The Wire

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Issue 135

May 1995

Critical Stages
Rob Young addresses the platform of new music

Kevin Volans
Nick Kimberley ambushes the South African composer

Robert Musso
Peter Shapiro picks up the trail of a sonic nomad

In Praise Of Stupidity
Biba Kopf gets serious about dumb music

Terry Riley
David Toop meditates with trance music's greatest guru

Lee Perry
K Martin hurtles through space with dub's roots controller

Scott Walker
Richard Cook meets music's number one enigma

Joe Carducci
Simon Reynolds takes issue with the Iron John of rock theory

Independents Advice Part Two
Continuing The Wire guide to small (but perfectly formed) record labels

Global Ear: Rome
TV warfare, counter-culture nights, Grunge with meaning...

Invisible Jukebox: Anne Dudley
Louise Gray tests the ex-Art Of Noise composer