The Wire

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Issue 353

July 2013

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The Dead C

The New Zealand underground rock trio have been making music at the outer limits for 25 years. On the road in Europe, they tell David Keenan why Bruce Russell’s amp sound is better than sex.

Rashad Becker
Best known for his Dubplates & Mastering credits, the Berlin based engineer is now creating intricate sonic fictions of his own. By Derek Walmsley.

The Primer Don Cherry
A user’s guide to navigating the borderless territory marked out by the free-ranging trumpeter. By Brian Morton

Invisible Jukebox Pangaea
The Hessle Audio producer feels the tectonic force 
of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Rory Gibb.

Arturas Bumšteinas
Compositions for curing insomnia. By Clive Bell.

Paul Metzger
Transcendental banjo jams. By Byron Coley.

The Durian Brothers
Preparing the decks. By Jennifer Lucy Allan.

Collateral Damage
Vinyl’s resurgence should be celebrated with caution when it caters to superfans only, say Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley of Numero Group.

Cross Platform Ryoko Akama
Inspired by Alvin Lucier, the Japanese artist zeroes in on sonic detail with her DIY instruments. By Abi Bliss.

Global Ear Kowloon
Hong Kong’s fragmented Noise underground finds a home with the CIA. By Paul Margree.

The hardcore ecstasy of a Boredoms gig in the US set David Novak on a journey in search of Japanese Noise

The Inner Sleeve
Stellar OM Source on Vladimir Cosma’s Diva soundtrack

Print Run
Sound In Z: Experiments In Sound And Electronic Music In Early 20th Century Russia by Andrey Smirnov
Sketch Of A New Aesthetic Of Music by Ferruccio Busoni
What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal by Laina Dawes
Women Make Noise: Girl Bands From Motown To The Modern edited by Julia Downes
Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music And Dance Culture by Simon Reynolds
Africa Speaks, America Answers by Robin DG Kelley

On Screen
Films & DVDs: Father Yod’s life and legacy in The Source Family; Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine in concert.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Thierry De Mey in Kortrijk; Aura Satz in London.

On Location
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin + Sculpture London, UK
Cinema Soloriens Montreuil, France
Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville Victoriaville, Canada
South By Southwest Austin, USA
Tectonic Glasgow, UK/Reykjavik, Iceland

Soundcheck A–Z

About Group
Marisa Anderson
Rabih Beaini
Black Sabbath
Boards Of Canada
Body Of Light
Brotman & Short
Anne-James Chaton & Andy Moor
Jorge Coelho
Jon Collin
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt
Data 70
Yannick Dauby
Dusk + Blackdown
Andreas Eklöf & Mats Persson
Ensemble Lakonia
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri
Fuck Buttons
Grumbling Fur
Peter Kolovos
Urpf Lanze
Okkyung Lee
Master Musicians Of Bukkake
Hailu Mergia
Kama Rupa
Paul Metzger
Roscoe Mitchell
Richard Pinhas
Marcellus Pittman
Pure Ground
Éliane Radigue
Three Cane Whale
Pete Um
Various Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Wild Rockers Volume 3
Various Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958–1992
Various Greek Rhapsody: Instrumental Music From Greece 1905–1956
Various Keysound Recordings Presents: This Is How We Roll
Various Turn Me Loose: Outsiders Of Old-Time Music
Various A Young Person’s Guide To The Avant-Garde
Chris Watson
Jah Wobble & Bill Sharpe

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