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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?


"Live Gong and Matching Mole from the early 70s, Caravan introducing something new on BBC Radio for New Years Eve 1968, an eerie Kevin Ayers instrumental piece, a Lindsay Cooper composition played by the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and tributes to Ornette Coleman (including a Hugh Hopper recording of his most famous composition) and Chris Squire. LKJ Bunkum [sic] presents a guest mix of largely pastoral and relatively recent English weirdness, mostly involving William D. Drake and/or his friends. Plus music from three Canterbury-linked electronica producers: Adam Oko, Yakobfinga and Koloto."(pre-Virgin Records) albums 1970-73.


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