Issue 262

December 2005

+ The Wire Tapper 14

ON THE COVER: Lightning Bolt

FEATURES: Ken Hyder, Vashti Bunyan, Invisible Jukebox: Ray Russell, Primer: Jamaican Deejays, Tujiko Noriko, Susanne Brokesch, Kang Tae Hwan

PLUS: Wire Tapper 14: All copies of this month's issue come with a free 16 track CD, the latest volume in our ongoing series of new music compilations. The CD features tracks by Oren Marshall, Dirty Projectors, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, This Heat, Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano and more

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Issue 260

October 2005

ON THE COVER: Boards Of Canada - In a rare interview on home turf, the Scottish gnarly electronica duo share campfire stories with Rob Young

FEATURES: Eliane Radigue, The new London silence: Mark Wastell and Sound 323, Invisible Jukebox: The Dirty Three, Jarboe, Alexander Tucker, Birchville Cat Motel

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Issue 259

September 2005

ON THE COVER: Richard Youngs - The naive shaman's rapturous DIY minimalism is re-energising the UK's free rock underground. By David Keenan

FEATURES: Hugh Hopper, Ralf Wehowsky, The Primer: Xenakis, Invisible Jukebox: Broadcast, Alexander Hacke, Okkyung Lee, Tracy + The Plastics, Tony Oursler

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Issue 258

August 2005

ON THE COVER: The Red Krayola

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Carla Bozulich, Pierre Schaeffer, This Heat, Wolf Eyes vs Anthony Braxton, Björk, Marissa Nadler, The Skaters, Ikuro Takahashi

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Issue 257

July 2005

ON THE COVER: Jamie Lidell - How Super Collider's former singer discovered a deeper voice to become the godson of soul. By Rob Young

FEATURES: Ornette Coleman, Animal Collective, Invisible Jukebox: Keiji Haino, Primer: Lone Horns Improv, Magik Markers, Monolake, Tony Bevan

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Issue 256

June 2005

+ The Wire Tapper 13

ON THE COVER: Laugh Till It Hurts - The best music is as serious as your life, which is why laughter is one of its most important components. In a 14 page special, our squad of correspondents get their laughing gear around a century of sonic wit and musical jesters from Aphex to Zappa. Plus: David Stubbs explains how humour and music make for unlikely bedfellows, and David Toop muses on the comedy of the grand piano and the misery of Max Wall

FEATURES: Tod Dockstader, Mark Stewart, The Books, Cooper-Moore, Clemens Gadenstätter

PLUS: The Wire Tapper 13 - This month's free cover-mounted 20 track double CD is available in shops worldwide and features tracks by Matt Elliott, Kid 606, Nick Castro, Junkboy, Juana Molina, Alexander Hacke, Akinori, Pajo, Tu'M and more

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Issue 255

May 2005

+ Marke B 05 CD

ON THE COVER: Electrelane - How Steve Albini, The Ex and a passing US military train helped shape their formidable rock noise. By David Stubbs

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Steve Beresford, Kali Z Fasteau, Foetus, Alex Von Schlippenbach, Boris, Josephine Foster, The Complainer, Annie Gosfield

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Issue 254

April 2005

ON THE COVER: Mike Patton - Phil Freeman meets the voice of unreason behind Fantômas, Tomahawk, various John Zorn collaborations and Ipecac

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Ira Cohen, Antony & The Johnsons, Elliott Sharp, Primer: Grime, Richard Barrett, Venetian Snares, MIA

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Issue 253

March 2005

ON THE COVER: MF Doom - Hua Hsu investigates the many personae of one of HipHop's most mysterious figures.

FEATURES: Bill Fay, Hijokaidan, James Tenney, Invisible Jukebox: Ken Vandermark, M Ward, Colin Potter, Wally Shoup, Hugh Metcalfe

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Issue 252

February 2005

ON THE COVER: Anthony Braxton. The grandmaster's apocalyptic new music is informed by a panoramic take on ancient civilisations.

FEATURES: The Soft Pink Truth's Invisible Jukebox, Mike Ladd, A User's Guide to Subterranean Metal, Gang Gang Dance, Hugh Davies, Dylan Nyoukis, Oki

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Issue 251

January 2005

ON THE COVER: LCD Soundsystem. LCD frontman and DFA co-producer James Murphy brings meta-disco back to NYC.

FEATURES: 2004 Rewind: The Wire looks back at a year in music, Invisible Jukebox: Glenn Jones, Zeitkratzer, Joanna Newsom, Nils Okland, My Cat Is An Alien, Dälek, Afrirampo

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