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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #49


Episode Forty—Nine

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?


Eric Dolphy's influence on the young Richard Sinclair, another gem from a lesser Gong album, Robert Wyatt at home on the piano, half of Hillage and Giraudy's '79 ambient masterpiece "Rainbow Dome Music", Hatfield live in '75 and an Egg miniature. Also, some neo-prog from Guapo, progressive electronica from Amon Tobin and Four Tet and yet more Terry Riley. From the Canterbury of recent times, a Boot Lagoon studio jam, a solo piece from the Boot's guitarist, another track from the new Syd Arthur live EP and a recent piece of melancholia from Stray Ghost. The middle hour is dedicated to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's physical death, with some tracks from '59 to '64 interspersed with interview clips.


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