Saturday, May 25, 2013

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 3

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 3

This episode was put together while away from Canterbury in Wisconsin, USA — hence a certain amount of music of American origin, from Duke Ellington and Miles Davis to the Allman Brothers and Emeralds. Also a lot of bassoons. And some classic Penguin Cafe Orchestra, uncharacteristic Egg, late-period Henry Cow and solo Hugh Hopper.

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These episodes are now being rehosted by cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes' blog Gonzo (also a multimedia magazine and "outsider" record label):

It says: "What happens when you mix what is — arguably — the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well."

He's also intending to rehost all twenty-eight episodes of Canterbury Soundwaves in due course, so that'll probably bring them to a wider audience (which is gratifying if I think of the countless hours that went into researching, compiling and editing them).


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