Issue 378

August 2015

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Ashtray Navigations
Phil Todd’s slime-surfing DIY outfit have been reverberating for 21 years, a constant presence in Yorkshire’s ever-bubbling psych underground. By Alex Neilson

Bristol UFOs
As guitarist David Pearce returns after 15 years in the wilderness with a new Flying Saucer Attack album, he and members of Movietone, Crescent and Third Eye Foundation tell the story of the West Country’s cosmic reverse. By Joseph Stannard

The Primer Yorkshire Psychedelia
Frances Morgan takes a trip through the essential catalogue of Ashtray Navigations and fellow seekers Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club and more

Ornette Coleman 1930–2015
AB Spellman recalls his encounters with the late saxophonist in New York in the 1960s

Invisible Jukebox Mark Perry
The ATV frontman and Sniffin’ Glue founder says “You bastard” to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Bites
Ka
The Brooklyn rapper proves that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. By Francis Gooding

Mikael Seifu
The Ethiopian producer wages sonic warfare on globalisation. By Maya Kalev

Charlotte Prodger
The Glasgow based artist explores multiple temporalities via rave sonics and YouTube fetishists. By Dan Barrow

Global Ear Łódź
Confrontational music replaces heavy industry in the Polish city. By Jakub Bożek

The Inner Sleeve
Karen Gwyer on Florence Foster Jenkins’s The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice

Epiphanies
The massed sounds of Rara bands and church bells put Leah Gordon in a trance

Print Run
New music books: radical Jewish music, black power television, Stanford’s electronic breakthroughs and more

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Floris Vanhoof’s Wonderful World and Domingo Garcia-Huidobro’s haunted landscapes

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Ken Cox, Ghost In The Machine Music, All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Ornette Coleman Memorial, Arca, Dead Rider, David Rosenboom, Alien Jams and more


Soundcheck A–Z

A Taut Line
Arthur’s Landing
Author & Punisher
Blood Quartet
Allison Cameron + Contact
Laura Cannell
John Chantler
Charcoal Owls
Mike Cooper
Alessandro Cortini
EEK
The Ex & Fendika
Fountainsun
Malcolm Goldstein
Billy Jenkins
Benjamin Jeptha
The Labourer
Louise Landes Levi
Los Lichis
MESH
Natural Information Society And Bitchin Bajas
Thandi Ntuli
Moritz von Oswald Trio
William Parker
Qwanqwa
Maja SK Ratkje/Jon Wesseltoft/Camille Norment/Per Gisle Galåen 55 Omar Souleyman
Mark Springer
Matt ‘MV’ Valentine
Various Living In A Shadow 54 Various PC Music Volume 1
Seymour Wright
Yo La Tengo
Michael Yonkers
Pekka Airaksinen
Anthony Braxton
John Butcher/Phil Durrant/John Russell
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Adan Jodorowsky
Karin Krog
Pere Ubu
Pavement
Glen Phillips
Arturo Ruiz Del Pozo
David Shea
Various Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection Of Independent Disco, Modern Soul And Boogie 1976–80
Various Spritual Jazz 6: Vocals

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