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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #61


Episode Sixty-one

 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?


A remarkable Kevin Ayers song which I bet you've never heard, performed live with The Whole World in 1970, more from the Caravan 15th anniversary gigs in 1983, something from Daevid and Gilli's last album with Gong, something from current Gong frontman Kavus Torabi's debut solo EP, a reunited Hatfield paying tribute to Elton Dean in NYC, Elton at the top of his game with Soft Machine in Oslo '71, members of Henry Cow collaborating with Japanese musicians on a Robert Wyatt classic, something lovely from Robert himself, plus Steve Hillage, Jon Hassell, Bjork and a very early Yes covering The Byrds to great effect. From the Canterbury of today, new work from Koloto, Nelson Parade, Paisley Mess and Humble Pious, plus old favourites from Jamie Dams and Syd Arthur.


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