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Canterbury Sans Frontieres #62

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? 


Soft Machine live in Brussels in 1971, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World playing a highly unusual "We Did It Again" in 1970, the Hatfield and the North "big band" lineup in the spring of 1974, Hugh Hopper soundchecking with Phil Miller, Didier Malherbe and friends in 2007, and live in Amsterdam in 1991 with his Franglo-Dutch Band. Gong sounding rather "musique concrète" on the radio in 1973, Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy live in '77, Lindsay Cooper's music being played live in London and Germany this summer, and a home recording of Mike Ratledge playing piano standards in the early 60s. Also, something from the recently released "lost" John Coltrane album, something else from Kavus Torabi's solo EP, Hawkwind sounding fabulous live in 1990 and Tokyo's the De Lorians live in the studio this spring. From the Canterbury of recent times another track from the new Nelson Parade EP, an old favourite from the 2012 Boot Lagoon EP and an hour of Arlet live in the woods near town last summer.


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