The Wire

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Issue 317

July 2010

The Bug
Kevin Martin talks Lisa Blanning through his many metamorphoses, from God's car-crash Improv to King Midas Sound's dread-infused dancehall

Invisible Jukebox: Oneohtrix Point Never
Boston's cosmic synth explorer is locked into the escape pod with The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Andrew Nosnitsky

Chrome Hoof
The UK Prog arkestra fuses Prog, Metal, electro, disco and glammed-up theatrics in a bonecrushing multimedia melée. By Joseph Stannard

Poland's hidden reverse
Biba Kopf touches down in Warsaw to begin a tour of Poland's thriving experimental music underground, from sonorists to trans-idiomatic Improv

DJ Nate
Chicago's fancy footwork king explains the Juke House philosophy to Andrew Nosnitsky

Michael Pisaro
Philip Clark enjoys the silence and talks Motown with the Californian composer and field recordist

Cross Platform: Konx-Om-Pax
Joe Muggs turns his imagination up to maximum with Glaswegian digital artist, sleeve designer and film maker Tom Scholefield

Brotherhood of the Bomb
On the eve of a new exhibition, David Toop traces the links connecting a host of London's swinging 60s radicals, from John Latham to Syd Barrett

Alex Neilson on Frank Sinatra's Only The Lonely

Global Ear: Valledupar
Gabriel Stargardter uncovers a hybrid folk culture in Colombia's secret valleys

Alan Moore, Ecstatic Peace Library, Klaus Röder, Sabbath Assembly, internet radio and more

The Inner Sleeve
Bill Morrison on The Who's Quadrophenia

Print Run
Forever Changes: Arthur Lee & The Book Of Love by John Einarson
First Wave: A Microhistory Of Early Finnish Electronic Music by Petri Kuljuntausta
Sun Ra Interviews And Essays edited by John Sinclair
How To Wreck A Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II To Hip-Hop by Dave Tompkins

On Screen
Tom Waits – Under The Influence (DVD)
Animal Collective Oddsac (DVD)
I Need That Record! – The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store (DVD)

On Site
Chris Watson, Kew, UK

On Location
Ether, London, UK
Donaufestival, Krems, Austria
Freedom Of The City, London, UK
Monotone Symphony – A Blue Event, London, UK
Joanna Newsom, London, UK

Soundcheck A-Z
Activity Center
Marc Almond
Oren Ambarchi/Jim O'Rourke/Keiji Haino
Jan Bang
Ross Bolleter
Ray Brassier/Jean-Luc Guionnet/Seijiro/Murayama/Mattin
John Butcher & Rhodri Davies
Caboladies/Oneohtrix Point Never
Eugene Chadbourne & Greg Malcolm
Andrew Chalk
The Chap
Clang Sayne
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse
Dara Puspita
Deepchord presents Echospace
Raymond Dijkstra
Kevin Drumm
Vincent Epplay & Samon Takahashi
European Sensoria Band with Junko and
Michel Henritzi
European Sensoria Band featuring
Itaru Oki
The Ex Guitars meet Nilssen-Love/Vandermark Duo
Greie Gut Fraktion
Reviews Index
Holy Fuck
Robert Hood
Instant Coffee!
Ernst Karel & Annette Krebs
King Kong Ding Dong
Koes Bersaudara
Annette Krebs & Taku Unami
Richard Lainhart
Oneohtrix Point Never
Pain Jerk & John Wiese
Pan Sonic
Evan Parker
Zeena Parkins
Patrick Pulsinger
Akira Rabelais
Max Richter
Margrit Rieben/M+M Chor
Omar Souleyman
Damo Suzuki Network
Various Dark Matter: Multiverse 2004 – 2009
Various To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul
Various We Are All One, In The Sun: A Tribute To Robbie Basho
Wolfgang Voigt
David Wrench/Black Sheep