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Issue 360

February 2014

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In a world exclusive, the fabled representative of Corwood Industries talks face to face for the first time. By David Keenan

Stefan Jaworzyn
A lifelong love of cinema’s dark side informs the extreme sonics of the former Skullflower guitarist, now making brutalist beats. By Edwin Pouncey

Invisible Jukebox Russell Haswell
The UK noise maker and computer composer wonders how much more black The Wire’s mystery record selection can get. Tested by Jennifer Lucy Allan

The London producer creating melancholy beats. By Louis Pattison

Lord Of The Mics
Jammer meditates on grime clashes and ten years of his DVD series. By Derek Walmsley

Multiple Tap
Guitarist Katsuyoshi Kou brings new Japanese sounds to London. By Clive Bell

Noise Above Noise
The high rise studio housing Manchester’s sonic arts underground. By Frances Morgan

Collateral Damage
David Grubbs argues archive recordings of experimental music distort our perception of time, space and avant garde history

Global Ear Madeira
The tiny Atlantic island teems with new music and art schemes. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

Cross Platform Hannah Rickards
The artist’s multi-sensory installations are inspired by the northern lights, mirages and Glenn Gould. By Zakia Uddin

The Inner Sleeve
Roly Porter on the Metalheadz logo

A jazz reminder to check his folk roots led drummer Ken Hyder to shamanic music

Print Run
Late Century Dream: Movements In 
The US Indie Music Underground edited by Thomas Howells
Nick Drake: Dreaming England by Nathan Wiseman-Trowse
Punk 45: The Singles. Cover Art Of Punk 1976–80 edited by Jon Savage & Stuart Baker

On Screen
Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

On Site
Antiknow: Pedagogical Theatre Of Unlearning And The Limits Of Knowledge, London, UK
Erkki Kurenniemi, Helsinki, Finland

On Location
Ed Askew + Adam Stearns, Glasgow, UK
Boom Bap Festival, Peterborough, UK
Bring To Light, Birmingham, UK
Dragged Into Sunlight + Lazarus Blackstar + Bong + Manatees + Crypt Lurker, Liverpool, UK
Paul-André Fortier & Malcolm Goldstein, London, UK
Kranky Twenty, Chicago, USA
Musica Elettronica Viva, London, UK

Soundcheck A–Z

Blue Yodel & Lovely Honkey
Bill Callahan
Neneh Cherry
Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura
Kyle Bobby Dunn
EEK featuring Islam Chipsy
Ex-Easter Island Head
Aaron Freeman
Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas
Eiko Ishibashi
Marginal Consort
Dan Melchior
Letha Rodman Melchior
Lubomyr Melnyk
Kim Myhr
Marissa Nadler
Tatsuya Nakatani
Natural Snow Buildings
Tara Jane O’Neil
Éliane Radigue
Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
Jon Rose
Sunn 0))) & Ulver
JG Thirlwell
Various Fug Gum
Fritz Welch
Winter North Atlantic


Don Cherry
Molly Drake
Roger Eno
Family Fodder
Joseph Kabasele
Joe McPhee
Palmer Rockey
Pharoah Sanders
Michael White
Sun Ra And His Astro-Infinity Arkestra
Various Dangerhouse: Complete Singles Collected 1977–1979
Various Paradise Bangkok: The Album
Various There Is No Such Thing 
As Society. Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk And Post-Punk In The UK 1977–81
Various Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles
The Velvet Underground
Neil Young

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