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The Portal

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.

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Martin Aston's 4AD Primer

October 2013

The journalist and author of the recently published book Facing The Other Way: The Story Of 4AD, networks the label's visual aesthetic.

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Malcy Duff’s Portal

October 2013

Comic artist and musician Malcy Duff's portal takes us on a journey through places that have inspired him and affected his work, from magic tricks to a Wisconsin mustard museum.

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Stewart Home's Portal

October 2013

The novelist and writer of The Wire 357's Epiphanies article talks Italian social commentary, fascism, the many worlds of Chus Martinez, and where partying and politics meet.

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Portal: Artist Emma Hart

August 2013

The visual artist currently exhibiting at Camden Arts Centre shares her current reading and viewing habits, and how Daffy Duck can be an antidote to austere minimalism.

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Helena Hauff's Portal

July 2013

The Hamburg based DJ and musician shares her favourite links to tales and projects on the seen and the unseen, spectograms and unheard sounds.

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The Durian Brothers Portal

July 2013

Sound poet and lecturer Marc Matter, furniture designer and musician Stefan Schwander and artist Florian Meyer meet for a day at a time to record as The Durian Brothers. The trio, releasing on Fat Cat Records and featured in the July issue of The Wire, share an index of manifestos, neologisms and more.

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The Portal: Mississippi Records's Eric Isaacson

May 2013

The reissue label boss (featured in The Wire 352) introduces us to his selection of underfunded independent cultural institutions: "Bear in mind I rarely surf the net for anything beyond movie showing times. Still, I happen to know these organisations are worth keeping an eye out for."

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Heatsick's Portal

May 2013

Steven Warwick's quick stop tour of his favourite bits of reading, watching and listening online, taking in drone aircraft technology, hybridisation and queer actor and director Fred Halsted.

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Ashley Paul Portal

April 2013

Follow Ashley Paul's top choice picks of the web. The US multi-instrumentalist was featured in The Wire 350, in an interview with Nick Southgate.

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Portal: Little Annie links

March 2013

Little Annie Bandez spreads the word about her top websites. Annie is in The Wire 349 featured in an Invisible Jukebox, tested by Dave Mandl.

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Portal: links for the aspiring hacker

March 2013

The Wire Salon in February – The Way Of The Hacker – brought together contemporary experimental musicians to discuss the practice of designing and building new audio interfaces. Here, two of the panelists, Tom Bugs and Sam Underwood spread online knowledge for hackers in training.