Issue 362

April 2014

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The Ex
Daniel Spicer travels to Amsterdam to talk DIY survival strategies with the Dutch ethno-improv-punk collective

Akira Sakata
The Japanese saxophonist’s four decade career takes in noise face-offs, free jazz and TV celebrity. By James Hadfield

Early DIY synthesists
How Practical Electronics magazine provided a hub for UK synth pioneers in the early 1970s. By Ian Helliwell

Invisible Jukebox Marissa Nadler
The singer and fingerpicking guitarist gets lost in time with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Damon Krukowski

Cross Platform Cevdet Erek
The Turkish artist’s installations investigate time and motion. By Nathan Budzinski

Maya Dunietz
The Tel Aviv improvisor is making connections across the board. By Nick Cain

Club Of Friends
A retrospective charts the 1980s actions of Russia’s New Artists. By Alexei Monroe

Laurence Crane
The UK composer’s chamber works explore motion and repetition. By Brian Morton

The Colundi Sequence
Two Rephlex veterans take electronic music into microtonal realms. By Derek Walmsley

Tashi Dorji
The rootless explorations of a Bhutanese improvising guitarist. By James Toth

Collateral Damage
Exposing Kraftwerk’s roots in R&B and jazz has implications for EDM. By Tony Herrington

Global Ear Rio de Janeiro
Rafael Abreu plugs into a tropical noise network

The Inner Sleeve
Will Shutes on The Fugs’ Songbook

Epiphanies
Agata Pyzik on the ascetic allure of pale boys playing pale music

Print Run
New music books: DJ Culture In The Mix: Power, Technology And Social Change In Electronic Dance Music edited by Bernardo Alexander Attia, Anna Gavanas and Hillegonda C Rietveld; More Important Than The Music:
A History Of Jazz Discography by Bruce D Epperson

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Taking Shots: The Photography Of William S Burroughs, London, UK; This Is Our Music/This Is Our Art: Music By Artists/Art By Musicians, Copenhagen, Denmark

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Jacqueline Caux & Jeff Mills' Man From Tomorrow Film; The Epic Of Everest DVD; No Ideas But In Things: The Composer Alvin Lucier DVD

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Congo Natty Soundsystem + Buggsy #1, Brighton, UK; Électronique™ II, Paris, France; M@BU Improv/Experimental Music, Weekender, Bradford, UK; The Orchestra Of The Futurist Noise Intoners, Berkeley, US; St Vincent, London, UK

Soundcheck A–Z

Automat
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Band Of Holy Joy
Tom Blancarte
Collectress
Current 93
Jeremiah Cymerman
Angahard Davies
Matt Davis/Mark Wastell/Phil Durrant
Greg Fox
Lori Goldston
Anne Guthrie
Hecker
Nick Hennies
Alexander Hawkins
Alexander Hawkins Ensemble
Tim Hodgkinson
ist
Killing Sound
Kontakt Der Jünglinge
Legowelt
MacGillivray
Beverley Martyn
Mattin
T Mikawa & .es
Millie & Andrea
Minibus Pimps
No One Pulse
Aisha Orazbayeva
DJ Q
Claudio Rocchetti & Klaus Janek
Sleaford Mods
Sin:Ned
Sam Shalabi
Skogen
The Skull Defekts
Sounding The Deep
J Spaceman & Kid Millions
Squarepusher × Z-Machines
Various Considerably Further Beyond The Sea: The Avant-Garde Surf Music Compilation
Various Radio Niger
Terry Waldo
Ryley Walker
Bernie Worrell

The Boomerang

Paul Bley
The Brothers And Sisters
Cosmic Eye
Andrew Cyrille
Miles Davis
The Grateful Dead
David Murray
Bo Anders Persson
Slint
Laurence Vanay
Various B9 Belgian Cold Wave 1979–83