Issue 298

December 2008


On The Cover: Antony & The Johnsons: Alan Licht uncovers the singer’s interest in paradise and Japanese Butoh dance, and his former dreams of creating a progressive cabaret in New York. Plus Florian Hecker, Radio Ballads, West African psychedelia, The Band Of Holy Joy's Invisible Jukebox, Graveyards, Noodles, Bettina Köster, Goodiepal, Jonny Trunk and more.

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Issue 296

October 2008

+ The Wire Tapper 20

On The Cover: Richie Hawtin - he has the technology. Stuck To The Cover: The Wire Tapper 20 - a free 19-track CD featuring music by Grails, Mike Osborne, Paavoharju, Pantaleimon, MoHa!, Zavoloka and more. Plus, Makoto Kawabata's Invisible Jukebox, Benge, The Primer: The alternative Neil Young, Ingrid Laubrock, Runhild Gammelsaeter, Lucky Dragons, David Grubbs on brief encounters and more.

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Issue 295

September 2008


On the cover: Ultra-Red - Mark Fisher talks experimental music and radical politics with the multinational audio activists. Other features include interviews with Trevor Watts, Ghédalia Tazartès, Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair's Invisible Jukebox, Dusk & Blackdown, Aleks Kolkowski, Allora & Calzadilla in Cross Platform, Global Ear from Beijing, Sonic Youth and Brian Eno biographies reviewed in Print Run, Venn Festival, My Bloody Valentine and Sonar reviewed On Location and more. Subscribe now!

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Issue 294

August 2008


On The Cover: Tricky - Knowle West Council, strong women and Jesus Christ: Bristol's self-described 'Mr. Darkness' explains his return to form to Mark Fisher. Plus: Michel Chion, avant jazz saxophonist Joe McPhee, Sick Llama/Fag Tapes, Asva, the fluorescent Atsuhiro Ito, Reiko Kudo and The Primer explicates Digital Dancehall.

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Issue 293

July 2008


On The Cover: Mark Stewart - The former Pop Group and Maffi a godfather talks up his new outernationalist album and warns against being absorbed into a consumerist ‘flatpack reality’. Plus: Trumpeter Bill Dixon, improv trio The Necks, .snd's Invisible Jukebox, Pianist Vijay Iyer's Epiphany, Rustie, Franz Hautzinger, Materials Library in Cross Platform and more

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Issue 292

June 2008


On The Cover: Evangelista - Since covering Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, Carla Bozulich has been shunting alt Country deeper into hardcore Improv territory with her new group. By David Stubbs. Features include interviews with Nihilist Spasm Band, People Like Us, and Yoshi Wada, as well as RZA's Invisible Jukebox. Plus: Dylan van der Schyff, Machinefabriek, Chicks On Speed's Anat Ben David in Cross Platform, Carsten Nicolai of Raster-Noton picks his favourite Inner Sleeve and more...

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Issue 291

May 2008


On The Cover: Wolfgang Voigt: With the rerelease of his classic, controversial GAS series, the Kompakt/Profan/Studio 1 founder and Cologne minimal architect talks psychedelic forestry with Rob Young. Plus: Interviews with Max Eastley, Kan Mikami, Dean Roberts, Jon Hassell, Dexplicit and Frans de Waard, Carl Craig's Invisible Jukebox, AV Festival in Cross Platform, Underground Resistance artist Abdul Quadim Haqq's Inner Sleeve, Lawrence English's Epiphany and more

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Issue 290

April 2008

+ The Wire Tapper 19

On The Cover: Gudrun Gut - From Malaria!, Mania D and Neubauten to Ocean Club radio and Monika Enterprise, this 'dilettante' has genially hosted Berlin's new music scene for 30 years. By Philip Sherburne.

Stuck To The Cover: The Wire Tapper 19: the latest volume in our series of free new music compilations.

Plus: Dave Stelfox's tribute to hip hop producer J Dilla, Michael Rother of Neu!'s Invisible Jukebox, the return of free jazz bassist Henry Grimes, Philip Clark's Henry Cow primer and more!

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Issue 289

March 2008


On The Cover: John Butcher. This key player in the second wave of British Improv reinvents the saxophone via digital transformation, acoustic science and a heightened sense of space.

Plus interviews with Michael Hurley, Autechre, Valet, Brendan Murray, Baby Dee, with Andrew WK's Invisible Jukebox and Stephen Malkmus's Inner Sleeve. Jed Speare features in Cross Platform while Jon Dale heads to Queensland for Global Ear. And more!

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Issue 288

February 2008


Vladislav Delay - What makes today's Techno so different, so appealing? Interviews with Sightings, Hot Chip, Cath & Phil Tyler, Warrior Queen & Wooden Shjips. Plus: George E Lewis's Invisible Jukebox, Hideaki Takahashi's 'media opera' in Cross Platform, Drew Daniel's Global Ear from Baltimore, Nick Sylvester's Epiphany, Damon & Naomi's Inner Sleeve plus much, much more...

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Issue 287

January 2008


2007 Rewind - Records of The Year; Musicians' and writers' reflections.



Plus Six Organs Of Admittance, Steve Jansen, Keith Rowe's Invisible Jukebox, Once Upon A Time In... Sweden - late 60s free rock and psychedelic folk by Jim Weir, Stefan Németh, nsi., Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard in Cross Platform by Louise Gray and more...

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