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CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIÈRES: Episode Twenty Seven (ID: 534)


Episode Twenty 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?

A recent reworking of Hugh Hopper's "Facelift" featuring his saxophonist brother Brian  with young Canterbury friends, Soft Machine playing on French TV in '72, Robert Wyatt singing on British TV in '83, Hillage and friends getting cosmic in '77, an acoustic Egg cover, another Soft Machine cover from California's The Monks of Doom, spiritual jazz classics from Sun Ra and Herbie Hancock, some gorgeous 21st century Fripp & Eno, Archie Shepp connections past and present, and new music from the Canterbury area in the form of  Arlet, Adam Oko and The Thirteen Club. 


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