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Issue 374

April 2015

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Holly Herndon
The US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology. By Britt Brown

The Primer Moondog
A user’s guide to the music of the maverick composer who reconciled Baroque rounds with Native American rhythms. By Dave Mandl

Brighton Noise Poets
A wave of outsider poets and musicians is threatening to breach the UK’s coastal defences with their DIY mixes of spoken word, broken noise and radical politics. By Daniel Spicer

Invisible Jukebox Lightning Bolt
Rhode Island’s day-glo noise cadets cop a load of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Matt Krefting

Isnaj Dui
Looping the West Yorkshire landscape. By Abi Bliss

The Glasgow art of broadcasting. By Stewart Smith

Treading the outer reaches of footwork. By Daisy Hyde

Global Ear The Hague
The Netherlands’ diplomatic retreat conceals a fertile music subculture. By Chris Woolfrey

Print Run
New music books: Kim Gordon remembers, Sub Pop looks back, the fictional history of Ireland’s avant garde and more

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Eugeniusz Rudnik and improvisation in Japan

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Nisennenmondai, Future Brown, Fofoulah, Nico Muhly and more

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Alien She revisits riot grrrl, Aura Satz’s Eyelids Leaking Light and a Christian Marclay retrospective

Soundcheck A–Z

Tetuzi Akiyama/Jason Kahn/Toshimaru Nakamura
Daniele Baldelli
Steven Ball
Jeff Bridges
Broken Trap Ensemble
DJ Clent
Deep Listening Band
Jack DeJohnette
Erase Errata
Jace Ewing
Exploring Jezebel
Will Guthrie
Florian Hecker & Mark Leckey
Heroin In Tahiti
ICP Orchestra
Lightning Bolt
Nduduzo Makhathini
Jonathan Meades
Roscoe Mitchell
Model 500
Joe Panzner
Chris Rainer
MC Schmidt
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld
Yasunao Tone + Talibam! + Sam Kulik Kenny Wheeler
John Wiese
Roland Young
John Zorn

The Boomerang
Aphex Twin
Áine O’Dwyer
Beatriz Ferreyra
Mahogany Brain
The Recedents
Red Noise
Steve Reich
Soft Machine
Various Next Stop Soweto: Zulu Rock, Afro Disco And Mbaqanga 1975–1985 Various The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records Volume 2, 1928–1932
Various Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula & Jazz Africa 1966–1984
Various Supafunkanova Volume Two: Compiled By Joey Negro & Sean P

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