The Haunted Graffiti artist gets mature, with songs about Jewishness, nymphomania and the beta male revolution. By Nick Richardson.
Estonia’s theoretician-goddess is flying the flag for the ‘female loser’ with her solipsistic take on endtimes disco. By Nina Power.
Val Wilmer tells the story of a Ghanaian drummer and percussionist whose unsung presence reveals new information about British Afrojazz.
Invisible Jukebox Peter Cusack
The British field recordist and improvisor points his shell-likes at The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Phil England.
Gunnar Wendel energises Berlin dancefloors with drum machine duels and organic House. By Rory Gibb.
The Austrian composer makes the weather with his full-spectrum actuality recordings. By Andy Hamilton.
Global Ear Bamako
Christopher Kirkley watches spontaneous Balani Shows combusting the streets of Mali’s capital city.
Cross Platform Dani Gal
Scrutinising the historical record via documentary LPs and Foley soundtracks. By Zakia Uddin.
TM Wolf on the Wu-Tang Clan’s vocal collage that triggered off the idea for a novel of overlapping voices.
New music books: the paintings of Bitches Brew artist Mati Klarwein; a study of Brazilian carioca; the garage punk ephemera of Johan Kugelberg; Christof Migone’s book as sonic artwork and Kodwo Eshun’s dissection of Dan Graham.
Films & DVDs: Jonas Braasch’s Sonic Territories; a workshop with director Peter Watkins.
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Sounding The Body Electric 1956–1984 in Łódź, Poland; Soundworks in Paris.
Festival and concert reviews: Hidden Depths Of Hyperdub, Match & Fuse, Sparks, Vatican Shadow, a Luc Ferrari tribute and more.
Collateral Damage is on hiatus for August, and will return
Reviews Index A–Z
The Beach Boys
The Big Eyes Family Players & Friends
Blanche Blanche Blanche
The Bohman Brothers
Diagram & Moliné
Icebreaker with BJ Cole
L A N D
Jon Mueller & James Plotkin
No Neck Blues Band
Moritz Von Oswald Trio
Michael Pisaro/Toshiya Tsunoda
Henry Threadgill Zooid
Various Bass Culture Volumes 1–4
Various Country Funk: 1969–1975
Various The Roots Of Drone
Various Strange Passion: Explorations In Irish Post-Punk DIY And Electronic Music 1980–83
Various TV Sound And Image
Various Weirdlore: Notes From The Folk Underground