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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #73
CANTERBURY SANS FRONTIÈRES:
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:
Steve Hillage in '79, North Sea Radio Orchestra covering Robert Wyatt, John Greaves impersonating both Ivor Cutler AND William Burroughs (on separate occasions), Henry Cow with Wyatt in Rome '75, a future member of Whitesnake(!) playing bass with National Health live in '77, Robert Fripp with Theo Travis fairly recently, Kevin Ayers getting rather dark in his heyday, an interesting early 90s mutation of Gong playing a classic, some Ethiopique, some Tropicalia, and Mike Ratledge at the piano playing a jazz standard circa 1963. From the Canterbury of today, another composition by Aidan Shepherd as recorded by London fusioneers Ruby Rushton and a long free jam from Lapis Lazuli recorded live last winter.