The Wire

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Issue 282

August 2007

Ricardo Villalobos
The red-eyed Chilean DJ and Techno producer has become the toast of Berlin's minimal scene, with four-hour sets and disorientating beatdowns. By Philip Sherburne

The Primer: British psychedelic folk

A user's map of the misty lanes of Albion's folk rock, including Sandy Denny, Steeleye Span, Pentangle, John Martyn, Mellow Candle, Comus, The Wicker Man and more. By Rob Young

It's for your own good, say extreme power electronics artists William Bennett and Philip Best, discussing their reputation as arch-transgressors of public taste. By David Keenan

Cross Platform: Laurie Anderson
The multimedia maven rails against American foreign policy in her new Homeland performance. By Louise Gray

Invisible Jukebox: Jonathan Harvey
The Buddhist spectral composer meditates on The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Philip Clark

Matthew Dear
As False, Jabberjaw and Audion, the US electronica producer toggles between pop and rougher textures. By Dave Stelfox

Nick Cain books a seat in the memory theatre for Karl Bauer's delirious electric violin drones

Bruce Russell peels back the skin of The Velvet Underground's banana album

Global Ear
Maria Bakkalapulo finds music strengthening the Hindu footprint in Bali

Print Run
Soul Covers: Rhythm And Blues Remakes And The Struggle For Artistic Identity By Michael Awkward Beyond Exoticism: Western Music And The World By Timothy D Taylor Signs Along The Road: Poems By Henry Grimes Who Owns Music? By William Parker Ninja By Brian Chippendale

On Screen
EXIAS-J Live Document 2003–2005 DVD William S Burroughs/Brion Gysin/Ian Sommerville Thee Films 1950s–1960s DVD You're Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson Film/DVD

On Site
Robosonic Eclectic: Live Music By Robots And Humans New York, USA Panic Attack! Art In The Punk Years London, UK

On Location
Sónar Barcelona, Spain Christian Marclay New York, USA Faster Than Sound Aldeburgh, UK Sprawl: Interplay London, UK The 13th Fes Festival Of World Sacred Music Grinderman + Suicide London, UK Columns

Soundcheck A-Z
Angels Of Light, Alter Ego, Oren Ambarchi, Mat Bauder/Zach Wallace/Aaron Siegel, Han Bennink & Terrie Ex, Guy De Bièvre, James Blackshaw, Simon Bookish, Frank Bretschneider, Taylor Ho Bynum, John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, Camberwell Now, Lucio Capece/Axel Dörner/Robin Hayward, Lawrence Casserley & Simon Desorgher, Tim Catlin, Tim Catlin & Jon Mueller, Dälek, Deepchord, Deepchord presents Echospace, Axel Dörner & Lucio Capece, Axel Dörner & Toshimaru Nakamura, Group Doueh, Elegi, eRikm & dieb13, False, Luc Ferrari, 4tRECk, Fridge, Ganelin Trio Priority, The Green Arrows, Hair Police, Cheb Hasni, Daniel AIU Higgs, Icebreaker, Eli Keszler, Cheb Khaled, Michio Kurihara, Lost In Hildurness, Cheb Mami, Kan Mikami, MIMEO, Moha!, Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed, Monotract, Andy Moor, Mordant Music, Motor Ghost, Stephen O'Malley & z'ev, Oxbow, Anthony Pateras, Cheikha Rimitti, Keith Rowe, Senking, Signal, Signal Quartet, Spaceheads & Max Eastley, Alessandro Stefana, Terre Thaemlitz, The Thing, Tomahawk, Tomutonttu, Ultralyd, Various Artefacts Of Australian Experimental Music 1930–1973, Various Untitled, Whitehouse, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, ZAUM featuring Andrea Parkins, Zs,