The Wire

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Issue 340

June 2012

R Stevie Moore
Matthew Ingram charts the remarkable life of the 
lo-fi pioneer through 35 years and over 400 releases of homemade radio rock and warped power pop.

Bass Clef
Ralph Cumbers’s Acid-inspired synths and beats, forged in the shadow of the Olympic Park, evoke the spirit of London’s liminal zones. By Joseph Stannard.

Annea Lockwood
Sparked by a lifelong affinity with the environment, the composer’s work is truly elemental, harnessing fire, water, stone and glass. By Julian Cowley.

Invisible Jukebox Jan Jelinek
Which of the many aliases of the Berlin based electronic music polymath will respond to The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Alexander Samuels.

Robin Howells has a lesson in Footwork and Ghetto House history from the jazz-sampling Chicagoan.

Nik Colk Void
The Factory Floor guitarist gets her hands dirty with the raw materials of sound. By Jennifer Allan.

Global Ear Kingston
Julian Henriques meets the teacher fostering a new generation of roots rock reggae musicians.

Cross Platform Ruth Ewan
A jukebox of protest songs is just one of this artist’s politically charged works. By Agata Pyzik.

Collateral Damage
How to navigate the new digital routes between African music and Western listeners, asks Brian Shimkovitz.

The Inner Sleeve
Arik Roper on Black Sabbath’s Technical Ecstasy.

Mira Calix recalls a revelatory dawn encounter with some impromptu land art in the Indian Ocean.

Print Run
New music books: Klaus Dinger’s archives, Tav Falco’s Memphis, an oral history of ESP Disk’, a memoir/manifesto inspired by Indian film music, new perspectives on music and globalisation, and Adorno revisited.

On Screen
Films & DVDs: Two Years At Sea; Big Fun In The Big Town.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: John Wynne in London; Fouad Bouchoucha in Paris.

On Location
Festival and concert reviews: Egyptian Lover, Spinn & Rashad, The Sinking Of The Titanic, Perspectives 2012, Transmissions V, Laibach, Roscoe Mitchell and more.

Reviews Index A–Z
Bass Clef
Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
Black Music Disaster
Blues Control
Anthea Caddy & Thembi Soddell
Neneh Cherry & The Thing
Joe Colley
Philippe D’Aram
Eyeless In Gaza
Helena Gough
Kay Grant & Alex Ward
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Laurel Halo
Erdem Helvacıoğlu
CC Hennix & The Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage
Invisible Sports
Pauline Oliveros
Jimmy Page
Don Preston
Pierre Raph
Mike Shiflet
Suum Cuique
The Tea Rockers Quintet
Terre Thaemlitz
Two Wings
Ulaan Markhor
Various The B-Music Of Jean Rollin
Vatican Shadow
Cristian Vogel
Francis White
Neil Young & Crazy Horse