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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #74

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?


"This episode features an extended interview with (and archival selections from) Will Glanfield of the Happy Accidents, a legendary Canterbury-area ensemble that existed 1985-2012 (and which included former Wilde Flowers Brian Hopper and Graham Flight). Also, Gong live in China, NSRO and an unknown Israeli covering Robert Wyatt, Haiku Salut remixing Group Listening covering Robert Wyatt, Tim Blake and Steve Hillage reunited via Hawkwind in 2018, a Caravan classic from 1970, brand new Chilean spacerock and San Franciscan psychedelia. From the Canterbury area of today, a new electro-acoustic piece from Raven Bush."


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