Still in the crease in his 70th year, English music's old cricketer looks back over five decades of singing into the storm. By Rob Young.
Joseph Stannard meets the Minnesota pop savant and punk theoriser who's fracking the last resources out of 1980s electro synth sounds.
How the London sampling composer is raising his game with Improv input and truculent avant garde poetry. By Richard Pinnell.
Invisible Jukebox People Like Us
Vicki Bennett, playful sound deconstructionist, welcome aboard The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Phil England.
The Berlin instrument designer plays ghost in the machine with his beat programming. By Derek Walmsley.
The Norwegian Hardanger fiddler and improvisor talks Ole Bull with Julian Cowley.
David Keenan makes the case for music beginning at home.
Global Ear Beijing
Josh Feola fishes for Noise in Beijing's newest alternative music venue.
Cross Platform Adolf Wölfli
Brian Morton analyses the musical dimensions of the Swiss outsider's dense, troubled artwork.
Novelist Luke Williams enters the anechoic chamber with memories of John Cage.
The Inner Sleeve
Jace Clayton on Nass El Ghiwane's "Oh, Human"/"The Past Is Gone" 7".
New music books: Carla Bley by Amy C Beal
The Legend Of Sugar Minott And Youth Promotion by Beth Lesser
Volcano Revisited: Kingston Dancehall Scene 1983 by Tero Kaski & Pekka Vuorinen
Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde And Its Limits by Benjamin Piekut
Films & DVDs: The Miners' Hymns DVD
KINO: Russian Film Pioneers 1909–57 Film series
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Dreamweapon: The Art And Life Of Angus MacLise in New York City
Festival and concert reviews: Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative New York, USA
Trevor Wishart Gateshead, UK
i and e Festival Dublin, Ireland
Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville, Canada
Haco/Ytamo/Reiko Imanishi/Saori Kojima Osaka, Japan
Nurse With Wound + Bruce Gilbert & Mika Vainio + Radian London, UK
Surface Area Dance Theatre/Mico & David Nuss Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Staff Benda Bilili London, UK
Blut Aus Nord
Lol Coxhill & Alex Ward
Don Dietrich & Ben Hall
William D Drake
Brian Eno & Rick Holland
Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw
Anne La Berge
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano
Master Musicians Of Bukkake
My Cat Is An Alien
Tyler, The Creator
Various A History Of Background
Various Messthetics #108: South Coast DIY 77–81
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer
David S Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali