As the kings of US Noise regroup with a new album, cub reporter Marc Masters traces their feral family tree through multiple side projects driven by gonzo DIY aesthetics and a hunger for sonic exploration.
Creative Music Studio
The story of the Woodstock utopia where Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso channelled Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman’s free jazz philosophies into radical musical education. By Howard Mandel.
Worlds collide in the music of Rabih Beaini, a real-time traveller who makes raw Techno inspired by Sun Ra and Lebanese folk. By Rory Gibb.
Invisible Jukebox Oval
Markus Popp suffers no glitches as he listens to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Alexander Samuels.
David Tudor’s collected works; Richard Dawson’s archival songs; a photographic suite from New Orleans; and Female: Pressure’s campaign for equality in electronic music.
Global Ear Ljubljana
Hardcore punk and politicised rap mark the Slovenian capital’s zombie uprisings. By Jonathan Knott.
Cross Platform Pedro Reyes
The Mexican artist turns guns into instruments for improvisors. By Phil England.
How the former Cul De Sac leader Glenn Jones found a blueprint for the guitar in the renegade picking of John Fahey.
The Inner Sleeve
Theo Parrish on Yusef Lateef’s Detroit.
New music books: a new translation of Pierre Schaeffer’s In Search Of A Concrete Music; a Woebot compendium; collected writings on Phill Niblock; and a look at music’s role in crime prevention and punishment.
Films & DVDs: John Tchicai, Don Moye and Hartmut Geerken in The Freetown Concert; plus the story of Modeselektor.
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Ursula Mayer and Jeff Keen in London.
Festival and concert reviews: DMZ’s 8th birthday; Andy Votel’s Kleksploitation; plus MBV, Roscoe Mitchell and more.
Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings
The Charles Ives Singers
Richard Chartier & William Basinski
The Focus Group
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge
Iggy And The Stooges
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou
Van Dyke Parks
Public Service Broadcasting
Various Grime 2.0
Various High Voltage: Giant Steps & Flashpoints In 20th Century Experimental And Electronic Sound
Various London Is The Place For Me 5 & 6
Various Spiritual Jazz Volume 4: Americans In Europe: Modal, Esoteric And Progressive Jazz From The European Underground 1963–1979