The Wire

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Issue 333

November 2011

DJ /Rupture
Peter Shapiro meets prolific producer Jace Clayton to hear about post-colonial Bass music, The Shining remade in Dubai and Sufi Plug-Ins.

Invisible Jukebox Gang Gang Dance
The Brooklyn avant unit avoid eye contact with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Hua Hsu .

The SMiLE Sessions
Released in all its sprawling, unfinished glory, The Beach Boys’ most ambitious song cycle plays like an unofficial American history. By David Toop.

Christoph Heemann
The German electronic musician’s immersive, cinematic soundworld provides an aural counterpart to the fiction of WG Sebald. By Keith Moliné.

Radu Malfatti
From free jazz to Reductionist Improv and near-silent minimalism, it’s been a long strange journey for the Viennese trombonist/composer. By Philip Clark.

Queer Sound
There’s got to be more to queer sound and music than Lil’ Louis. In fact, maybe all the noise in the world is queer, contends Matmos’s Drew Daniel.

Alter label boss Luke Younger decodes his punk-primitive Noise strategies. By Matt Wuethrich.

Bent Sørensen
Julian Cowley gets snowed under by the Danish composer’s multimedia blizzard of sorrowful songs.

Collateral Damage
Marcus Boon comes to praise the culture of copying, not to bury it.

Global Ear Barranquilla
Alex Hancock samples folk music cut with bassweight at Colombia’s biggest carnival.

Cross Platform David Lynch
It’s Crazy Clown Time, the legendary director-turned-songwriter tells Clive Bell, and you’re all invited.

The Inner Sleeve
Dust-To-Digital founder Lance Ledbetter on The Country Girls!.

How Paul Gilroy was sucked into the exhilarating spirituals of The Voices Of East Harlem.

Print Run
Everybody Loves Our Town: A History Of Grunge by Mark Yarm
White Riot: Punk Rock And The Politics Of Race edited by Stephen Duncombe & Maxwell Tremblay
Words And Music: Camus, Beckett, Cage, Gould by Deborah Weagel

On Screen
Soldier Of The Road: A Portrait Of Peter Brötzmann DVD
Otomo Yoshihide Ensembles 2010: Resonance DVD

On Site
Stephen Cornford London, UK
Jenny C Jones New York City, USA

On Location
Lee Patterson Challock, UK
Xenoglossy London, UK
Ostrava Music Days Ostrava, Czech Republic
The Sound Of Fear London, UK
Past Present Future Space-Time Cambridgeshire, UK
Shabazz Palaces Paris, France

Ursula Bogner
Bonnie Prince Billy
British Electric Foundation
Kevin Cormack
Greg Davis
Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble
Lawrence English
John Fahey
The Fall
James Ferraro
GF Fitz-Gerald & Lol Coxhill
Harley Gaber
Golden Retriever
Gruppo NPS
Bruce Hart
Haunted House
Gerco Hiddink & Rutger Zuydervelt
Elisabeth Holmertz/Anders Røine/Harald Skullerud/Elisabeth Vatn
Humcrush with Sidsel Endresen
Jack Ruby
Ernst Karel
Erkin Koray
Lambda Sond
David Lynch
Dean McPhee
Toshimaru Nakamura
Oneohtrix Point Never
Theo Parrish
Patrice & Friends
Mike Patton
Red Horse
Francha Sacchi
Akira Sakata/Jim O’Rourke/Chikamorachi
Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi
Sewn Leather
Stare Case
Sun Ra
Yasunao Tone
Torlesse Super Group
200 Years
Various This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel On 45 rpm 1957–1982
Ben Vida/Keith Fullerton Whitman
Tom Waits
Theresa Wong