The Wire

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Issue 325

March 2011

Theo Parrish
The sound-sculpting Detroit DJ ties knots in the timelines of black music history with his 12" re-edits and freefloating rhythms. By Derek Walmsley

David Bedford
From Kevin Ayers and Mike Oldfield to The Wreck Of The Titanic, the British composer’s cosmic orchestrations continue to shine. By Mike Barnes

Alternative Cambridge
Matthew Ingram takes a punt on the university town’s freaky underground collective: Pete Um, The Doozer, Nochexxx and The Man From Uranus

Invisible Jukebox: Michel Chion
The French electronic composer and writer enters the acousmatic chamber with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton

Mizz Beats
The East London producer and beatmaker signals the return of geek chic. By Lisa Blanning

Natalie Beridze
Tbilisi’s silicon songsmith makes electronic songs of tears and forgetting. By Sam Davies

Cross Platform: Lundahl & Seitl
The Swedish art duo’s performances manipulate the audience’s perceptions. By Julian Cowley

Global Ear: Burkina Faso
Saxophonist and composer Trevor Watts travels to Bobo and Fada with his multinational 11 Songs project

Archive Trails, Olaf Nicolai, Polish Radio Experimental Studio, Lou Gare and Unofficial Channels: Found Cassettes

Nina Power is rescued from a rural teenage wasteland by Fugazi’s Red Medicine

The Inner Sleeve
Cory Arcangel on a YouTube hi-fi demo

Print Run
Monument Eternal: The Music Of Alice Coltrane by Franya J Berkman
Pierre Henry’s House Of Sounds by Geir Egil Bergjord
The Acid Archives: The Second Edition edited by Patrick Lundborg
Endless Trip edited by Richard Morton Jack
In Praise Of Copying by Marcus Boon
Kraftwerk: Music Non-Stop edited by Sean Albiez & David Pattie

On Screen
Films & DVDs: Elfin Saddle’s Wurld animation plus two Finnish underground documentaries, Unien Savonlinna and Man With A Video Camera on DVD

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Manon de Boer in London plus a Black Metal symposium in Kingston

On Location
Festival and concert reviews: Art’s Birthday, Balloon And Needle, Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House

Soundcheck A–Z
Arthur’s Landing
Jan Erik Vold & Chet Baker
James Blake
John Cage
Michael Pisaro
Current 93
Giuliano D’Angiolini
Daft Punk
Bertrand Denzler
The Dirtbombs
François Dufrêne
PJ Harvey
Tim Hecker
Hercules And Love Affair
How To Dress Well
Choi Joonyong
Rolf Julius
Alvin Lucier
Radu Malfatti
Foster Manganyi
J Mascis
Elle Osborne
Jürgen Paape
Eliane Radigue
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
Scritti Politti
Elliott Sharp
Sonic Liberation Front & Sunny Murray
D Charles Speer
D Charles Speer & The Helix
Yma Sumac
Temporal Marauder
Francesco Tristano
Various Bossa Nova And The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 1960s
Various Compendium Records: Norway’s First Progressive Record Store And Label 1974–77
Various FMP Im Rückblick – In Retrospect 1969–2010
Various Historische Aufnahmen 1/ Historical Recordings 1
Various Psych-Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Seminar: Aesthetic Expressions Of Psychedelic Funk Music In India 1970–1983
Various Scrambles Of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record, 
Remixed By Extraterrestrials
Kurt Vile
Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans