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South African Jazz Portal

January 2014

Francis Gooding, reviewer of the recently published book Keeping Time 1964–1974: The Photographs And Cape Town Jazz Recordings Of Ian Bruce Huntley, shares online resources on the South African jazz scene.

Columns

Bell Labs: Ear To The Rail

December 2013

All aboard with Clive Bell: "Musicians love trains. They sing about them, imitate their sounds, and scamper, instrument in hand, for the last departure homebound after a show."

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Way Through’s Portal

December 2013

Pastoral punk duo of Claire Titley and Christopher Tipton guide us through online resources of unofficial histories, potent topographies and resonant field recordings.

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Robert Beatty's Portal

November 2013

Follow Hair Police and Three Legged Race's noise man Robert Beatty as he cuts a path through the digital jungle through experimental animations and electronic scores.

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Matt Lyne's Portal

November 2013

The Diskotopia label co-founder and British ex-pat living in Japan shares aspects of his adopted home that escape common knowledge and debunk ideas of wacky-Japan.

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The Doomed Bird Of Providence's Portal

November 2013

The Doomed Bird Of Providence's lead man Mark Kluzek relates a selection of sites dedicated to Australia's colonial past, and fodder for his dark and violent ballads. The Doomed Bird Of Providence's Blind Mouths Eat album is reviewed in The Wire 357.