The Wire

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Issue 316

June 2010

Felix Kubin
The Hamburg cosmonaut repurposes dada, Neue Deutsche Welle, communist anthems and more for his music, films and radiophonic plays. By Momus

Carsten Nicolai
Rob Young draws out the latent Romanticism in the Raster-Noton man's sound and visual art, and hears about his new vocal collaboration with Blixa Bargeld

Invisible Jukebox: Hudson Mohawke

The Glaswegian polyfolk beatmaker tackles The Wire's mystery record box. Tested by Lisa Blanning

The Techno-tinged sound producer and Werk label boss discusses his R&B concrète with Lisa Blanning

Demdike Stare
Folklore and tradition weigh heavily on the psyche of this Lancashire duo's electronica. By Chris Sharp

David Keenan hops aboard for a Hypnagogic tour of the suburbs with Californian guitarist Joe Knight

Cross Platform: Carlos Casas
Tony Herrington meets a film maker probing extreme states with help from Prurient, Phill Niblock and others

The A Band, Chicks On Speed, Oval, Zwischenwelt and more

TV comedy writer Graham Duff takes a measure to the finely calibrated pleasures of Wire's 154

Global Ear: Fukuoka
Greg Sullivan fetches up at an imaginative art space at the western terminus of Japan's Shinkansen network

The Inner Sleeve
Kaffe Matthews on Lol Coxhill's The Joy Of Paranoia

Print Run
Drilling A Hole Through The Sky: 30 Years Of The Haters by GX Jupitter-Larsen
Loops Issue 02 edited by Lee Brackstone & Richard King
Hideous Gnosis: Black Metal Symposium 1 edited by Nicola Masciandaro
Pink Noises: Women On Electronic Music And Sound by Tara Rodgers

On Screen
Sound Art III: The Swedish Scene (DVD)
Sound Art IV: The Swedish Scene (DVD)
Making Contakt (DVD)

On Site
Kutlug Ataman, London, UK
Jaki Irvine, London, UK

On Location
Sounds Outback 2010, Mount Magnet, Australia
Humcrush, London, UK
BLOC Weekend, Minehead, UK
Jazz And Sounds, Ghent, Belgium
Laurie Anderson, London, UK

Soundcheck A–Z
Martine Altenburger & John Russell
Laurie Anderson
Marc-Henri Arfeux
Billy Bao
Mark Bradley
Glenn Branca
Rhys Chatham
Chrome Hoof
Mel Croucher & Automata UK Ltd
Alvin Curran
Dakota Days
Marcel Dettmann
Easy Rider
FM Einheit + Irmler
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
Pietro Grossi
Joseph Hammer
Harvey Milk
Russell Haswell
Omar Khorshid
Martin Küchen/Keith Rowe/Seymour Wright
Kyriakides Moor
Toshimaru Nakamura
No Fun Acid
The Omnibus Ensemble
Mike Patton
Michael Pisaro
Reines D'Angleterre
The Rita
Bruce Russell
The Sight Below
Guilty Simpson
Charanjit Singh
Sam Spence
Sun Araw
Scott Tuma
Various Ayobaness!: The Sound Of South African House
Various Excavated Shellac: Strings
Various Fabric : Optimo (Espacio)
Various Kode9: DJ-Kicks
Various Lontano: Homage To Giacinto Scelsi
Various Next Stop... Soweto Vol 2: Soultown R&B, Funk & Psych Sounds From The Townships 1969–1976
Various Next Stop... Soweto Vol 3: Giants, Ministers And Makers: Jazz In South Africa 1963–1984
Håvard Volden & Toshimaru Nakamura
Frans de Waard
Jennifer Walshe
Paul White
Zola Jesus
Rudi Zygadlo