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    Non-British 'Canterbury'

    This thread is for discussion of all the non-UK 'Canterbury' bands like Supersister, Moving Gelatine Plates, Muffins, etc. To me some of it is some of the best 'Canterbury' style prog out there. For example, this album is almost impossible to find but contains some of the greatest Hatfield & The North material that Hatfield & The North never wrote:



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    Homunculus Res --- currently my go to non-Brit Canterbury. Lots of fans of them here for sure. Dave Newhouse of The Muffins is on this new one too. Dario and the guys did a bang-up job on this one. I'm on about my 10th listen and it's only getting better and better.

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    Machine And The Synergetic Nuts(Japan) merit a mention here.Good stuff.
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    Thanks for pointing out that "Stubbs" band. Those two tracks were really good.

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    Alas from Argentina and their gorgeous album "Alas" (1976).
    http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=2656

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid Dragon View Post
    Alas from Argentina and their gorgeous album "Alas" (1976).
    http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=2656
    Nice! Sounds like Etna at times too.

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    "However" was a US band from the early '80s whose two albums on Cuneiform offer a distinctly Canterbury vibe. I have their first LP on vinyl ("Calling") and recently found "Sudden Dusk" used on CD. Great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickawakeman View Post
    "However" was a US band from the early '80s whose two albums on Cuneiform offer a distinctly Canterbury vibe. I have their first LP on vinyl ("Calling") and recently found "Sudden Dusk" used on CD. Great stuff.
    Sudden Dusk was their debut, with the followup (Calling) their only Cuneiform release. The latter is good, the former great - IMHO, of course. Fine band indeed. They were part of the same Washington D.C. group of bands which also spawned The Muffins, Grits and eventually Happy the Man.

    Other interesting US 'Canterburians' of that period were Radio Piece III and Master Cylinder.
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    I always felt the Israeli band Sympozion had a strongly Canterbury sound. There are many songs from their album on Youtube, here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXYOQbdk6dg

    I don't have speakers just now, so I can't recall if this is the most "Canterbury" track, so others may give you a better sense of that. Personally I love this album.

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    The group Good God who had one album on Atlantic on 1972 also had some Canterbury influence.

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    Götz Steeger's User from Germany are very good and overlooked.

    They will have a new Album out this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    They were part of the same Washington D.C. group of bands which also spawned The Muffins, Grits and eventually Happy the Man.
    and us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickawakeman View Post
    "However" was a US band from the early '80s whose two albums on Cuneiform offer a distinctly Canterbury vibe. I have their first LP on vinyl ("Calling") and recently found "Sudden Dusk" used on CD. Great stuff.
    I never quite thought of them as "Canterbury," but I have "Sudden Dusk" and like it a lot!

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    more non-English Canterburians:

    Supersister

    Planeta Imaginario

    https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.co...al-delusions-2
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    The debut Album by Picchio Dal Pozzo is one of the best foreign Canterbury Albums...

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    Ain Soph - Story of mysterious Forest a good one from Japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    and us!

    :-)
    In-f'n-deed .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The debut Album by Picchio Dal Pozzo is one of the best foreign Canterbury Albums...
    Oh yes sir... love their albums. First one is fantastic.

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    Also, Cos and Pazop from Belgium, and Brainstorm from Germany.
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    Lots of great picks so far with most of my favorites already metioned by others, I pick out The Muffins, Moving Gelatine Plates, Cos, Picchio Dal Pozzo, Supersister, Planeta Imaginario & Sympozion.

    One I haven't seen mentioned yet is the Daniel Denis pre-Univers Zero band Arkham that also featured Magma's Jean-Luc Manderlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    The group Good God who had one album on Atlantic on 1972 also had some Canterbury influence.
    Good God! Wow, there's a band you don't hear much about. I saw them in Philly in '72. Great stuff! They had a bassoon player - you don't see that often.
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    A new one by David Newhouse, a Muffins spinoff under the name Manna/Mirage, is a deliberate attempt to return to the mother band's early Canterbury-ish sound. Picked it up from Steve a few weeks ago, and it's delightful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkewlms View Post
    A new one by David Newhouse, a Muffins spinoff under the name Manna/Mirage, is a deliberate attempt to return to the mother band's early Canterbury-ish sound. Picked it up from Steve a few weeks ago, and it's delightful.
    Indeed. Its a good one. I feel like it strays a bit from Canterbury sound in some places in favor of a more free-jazz type of thing but it fits really well. Blind Eye... great track.

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    Argos from Germany has both Canterbury Scene- as well as Peter Hammill-influences


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