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Issue 267

May 2006

Word processing in Berlin with polystylistic laptopper and digital 'poemproducer', Antye Greie. By Keith Moliné

Scott Walker
In a revealing interview, the enigmatic auteur decodes the secrets of his first new album in a decade. By Rob Young

Conrad Schnitzler
The maverick Berliner left Kluster and Tangerine Dreamto pioneer the industrial use of electronics. By David Keenan

Ryoji Ikeda
David Toop enters the Dataplex to discuss silence and control with the Japanese composer and sound artist

Invisible Jukebox: William Parker
The free jazz bassist digs deep to identify the contents of The Wire's mystery record box. Tested by Phil Freeman

The Glaswegian avant folk ensemble explain their methodical madness to Mia Clarke

The shadowy Basque prankster on laptop abuse, sonic theory and provocative song. By Keith Moliné

David Rothenberg
Phil England quizzes the writer and clarinettist on birdsong, jazz and the sounds of nature

Global Ear
In Korea, Jason Kahn explores Seoul and its resident free music collective Relay

Nick Cain escapes an indie rock cul de sac with the help of Alastair Galbraith

Print Run
White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, By Joe Boyd; Morton Feldman Says, Edited by Chris Villars; Work Songs, By Ted Gioia

Cross Platform
Graeme Miller - His large scale installations investigate the hidden life of nondescript urban spaces. His latest project commemorates the ground zero of doomed airborne stowaways. By Clive Bell
Plus: Robin Minard: Silent Music, Sean Dower & Richard Wilson: Break It Down, Zeena Parkins & Daria Martin: Regeneration, and DVD releases from Blixa Bargeld, Terre Thaemlitz, and others. And: Irwin Badman's Inner Sleeve featuring Vermonster

On Location
The Fonal Tour: Es + Islaja + Kiila, London, UK; Philip Clemo: Separated By Shadows, Brighton, UK; Liars, London, UK; Minimalist Jukebox, Los Angeles, USA; Ryoji Ikeda, Gateshead, UK; Morton Subotnick, London, UK; Battles, London, UK; Eliane Radigue/ Charles Curtis, Paris, France; Jack Rose, Sheffield, UK; Sunburned Hand of the Man, Sheffield, UK