cover from North Sea Radio Orchestra, a stripped-down National Health live in '77, a slab of Egg's first album, some neo-Canterbury sounds from the San Francisco Bay area, neo-krautrock from Tokyo and a French perfume advert featuring Daevid, Gilli and Kevin! From the Canterbury area of today, new stuff from Paisley Mess and Hello Gecko. The middle hour of this episode features a mix of experimental sounds from Season 8 of the weekly Free Range series of avant garde events held locally."


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