Issue 238

December 2003


ON THE COVER: Raster-Noton - Sound sculptor and electro-minimalist Carsten Nicolai tells Ben Borthwick about the art of number crunching

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Will Oldham, Z'ev, 'Blue' Gene Tyranny, Luigi Russolo, Larsen, Wolf Eyes, Busdriver, Ergo Phizmiz

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Issue 237

November 2003


ON THE COVER: Aphex Twin - David Stubbs meets Richard James and his Rephlex partners on the eve of the label's 12th birthday tour

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Christian Marclay, Taku Sugimoto, Primer: Spectral Music (from Varèse to Saariaho), Gloria Coates, Earth, Erik Friedlander, Tim Hecker, Burning Man, Will Menter

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Issue 236

October 2003

+ The Wire Tapper 10

ON THE COVER: Great Lost Recordings - Reissue this! We pick 50 forgotten albums screaming out to see the light of day

FEATURES: Miles Davis, Rhythm & Sound, Invisible Jukebox: Peaches, Rechenzentrum, Carla Bozulich, Perry Robinson

PLUS: The Wire Tapper 10 - free double CD featuring Animal Collective, Kim Hiorthøy, David Sylvian, Erik Friedlander, Clogs, David Grubbs, Alias, Sagor & Swing, and many more

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Issue 235

September 2003


ON THE COVER: Matmos - David Toop tries to keep the peace as Björk confederates Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt recreate the Civil War

FEATURES: Kaffe Matthews, Invisible Jukebox: David Byrne, Mike Kelley, Ron Geesin, Borah Bergman, Robert Wyatt, Erase Errata, Leafcutter John, Eric Glick Rieman

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Issue 234

August 2003


ON THE COVER: New Weird America - Sunburned Hand of the Man are spearheading the groundswell of the US free folk revolution. By David Keenan

FEATURES: Primer: Fela Kuti, Robert Ashley, Phew, Mike Paradinas, The Pastels, Niobe, Cedric Im Brooks, Tu m'

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Issue 233

July 2003


ON THE COVER: Michael Gira - From public sex god to Angel Of Light: Gira outlines how far he's come since flying away from Swans. By Alan Licht

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Daevid Allen, Stereo and the Space Age, Off Site: Japanese whispers, Arne Nordheim, Borbetomagus, Animal Collective, Sam Shalabi, MF Doom, Lydia Lunch's epiphany

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Issue 232

June 2003


ON THE COVER: Yo La Tengo - In New York, David Keenan sups with the 20 year old avant rock trio who got hip to free jazz

FEATURES: The Ex, Invisible Jukebox: David Sylvian, Mauricio Kagel, Primer: Soft Machine, Nina Simone, Asmus Tietchens, Sightings, Cliff Martinez, Semiconductor

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Issue 231

May 2003


ON THE COVER: Matthew Herbert - Electronica's self-styled mechanic of destruction has matured from sampling the sounds of domestic bliss to programming critiques of capitalism and social injustice. But where does the brass band fit in? By Rob Young

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: The Cramps, Eddie Prévost, The rise of Mego, Nonesuch Explorer Series, Jaga Jazzist, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Sarah Peebles, Akio Suzuki

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Issue 230

April 2003


ON THE COVER: Autechre - With their new album Draft 7.30, Autechre's Sean Booth and Rob Brown continue pursuing their oblique strategies in electronica, delivering on the decade-old Artificial Intelligence manifesto: never look back. By David Stubbs

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Colin Newman, The Magic Band, Primer: Fluxus music, Tom Cora, Donna Summer, Califone, John Tilbury

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Issue 229

March 2003


ON THE COVER: Faust - They may have signed a pact with the Mephistophelean record industry, but the Neanderthals of Krautrock never stopped shaking their fists. David Keenan charts the group's journey to combat boredom with "all known sounds"

FEATURES: Steve Roden, Heiner Goebbels, Paul Dolden, Joe McPhee, Invisible Jukebox: David Toop, Black Dice, Maja Ratkje, Martin Siewart, Daphne Oram, Ryoji Ikeda

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Issue 228

February 2003


ON THE COVER: Lou Reed - The great naysayer has just delivered his most sprawling work since Metal Machine Music: a sonic drama based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. In New York, he reflects on a lifetime of imbalance. By Alan Licht

FEATURES: Alan Silva, Primer: Mutant disco, Invisible Jukebox: Spring Heel Jack, Supersilent, Helmut Lachenmann, Out Hud, Charalambides

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Issue 227

January 2003


ON THE COVER: Asian Dub Foundation - Rooted in Community Music, the East London posse have built a broad popular base for their sample-loaded and politically charged music, bringing down barriers between high/low and East/West. By David Stubbs

FEATURES: 2002 Rewind: Records of the Year, Albert Ayler, Shandar, Invisible Jukebox: John Sinclair, Schimpfluch, Henry Grimes, Oxbow, Gert-Jan Prins

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