The Wire

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Issue 266

April 2006

Tom Verlaine
On the eve of his first new album in 13 years, the reclusive Television guitarist allows Alan Licht a rare audience

Spring Heel Jack
Keith Moliné charts the progress of John Coxon and Ashley Wales from 90s drum 'n' bass to noughties free Improv

Invisible Jukebox: Burnt Friedman
The Nonplace producer deciphers secret rhythms by Sugar Minott, Pyrolator and more. Tested by Mike Barnes

Primer: The Fall
A user's guide to the Mancunian iconoclasts' intimidatingly vast discography. By Stewart Lee

Brian Dillon unpicks the secret history of a transgressive visual artist and musician, from punk to present

The elusive and prolific Brooklyn noise-rock duo pinned down by Marc Masters

The Knife
Louise Gray looks behind the many masks of the Swedish electro-prankster siblings

Ned Sublette
The writer and musician talks up his Cuban music book and his work with artist Lawrence Weiner. By Julian Cowley

Global Ear
Tim Hodgkinson explores the bustling musical culture of Kyzyl, capital of Tuva

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge revisits Hapshash And The Coloured Coat's colourful psychedelia

Print Run
Strange Sounds: Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experiments in
Pop, by Mark Brend; Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music
Recording, 1900-1960, by Peter Doyle; Running the Voodoo Down: The
Electric Music of Miles Davis, by Philip Freeman

Cross Platform
Len Lye: kinetic sculptor, film maker, and radical sonic
artist; Reviews: Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Wild Man Fischer, Mike
Kelly, Rachel Gomme, and DVD releases from Einsturzende Neubaten, Lois
Svard and others. Plus, The Inner Sleeve: Jarboe and Cedric
Victor-DeSouza on Kronos Quartet's Black Angels

On Location
Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee, UK; The Books + Clogs, London, UK; 21st Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Seattle, USA; Sunn 0))) + Earth, London, UK; Steve Reich, London, UK; MIA, Osaka, Japan