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Episode Sixty-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?


Robert Wyatt jamming with Jimi Hendrix, Gong reunited with Steve Hillage in the studio in 2009, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World live in London in 1970, Hugh Hopper's Franglo-Dutch band live in Amsterdam in '89, Canterbury-esque sounds from The Muffins circa '75, a Japanese obscurity from '73 and some recent, extensive Wyattesque burblings from Italian duo My Cat Is An Alien. From the Canterbury of recent times, a new live recording from the Papylonian Babooshkies and a couple of gems from the Syd Arthur catalogue.


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