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Derek Walmsley: The Field Recordist As Obsessive

August 2014

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"Some recordists are like hoarders, bringing home whatever they find outside with little discrimination as to what's worth preserving and what’s not." Derek Walmsley sorts through The Wire's post bag in search of the person behind the mic.

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Bell Labs: Noise For Your Nose

July 2014

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“That musician really gets up my nose”. Like a bloodhound, Mr Bell picks up on the scent of a new musical accompaniment and asks whether it's gesamtkunstwerk or gimmick.

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Yan Jun: Which Hell Do You Prefer?

May 2014

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"The end of the world has already happened and we are all living in that apocalypse together." Yan Jun takes the temperature of two of China's biggest cities and their music.

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Stewart Home: Keep Fit

April 2014

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Novelist and poet Stewart Home listens in to getting pumped, and works out some listening suggestions for the more discerning gym bunny.

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Bell Labs: Sole Music

March 2014

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Clive Bells laces up his travellin' shoes and goes for a wander through the clips, clops and squeaks of footwear in music.

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Yan Jun: Thanks For My Chinglish

January 2014

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Writer, musician and Sub Jam label runner Yan Jun tells a story about Chinglish music and what happens when the King Kongs and Godzillas of world music collide.