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Issue 300

February 2009

Space is still the place for the Detroit Techno pioneer. Exclusive interview by Derek Walmsley

No-Neck Blues Band

In a rare interview, New York's leaderless collective discuss ways of summoning form from formlessness. By Marc Masters

The Primer: William S Burroughs

Jack Sargeant surveys the recorded output of the literary outlaw, from his spoken word documents to his cut-up tape and celluloid experiments

The dark lord of the American underground gets to grips with The Wire's mystery record box. Tested by Phil Freeman

The Dutch producer on pitchshifting from drum 'n' bass to Techno-influenced dubstep. By Lisa Blanning

Philip Clark hears how the New York based People person is ringing the changes for jazz guitar

The countryside around Brighton is the inspiration for these yarnspinning pre-rockers, says Julian Cowley

Lucinda Dunn and Nima Shaeyghi report on new strains of roots and fusion music in the Iranian capital

Fragmented Orchestra's pulsating electronic brain fires David Stubbs's synapses at Liverpool's FACT

British film director Chris Petit gets carried away by lines heard on the radio

Christina Carter on the Jandek catalogue

Standing In Two Circles: The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice edited by Brian M Clark

Albion Dreaming: A Popular History Of LSD In Britain by Andy Roberts

Totally Wired: Post-Punk Interviews And Overviews by Simon Reynolds

Spectral World Musics: Proceedings Of The Istanbul Spectral Music Conference edited by Robert Reigle & Paul Whitehead

Jem Cohen Evening's Civil Twilight In Empires Of Tin (DVD)

The Holy Modal Rounders... Bound To Lose (DVD)

Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention In The 1960s (DVD)

Roulette TV (DVD)

Sound In Z, Paris, France

Ryoji Ikeda Spectra (Paris)/V≠/L/Data.tron (prototype), Paris, France

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield, UK

Psychedel-yah Festival, Bordeaux, France

All Tomorrow's Parties: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Minehead, UK

Murcof + Oren Marshall, London, UK

Aan meets Eyes Like Saucers
Tony Bevan/Dominic Lash/Chris Corsano
Peter Brötzmann & Shoji Hano
Burnt Hills
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
Loren Connors
Loren Connors & Jim O'Rourke
Valerio Cosi & Enzo Franchini
Milton Cross
David Cunningham & Yasuaki
Christopher Delaurenti
Werner Durand
Factory Records: Communications 1978–92
Frank Gratowski/Chris Brown/
William Winant
Svarte Greiner
Steve Harris & ZAUM
Tim Hecker
Henry Cow
Hototogisu + Burning Star Core
In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926–1936
The Incredible String Band
Choi Joonyong/Hong Chulki/Sachiko M/Otomo Yoshihide
Olivier Messiaen
Metal Rouge
Musica Elettronica Viva
Music For One
Dylan Nyoukis
Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky & Michael Griener
Teresa Rampazzi
Red Square
Relay: Archive 2007–2008
Jin Sangtae
Schlachtfest Session II
Matthew Shipp Trio
Soft Machine
Dave Soldier
DJ Sprinkles
Igor Stravinsky/George Crumb
David Szczesny
The Thing
This Is Hot: Early Dancefloor Jazz 1927–1947
Toy Killers
Gary War
Iannis Xenakis