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Listen: Assembler tracks

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Stream three tracks from Claus Haxholm's forthcoming release Quantum Paths Of Desire recorded under his Assembler moniker

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The Portal from Issue 375

Qawwali music portal

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Chris Hladowski presents a wayward selection of some musical genres, instruments and regional characteristics of Pakistan and neighbouring areas, based largely on late-night YouTube sessions, web searches and the odd foray to the library

Tracks from Issue 375

Listen: Roscoe Mitchell tracks

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Stream a selection of tracks by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago founder, AACM member, improvisor, composer, team player and soloist Roscoe Mitchell, on the cover of The Wire 375

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Bell Labs: The Benshi Refuses To Die

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"In the very early days, when all film came from the US, benshi could explain the projection technology and also mediate strange western customs to the Japanese audience." Clive Bell on the narration of silent cinema in Japan, the Burmese record industry and Ugandan Video Jokers

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