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Issue 368

October 2014

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Robert Fripp
The King Crimson guitarist talks to Mike Barnes about the ongoing saga of the reformed group and the legacy of their vast archives

Margaret Chardiet’s miseducation in the New York noise scene has birthed
an album of visceral electronic music. By David Keenan

Bruce Lacey
Shaped in the crucible of 1960s London, this master inventor’s films, music and curious constructions still play by their own rules. By Julian Cowley

Mdou Moctar
The Tuareg singer and guitarist adds film star to his CV. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

Looking For The Perfect Beat
A day in the life of the LA beat scene. By Jack Law

Jeremiah Cymerman
The New York improvisor keeps conversation flowing with his 5049 podcast. By Bill Meyer

Gazelle Twin
Elizabeth Bernholz spills her guts about new album Unflesh. By Adam Harper

Global Ear Darmstadt
The modernist new music insitution enters a new era. By Christopher Fox

Cross Platform Adam Bohman
The detritus of everyday life inspires the surreal sonic and visual collages of the London artist. By Daniel Spicer

Invisible Jukebox Grumbling Fur
The psychedelic duo seek a portal into The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Joseph Stannard

The Inner Sleeve
Steve Gunn on Bobby Brown’s The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda

John Cale in an Auckland pub has Peter Jefferies beginning to see the light

Print Run
Dance Of Death: The Life Of John Fahey, American Guitarist by Steve Lowenthal
A Moment Worth Waiting For by Kevin Pearce
Free Jazz And Improvisation On Vinyl 1965–1985: A Guide To 60 Independent Labels by Johannes Rød
A Little History: Nick Cave & Cohorts, 1981–2013 by Bleddyn Butcher

On Screen
Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity DVD
Finding Fela Film

On Site
Experimental Sound Art workshop, London, UK

On Location
Sun Ra Arkestra, London, UK
TÖNE, Chatham and Gillingham, UK
Jazz Em Agosto, Lisbon, Portugal
Supernormal, Ipsden, UK
A Concert Of Musical Metacreation, London, UK
Échos, Le Saix, France
Winning Sperm Party Summer Festival, Glasgow, UK

Soundcheck A–Z

Noël Akchoté
Tony Allen
Oren Ambarchi & Eli Keszler
Aphex Twin
Dan’l Boone
Dark Matter
Rhodri Davies
Death Blues
Paul Dolden
John Eckhardt
Peter Escott
The Fathers
Giacomo Fiore
González & Steenkiste
Steve Gunn
James Hoff
RM Hubbert
Darius Jones
Kemper Norton
David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights
Hamish Kilgour
Felix Kubin
Lambda Sond
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
Thurston Moore
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Drew Mullholland
Ashley Paul
Jessica Pavone
Puce Mary
Claudio Roccheti & Pietro Riparbelli
The Square
The Terminals
Various Dunedin Double
Various Souvenirs Van De Woeste Grond
Various Temporary: Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011–2014
Juan Carlos Vasquez
Scott Walker And Sunn 0)))
James Williamson
Wreck Of The Hesperus
John Coltrane
Richard Maxfield
The Pop Group
Pip Proud
13th Floor Elevators
Paul Rooney
Bola Sete
Sun Ra And His Arkestra
Various Kollektion 01: Sky Records Compiled By Tim Gane
Trevor Wishart

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