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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #58


Episode Fifty-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?


Caravan demos from late '72, a fragment from the legendary Hatfield/Gilgamesh "double quartet" composition, Richard Sinclair singing a Hatfield classic with Italian prognauts Zenith backing him, something from Robert Wyatt's opus magnum Rock Bottom, Art Bears, Hillage live in Germany in '77, another intriguing Hugh Hopper obscurity (featuring Didier Malherbe), an oddity from Daevid Allen's little known Twelve Selves album and a tribute to Spirogyra's Martin Cockerham (RIP). Also, Herbie Hancock getting far-out in '73, a major new electronic release from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, former Miles Davis sideman Barney Wilen recorded somewhere in Africa in 1969 or '70, and a psychedelic studio gem from the good old Grateful Dead


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