Cover Story: Marc Almond
Features: Stockhausen - versus the Tecnocrats; Space Rock Stateside - Tortoise, Labradford, Jon Spencer; Jaz Coleman - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Eddie Palmieri, Andrew Poppy, Wayne Shorter, Mark Isham
Cover Story: Marc Almond
Features: Stockhausen - versus the Tecnocrats; Space Rock Stateside - Tortoise, Labradford, Jon Spencer; Jaz Coleman - Orchestral Manoeuvres; Eddie Palmieri, Andrew Poppy, Wayne Shorter, Mark Isham
On The Cover: Durutti Column
Features: Electronica - mapping the new global network, John Oswald, John Barry, Don Cherry, Robert Wyatt's jukebox
On The Cover: Howie B
Features: 1995: the musical year in review; Gavin Bryars's jukebox, Bill Nelson, DJ Hype, Peter Blegvad
On The Cover: Tortoise
Stuck To The Cover (UK Only): Resurgence - free 16-track CD
Features: Faust, A-Z of Electro, Mixmaster Morris's Jukebox, John McLaughlin, Les Baxter, Sonic Boom, T Power
On The Cover: Yoko Ono - A life in flux
Features: Techno theories - Mille Plateaux, Alec Empire, Oval; Who Needs Record Companies? An anarchist's guide to starting your own label; Courtney Pine's jukebox, Mark Stewart, Harrison Birtwistle, New Kingdom, Larry Heard
On The Cover: Stereolab - Switched On Science
Features: Joe Zawinul, Paul Schütze , Ice T's Jukebox, Derek Bailey, His Name Is Alive, Breakbeat descendants: Jake Slazenger, Plug, Witchman, Squarepusher
STUCK TO THE COVER: Bim Sherman - Extracts from the album Miracle
ON THE COVER: 150 Essential Objects of Musical Desire
FEATURES: Omni Trio, .O.rang, James Dillon, The Black Dog, Lee Ranaldo in Jajouka, Basic Channel, Barry Adamson's Jukebox
ON THE COVER: The Fall
FEATURES: Sheila Chandra, John Cale's Jukebox, DJ Shadow, Trans Am, Roger Eno, Keiji Haino, Magical Power Mako, David Cunningham, Spleen
ON THE COVER: Simon Fisher Turner and the Soundtrack Syndrome
FEATURES: Krautrock Kluster, Steve Reich, Diamanda Galas's Jukebox, David Tudor, Nico, Rome, Endemic Void
ON THE COVER: The Illbient Ambience - featuring Byzar, Wordsound, Sub Dub, Soundlab, Bill Laswell, Ben Neill, DJ Olive
FEATURES: Jeru The Damaja, James Chance, Charlemagne Palestine, Scanner, Stockhausen, Eric Drew Feldman, Paul Schutze
On The Cover: 96 Rewind - Records of the year: charting 12 months of underground music activity
Features: Laibach, Khan & Jammin' Unit, Prince Paul, Harold Budd's Jukebox, Dom & Roland, John White, Kreidler, Nippon noise squad
On The Cover: Autechre
Features: The Orb, George Crumb, N U Turn, John Zorn, Ryoji Ikeda
On The Cover: Panasonic and the warped world of weird audio
Features: ESP-Disk, Laika, Bill Drummond, Airo Moreira's jukebox, Jungle Brothers, Underdog, Metamkine
ON THE COVER: Photek - Suburban Samurai
FEATURES: Robert Fripp, Jeff Mills, Ennio Morricone, Merzbow, Tipsy, Third Eye Foundation, Sonic Boom's Invisible Jukebox
ON THE COVER: Nurse With Wound - exiled from main street
FEATURES: Pierre Henry, AR Rahman, As One, John Russell, Workshop, Ivor Cutler's Jukebox
ON THE COVER: Plaid - electro-lite fixtures
FEATURES: Graham Haynes, Neubauten, Stereolab's jukebox, Yusef Lateef, Pauline Oliveros, To Rococo Rot, Spread The Virus: William Burroughs infects the world of music
ON THE COVER: 97 Rewind - Charting 12 months of essential music with Autechre, Mouse On Mars, John Fahey, Evan Parker, Porter Ricks, Robert Wyatt and more
FEATURES: Mark Hollis, Mati Klarwein, Tortoise Invisible Jukebox, Drexciya, Ralf Wehowsky, Add N To X, Morgan Geist, Xenakis
On The Cover: Matthew Shipp - Pushing the Boat Out
Features: Fred Frith, Lalo Schifrin, The Primer: Field Recordings, Julian Cope's jukebox, Hugh Davies, Req, Kevin Ayers, Tortoise & Mouse On Mars, Holger Hiller
On The Cover: Tony Conrad. Without the Buffalo violinist there would have been no Velvet Underground. Richard Henderson meets the Minimalist drone king who discovered a whole new musical universe in a single note
Features: The Primer: Captain Beefheart, Phuture, The Creators, David Thomas's Jukebox, Charles Bullen, The Pastels, Death Songs, Global Ear: Siberia, Jan Kopinski, Loren Mazzacane Connors, The Secret History of Film Music
ON THE COVER: John Martyn - The Man Who Fell To Earth
FEATURES: Richie Hawtin, P-Funk, Sun City Girls. Jesus & Mary Chain's Jukebox, Gary Lucas, Ikue Mori, Don Byron, Cut Chemist, Brian Eno
On The Cover: Arto Lindsay - Working alongside the great Brazilian singer Vinicius Cantuaria, the former No Wave guitar hero is reinventing bossa nova as a lifestyle soundtrack for rootless cosmopolitans everywhere. By David Toop
Features: Genesis P-Orridge, Luc Ferrari, Rhys Chatham, Natacha Atlas's Jukebox, Captain Beefheart, Robin Rimbaud on Glenn Branca, Vinicius Cantuaria, Undercurrents #4: Listening Aids, Simon Reynolds on two-step Garage
On The Cover: Gang Starr - The ten-year HipHop reign of DJ Premier and Guru has seen their dextrous cut-ups and content enriched raps become a touchstone for producers worldwide. By Sasha Frere-Jones
Features: Undercurrents #9: Automating The Beat; Ectomorph, Joe Gallivan, FX Randomiz, Invisible Jukebox: John Paul Jones, Augustus Pablo
On The Cover: As London's Hayward Gallery hosts the largest retrospective of sonic art the UK has ever seen, we present a guide to the visualisation of multiple, hybrid soundworlds
Features: Brian Eno, Christian Marclay, Evan Parker's Jukebox, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Laurie Anderson, Dylan Group, Iain Ballamy
On The Cover: wire200.net - Adventures In Music Online: 200 essential websites
Features: Dave Douglas, Gamelan Primer, Anticon, Jimi Tenor's Jukebox, Lee Ranaldo, Diamanda Galas, I-Sound, Jack Nitzsche, Godspeed!, Sun Ra, David Sylvian
ON THE COVER: Zakir Hussain - In Shakti, the West Coast based percussion virtuoso established the tabla as a frontline solo instrument. Now he's conducting East-West summits with Mickey Hart, Talvin Singh, Bill Laswell and more. By Richard Henderson
FEATURES: Christian Wolff, HIM, Invisible Jukebox: Otomo Yoshihide, Primer: British Folk, Beta Bodega Coalition, Rob Ellis, Bill Wells
ON THE COVER: Tortoise - Climbing out of their shells, Chicago's premier post-rockers reveal to David Keenan how their new album redefines their standards even as it reaffirms their hardcore roots
FEATURES: Primer: The Residents, Secret Museum of Mankind, Invisible Jukebox: Gary Lucas, Bob Ostertag, Lesser, Peaches, Japanorama live
ON THE COVER: Talvin Singh - With the release of his second album Ha, the multitasking tabla master has been promoted to the global music elite, hanging with cronies from Bill Laswell and Sakamato to Andrew Lloyd Webber. By Peter Shapiro
FEATURES: Ornette Coleman, Tangents: The Blank Generation, Invisible Jukebox: Stephen Malkmus, Phill Niblock, John Wall, Future Pilot AKA, Thighpaulsandra, Joy Division
ON THE COVER: Generative Music - Oval, Brian Eno, Autechre, Evan Parker and Michael Prime are only a handful of contemporary artists whose approach to systems, evolutionary processes and technology are advancing the musical zeitgeist. By David Toop
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Current 93, Tangents: Apocalypse poetry, Keith Tippett, Bardo Pond, 20 years of Touch, Artistic Heritage Ensemble, All Tomorrow's Parties, Håkan Lidbo, Cannibal Ox, Khan, Plastic People Of The Universe
ON THE COVER: Acid Mothers Temple - Beneath the psychedelic gimmickry, Makoto Kawabata's cosmic revellers are sky-kissing troubadours at heart. David Keenan unravels the 23 year trip that transformed teenage noisefreak Kawabata into AMT's high priest of drone
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Laurie Anderson, Primer: Morton Feldman, Fennesz, Rune Lindblad, Prefuse 73, Hamid Drake, Delia Derbyshire, Björk, Sonic Youth, Sonar 2001
ON THE COVER: Mercury Rev - Ten years of turmoil, substance abuse and swirling guitars may sound like your typical sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll tale, but David Keenan hears how encounters with the US avant garde influenced their New York State of mind
FEATURES: Primer: Music of Islam, Invisible Jukebox: Kirk Degiorgio, Cornelius Cardew, Playgroup, Madlib, Axel Dörner, Alog, Jim O'Rourke, Coil, No-Neck Blues Band, Shoji Hano, DJ Shadow
ON THE COVER: Le Tigre - With roots in Riot Grrl but advancing into electropunk, IDM, and interventionist art, Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman and JD Sampson's trio are agitating at ground zero of a female music explosion. By Joy Press
STUCK TO THE COVER: The Wire Tapper 8 - Our series of free new music compilations continues with new work from artists including Fog, Set Fire To Flames, Noxagt, 23 Skidoo, Cornelius, Xinlisupreme and many more
FEATURES: Cabaret Voltaire, Don Letts, 2001 Rewind, Badawi, Zeitkratzer, Sand, No-Neck Blues Band, Coil, Cornelius, Uri Caine, Evan Parker, Nobukazu Takemura, John Cale, Australian post-punk
ON THE COVER: John Oswald - Canada's prince of plunderphonia recalls his battles with the majors for his artistic right to reclaim his sound environment from the noise pollution of pop by recycling it through his plunderphonics system. By David Keenan
FEATURES: Shirley Collins, The Fall, Invisible Jukebox: El-P, Hillbillies, The Primer: The Old, Weird America, Jewelled Antler Collective, Mission of Burma, Mick Beck, Vinko Globokar
ON THE COVER: Keiji Haino - Alan Cummings penetrates the universal consciousness of the Tokyo shaman, who has conducted a 30 year quest to outdo the Big Bang with his Fushitsusha and Aihiyo groups, solo guitar noise, percussion rituals and DJ sets
FEATURES: John Coltrane, Primer: Nurse With Wound, Wordsound, Philip Jeck, Invisible Jukebox: Simon Fisher Turner, DJ /Rupture, Goodiepal, DJ Spooky, Peter Brötzmann, Musique Actuelle
ON THE COVER: Tom Waits - Barfly, beatnik, hobo, hipster, Weimar cabaret singer, Stallone co-star, Harry Partch fan: the chronicler of the American underbelly has been playing confidence games with his identity and music since the 70s. By Phil Freeman
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Arthur Lee, William Parker, Lou Harrison, Leif Elggren & CM Von Hausswolff, To Live & Shave In LA, Boom Bip, Tchad Blake, Kevin Drumm, Peter Hammill, Sonic Process
ON THE COVER: Suicide - Blank indifference, riotous mobs: for 30 years Alan Vega and Martin Rev have survived them all. In New York, Alan Licht hears how their latest album American Supreme ties up the loose ends separating proto-punk and electroclash
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Tony Allen, John Stevens, Mr Lif, Video Arcadia, Alan Lomax, Deerhoof, Jazzkammer, BARK!, Hiener Goebbels, Derek Bailey
ON THE COVER: Jackie-O Motherfucker - From their base in America's far North West, the ramshackle free rock collective has developed a liberating aesthetic of harmonious noise as a bulwark against the forcces of conservatism and commodification. By Edwin Pouncey
FEATURES: Keith Levene, Erstwhile in Tokyo, Invisible Jukebox: Kevin Ayers, Acoustic Ecology, Hrvatski, Fursaxa, Soft Pink Truth, Beth Gibbons, Tony Conrad & Faust, Mark E Smith
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
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
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
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'
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
ON THE COVER: 2003 Rewind - The Wire's crack writing squad select the year's best records; plus critics', singers' and players' pros and cons
FEATURES: Arthur Russell, Jerome Noetinger, Paal Nilssen-Love, Matt Rogalsky, Invisible Jukebox: Damon & Naomi, Basil Kirchin, Matthew Bourne
ON THE COVER: cLOUDDEAD - anticon's central trio ponder their disenchantment with HipHop and life under Schwarzenegger. By Rob Young
FEATURES: Györgi Ligeti, Art Bears, Mars, Invisible Jukebox: Four Tet, Olga Neuwirth, Double Leopards, Bernhard Gál, A Hawk And A Hacksaw
ON THE COVER: Derek Bailey - Free improvisation's wittiest and wiliest thinker has been rejuvenated since his move to Barcelona. By David Keenan
FEATURES: Tim Barnes, Jac Berrocal, Invisible Jukebox: Chris Watson, Kenneth Anger, Mira Calix, Felix Kubin, Thomas Melchoir, Text of Light, Björn Olsson
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
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
ON THE COVER: Edan: The Boston DJ/MC/producer trawls widely, from Old School hiphop to 60s freakbeat heroes. By Hua Hsu
FEATURES: Derek Bailey 1930-2005, Invisible Jukebox: Steve Reid, Bardo Pond, Battles, Birgit Ulher, Sleeparchive
ON THE COVER: Tom Verlaine: On the eve of his first new album in 13 years, the reclusive Television guitarist allows Alan Licht a rare audience
FEATURES: Spring Heel Jack, Invisible Jukebox: Burnt Friedman, Primer: The Fall, Linder, Mouthus, The Knife, Ned Sublette
ON THE COVER: Pere Ubu - After 14 albums and several line-up changes, David Thomas's group continue to map out America's ghost towns and lost highways. By Phil Freeman
FEATURES: Rafael Toral, Invisible Jukebox: Chris Corsano, Once Upon A Time In Melbourne, Cross Platform: Jayne Parker, James Blackshaw, COH, Little Annie
ON THE COVER: Seismic Performances: 60 Concerts That Shook The World! From gigs in defunct power stations to New York squats and Siberian festivals, The Wire's team of writers remember the performances that changed their lives
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Bert Jansch; The Primer: Adrian Sherwood & On-U Sound; Cross Platform: Shinro Ohtake; Infinite Livez, Richard Skelton, Alan Vega
ON THE COVER: Nick Cave's revitalised cowboy outfit draws its rock power from improvisation, Warren Ellis's violin loops and the spirit of ecstatic jazz. By Keith Moliné
FEATURES: Peter Hammill; Once Upon A Time In Cairo; Invisible Jukebox: Rachid Taha; Paul Burwell 1949-2007; Robert Horton; Polly Shang Kuan Band; Cross Platform: Ray Lee
On The Cover: Throbbing Gristle - The four "wreckers of civilisation" return with their first new material since breaking up in 1981. David Stubbs finds out how their uncompromising stance has matured
Features: Keijo, Robin Williamson, Invisible Jukebox: Peter Rehberg, Daniel AIU Higgs, Skull Disco, Cross Platform: Mathieu Brand
Keith Moline meets exotic avant-rockers Pram in their Birmingham dreamhouse. Plus Brian Marley's Harry Partch Primer, Michael Gira's Invisible Jukebox, Michael Bracewell on Roxy Music and more alongside all our regulars including Global Ear, Epiphanies, Savage Pencil's Trip or Squeek and more.
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!
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!
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.
On The Cover: Ornette Coleman: Music as medicine, sound as universal grammar: Phil Freeman hears the philosophy of the free jazz legend. Plus: The Caretaker, Comus, Dan Graham, Andy Moor's Invisible Jukebox, Bora Yoon, Graham Lambkin, Arrington de Dionyso and more
On the cover: The sound-sculpting Detroit DJ ties knots in the timelines of black music history with his 12" re-edits and freefloating rhythms. By Derek Walmsley. Plus: Michel Chion's Invisible Jukebox, Alternative Cambridge, David Bedford, Mizz Beats, Natalie Beridze and much more.
On the cover: Christian Marclay: David Toop meets the Swiss-American champion of the Venice Biennale to discuss DJing, video editing, downtown adventures and radical scores. Plus Hieroglyphic Being, Bill Orcutt, Chris & Cosey's Invisible Jukebox, Shabaka Hutchings, Raime, Sun Araw in Jamaica, Ed Atkins and more.
On the cover: The Wire’s essential review of the year’s best music, including the Top 50 Releases of the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and essays on 2011’s key developments, including Mark Fisher on the crackle of dissent, David Keenan on the sedition of song and Philip Clark on the liberation of sounds, and views from the office. Plus Michael Chapman's Invisible Jukebox, Spencer Clark & James Ferraro, Gonjasufi, Kouhei Matsunaga, Claudia Molitor and more.
On the cover: Lil B – Lisa Blanning travels to San Francisco for an audience with the Based God, who’s subverting hiphop with complex notions of sexuality and race. Plus: Keith Fullerton Whitman, Julian Cowley on Harvey Matusow's 1972 ICES Festival, Charles Hayward's Invisible Jukebox, Terre Thaemlitz's Collateral Damage, Ian Helliwell, Los Llamarada, Ital, Linder, Jeremy Deller and more.
The unedited transcript of David Tibet of Current 93's Invisible Jukebox interview, tested by Mike Barnes. The Jukebox took place in Tibet's home in East London.
On the cover: Robert Fripp: The King Crimson guitarist talks to Mike Barnes about the ongoing saga of the reformed group and the legacy of their vast archives. Inside: David Keenan on Pharmakon aka Margaret Chardiet’s visceral electronic music; artist and master inventor Bruce Lacey; Grumbling Fur take the Invisible Jukebox test; Adam Bohman's surreal sonic and visual collages; The Tuareg singer and guitarist Mdou Moctar; Jeremiah Cymerman; Gazelle Twin. Plus: hundreds of albums, gigs, films and books reviewed, and much more.
On The Cover: Madlib - The 'human record crate' behind Quasimoto, Yesterdays New Quintet and Beat Konducta tells Lisa Blanning about ancient grooves and future hiphop. Plus: Hypnagogic pop, British visionary jazz Primer, Sleazy Peter Christopherson's Invisible Jukebox, Andrea Parkins, Nisennenmondai, Diana Rogerson, Rolf Julius and more...
On the cover: The Compiler: A 22 page survey of paradigm-busting compilations, anthologies, mail order lists, mixtapes and other collections. Plus: Val Wilmer reveals the true story of the Sun Ra Arkestra leader’s formative years in the Paris interzone; Okkyung Lee's Invisible Jukebox; Inga Copeland; Officer!; Nat Birchall; Jack Ruby and more
On the cover: Scott Walker – In a rare interview, the singer and composer talks Mike Barnes through his ambitious, brutal and absurdist new album, Bish Bosch. Inside: Peter Brötzmann redux, Wyrd sounds from the West Country, Jonas Mekas, David S Ware, Pinch, the Slowfoot label, Fontanelle, and much more.
On The Cover: Moritz von Oswald - Basic Channel's reclusive co-founder breaks cover to tell Philip Sherburne about the dub-Techno interface and his trio with Vladislav Delay and Max Loderbauer. Plus Pierre Henry, Ramleh, Ran Blake, Ariel Pink's Invisible Jukebox, Lucas Abela, Giuseppe Ielasi, Cooly G, Jacob Kirkegaard and more.
ON THE COVER: Remake Remodel - 60 cover versions that rattle the state of song
FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Steve Reich, Earth, The Birth of Japanese Free Music, Oren Marshall, Mazen Kerbaj, Jackson And His Computer Band
ON THE COVER: Alvin Lucier - Sitting in a room on the eve of his UK tour, the Connecticut composer talks to Christoph Cox about a life in feedback
FEATURES: Damo Suzuki, Ellen Fullman, Devendra Banhart, Invisible Jukebox: Sunn 0))), Bark Psychosis, Dengue Fever, Mark Leckey
On the cover: Freedom Principles – The Wire’s contributors survey ideas of freedom in music and liberation in sound with 16 pages of essays on resistance songs, nonsense rhymes, trap rap, improv, karaoke and more. Plus: Eiko Ishibashi, Amarass records India’s folk legends, Laura Cannell, Bob Cobbing, Biba Kopf listens to the ancient songs of the Ainu people of Japan, hundreds of records, books and films reviewed, and more