The Wire

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Issue 334

December 2011

Manuel Göttsching
The Ash Ra Tempel guitarist reveals how he made electronic masterpiece E2–E4, influencing 30 years of repetitive House and trance rock. By Keith Moliné.

Invisible Jukebox Spinn & Rashad
Chicago’s Juke duo perform some fancy Footwork around The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Lisa Blanning.

For Liz Harris, escaping a childhood sect unlocked a range of morbid confrontations with the void, from tape works to Ambient song. By Nick Richardson.

Sandwell District
Robin Howells keeps the peace between the brutalist international Techno trio who have created a label hub for fetishistic electronica.

The Primer Turkish psychedelia
A user’s guide to the byzantine East–West acid folk and rock fusions of Anadolu psych. By Daniel Spicer

Roger Reynolds
American New Music’s answer to Xenakis is extending the power of percussion on Sanctuary. By Philip Clark.

André Vida
Clive Bell meets a sax improvisor who’s worked with everyone from Anthony Braxton to Jamie Lidell.

Collateral Damage
Sharing out-of-print records online confounds received narratives of musical history, argues Mutant Sounds’ Eric Lumbleau.

Global Ear Belfast
Peter Rosser observes Northern Ireland’s ascension as a world capital of sound art.

Cross Platform Nathalie Djurberg
The Swedish artist’s creepy video animations are enhanced by the sonic machinations of collaborator Hans Berg. By Nathan Budzinski.

The Inner Sleeve
Karen Constance on Adam Bohman’s Bunhill Road.

Man Booker-nominated novelist Esi Edugyan praises the voice of Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich.

Print Run
New music books: studies of global hiphop and progressive rock, a Stooges biography and Studio One album art.

On Screen
Films & DVDs: z’ev, Jacob Kirkegaard and John Fahey.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Bill Fontana and Anri Sala.

On Location
Festival and concert reviews: TUSK, Unsound, Anthony Braxton, Pierre Boulez, Kontraste and more.

Preditah, Public Information, Stare Case and Way Through, plus Unofficial Channels: Sound Maps.

Soundcheck A–Z
Rinus Van Alebeek
Angela Valid
Autechre & The Hafler Trio
Albert Ayler
Frédéric Blondy & DJ Lenar
Anthony Braxton
Kate Bush
Iain Chambers
Benjamin Duboc
Simon H Fell
Reinhold Friedl
Hallock Hill
Havens Fugle
Julius Hemphill & Peter Kowald
Hieroglyphic Being
High Wolf
Julia Holter
C Joynes
FC Judd
Eyvind Kang
Takehisa Kosugi/Christian Wolff/
John King/David Behrman/Jesse 
Erkki Kurenniemi
The Lowland Hundred
Johns Lunds
Sean McCann
Makoto Moroi
Angel Olson
Van Dyke Parks
Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides
Peaking Lights
Andrew Pekler
Pinch & Shackleton
Rasmus Folk/Walter Schnaffs
Lou Reed & Metallica
Bernhard Schütz & Reinhold Friedl
Sunn 0)))/Nurse With Wound
Various Bangs & Works Vol 2: 
The Best Of Chicago Footwork
Various Dr Boogie Presents Bear 
Traces: Nuggets From Bob’s Barn
Various East Of Underground: 
Hell Below
Various Music For Saharan Cellphones
Alan Wilkinson
Theresa Wong
C Spencer Yeh
Nate Young
Joji Yuasa
Artur Zmijewski