The Wire

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Issue 307

September 2009

David Sylvian
The Samadhisound proprietor tells Biba Kopf about his latest song collection which features input from improvisors Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe and more

Aki Onda
Clive Bell meets the itinerant Tokyo field recordist whose Cassette Memories explore the predicament of growing up an outsider in Japan

Julie Tippetts
From spirited improvisations with husband Keith to her new digital hybrids with Martin Archer, the vocalist continually seeks surprise. By Julian Cowley

Invisible Jukebox: William Basinski
The loopy Los Angeleno tries not to disintegrate in the face of The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by David Stubbs

Lisa Blanning is granted an audience with dubstep's clown prince of purple

California's most enigmatic experimental medicine showmen sell snake oil to Joseph Stannard

Cross Platform: John Wynne
Speaker-stack mountains, hidden sirens, dead languages: a few of the elements lured into this London artist's ‘sound trap'. By Clive Bell

Global Ear: Hanoi
In Vietnam, Daniel Neilson rides a motor scooter round a sound art scene located at the city peripheries

Novelist Matt Thorne on Viking Moses and others who perform on a wing and a prayer

Insect music at Pestival, Patrick Cowley's cybernetic disco, Rinse FM

The Inner Sleeve
Philip Jeck on Hortense Ellis's “I Am Just A Girl” 12"

Print Run
Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits by Zoe Street Howe
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art Of Hardware Hacking by Nicholas Collins
Soundtrack For An Exhibition: Mathieu Copeland et al
Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music And The Sixties Edited by Robert Adlington
Illmatic by Matthew Gasteier

On Screen
Palace Of The Winds (DVD)
Soul Power (DVD)
Jennifer Walshe (DVD)

On Site
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla Berlin, Germany
Bernie Lubell Liverpool, UK

On Location
No Fun Festival, New York City, USA
Bill Morrison + Jóhann Jóhannsson, Durham, UK
Kraftwerk + Steve Reich, Manchester, UK
Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK
Molde International Jazz Festival, Molde, Norway
Wet Sounds, London, UK

Soundcheck A–Z
Chris Abrahams & Clare Cooper
Marc Almond
Aluk Todolo
An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental
Music 1992–2008
The Anchiskhati Choir
George Antheil/Arthur-Vincent Lourié/
Leo Ornstein
Antipop Consortium
Luigi Archetti & Bo Wiget
Marc Behrens
Black Devil Disco Club
Tyondai Braxton
Tim Buckley
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
The Clean
Conga De Los Hoyos
Eric Copeland
Damon & Naomi
David Daniell & Douglas McCombs
Terror Danjah
Vladislav Delay
The Ex
The Fall
Harald Fetveit/Lene Grenager/
John Hegre/Else Olsen S
Robert Haigh
Jason Kahn
King Tubby & The Dynamites
Neil Landstrumm
Greg Malcolm
Stephan Mathieu & Taylor Deupree
Rob Mazurek Quintet
Colin McLean & Andy Moor
Günter Müller
Andrea Neumann
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
Jim O'Rourke
Pere Ubu
Profound Sound Trio
Rice Corpse
Richard Sanderson & Mark Spybey
Tomoko Sauvage
Six Finger Satellite
Six Organs Of Admittance
Sparklehorse + Fennesz
D Charles Speer & The Helix
Sun Araw
39 Clocks
Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer
Warp20 (Box Set)
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Yo La Tengo
Ze 30: 1979–2009
Zola Jesus