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Issue 260

October 2005

Boards Of Canada
In a rare interview on home turf, the Scottish gnarly electronica duo share campfire stories with Rob Young

Eliane Radigue
The Parisian electronic composer discovers an appetite for collaboration with the Lappetites. By Dan Warburton

The new London silence: Mark Wastell and Sound 323
Clive Bell remaps the city with third generation improvisors Mark Wastell, Phil Durrant, Rhodri and Angharad Davies

Invisible Jukebox: Warren Ellis
The Dirty Three violinist tussles with tracks by Nick Cave, John Coltrane, Lajko Felix and more. Tested by Louise Gray

The prolific ex-Swans singer tells Marc Masters about The Men Album in her life

Alexander Tucker
The UK guitarist and comic book artist clears up some foggy notions about his dark avant folk. By Nick Southgate

Birchville Cat Motel
New Zealand feedback guitarist Cmapbell Neale discusses his Metal project Black Boned Angel. By Bruce Russell

Global Ear
Winston Clark hears rumblings of dissent drummed up in the Belarussian capital of Minsk

How listening to Borbetomagus as a teenager toned up Phil Freeman's critical muscle

Print Run
Can Rock & Roll Save The World? An Illustrated History Of Music And Comics, by Ian Shirley; Academy Zappa, edited by Ben Watson & Esther Leslie; Princes Among Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians, by Gareth Cartwright

Cross Platform
Paul De Marinis: Julian Cowley on the sound artist's sonic sculptures.
Plus: Punk Attitude, Xenakis, Ya Ho Wah and Lisbon sound portraits on DVD, plus The Designers Republic exhibited. Plus, The Inner Sleeve: Cameron Jamie on The Weird World Of Blowfly

Green Man Festival, Hay On Wye, UK; Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway; Night Of The Unexpected, Amsterdam, Netherlands; The Sabu Toyozumi Project, London, UK; The Stooges, London, UK