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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #57


Episode Fifty-Seven

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?


unearthed Kevin Ayers recordings from the legendary June 1974 concert with Eno, John Cale and Nico, and also of Caravan's reunion at London's Marquee club in 1983. Also, Robert Wyatt talking Tchaikovsky, the Delta Saxophone Quartet covering Soft Machine, the Soft Machine themselves live in May 1970, Pink Floyd live and King Crimson in the studio in 1971, more Khan jams from the 1972 European tour, Lindsay Cooper and friends live at The Bastille in '82. From the Canterbury of recent times, The Boot Lagoon live in December 2010 and a couple of Lapis Lazuli remixes.


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