ON THE COVER: In Praise of the Riff. Celebrating
The Wire's 250th issue, we present a guide to rhythm, repetition,
loops and trance, including Chris Sharp on riffs breaking away from
rock and David Toop on the riff in free jazz.
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Marshall Allen, The Finnish
underground, John Peel RIP, Greg Davis, irr.app.(ext.)
PLUS: The Wire Tapper 12: This month's free
cover-mounted 40 track double CD is available in shops worldwide
and features tracks by Daniel Biro & Rob Palmer, Githead, Andy
Moor & Yannis Kyriakides, Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub
Players, Chas Smith, Ascoltare, Ergo Phizmiz, The Fall, Cul De
Sac/Damo Suzuki, Milky Globe, Andrew Pekler, DJ /Rupture Featuring
Sister Nancy, David Grubbs & Nikos Veliotis, Bonnie 'Prince'
Billy & Matt Sweeney and more