Issue 357

November 2013

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Laurel Halo
The Michigan born producer talks to Jennifer Lucy Allan about Techno utopias, digital identity and making electronic music in the surveillance age

Sam Shalabi
Marcus Boon meets the Montreal improvisor who has relocated to a turbulent Cairo in search of his Egyptian heritage and new ways of imagining music

Invisible Jukebox Archie Shepp
Nine for Shepp taken from The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton

David Dunn
The work of this Californian sound ecologist and composer combines art and science using field recordings and generative music. By Phil England

Jar Moff
The Athens collagist wages war on austerity. By Nick Cain

David Medalla
The story of a lost 1960s psychedelic ballet. By Edwin Pouncey

Magik Markers
New beginnings for the US noise rock trio. By Tony Rettman

A Spell To Ward Off Darkness
Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s film explores music, community and ritual. By Dan Barrow

Unofficial Channels
Dubplates vinyls

Global Ear Dangriga
Louise Morris witnesses punta-pop shaking up traditional music in Belize

Cross Platform Hannah Sawtell
The London artist’s industrial installations are shaped by her history in Detroit Techno. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

The Inner Sleeve
Revenant’s Dean Blackwood on Leeds Records

Epiphanies
Stewart Home hears the future of music at a hard left house party in 1980s London

Print Run
New music books: Composing Ambiguity: The Early Music Of Morton Feldman; Facing The Other Way: The Story Of 4AD; Chris McGregor And The Brotherhood Of Breath

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s Riddles Of The Sphinx, and a new take on London’s 1960s counterculture, Going Underground: Paul McCartney, The Beatles And The UK Counter-Culture

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Woolf Music, Seend, UK; Kawabata Makoto’s Mainliner, Glasgow, UK; Harry Partch’s Delusion Of The Fury, Oslo, Norway; L’Audible, Montreuil/Bagnolet, France; Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, US; Kevin Drumm, New York, US

On Site
Recent exhibitions and installations: At The Moment Of Being Heard, South London Gallery, UK

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

Jandek
Heavyweight piano nocturnes. By Keith Moliné

War dubs
Clash of the Grime titans. By Joe Muggs

The Doomed Bird Of Providence
Singing Australia’s visceral history. By Clive Bell

Herbie Hancock
The complete Columbia albums. By Greg Tate

John Martyn
The Island years. By David Keenan

Soundcheck A–Z

Astro Sonic
Basic House
The Body
Born Of Six
Elizabeth Brown
Taylor Ho Bynum
The Celebrate Music Synthesizer Group
The Chills
Chrome Hoof
Dalglish
Iancu Dumitrescu
Ex-Easter Island Head
Faint Wild Light
Josephine Foster
Gamelan Semara Ratih Of Bali
Neil Michael Hegarty And The Howling Hex
Arve Henriksen
Huntsville
Sharron Kraus
Jann Leguay
Littlebow
Livity Sound
Magik Markers
Jeff Mills
Phill Niblock
Joachim Nordwall
Oozing Wound
Sabu Orimo
Jim O’Rourke
Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson
Sanggar Ceraken Of Bali
The Stranger
The Thing
David Van Tieghem X Ten
Turban Chopsticks
Mick Turner
Ultramarine
Various In Fuzz We Trust
Various Mountain Of Tongues: Musical Dialects Of The Caucasus
Various Naast De Kwestie: Tweede Bloemlezing Der Hedendaagse Belgische Atonaalen

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