Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 46

Canterbury Sans Frontières: Episode 46

Soft Machine live in October 1970, a familiar David Sinclair melody played by an anonymous Japanese melodionist, the newest incarnation of Gong live in Oslo, a Kevin Ayers mystery solved, an obscure American cover of his much-loved "The Lady Rachel", Steve Hillage in expository mode alongside a Japanese violinist, an archival gem from Hopper and Wyatt, Mancunian maverick Mark E. Smith and The Fall taking lyrical liberties with Henry Cow's "War", some serious slabs of Matching Mole and Hatfield, a French Fripp tribute, more modular synth mastery from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, some Casio-tastic Ethiopique recorded in Eritrea in '86, some more Indonesian jazz, Coltrane voyaging into interstellar space in '67, something from Lady June's long-awaited second album (1996) and a silly waltz by Brian Eno featuring Robert Wyatt and the Portsmouth Sinfonia. From the Canterbury of today, cosmic studio jams recorded locally by Syd Arthur and Lapis Lazuli in 2010 and 2014 respectively.


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