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Issue 201

November 2000

Chicago Stories
David Keenan flies to the Windy City to investigate the post-rock and avant jazz of Rob Mazurek and his Isotope 217 mob, and traces a web of connections from the AACM to Tortoise

Sainkho Namtchylak
Combining the shamanistic singing and music traditions of her Tuvan homeland, the Vienna based vocalist moves freely between the former Soviet underground, global Improv and electronica. By Phil England

Dan the Automator
Under his Deltron 3030 alias, Dr Octagon's former producer is reanimating the HipHop virus after dropping sporebeats on Bollywood, the Bay Area's Solesides and his own 75 Ark label. By Peter Shapiro

Tangent: Walls Have Ears
Our bi-monthly series continues with a survey of the interface of architecture and acoustic art, from Le Corbusier's Philips Pavilion through porous sound walls to the US's rock warfare. By Brandon LaBelle

Invisible Jukebox: Add N To (X)
The English synth sickos try to decipher coded transmissions from Gil Melle, Amon Düül II, Gary Numan, Wire, Iannis Xenakis, Max Mathews, Atom Heart and more. Tested by Rob Young

Janek Schafer
Guillermo Gregorio
Global Ear
Print Run
Cross Platform
On Location