The Wire

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Issue 291

May 2008

With the rerelease of his classic, controversial GAS series, the Kompakt/Profan/Studio 1 founder and Cologne minimal architect talks psychedelic forestry with Rob Young

Delicate automata, wind-blown harps, ear-shattering Arc improvisations: welcome to the dynamic world of England's foremost environmental sound sculptor. By Clive Bell

Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, Japan's acid folk veteran punches above his weight with Keiji Haino, Jojo Hiroshige, Motoharu Yoshizawa and more. By David Hickey

From White Winged Moth to Autistic Daughters, the nomadic New Zealand avantist has left a trail of ghostly post-rock and dislocated lyrical archetypes. By Jon Dale

The Detroit Techno-jazz pioneer gets a bug in his bassbin with The Wire's mystery record box. Tested by Philip Sherburne

Derek Walmsley takes a Bassline mainline to the North London suburbs

Noise of many stripes with the Dutch protagonist of Goem, Freiband, Zebra and more. By David Stubbs

A new orchestral project finds the Fourth World trumpeter preaching to the choir. By Louise Gray

Andy Hamilton encounters Radiophonia, indeterminacy and vinyl-killers at North East England's multidisciplinary meltdown

Winter Olympics preparations are sending a chill through Vancouver's 'fake jazz' scene. By Allan MacInnis

Boredoms blast Brisbane out of its mid- 90s doldrums. By Lawrence English

73 Underground Resistance sleeve artist Abdul Qadim Haqq on Powerslave by Iron Maiden

Beyond The Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad And The Arts After Cage, by Branden W Joseph

Slap Tubes And Other Plosive Aerophones, by Bart Hopkin & Phil Dadson

Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music And Dance Culture (Updated Edition), by Simon Reynolds

The Miles Davis Reader Edited by Frank Alkyer

Striborg Journey Of A Misanthrope (DVD)

Inside Out In The Open (DVD)

Live DVD Atak Night 3 (DVD)

International Orange, Kingston Upon Thames, UK

Stephen Vitiello: Finding Pictures In Search Of Sounds, London, UK

Jamaica To, Toronto Montréal, Canada

Autechre, London, UK

(K-RAA-K)3 Festival, Brussels, Belgium

Magnetic Man, London, UK

Underground Resistance sleeve artist Abdul Qadim Haqq on Powerslave by Iron Maiden

Chris Abrahams & Mike Cooper
The Advisory Circle
Animal Collective
Marc Baron/Bertrand Denzier/Jean-Luc Guionnet/Stéphane Rives
Pierre Bastien/Dominique Grimo
Clive Bell & Bechir Saade
Anat Ben-David
Bitter Funeral Beer Band with Don Cherry and K Sridhar
Frédéric Blondy & Thomas Lehn
Thomas Brinkmann
Eric Brochard/Jean-Luc Guionnet/
Edward Perraud
Peter Brötzmann & Peeter Uuskyla
Shelley Burgon/Trevor Dunn
The Child Readers
Thanos Chrysakis/Dario Bernal Villegas/Oli Mayne
Gloria Coates
Chris Corsano
Anla Courtis/Seiichi Yamamoto/Yoshimi
Baby Dee
Bryan Eubanks
Four Tet
Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarté
Carlos Giffoni
The Golden Oaks
Malcolm Goldstein
Jean-Luc Guionnet & Toshimaru Nakamura
Barry Guy/Mats Gustafsson/Raymond Strid
Andy Hayleck
Infinite Livez vs Stade
Jarboe & Justin K Broadrick
Philip Jeck
The Magic ID
Radu Malfatti
Rod Modell
The North Sea
Theo Parrish
Steve Peters
Bruno Pronsato
Rameses III
The Remote Viewers
The Reveries
Steve Roden
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore
Taku Sugimoto & Mitsuhiro Yoshimura
Junzo Suzuki
Preston Ari Swirnoff
Luigi Turra
Variable Geometry Orchestra
Various The Art Of Loren Connors
Various In The Pocket With Eddie Bo
Various Living Is Hard: West African Music In
Britain 1927–1929
Various New Orleans Funk Volume 2
Peter Wright
Manuel Zurria