Monday, 14 November 2016

Episode 40

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Syd Arthur — "Coal Mine" (from Apricity, 2016)

3. Robert Wyatt — "Left On Man" (from Dondestan, 1991)

4. Caravan — "For Richard" (from Songs For Oblivion Fishermen, 1998, recorded for BBC Radio One, 1974-02-07)

5. Maximal Orkestra — "La Gigue" (from Les Odeurs de la Terre, 2009)

6. Stray Ghost — "Our Greatest Glory, Gone Unseen" (from Those Who Know Darkness See The Light, 2012)

7. Kevin Ayers — "Here I Go" (recorded live at Syd Barrett tribute concert, The Barbican, London, 2007-05-10)

8. Syd Barrett — "Terrapin" (from The Madcap Laughs, 1970)

9. Syd Barrett — "Dominoes" (from Barrett, 1970)

10. Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra — "Friendly Galaxy" (from Secrets of the Sun, 1965)

11. 'Canterbury' in Indonesia: guest mix from CSF listener Terry Collins in Jakarta

  • Guruh Gypsy — "Barong Gundah" (1977)
  • The Gang Of Harry Roesli — "Don't Talk About Freedom" (1971)
  • Jaduk Kuaetnika — "Barong" (2010)
  • Discus — "Violin Metaphysics" (1999)
  • Bubi Chen — "Karanginan" (1989)
  • simakDialog — "Alternate Jeda" (2002)
  • Aksan Sjuman & The Committee Of The Fest — "Hungry" (2007)
  • Rully Shabara & Wukir (Senyawa) — "Angin" (2010)
  • Mo'ong N' Friends — "Ajur" (2016)
  • Railroad Trio — "Reflection" (2016)

12. National Health — "The Collapso" (from Of Queues and Cures, 1978)

13. Tezeta — "Sarakany" (from Seventh Place, 2016)

14. Terry Riley — "Journey From The Death of a Friend" (Happy Ending, 1972)

15. Half The Sky — "Slice" (live in Tokyo, 2015-12-05)

16. Lindsay Cooper — "Flute Tune" (from Rarities, Vol. 1 , recorded 1980s(?), released 2014)

17. Marc Hollander / Aksak Maboul — "Animaux Velpeau" (from Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine, 1977)

18. Arnold Schoenberg — piano excerpt (details unknown)

19. Soft Machine — "Box 25/4 Lid" (from The Soft Machine, 1968)

20. North Sea Radio Orchestra — "Vishnu Schist" (from Dronne, 2016)

21. Spiro — "Vapourer" (from Welcome Joy And Welcome Sorrow, 2015)

22. Gong — "Cos You Got Green Hair" (from Magick Brother, 1969)

23. Syd Barrett — "Effervescing Elephant" (from Barrett, 1970)







Terry Collins' notes on his Indonesian selections:

1977. Guruh Gypsy - Barong Gundah
Guruh Soekarnoputra, son of the former president, and brother of recent President Megawati, loves Balinese gamelan and recruited prog-rock group Gypsy to interpret his songs. This track is based on the barong dance. The singer, Chrisye, went on to a very successful solo career.

1971. The Gang Of Harry Roesli - Don't Talk About Freedom
Harry Roesli was a social activist, some say eccentric. It was unwise to talk about freedom during the Soeharto era...

2010. Jaduk Kuaetnika - Barong
Djaduk Ferianto is a cultural artist/festival and workshop organiser at home and abroad. For the Balinese, Barong is the symbol of health and good fortune, and appears in ceremonies as a masked dancer fighting evil in the form of the witch Rangda.

1999. Discus - Violin Metaphysics
The album Discus 1, available on Mellow Records Bandcamp, is a bravura display of no one particular genre. In its minimalism, this track calls to mind Soft Machine's Out-Bloody-Rageous.

1989. Bubi Chen - Karanginan
Keith Jarrett meets Sunda kecapi (zither) suling (bamboo flute) from an album which cries out for a digital release.

2002. simakDialog - Alternate Jeda
From sD's second album Baur when they were still going through their Pat Metheny phase, before Riza Arshad, the leader-composer, ditched the drums, opted for Sundanese percussion and recorded four ethno-jazz albums. This track is unlike anything else I've heard from him.

2007. Aksan Sjuman & The Committee Of The Fest - Hungry
Senior drummer Aksan got bored making "pleasant music" and assembled a group associated with his music school to see what they could collectively come up with. Aksan Sjuman & The Committee Of The Fest was the result, and this track fits in nicely with Annette Peacock.

2010. Rully Shabara & Wukir (Senyawa) - Angin
Senyawa are 'noise' merchants based in Yogyakarta, the cultural centre of Central Java. They are widely travelled,with recent gigs in the UK,the USA and Germany. Seeing them live is a primeval experience... and truly life affirming.

2016. Mo'ong N' Friends - Ajur
A group pushing the 'ethno envelope'.

2016. Railroad Trio - Reflection
Adi Wijaya, was keyboard player in the now defunct I Know You Well Miss Clara from Yogya, whose album Chapter One was one of the top prog-rock albums of 2013. This track is from his privately circulated album Railroad Therapy, a dreamlike passage through life.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Episode 39

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong Matrices — "Welcome To The Parade" (from Parade, 2004)

3. Herbie Hancock — "You'll Know When You Get There" (from Mwandishi, 1971)

4. Amoeba Split — "Backwards All The Time" (from Second Split, 2016)

5. Robert Wyatt — "Sea Song" (BBC radio session, 1974-09-10)

6. Daevid Allen — "Poem For Robert Wyatt" (from Divided Alien Playbax, 2004, recorded Cleveland, OH, 1980-08-07)

7. Robert Wyatt in conversation with Gavin Esler (University of Kent at Canterbury, 2016-04-04)

8. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci — "O, Caroline" (from Tatay, 1994)

9. Robert Wyatt in conversation with Gavin Esler (University of Kent at Canterbury, 2016-04-04)

10. Soupsongs (feat. Christina Dona) — "Mariane" (live at University of Kent at Canterbury, 2016-04-04)

11. Robert Wyatt in conversation with Gavin Esler (University of Kent at Canterbury, 2016-04-04)

12. Daevid Allen — "When" → "Well" → "Bell" → "Boon" → "Dab" → "Gay" (from Divided Alien Playbax, recorded Cleveland, OH, 1980-08-07)

13. Steve Buscemi & Elliott Sharp — "Rub Out The Word" (from Rub Out The Word, 2016)

14. Suzanne Ciani — "Paris 1971" (from Lixiviation (1969–1985), 2011)

15. Soul Oddity — "Chrome Ozone" (from Tone Capsule 3 EP, 1996)

16. Lapis Lazuli — "Reich" (from Wrong Meeting, forthcoming 2016)

17. Third Ear Band — "Hyde Park Raga" (live on French TV programme Pop Deux, 1970-05-28)

18. Marc Hollander / Aksak Maboul — "Mastoul Alakefak" (from Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine, 1977)

19. Soft Machine — "Eamonn Andrews" (from Noisette, 2000, recorded Croydon, 1970-01-04)

20. Syd Arthur — winter solstice jam (live at Caseys, Canterbury, 2009-12-21)

21. Mental Architects — "Caves of Keys" (from Celebrations, 2012)

22. Nucleus — "Rites of Man" (live on BBC Jazz Club, 1974)

23. Daevid Allen — "Poem For Kevin Ayers" (from Divided Alien Playbax, recorded Cleveland, OH, 1980-08-07)

24. Kevin Ayers — "Star" (BBC radio session, 1976-07-13)

25. Hatfield and the North — "It Didn't Matter Anyway" (live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 1975-03-16)



Friday, 16 September 2016

Episode 38

dedicated to the memory of Gilli Smyth (1933—2016)

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Amoeba Split — "Clockwise" (from Second Split, 2016)

3. Soft Machine — "Virtually" parts 1 and 2 (from Fourth, 1971)

4. Akalé Wubé — "Anbessa" (from Sost, 2014)

5. Karl Hector & The Malcouns — "Kingdom of D'mt" (from Can't Stand The Pressure, 2015)

6. The Philadelphia Experiment — "Ile Ife" (from The Philadelphia Experiment, 2001)

7. Miles Davis — "Ife" (live in Vienna, 1973-11-03)

8. Gilli Smyth tribute mix:
Gong — "Goddess Invocation" (bonus track from Shapeshifter, 1997, recorded live at Glastonbury, summer solstice 1992)
Gilli Smyth — "I Am A Fool" → "Back to the Womb" (from Mother, 1978)
Gong — "Zero the Hero and the Orgasm Witch" [excerpt] (live session for BBC Radio One, 1973-05-29, released on Pre-Modern Wireless, 1995)
Glo — "Back To The Sea" [excerpt] (from Even As We, 1995)
Gilli Smyth with Kangaroo Moon — "Medicine Woman" → "Beasty" (from Every Witches Way, 1993)
Gong — "Prostitute Poem" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)
Gilli Smyth with Harry Williamson — "I Am A Witch" (from Every Witches Way, 1993)
Mother Gong — "Tigers Or Elephants" → "Mirror" (from Robot Woman 2, 1982)
Gong — "Fohat Digs Holes In Space" (from Camembert Electrique, 1971)
Gong — "Shakti Yoni & Dingo Virgin" (from I See You, 2014)
Gilli Smyth — "We Who Were Raging" (from Every Witches Way, 1993)
Mother Gong — "Simples" (from Every Witches Way, 1993)

9. Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhangen [feat. Jomi Massage] — "The Sight of the Wind" (recorded live in Copenhagen, 2015-10-23)

10. Arlet — "Bowerhouse" (recorded live at the Preservation Room, London, 2016)

11. The Boot Lagoon — "Mystery of the Pyramids" → "Island Enture" (recorded live in Walmer, Kent, 2016-06-11)

12. Vels Trio — "Cameurism" (online release, 2015)

13. Seth Scott et al. — "Process" [excerpt] (recorded live at Hoxton Gallery, London, 2015-05-06)

14. Nelson Parade — "Moonrise" part 2 (from Nothing in Particles, forthcoming)

15. Arkham — "Monolithic Regression With Anticipated Rupture" (from Arkham, 2001, recorded 1970)

16. Caravan — "Bobbing Wide" (from Surprise Supplies, 1999, recorded live at New Victoria Theatre, London, 1976-05-04)

17. Marc Hollander / Aksak Maboul — "Milano Per Caso" (from Onze Danses Pour Combattre La Migraine, 1977)

18. Daevid Allen — "Gilli Song" (from Soundbites 4 Tha Revelation, 2012)



errata/clarifications: Karl Hector & the Malcouns are from Münich. ?uestlove's real name is Ahmir Khalib Thompson. The Preservation Room has nothing to do with Cecil Sharp House. Univers Zero and Aksak Maboul were both Belgian bands. And, yes, Callum from the Boot Lagoon is currently out in North America touring with Syd Arthur, shadowing their sound engineer.



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Episode 37

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Kevin Ayers — "Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You" (from The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories, 1974)

3. North Sea Radio Orchestra — "The British Road" (from Dronne, forthcoming 2016)

4. Caravan — "Love In Your Eye" (from Surprise Supplies, 1999, recorded New Victoria Theatre, London 1976-05-04)

5. John Coltrane Quartet — "Crescent" (from Crescent, 1964)

6. Jamie Dams — "Morse" (from Rush of Souls, 2016)

7. Humble Pious — "Spring Lane (Ruff)" (online release, 2016)

8. Henry Cow — "Solemn Music" (from Unrest, 1974)

9. White Rainbow — "Pulse" (from Prism of Eternal Now, 2007)

10. L'Infonie — "Mantra (In C)" (from Vol. 33: Mantra, 1970)

11. Massacre — "In" (from Lonely Heart, 2007)

12. The Winstons — "...On A Dark Cloud" (from The Winstons, 2016)

13. The Winstons — "Amen Brother" (B-side of 7" single "Color Him Father", 1969)

14. Squarepusher — "Rustic Raver" (from Hard Normal Daddy, 1997)

15. Koloto — "Kill Screen (Ekoda Map Remix)" (from Mechanica EP bonus remixes, 2014)

16. Pina Napolitano, "Fünf Klavierstücke, Opus 23: 5. Walzer" (from Arnold Schoenberg: Complete Piano Works, 2012)

17. John Cale & Terry Riley — "Ides of March" (from Church of Anthrax, 1971)

18. Steve Miller and Lol Coxhill — "Chocolate Field" (from Coxhill/Miller/Miller/Coxhill, 1973)

19. Robert Wyatt — "A Last Straw" (from Rock Bottom, 1974)

20. Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Phil Miller and Pip Pyle — "Miniluv" (from Hugh Hopper Archive Volume 6: Special Friends, recorded Bresse-sur-Grosne, 1991-11-08, 2015)

21. Matching Mole — "Flora Fidgit" → "Smoke Signal" (from Matching Mole's Little Red Record, 1972)

22. Soft Machine — "Virtually (parts 3 and 4)" (from Fourth, 1971)

23. Gong — "It's The World of Illusion" → "Why Don't You Try?" → "I Am You" ["You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever"] (from The Birthday Party, 1995, recorded The Forum, London, October 1994)



Errata/clarifications: I was unable to find out who played the additional percussion on that live Caravan track (even this didn't help!). The person behind White Rainbow is named Adam Forkner. L'Infonie was formed in Quebec in 1967 by Raôul Duguay and Walter Boudreau. Wikipedia says: "This project was intended both as a music group and a new approach to collective improvisation; Duguay published its manifesto in 1970. The group released a number of albums on the avant-garde side of Quebec's progressive rock and jazz-rock scenes before dissolving in 1973." The person behind the Bresse-sur-Grosne concerts and studio was Jacky Barbier, and that track was from Hopper Archive volume 6, not 7 as I claimed.



Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Episode 36

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Slapp Happy — "Casablanca Moon" (from Casablanca Moon, 1974)

3. Kevin Ayers — "Butterfly Dance" (7" single, 1970)

4. Red Snapper — "Get Some Sleep Tiger" (from Prince Blimey, 1996)

5. Soft Machine — "Mousetrap" → "Noisette" → "Backwards" → "Mousetrap (reprise)" (BBC Radio One session, recorded 1969-11-10, released on The Peel Sessions, 1991)

6. Faust — "Krautrock" (from Faust IV, 1973)

7. Kid Loco — "She's My Lover (A Revolution Sitting Stoned in a Field)" (from She's My Lover EP, 1997)

8. Matfield and the Pond — "Jungle" (from Not Quite 'It', 1989)

9. Fred Frith — "In the Winter of '64" (from Prints: Snapshots, Postcards, Messages And Miniatures 1987-2001, 2002)

10. Caravan — "Place of My Own" (live in Strasbourg, 1972-12-05)

11. Patrick Forgas — "My Trip" (from Cocktail, 1977)

12. Mike Ratledge — "Sequence 1" (from Riddles of The Sphinx soundtrack, recorded 1976, released 2013)

13. Isotope — "Fonebone" (from Deep End, 1976)

14. Frances Knight — "Plongeur" (from Frog In Love, 2012)

15. Arlet — "Mattematix" (from Big Red Sun, 2016)

16. Claudia Quintet — "Cloud of Unknowing" (from I, Claudia, 2014)

17. Gong — "A Sprinkling of Clouds" (mystery remix, date unknown)

18. Robert Wyatt — "Sight of the Wind" (from Dondestan, 1991)

19. Jamie Dams — "In Limbo" (from Rush of Souls, 2016)

20. Syd Arthur — "Sun Rays" (from Apricity, forthcoming in 2016)

21. Mother Gong — "Magenta" (from She Made The World / Magenta, 1993)

22. Ultramarine — "Saratoga" (from Every Man And Woman Is A Star, 1992)

23. Eno — "Here Come The Warm Jets" (from Here Come The Warm Jets, 1973)

Monday, 20 June 2016

Episode 35

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Steve Hillage — "Lunar Musick Suite" (from L, 1976)

3. Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind — "Freedom Is Frightening" (from Freedom Is Frightening, 1973)

4. Gary Wilson Trio — "Another Galaxy" (from Another Galaxy, 1974)

5. Pink Floyd — "Interstellar Overdrive" (recorded 1967 for Tonite Let's All Make Love In London soundtrack, released 1991)

6. Zacht Automaat — "Facelift" (live in Toronto, 2015-08-09)

7. Soft Machine — "I Should Have Known" (live on Dutch TV programme Hoepla, 1967-09-22)

8. Robert Wyatt — "Chairman Mao" (Italian 7" single, 1987)

9. Hugh Hopper — "Oyster Perpetual" (from Hopper Tunity Box, 1977)

10. Mike Ratledge — "Sequence 5" (from Riddles of the Sphinx soundtrack, recorded 1977, released 2013)

11. David Bedford [feat. Kevin Ayers] — "Sad And Lonely Faces" (from Nurses Song With Elephants, 1972)

12. Bridget St. John — "Yep" (B-side of 7" single, 1970)

13. Jon Hassell and Brian Eno — "Charm (Over Burundi Cloud)" (from Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics, 1980)

14. National Health — "The Towplane & The Glider" (from Missing Pieces, 1996 recorded October 1975)

15. Short Wave — "Saiseyes" (from Live, 1993)

16. Jamie Dams — "Vague" (from Rush Of Souls, 2016)

17. Forgas — "Cocktail" (from Cocktail, 1977)

18. Paragong — "Camembert Psilocybin Flashback" (from Live '73, released 1995)

19. Sun Ra And His Arkestra — "The Sound Mirror" (from Sound Mirror, 1978)

20. Syd Arthur — "Apricity" (from Apricity, to be released later in 2016)

21. Glo — "Deia" (from Even As We, 1997)

22. Derrick May & System 7 — "Fractal Liason" (from 777, 1992)

23. System 7 — "Sirenes (Marshall Jefferson Mix)" (from System Express, 1996)

24. System 7 — "Space Bird (Liquid Soul Remix)" (from Out, 2014)

25. Liam Magill and Raven Bush — "Honest Land" (live in secret woodland location near Canterbury, 2012-06-10)



Errata/clarifications: Facelift fanzine ran from 1989-1999 (you can find more info here). I forgot to mention that the Daevid-like vocals on the live Paragong track were provided by Tim Blake. And the video of Soft Machine on the Dutch TV programme Hoepla has unfortunately been pulled from YouTube (but check back, it may well resurface, well worth a viewing!)



Saturday, 21 May 2016

Episode 34

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Soft Machine — "Slightly All The Time" (from Softstage: BBC In Concert 1972; recorded 1972-07-20 at the Paris Theatre, London)

3. Koloto — "Fay" (digital release, 2016)

4. Henry Cow — untitled improvisation (from Stockholm & Göteborg, 2008; recorded Göteborg, Sweden, 1975-05-28)

5. Steve Hillage — "Pentagrammaspin (2006 Remix)" (originally on Virgin Records V sampler compilation, 1975; remix included as bonus track on Fish Rising CD reissue)

6. Don Cherry — "Utopia and Visions" (from Organic Music Society, 1972)

7. Vesa-Matti Loiri — "Coming Home Baby" (from 4 + 20, 1971)

8. Hatfield and the North — "Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut" → "Calyx" (session recorded for BBC Radio 1's Top Gear, 1974-03-19)

9. Lapis Lazuli — "Triton Gnast" (recorded live at The Gulbenkian Cafe, UKC campus, Canterbury, 2015-02-06)

10. Arlet — "ML" (from bonus Trio disc included with Big Red Sun CD, 2016)

11. Liam Magill — "Plane Crash In Kansas" (live in Canterbury, 2016-04-03)

12. Rascal Reporters — "Guns For Distribution" (from We're God, 1980)

13. Mulatu Astatke — "Mulatu" (from Mulatu of Ethiopia, 1972)

14. John Coltrane — "Olé" (from Olé Coltrane, 1961)

15. Cristina Ariagno — "Partita pour piano" [composed by Germaine Tailleferre] (1957)

16. Claudia Quintet — "Nightbreak" (from Super Petite, 2016)

17. Bodhi Glitch — "Slung On" (digital release, 2012)

18. Ekoda Map — "Pastels" (digital release, 2013)

19. Chase — "Weird Song #1" (from Pure Music, 1974)

20. Catharsis — "Styx" (from Le Bolero De Veau Des Dames, 1974)

21. Sam Bailey — "Automatic Writing Circle" → "Meyer and Parker" (from Free Range Piano, 2016)

22. Caravan — "Ride" (from Caravan, 1968)

23. Adrian Lau X Harry Fraud — "Unreal" (from Projection, 2014)

24. Kevin Ayers — "Doctor Dream Theme" (from The Confessions of Doctor Dream, 1974)

25. Jaylib — "Nowadayz" (from Champion Sound, 2003)

26. Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders [feat. Salman Rushdie(!)] — "Singing A Song In The Morning" (live at City Winery, NYC, 2016-04-15)



Errata/clarifications: The original "Pentagrammaspin" wasn't from Steve Hillage's Fish Rising album sessions, but recorded by Paragong (Hillage/Malherbe/Blake/Howlett/Moerlin) in early '73. UKC's Chancellor (not Vice Chancellor) is Gavin Esler (not "Eisler").




Kololo — "Fay" (video by Sabine Volkert)

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Episode 33

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Steve Hillage — "Shimmer" (7" B-side, 1976)

3. The Magick Brothers — "Wise Man In Your Heart" → "Mystic Sister/Magick Brother" (live in San Francisco, March 1992)

4. Caravan — "L'Auberge Du Sanglier/A Hunting We Shall Go/Pengola/Backwards/A Hunting We Shall Go (Reprise)" (from For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night, 1973)

5. National Health — "Elephants" (live at Enfield Polytechnic, 1976-02-26)

6. Loop — "Mother Sky" (from Black Sun EP, 1988)

7. Arlet — "Bowerhouse 2" (from Big Red Sun bonus EP Trio, 2016)

8. Jacob Brant — "Whistleblower" (from Rainmaking EP, 2013)

9. Bobby Hutcherson — "Hey Harold" (bonus track from Head On CD reissue, recorded 1971)

10. The Yisrael Trio — "War In Heaven" (live at Jazz In The Park, Birmingham, Alabama, summer 2013)

11. Grateful Dead — "Mountains of the Moon" → "Dark Star" (live at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1969-04-05)

12. Jefferson Airplane — "Have You Seen The Saucers?" (live at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1972-09-21, from Thirty Seconds Over Winterland, 1973)

13. John Coltrane/Terry Riley mashup excerpt (put together by Warren Defever, 2016)

14. Soft Machine — "The Moon in June" (from Third, 1970)

15. The Winstons — "A Reason For Goodbye" (from The Winstons, 2016)

16. Allah-Las — "Lady Rachel" (recorded for the blog Aquarium Drunkard's "Lagniappe Sessions", 2015)

17. Mushroom — "Singing A Song In The Morning" (from Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed, 2010)

18. Mauricio Orieta — "Oh Me Dormi!" [translated cover of Kevin Ayers' "Oh! Wot a Dream" (from Historietas De Cajón, 2013)

19. El Combo — "Nea Stranguh" [reworking of Kevin Ayers' "Caribbean Moon"] (live in Zeeland, 2014)



Errata/clarifications: Tony Coe only plays clarinet on the first track of that Caravan album, not on the "A Hunting We Shall Go" suite. Although Miquette Giraudy may well have also contributed to the track, Steve Hillage's "Shimmer" was co-written and recorded with Gong synth wizard Tim Blake. His Name Is Alive are indeed from Detroit.



Monday, 21 March 2016

Episode 32

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Egg — "Prelude" (from The Civil Surface, 1974)

3. Lonnie Liston Smith — "In Search of Truth" (from Astral Traveling, 1973)

4. Soft Machine — "Down The Road" → "The German Lesson" → "The French Lesson" (from Seven, 1973)

5. Earth, Wind & Fire — "Zanzibar" (from Head To The Sky, 1973)

6. Alice Coltrane — "Battle In Armageddon" (from Universal Consciousness, 1971)

7. Steve Hillage — "Aftaglid" (from Fish Rising, 1975)

8. John Coltrane/Terry Riley mashup excerpt (put together by Warren Defever, 2016)

9. Sun Ra — "Cosmic Chaos" (from The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra, Volume 2, 1966)

10. Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show — "Mr. Joy" (from Revenge: The Bigger The Love The Greater The Hate, 1971)

11. Machine and the Synergetic Nuts — "M-B" (from Leap Second Neutral, 2005)

12. Caravan — "As I Feel I Die" (from Songs for Oblivion Fishermen, 1998, recorded for the BBC 1970-08-19)

13. Liam Magill and Raven Bush — "Poison Arrow" (live beside the Thames, London, summer 2011)

14. Homunculus Res — "Opodeldoc" (from Come Si Diventa Ciò Che Si Era, 2015)

15. Elton Dean — "Reel Welders" (from Moorsong, 2001)

16. Vito Ricci — "The Bride" (from I Was Crossing A Bridge, 2015)

17. Mkwaju Ensemble — "Mkwaju" (from Mkwaju, 1981)

18. Bison Bonasus — "Harpo Lullaby" (from Bison Bonasus EP, 2016)

19. Henry Cow — "The March" (from Stockholm & Göteborg, 2008, recorded live in Stockholm 1977-05-09)

20. Arlet — "Bowerhouse" (from Big Red Sun, 2016)

21. Hatfield and the North — "Blane" → "Nan's True Hole" → "Big Jobs" → "Going Up To People And Tinkling" (recorded for French TV programme Rockenstock, September 1973)

22. The Winstons — "Viaggo Nel Suono A Tre Dimensioni" (from The Winstons, 2016)

23. John Cage (feat. Robert Wyatt) — "The Wonderful Widow of the Eighteen Springs" (from Voices and Instruments split LP with Jan Steele, 1976)

24. The Wilde Flowers — "Never Leave Me" (from The Wilde Flowers compilation, 1994, originally recorded spring 1966)

25. Max Martin — "The Oyster and the Flying Fish" (from Ginger Cider Wine Blues online release, 2016)

26. Pink Floyd — "Remergence" (from Atom Heart Mother, 1970)



Erratum/clarification: Bruno Burton, the singer from Bison Bonasus, explains: "Thank you for including our song, 'Harpo Lullaby' on your 'Canterbury San Frontieres' broadcast - I love that show. It was enjoyable to hear our song played alongside all that wonderful music.That being said, I find it necessary to recommend a small correction. You mention how we overlaid tape hiss to the track in order, presumably, to achieve the retro, 80s electronic feel you allude to in your classification. This really isn't something we'd do. In fact the hissing sound you can hear results from the mic gain being turned up so much because I was performing laying half asleep on a bed with the microphone suspended just above my mouth. To try and catch a sensible morsel of sleepiness. We thought it would make the lullaby more convincing and so much more useful."



Sunday, 21 February 2016

Episode 31

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "Ooby-Scooby Doomsday or the D-Day DJ's Got the D.D.T. Blues" (from Live Etc, 1977, recorded 1973?)

3. Haiku Salut — "Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)" (from Etch and Etch Deep, 2015)

4. Amoeba Split — "Dedicated To Us But We Weren't Listening" (from Dance of the Goodbyes, 2010)

5. Train — "Sputnik" (from Coo-Coo Out!, 1977)

6. Mars Volta — "Memories" (from The Bedlam In Goliath bonus DVD, 2008)

7. Soft Machine — "I Should Have Known" (from Jet Propelled Photographs, recorded 1967, released 1976)

8. The Boot Lagoon — "L'appareil Doux" (live at The Penny Theatre, Canterbury 2015-12-27)

9. Hatfield and the North — "Landcrabs" → "Lobster Extract" (recorded for French TV programme Rockenstock, September 1973)

10. Masahiko Sato — "The Notice Is Notice" (from Belladonna, 1975)

11. Wayne Horvitz — "One Bright Day" (from The President, 1987)

12. Homunculus Res — "Rifondazione Unghie" (from Limiti All'Egualianza Della Parte Con Il Tutto, 2013)

13. "We Did It Again" mix (almost) all known recorded versions, creatively mixed:
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from The Soft Machine, 1968)
Bongwater — "We Did It Again" (from Double Bummer, 1988)
Henry Cow (feat. Robert Wyatt) — "We Did It Again" (from The Road: Volume 3, 2008, live in Paris, 1975-05-08)
Tirol — "We Did It Again" (live recording of unknown origin)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from Middle Earth Masters, recorded London 1967-09-16, released 2006)
Kevin Ayers and The Whole World — "We Did It Again" (from VPRO Radio, Netherlands, 1970-07-30)
Monty Oxymoron and Friends — "We Did It Again" (live in Brighton 2015-02-08)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from French TV, 1967)
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World — "We Did It Again" (from BBC Radio, 1970-05-07)
Achzeit — "We Did It Again" (unknown origin)
Brainville 3 — "Didditagin" (from Trial By Headline, 2008)
Pascale Comelade — "We Did It Again" (from My Degeneration: Electronics 1974–1983, 2014)
Soft Machine — "We Did It Again" (from Live at Henie Onstadt Art Centre 1971, recorded 1971-02-28, released 2009)
Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers — "We Did It Again" (bonus track from Middle Earth Masters, 2006)

14. Jefferson Airplane — "High Flyin' Bird" (bonus track from Takes Off, 1966)

15. Jefferson Airplane — "D.C.B.A.-25" (from Surrealistic Pillow, 1967)

16. Jefferson Airplane — "Martha" (from After Bathing At Baxters, 1967)

17. Jefferson Airplane — "Crown of Creation" (from Crown of Creation, 1968)

18. Jefferson Airplane — "Eskimo Blue Day" (live at Woodstock Festival, 1969-08-17)

19. Jefferson Airplane — "Run Around" (from Takes Off, 1966)

20. National Health — "Tenemos Roads" (live at London School of Economics, 1976-02-14)

21. Harmonia — "Live At Önkel Po In Hamburg" (from Documents 1975, released 2015)

22. Liam Magill — untitled (live in someone's front room, Westgate Close, Canterbury, 2011-03-26)



"Do You Know The Way to St. Tropez?": Steve Foster explores myth and reality during The Soft Machine's 1967 sojourn in the south of France, including claims of an hour-long "We Did It Again" performed naked at a pool party hosted by Brigitte Bardot.



Thursday, 21 January 2016

Episode 30

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Soft Machine — "Hope For Happiness" → "Joy of a Toy" → "Hope For Happiness (reprise)" (from The Soft Machine, 1968)

3. Alice Coltrane — "Turiya and Ramakrishna" (from Ptah, the El Daoud, 1970)

4. Amoeba Split — "Turbulent Matrix" (from Dance Of The Goodbyes, 2010)

5. Gábor Szábo — "Mizrab" (from Mizrab, 1973)

6. Organisation — "Noitasinagro" (from Tone Float, 1970)

7. Tortoise — "Prepare Your Coffin" (from Beacons of Ancestorship, 2009)

interview with Alan Payne about his PhD research on the Canterbury scene, including guest selections:
8. The Wilde Flowers — "Impotence" (demo recorded spring 1966, released on The Wilde Flowers compilation 1994)
9. Caravan — "Golf Girl" (from In The Land of Grey and Pink, 1971)
10. Caravan — "The Love In Your Eye" (from Waterloo Lily, 1972)
11. Matching Mole — "O Caroline" (from Matching Mole, 1972)
12. Egg — "Symphony No. 2, First Movement" (from Egg, 1970)
13. Hatfield and the North — "Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut (Quiet)" (from The Rotters' Club, 1975)

14. David Bowie — "Art Decade" (from Low, 1977)

15. David Bowie — "Abulmajid" (bonus track from "Heroes" 1991 reissue, recorded 1976–79)

16. Bodhi Glitch — "As Quiet Can Form (Excerpt No. 1 Edited)" (online release, 2013?)

17. Bodhi Glitch — "Snow Fall 411" (online release, 2013?)

18. Curved Air — "Whose Shoulder Are You Looking Over Anyway" → "Above And Beyond" (from Phantasmagoria, 1972)

19. Robert Wyatt [with Francis Monkman] — "God Song" → "Fol De Rol" (from BBC radio session, 1972-12-05)

20. 801 — "Rongwrong" (from 801 Live, 1977)

21. Renaissance — "Rajah Khan" (from Prologue, 1972)

22. Caravan — "L'Auberge Du Sanglier/A Hunting We Shall Go/Pengola/Backwards/A Hunting We Shall Go (Reprise)" (from Live At The Fairfield Halls, 1974, released 2002)

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Episode 29

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "Radio Gnome Invisible" → "Flying Teapot" (from Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1), 1973)

3. Matching Mole — "Signed Curtain" (from Matching Mole, 1972)

4. Robert Wyatt — "Chelsa" (from '68, recorded 1968, released 2013)

5. Horn — "Pony Buns" [excerpt] (from On the People's Side, 1972)

6. Master Cylinder — "Overture" (from Elsewhere, 1981)

7. Wayne Horvitz — "Short of Breath" (from The President, 1987)

8. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band — "Suction Prints" (from Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller), 1978)

9. Soft Machine — "Disorganisation" (from Middle Earth Masters, recorded 1967-09-16, released 2006)

10. Vels Trio — "Yellow Ochre" (online release, 2015)

11. The Thirteen Club — "Myotis" (from So Yeah EP, 2015)

12. Arlet — "Metaphor For A Woman" (from Big Red Sun, forthcoming 2016)

13. Jacob Brant — "Rainmaker" (from Rainmaking EP, 2013)

14. B£AMS — "Parallax (with Vini)" → "Noun" (from Patches, 2013)

15. Adam Oko — "A Diet of Germs" (from A Diet of Germs EP, 2015)

16. Lapis Lazuli — "School" (pre-production demo, 2015, from forthcoming album)

17. Nelson Parade — "Moonrise (part 4)" (pre-production, 2015, from forthcoming album Nothing In Particles)

18. Quiet Sun — "RongWrong" (from Mainstream, 1975)

19. This Heat — "24 Track Loop" (from This Heat, 1979)

20. Camberwell Now — "Speculative Fiction" (from The Ghost Trade, 1986)

21. Massacre — "Ladder" (from Funny Valentine, 1998)

22. Clear Frame — "Paperweight" (from Clear Frame, 2008)

23. Anonymous Bash — "Postcode Scam" (from Anonymous Bash, 2014)

24. Oscilanz — unknown title [improvisation?] (live at Cafe Oto, London, 2015-05-28)

25. Kevin Ayers — "Ballad of Mr. Snake" (from Yes We Have No Mañanas, So Get Your Mañanas Today, 1976)




 





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