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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #45


Episode Forty—Five

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?


An almost forgotten Richard Sinclair song from Caravan's "In the Land of Grey and Pink" sessions, Don Cherry guesting with System 7 twenty years ago, some very Canterbury-sounding fusion from Belgium and France in 1971, a slab of Hugh Hopper's "Monster Band" live in '74, Robert Wyatt talking Trump and singing a Cuban love song, plus more from that magnificent Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith modular synth collaboration album "Sunergy". From the Canterbury of recent times, we have Little Bulb Theatre, Luca Afrobeat Band and an hour-long mix of exquisite electronica and postrock courtesy of organic glitch producer Koloto a.k.a. Maria Sullivan


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