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Issue 355

September 2013

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Young Echo + Livity Sound
Bristol’s new collectives are redefining the city’s bass culture, placing post-dubstep sounds, labels and radio broadcasts on the map. By Rory Gibb.

Kazuo Imai
Alan Cummings meets the Marginal Consort founder in Tokyo and listens in to decades of sound exploration.

Primer Cabaret Voltaire
The Sheffield group were much more than just Industrial revolutionaries and Techno innovators. Keith Moliné finds them to be always one step ahead in our user’s guide.

Invisible Jukebox Christina Carter
The Charalambides singer and guitarist picks apart The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Josh Ronsen.

London producer takes it slow. By Louis Pattison.

When J-pop and Noise collide. By Clive Bell.

El Mahdy Jr
Algerian beatmaker gets lost in translation. By Frances Morgan.

Hacker Farm
A magical mystery bus tour with the agrarian cyber collective. By Abi Bliss.

Global Ear St Louis
Matthew Erickson charts the Missouri city’s temporary autonomous zones.

Cross Platform Oblivian Substanshall
Ergo Phizmiz sorts through the Bridport YouTube artist’s music and video hoard.

The Inner Sleeve
Julia Holter on Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs.

Theo Parrish discovers Biggie Smalls in his Kansas City college days.

Print Run
The John Fahey Handbook Volume 1 by Claudio Guerrieri
Elvis Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine by Mick Farren
Always Sound by Will Menter
Beyond A Love Supreme: John Coltrane And The Legacy Of An Album by Tony Whyton
Cosmic Orgasm: The Music Of Iancu Dumitrescu edited by Andy Wilson

On Screen
Piercing Brightness DVD
Tropicália DVD

On Site
The Enemies Project, London, UK
Brass: Durham International Festival, Durham, UK

On Location
Klavikon + Jaxson Payne + Gum Takes Tooth + Guncleaner, London, UK
Avant Avant Garde I, Cologne, Germany
Okka Fest 5, Milwaukee, USA
Annea Lockwood, Harwich, UK
Charanjit Singh + A Guy Called Gerald, Berlin, Germany
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet, London, UK


Oneohtrix Point Never
The body electric. By David Keenan

Meridian Brothers
Colombian collagists. By Phil Freeman

Ákos Rózmann
Transcendent frequencies. By Julian Cowley

Sleazy listening. By Joseph Stannard

Shadow Morton
Leader of the pack. By Ian Penman

Soundcheck A–Z

Ed Askew
Astral Social Club
Jim Black/Nate Wooley/Paul Lytton/Peter Evans
Kyle Bruckmann
John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/John Tilbury
Nick Butcher
Byron Coley
Alvin Curran
The Dead C
Chris Dooks & Machinefabriek
Chris Dooks
Factory Floor
Falcon (Ex-Circle)
Forest Swords
M Geddes Gengras
Steve Gunn
Roy Harper
Anton Heyboer
Giuseppe Ielasi
Klaus Lang
Jussi Lehtisalo
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Mordant Music/eMMplekz
Sebastian Palomar
Shelley Parker
Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program
Mark Schreiber
Cüneyt Sepetçi & Orchestra Dolapdere Bahriye
DJ Sprinkles
Jo Thomas
Pat Thomas & Steve Noble
Taku Unami/Moé Kamura/Tetuzi Akiyama
Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra
Various 70 Years Of Sunshine
Various Bosconi Stallions
Various Classroom Projects
Various The Outer Church
Various Sounding The Body Electric
Various Uchina: Sounds Of Okinawa Island
Jennifer Veillerobe
Wolfgang Voigt
Way Through
Nate Wooley Sextet

The Boomerang
Human Expression
Mr Airplane Man
Michael Hurley
Michael Hurley And Pals
Peter Jefferies
Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot Allstars

The Columns

Nick Southgate
Rory Gibb
Steve Barker
Dan Barrow
Julian Cowley
Andrew Nosnitsky
Philip Clark
Nick Cain

Size Matters
By Byron Coley

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