Issue 356

October 2013

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Matana Roberts
Daniel Spicer meets the saxophonist, vocalist and composer whose Coin Coin song cycle is quilting a panoramic tale of black America’s radical history

The Necks
For a quarter of a century, the Australian Improv trio have transported audiences with their minimal mantras. What’s their magic, asks Clive Bell

Charles Cohen
Jennifer Lucy Allan unearths a forgotten genius of live electronics and a virtuoso of the Buchla Box

Invisible Jukebox Nozinja
The South African Shangaan electro pioneer shakes down The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dave Stelfox

Bites

White Material
Brooklyn Techno fabricators. By Rory Gibb

Malcy Duff
Improv comic capers. By Matt Evans

Cave
Chicago’s riff-centric pot-holers. By Rob Young

Olimpia Splendid
Shambolic shenanigans from the Finnish female punk trio. By Britt Brown

Robin Meier & Al Momeni
Insectoid installations. By Emily Bick

Global Ear Antwerp
Dennis Tyfus, Ultra Eczema and creative emigrants enrich the Belgian port’s city limits. By Allon Kaye & Clodagh Kinsella

The Inner Sleeve
Isambard Khroustaliov on Daniel Libeskind’s End Space drawings

Epiphanies
Michael Veal on Butch Morris’s conduction panoramas

Print Run
Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson & Ben Greenberg
The North (And Almost Everything In It) by Paul Morley
Tony Allen: An Autobiography Of The Master Drummer Of Afrobeat by Tony Allen with Michael E Veal
Stand Up Tall: Dizzee Rascal And The Birth Of Grime by Dan Hancox
Sounds Like London: 100 Years Of Black Music In The Capital by Lloyd Bradley

On Screen
The Heart Of Bruno Wizard film
Everything Everywhere All The Time DVD

On Site
Heather Phillipson, Gateshead, UK
Zarouhie Abdalian, Berkeley, USA

On Location
Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs, Berlin, Germany
Roy Harper, Clonakilty, Ireland
Ashley Paul/Nik Colk Void/Simon Fisher Turner, London, UK
Glenn Branca, London, UK
Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf, Austria
Julia Holter, London, UK

Soundcheck
New vinyl, CDs and downloads, plus reissues and specialist columns, including:

Olivia Block
Gaspar Claus
Ora Cogan
Robert Curvengen
Anders Dahl & Skogen
Damien Dubrovnik
Elektro Guzzi
Arnold Dreyblatt And Megafaun
James Ferraro
Chris Forsyth
Katie Gately
Bruce Gilbert & BAW
Laurel Halo
Lonnie Holley
Human Heads
David Kanaga
Graham Lambkin & Keith Rowe
Jessy Lanza
Mary Lattimore
Hanno Leichtmann
Sebastian Lexer/Evan Parker/Eddie Prévost
Mutation
The Necks
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
Bill Orcutt
Duane Pitre
Pitreleh
Puce Mary
Matana Roberts
Marina Rosenfeld
Christoph Schiller
Slow Walkers
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld
Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall
Various Theo Parrish’s Black Jazz Signature
Wouter van Weldhoven
Amy Winedeath
William Winant
Richard Youngs

The Columns

Joseph Stannard
Joe Muggs
Steve Barker
Keith Moliné
Richard Pinnell
Andy Hamilton
Jim Haynes

Size Matters
By Byron Coley

The Boomerang
Sly And The Family Stone
ECM
17 Pygmies
Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland
John Coltrane
Roky Erickson
Various Longing For The Past
The Orb

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