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November 2019

+ The Wire Tapper 51

On the cover: Kevin Martin + Stephen O’Malley: Bottom end technicians and high priests of high volume Sunn O))) guitarist Stephen O’Malley and Kevin Martin aka The Bug meet in Paris to discuss their low lives. Mediated by Mike Barnes. Plus: Francis Gooding decodes the conceptually minded Ideologic Organ label; Abi Bliss talks to choreographer Gisèle Vienne; Phil Freeman on Martin’s close associate Justin Broadrick; and Joe Muggs on The Bug’s MC collaborators. Also inside this issue: Hanna Hartman: The Berlin based Swedish electroacoustician has amassed three decades of work. As composer-in-residence at this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, she’ll be bringing it to the stage. By Philip Clark. Jöelle Léandre: The French bassist has travelled the globe with the aim of collapsing barriers and conventions. On a stopover in Mexico City she discusses her self-described nomadic career ahead of a residency at London’s Cafe Oto. By Louise Gray. Plus: Invisible Jukebox: Jaimie Branch, Global Ear: Sokołowsko, Lara Rix-Martin, George Xylouris, Swing Ting, Corporate Ambient, Jessica Pavone, Apprentice Destroyer, Joe, hundreds of reviews and more.

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