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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #43


Episode Forty-three

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 live in Rotterdam 1974 (with Bill Bruford), Matching Mole live in Paris 1972, the Steve Hillage band live in Amsterdam 2006, a "hidden" Robert Wyatt track you've probably never heard, Caravan on the radio in 1968, Soft Machine with current Fairport Convention fiddler Ric Sanders in '78, classics from Hatfield, National Health and Kevin Ayers, and Hugh Hopper collaborating with New York oddball producer Kramer. Also, something from the latest iteration of King Crimson, a lost gem from Mahavishnu Orchestra, more from that Terry Riley/John Coltrane mashup, the Kronos Quartet playing Riley, and tributes to Bobby Hutcherson and Dave Swarbrick.




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