The Wire

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Issue 285

November 2007

The elusive Detroit Techno guerrilla cell are superheroes of the Motor City, waging electronic warfare on Capital. Founder 'Mad' Mike Banks explains campaign strategy to Mark Fisher

How Brooklyn's guitar transcendentalist spun heavenly harmonies from out of the squalor of 70s and 80s urban bohemia. By Marc Masters

A catalytic presence in British art and computer music for over a decade signs to Warner Classics for his latest act of digital decimation with Florian Hecker. By Will Montgomery

The versatile saxophonist and cor anglais innovator cried freedom with Coltrane, Dolphy and Ornette, and at 73, shows no sign of putting out the fire. By Andy Hamilton

Scraping Foetus off the floor after a confrontation with The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Phil Freeman

Dave Stelfox meets California's one-man cinematic orchestra, freak-hop rejuvenator and grand-nephew of Alice Coltrane

The Portland electronic extremist tells Nick Cain how he's knocking himself out to tame the wild beast of noise

The well travelled improvisor brings the skirl of the bagpipes to New York's downtown scene. By Brian Morton

Britain's woodcraft folk artists make hand carved guitars, drowning Walkmans and sonic skateboards. By David Stubbs

Erin MacLeod receives a guided tour of Addis Ababa's jazz world from an Éthiopiques star

Fleeing the gospel according to Mahalia Jackson, Howard Mandel discovers heaven is Harpo Marx

Alles 3
Paolo Angeli
Ai Aso
Martin Atkins’s China
Dub Soundsystem
Kevin Ayers
Olivier Benoit & La Pieuvre
Sir Richard Bishop
Buck 65
Vashti Bunyan
Aldo Clementi
Nels Cline/Andrea Parkins/Tom Rainey
Bob Downes Open Music
Aaron Dugan & Jeff Arnal
Peter Evans
Fred Frith & Chris Brown
Brion Gysin
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone
Heavy Winged
Kim Hiorthøy
King Crimson
Pamelia Kurstin
L-R & RadioMentale
Urs Leimgruber
Alireza Mashayekhi/Ata Ebtekar
Joe McPhee
Joe McPhee/Peter Brötzmann/
Kent Kessler/Michael Zerang
Ju Suk Reet Meate
Toshimaru Nakamura & Lucio Capece
Nathamuni Brothers
Jessica Pavone
Francis Plagne
Marcus Schmickler
Elliott Sharp
Solar Fire Trio
The Splinter Orchestra
Sunburned Circle
David Sylvian
To Rococo Rot
Alexander Turnquist
Various Look Directly Into The Sun
Various Music Of Nat Pwe: Folk And Pop Music of Myanmar Vol 3
Various Soul Jazz Singles 2006–2007
Scott Walker
David Watson
Jozef van Wissem
Peter Wright
Robert Wyatt
Goro Yamaguchi
Yellow Swans

Thurston Moore on
Kytät On Natsisikoja by Kaaos

Noise/Music: A History
By Paul Hegarty

Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005
By Luc Sante

Manifesto For Silence: Confronting The
Politics And Culture Of Noise
By Stuart Sim

This Is Your Brain On Music:
Understanding A Human Obsession
By Daniel Levitin

20 To Life: The Life And Times
Of John Sinclair DVD

Control Film
Rechenzentrum Silence DVD

Alvin Curran Maritime Rites
London, UK

Kent, UK

Numusic 2007
Stavanger, Norway

Night Of The Unexpected
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Park Nights Public Experiment: Sound
London, UK

Nate Wooley with Paul Lytton and David Grubbs
New York, USA

Kemialliset Ystävät
London, UK

Colour Out Of Space Festival
Brighton, UK