Behind the Swedish saxophonist’s confrontational sound is a musician committed to collective action, from power trios to 30 piece groups. By Daniel Spicer.
Clive Bell meets the rogue collagist and radio artist who’s about to burst onto the stage with a Rabelaisian Techno opera.
Invisible Jukebox Little Annie
Annie ‘Anxiety’ Bandez applies her history in punk, dub and torch song to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dave Mandl.
The Primer US hardcore
The precision-drilled punk songs of Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat and more set new standards of discipline for America’s underground in the early 1980s. Peter Shapiro offers a user’s guide.
Alex Neilson finds common ground between folk music’s roots and its new digital routes.
Alexander Hawkins’s vital organ workouts; Powell’s mutant No Wave; Scheme AV Strategies’ cross-media synergy; plus Unofficial Channels.
Global Ear Tegucigalpa
In the Honduran capital, resistant DIY music is thriving in the wake of a military coup. By Louise Morris.
Cross Platform Lonnie Holley
Greg Tate charts the rise of the Alabama-born artist and neo-hoodoo musician whose sculptural memorials tell a secret history of black America.
Revelations abound for Soul Jazz’s Stuart Baker via label lore, rare grooves and pop tapes.
The Inner Sleeve
Aki Onda on Peter Beard’s Diary.
New music books: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960–1975 by Duncan Heining. The Cambridge Companion To Arvo Pärt by Andrew Shenton. Arvo Pärt In Conversation by Enzo Restagno. Supernatural Strategies For Making A Rock ’N’ Roll Group by Ian F Svenonius. Of Technique: Chance Procedures On Turntable by Maria Chavez
Films & DVDs: Sublime Frequencies’ The Divine River, plus Improv on film in Amplified Gesture.
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Oskar Fischinger in Amsterdam, plus Listen To Your City in Copenhagen.
Festival and concert reviews: Gaffer Fest Lyon, France. Goblin Melbourne, Australia. Anthony Braxton Diamond Wall Quartet + Jason Moran Washington DC, USA. Salvatore Sciarrino New York, USA. Saint Etienne + Scritti Politti Brighton, UK. Murmuration play Pisaro, Cage, Saunders, Werder & Sfirri London, UK. Tropa Macaca London, UK.
Reviews Index A–Z
Brandt Brauer Frick
Chelsea Light Moving
Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou
John Foxx And The Maths
A Hawk And A Hacksaw
My Bloody Valentine
Various Blanc Et Rouge
Various Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
Various Into The Light: A Journey Into Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities (1978–1991)
Various Gilles Peterson: Black Jazz Radio
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