Noto Loop guru Thomas Ades X-rated operatics Chris Watson Recording angel
Global Ear: Sado Island
Biba Kopf hears the Kodo drummers beating up a storm on Japan's mystical island
Harder! Faster! Louder!
At the fringes of the global electronic network, a revolution is brewing, as the likes of V/VM, DJ Speedranch, Skam, Fat Cat and Matthew Harden launch a bloody campaign of digital disobedience. By Rob Young
Via his orchestral works, film soundtracks and experiments in musique concrete, the late Japanese composer brokered a new deal between alien music systems and technologies. Appreciation by David Toop.
As a former member of Henry Cow, The Work and God, this multi-instrumentalist is one of the original legislators of avant rock. Now solo, his music is a rigorous celebration of sonic difference. By Julian Cowley
it took a while for this french composer to overtake his mentor pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrete. Today his stunning electroacoustic music is reaching a whole new audience. By Rahma Khazam
What's it like being the heir to the kingdom of John Coltrane? Easy, says his saxophone playing son: it's not a burden it's a positive thing. By Howard Mandel
In 1960s New York, the films of jack Smith and Andy Warhol collided with the misc of Tony Conrad and The Velvet Underground, creating a fantasy world of sex 'n' drugs 'n' avant rock 'n' roll. By Ken Hollings
Invisible Jukebox: Derrick May
The legendary Detroit Techno pioneer tries to identify tracks by Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk, Ice Cube, Funkadelic, A Guy Called Gerald, Depeche Mode and more