A very English voice combines with wholly un-English sentiments in the idiosyncratic songs of Robert Wyatt, who is about to break a six year silence with a brilliant new album. This article was originally published in The Wire 163 (September 1997).
The musicians behind Germany's mysterious Basic Channel label are Techno-archaeologists, anonymous electricians inhabiting the wired-up cities of Berlin and Detroit. Biba Kopf tracks down the invisible men of electronic music. This article originally appeared in The Wire 150 (August 1996).
The unedited transcript of Biba Kopf's interview with Robert Wyatt. A feature based on this interview appeared in issue #163 of The Wire
Of all the Japanese musicians now coming to prominence in the West, Keiji Haino is the most extraordinary: his music, shrouded in mystery, describes a personal quest of withering complexity and intensity. Biba Kopf talks to Haino in Tokyo. This article originally appeared in The Wire 151 (September 1996).
Unedited Klaus Dinger interview by Biba Kopf in early 2001 for the Neu! article that appeared in The Wire 208
Interview with Michael Rother by Biba Kopf in early 2001 for the Neu! article that appeared in The Wire 208.