The Wire

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Issue 305

July 2009

Basic Channel’s reclusive co-founder breaks cover to tell Philip Sherburne about the dub-Techno interface and his trio with Vladislav Delay and Max Loderbauer

At home with the oldest surviving pioneer of French musique concrète, as he enters an Indian summer of renewed creativity. By Philip Clark

The UK cassette underground veterans fly their Broken Flag for power electronics, pagan guitars and Anne Frank. By David Keenan

Since the late 1950s, the mercurial bop pianist has continued to create the newest sound around. By Byron Coley

We place Los Angeles’s lo-fi songsmith under house arrest until he can identify The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

This Australian body artist and Noise performer loves the sound of breaking glass. By Bruce Russell

Nick Cain reports on a concrète turntablist pulling off sonic stunts on Milan’s fringes

Joe Muggs meets the South Londoner who’s rewiring vintage House as blistering Funky beatdowns

The Danish sound artist explores Chernobyl, the Oman desert and the inner ear in search of the inaudible. By Anne Hilde Neset

Robert Rigney enters the German city’s Turkish districts where hiphop reigns supreme

Amanda Petrusich dips a toe in the Mississippi Delta to commune with the spirit of Americana

10 Richard Williams meditates on Kind Of Blue, Video Data Bank’s sound art DVD collection, the Free Music Archive

Tortoise’s Doug McCombs on Minutemen’s Double Nicklels On The Dime

Feed-back - The Velvet Underground: Legend, Truth by Ignacio Julià
Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don’t Get Stockhausen by David Stubbs
Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story Of Recorded Music by Greg Milner
The No-Nonsense Guide To World Music by Louise Gray

Kenneth Anger, Magick Lantern Cycle DVD
David Toop, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden DVD
Steve Jansen, The Occurrence Of Slope DVD

Ryoji Ikeda, Tokyo, Japan
Sonic Youth Etc: Sensational Fix, Düsseldorf, Germany
Invasion Of Sound: Music And The Visual Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Luke Fowler, London, UK

Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans, USA
Short Circuit, London, UK
James Ferraro + Monopoly Child Star Searchers, London, UK
Beijing Now!, London, UK
Robert Ashley, London, UK
Trembling Bells + Hamilton Yarns, Brighton, UK
Sotto Voce, London, UK
Anne-James Chaton/alva noto/ Andy Moor, Paris, France

Acoustic Guitar Trio
Monty Adkins
Sophie Agnel
Laurie Anderson
Beam Stone
Lucio Capece/Julia Eckhardt/
Christian Kesten/Radu Malfatti/
Toshimaru Nakamura/Taku Sugimoto
Captain Beefheart’s Jukebox
Current 93
Werner Dafeldecker
Dirty French Psychedelics
Max Eastley & Rhodri Davies
JD Emmanuel
Ferran Fages
Morton Feldman/Howard Skempton
Agustí Fernandez
Heiner Goebbels
Tom Hamilton
Tristan Honsinger & Massimo
Human Being
irr. app. (ext.)
Jackie-O Motherfucker
Patrick Kosk
Annette Krebs & Rhodri Davies
Reiko Kudo & Tori Kudo
Legends Of Benin
Legion Of Two
Opsvik & Jennings
Orchestra National De Jazz & Robert
People Band
Planetary Assault Systems
Gino Robair & Birgit Ulher
Claudio Rocchi
David Rosenboom
The Sa-Ra Creative Partners
Bryan Lewis Saunders & z’ev
Starving Weirdos
Stórsveit Nix Noltes
Sunn 0)))
The Thing
JG Thirlwell
Throbbing Gristle
Birgit Ulher
Katharina Weber
Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Stian Westerhus
Paul White
Ami Yoshida & Toshimaru Nakamura