The Wire

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Issue 318

August 2010

Chris Watson
Ken Hollings meets the sound recordist and Cabaret Voltaire founder whose mic penetrates the wild places humans can't reach

Howard Riley
Solo, or with colleagues like Tony Oxley and Barry Guy, the free jazz pianist has kept up an uncompromising flow since the mid-1960s. By Julian Cowley

How yoga, hypnosis, S&M and a buried legacy of British Noise feed into the disciplined, finely balanced Techno of Anthony Child. By Derek Walmsley

Chicks On Speed
Louise Gray reports on how the multi-tasking collective has burst out of their Berlin base to become an intercontinental guild of digital craftswomen

Invisible Jukebox: Rhodri Davies
The Reductionist harper, improvisor and sound artist plucks out some gems from The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Andy Hamilton

Cosmic disco
The interstellar pulse of late 1970s/early 80s club music signalled the first truly futurist pop. Peter Shapiro on the resurgence of grooving in zero gravity

Julian Lynch
Basement psych meets Hypnagogic time-travel in the Wisconsin clarinettist's DIY pop. By David Keenan

Helena Gough
Clive Bell enters the microclimate zone with the UK electroacoustic composer

Terror Danjah
The East London Grime footsoldier on surviving the aftershocks of a dancehall revolution. By Joe Muggs

A Morton Subotnick opera, Rob Young's Electric Eden, Luc Ferrari's films, Failing Lights and Helen Petts

Global Ear: Yogyakarta
June Yap finds electronica grappling with the future sounds of folk in the Indonesian city

Cross Platform: The Morning Line
In Istanbul, Anne Hilde Neset enters Matthew Ritchie's pavilion of adventurous sonic art

Owen Hatherley remembers the first time with Pulp

The Inner Sleeve
Woebot on Joe Gibbs & The Professionals' African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3

Print Run
Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship Of The Listener by David Toop
Jazz Jews by Mike Gerber
Listening To Noise And Silence: Toward A Philosophy Of Sound Art by Salomé Voegelin
Immediacy And Non-Simultaneity: Utopia Of Sound edited by Diedrich Diederichsen & Constanze Ruhm
Paul Bley: The Logic Of Chance by Arrigo Cappelletti

On Screen
Favela On Blast (DVD)
Until The Light Takes Us (DVD)

On Site
Breda Beban, London, UK
Caroline Bergvall & Ciarán Maher, Bristol, UK

On Location
Grønland Chamber Music Festival, Oslo, Norway
Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, USA
Gorguts + Portal, New York City, USA
Diamanda Galás/Lydia Lunch & Jacob Kirkegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rangda Brighton, UK
Moers Festival, Moers, Germany
John Foxx, London, UK

Soundcheck A-Z
Astral Social Club
Konrad Becker
James Blackshaw
The Books
Matt Chaumont
John Clyde-Evans
Matthew Dear
Digital Mystikz
Paul Dunmall & Chris Corsano
Étoile De Dakar
Failing Lights
Fennesz Daniell Buck
Dan Fröberg
Harley Gaber
Walter Gibbons
Helena Gough
Fumio Hayasaka/Masaru Sato
Rene Hell
Eva-Maria Houben
Giuseppe Ielasi
Iibiis Rouge
Ken Ikeda
The International Nothing
Daniel Johnston with BEAM
Rolf Julius
Kemialliset Ystävät
K11/Pietro Riparbelli & Philippe Petit
Paul Metzger
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics
Jim O'Rourke
Peeesseye & Talibam!
People Like Us & Wobbly
Philippe Petit & Friends
Douglas Quin
Gruff Rhys versus Tony Da Gatorra
Sabbath Assembly
Sissy Spacek
Various Cloud Cuckooland
Various Edition MusikFabrik 1: Sprechgesänge
Various Edition MusikFabrik 2: Sichtbare
Various Edition MusikFabrik 3: Vom Himmel Zur Hölle
Various Edition MusikFabrik 4: Schattenspiele
Various Milky Disco Three: To The Stars
Various Rara In Haiti
Various Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa
Keith Fullerton Whitman