Issue 174

August 1998


ON THE COVER: John Fahey - Music In The Raw

FEATURES: Herbie Hancock, Talvin Singh's jukebox, Hawaiian Apocalypse, Musique Concrete, Arnold Dreyblatt, James Ruskin, Ganger, Alice Coltrane, Kraftwerk

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Issue 199

September 2000


On The Cover: Royal Trux. These tramps were born to burn: Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema pour their shared affinity for scuzzy art, musique concrete and harmolodics into high-octane trailerpark rock noise. By Edwin Pouncey

Features: Burnt Friedman, Francisco Lopez, Sunny Murray's Jukebox, Tangents #2: Back To The Roots, Luther Blissett, Joseph Suchy, Lois V Vierk

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Issue 203

January 2001


ON THE COVER: Iceland's New Horizons - The ocean-size post-rock of Sigur Rós is detonating a musical volcano in Iceland's frozen wastes. Rob Young travels to Reykjavik to meet the group, plus the Kitchen Motors collective and composer Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson

FEATURES: Rewind 2000, Invisible Jukebox: Mark E Smith, Amiri Baraka, David Grubbs, Tangent: Smiling Faces Sometimes, Jah Wobble's Epiphany, Barbara Morgenstern, Thomas Lehn

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Issue 208

June 2001


ON THE COVER: Company Flow and beyond - New York's finest HipHop outfit may have ceased trading, but board members El-P, Bigg Jus and Mr Len have already laid separate plans for anti-corporate action via labels such as Def Jux and Sub Verse. By Mosi Reeves

FEATURES: Neu!, Primer: Fire Music, Invisible Jukebox: Fred Frith, John Duncan, Electrelane, Radiohead, Yoko Ono, Scritti Politti, Prix Ars Electronica

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Issue 209

July 2001


ON THE COVER: Radiohead - At their Oxford base, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood tell Simon Reynolds about dissent in an apathetic age, the secrets of their studio techniques and how to stay off-message while under corporate manners

FEATURES: MicroHouse, Arthur Doyle, Invisible Jukebox: Pauline Oliveros, Tangents: Metropolis and the Man-Machine, Jacques Attali, Four Tet, John Hudak, Fennesz, Chrome

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Issue 213

November 2001


ON THE COVER: Jim O'Rourke - His recent appointment as Sonic Youth's fifth member hasn't cured avant music's most workaholic producer. David Keenan hears about O'Rourke's new LPs of Southern fried boogie and Mego electronica, and why Chicago sucks

FEATURES: Invisible Jukebox: Lol Coxhill, Kaija Saariaho, The Soviet noise network, Bobby Conn, Nagisa Ni te, Blectum From Blechdom, Charley Patton, Dave Douglas, Manhattan Stories: Lee Ranaldo, Stephen Vitiello, Skiz Fernando, Alan Licht and more

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Issue 217

March 2002


ON THE COVER: Sonic Youth - Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo talk through their involvement with the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Los Angeles, and dispense the secrets of eternal Youth. By Christoph Cox

FEATURES: Sam Rivers, Invisible Jukebox: Steinski, Christof Migone, Marc Almond, Rocket From the Tombs, Thomas Brinkmann, John Zorn, Bohman Brothers, Oslo's new Improv set, Thomas Buckner, Musée Mécanique, Cex

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Issue 220

June 2002


ON THE COVER: DJ Shadow - In pursuance of the pure HipHop strain on his new Private Press LP, the retiring Californian beatmaster has stood back from the brink of superstardom to keep his melancholy variant on instrumental cut-ups keen. By Hua Hsu

FEATURES: Frederic Rzewski, Invisible Jukebox: Super_Collider, Bernhard Günter, Susie Ibarra, The People Band, Murcof, The Sealed Knot, Taj Mahal Travellers, Otomo Yoshihide, Sonic Youth, Zeitkratzer & Lou Reed, Vincent Gallo, Coil

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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 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 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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