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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #48


Episode Fifty-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 CanterburySoundwaves we have brought you all the back catalogue of that as well. Those wacky guys at Gonzo, eh?


Gong live in Rotterdam in '74, Robert Wyatt shrink-rapping, slabs of Matching Mole and Hatfield, an acoustic Israeli cover of a Kevin Ayers song, a Henry Cow classic and something which is quite lovely if you forget that it's supposedly by Soft Machine. Also, Freddie Hubbard in spiritual mode, Zappa at his instrumental best, Brooklyn's Woods and Derbyshire's Haiku Salut. From the Canterbury of today, we have something new from Syd Arthur and an unexpected Arlet remix. The middle hour of the programme features a "Canterbury in Finland" mix contributed by listener and Finnish resident (formely of Canterbury) Anthony Shaw


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