The Wire

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Issue 131

January 1995

A Guy Called Gerald
Kodwo Eshun meets a jungle auteur

Jim O'Rourke
John Corbett encounters an avant minstrel

Barry Guy
Nick Kimberley experiences bass desires

Records Of The Year
From Ambient to Improve to Out Rock, all of 1994's finest music listed at your fingertips

1994: Rewind
Wire writers spool back through the sonic highlights of the last 12 months

Julian Cope's History Of Can
The continuing saga of Krautrock and the greatest Kosmische Musik group of all

New Complexity Techno
The future is complicated say Global Communication, Black Dog, Bedouin Ascent and Sähkö

Letter From... Albania
Deep Purple, Italian ragga, folk roots under threat, music coming in from the cold...

Invisible Jukebox: John Peel
Dave Morrison puts everyone's favourite DJ to the test