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CSF #76


Episode Seventy-Six

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?


Something from Kevin Ayers' last (and unexpectedly excellent) album, the Steve Hillage Band live in London this summer, Tim Blake live in a church in Paris in '75, classic tracks from Hatfield and Matching Mole, North Sea Radio Orchestra covering another track from Robert Wyatt's "Rock Bottom" (plus Robert talking about the album) and Geoff Leigh guesting with an obscure Swedish duo. Also, spiritual jazz from Ahmad Jamal and Yusef Lateef, an early Damo Suzuki outing with Can, psychedelic wonderment from the almost forgotten Mighty Baby, another lost Coltrane Quartet masterpiece, something new from Bristol's Spindle Ensemble and recent local sounds from Joshua, Raven, Paisley Mess and Lapis Lazuli.


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