On the cover: Marissa Nadler. With her new album Strangers, produced by Sunn O))) associate Randall Dunn, the Boston based singer-songwriter and guitarist continues to map out the phantom zone between flesh and spirit. By Matt Krefting. Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. From contributing slap bass samples to the Apple Loop Library to rebooting the soulscraping free jazz of Albert Ayler, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells is a walking bass dichotomy. By Ben Watson. Manchester Improv. North West England is proving fertile ground for new improv, thanks to labels like Golden Lab and Tombed Visions, and artists including Andrew Cheetham, The Hunter Brothers and Nat Birchall. By Daniel Spicer. Also in this issue: Yukihiro Isso, Boreal Network, Jon Collin, Object Collection, Steven Julien, Global Ear in Moscow, Invisible Jukebox with Ilan Volkov, The Inner Sleeve with Blackest Ever Black and ex-convict Carl Cattermole in Epiphanies. Loads of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.