The Wire

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Issue 136

June 1995

John Wall
Tony Herrington samples the music of a sonic collagist

Elliott Sharp
Steve Holtje catches up with the New York guitar technician

Laurie Anderson
Julie Taraska meets the ugly one with the jewels

Iannis Xenakis
Ben Watson demolishes the classical world with the primal-force composer

Motor City Madness
Edwin Pouncey reveals the secret history of Detroit's 60's rock underground

Drum 'n' Bass Raiders
Simon Reynolds maps out the new battlelines in the virtual jungle

Independents Advice Part Three
The final part to The Wire's guide to small (but perfectly formed) labels

Natacha Atlas
Peter Shapiro plunders the global soundbanks with the dub-wise diva

Global Ear: Kerala
Drum and percussion rituals deep in the forests of South India

Invisible Jukebox: FSOL
Dave Morrison tests the musical nous of the digital duo