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Issue 348

February 2013

Oneohtrix Point Never
Brooklyn synth explorer Daniel Lopatin talks technological illusions, video game theory and cinema for the ear with Derek Walmsley.

Joshua Abrams
The former bassist in Town And Country and The Roots is discovering the hypnotic gimbri tones and Gnawa rhythms of North Africa. By Bill Meyer.

Will Montgomery meets the wired alumni of Amsterdam’s STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music, currently in its fifth decade of sonic innovation.

Invisible Jukebox Ricardo Villalobos
Berlin’s Minimal Techno master endures a marathon set from The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Alexander Samuels.

Jessica Kenney’s meditational music; Patrick Farmer rewrites the book on field recording; walking in Black Sabbath’s footsteps; plus Unofficial Channels.

Cross Platform Cara Tolmie
The Glaswegian artist explains her unsettling, tumultuous public actions. By Louise Gray.

Global Ear Tbilisi
Matthew Collin detects the first cracklings of a post-Soviet Georgian electronica scene.

Subscribers’ Releases of the Year 2012
Wire readers choose their favourite music of the past 12 months.

Collateral Damage
Mark Fell argues that the limits of technological systems do not frustrate creativity.

John Dack celebrates the theories and practice of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Schaeffer.

The Inner Sleeve
David Markey on ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres.

Print Run

You Can’t Sing The Blues While Drinking Milk by Little Annie aka Annie ‘Anxiety’ Bandez
Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound In New Zealand edited by Bruce Russell
Music, Sound And Technology In America: A Documentary History Of Early Phonograph, Cinema And Radio edited by Timothy D Taylor/Mark Katz/Tony Grajeda
Sounds Of Capitalism: Advertising Music And The Conquest Of Culture by Timothy D Taylor
Reggae Soundsystem: Original Reggae Album Cover Art by Steve Barrow & Stuart Baker
Reggae 45 Soundsystem: The Label Art Of Reggae Singles by Steve Barrow, Noel Hawks and Stuart Baker

On Screen
Shut Up And Play The Hits: The Very Loud Ending Of LCD Soundsystem DVD
Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films From Pathé DVD

On Site

Exhibitions, installations, etc: Emptyset in London, plus Not For Human Consumption online.

On Location

Extreme Rituals: A Schimpfluch Carnival Bristol, UK
Sound Exchange Chemnitz, Germany
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Huddersfield, UK
John Cage Song Books London, UK
Jazz And Experimental Music From Poland London, UK

Out There
Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings.

Soundcheck A–Z

The A Band
Atoms For Peace
Band Of Holy Joy
Steve Beresford/Tania Chen/Stewart Lee
Black Twig Pickers
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Dinos Chapman
The Clarke And Ware Experiment
Miles Davis Quintet
Dur-Dur Band
Fire! Orchestra
Hacker Farm
Arve Henriksen
Lonnie Holley
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Jeff Mills
Roy Montgomery
New York Art Quartet
Roly Porter & Cynthia Millar
Boyd Rice/NON
Carol Robinson & Cathy Milliken
Ruff Sqwad
Sun Ra
Various Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980–1987
Various Copendium: An Expedition Into The Rock ’N’ Roll Underwerld
Various I Want The Beatles To Play At My Art Center!
Various Tensions At The Vanguard: New Music From Peru (1948–1979)
Various Wandelweiser Und So Weiter
Various Who’s That Man: A Tribute To Conny Plank
Yo La Tengo