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Issue 377

July 2015

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Mark Fell
The South Yorkshire producer injects ideology into dance music by narrowing house’s margins. By Dan Barrow

The Primer Keiji Haino
A user’s guide to the vast discography of Japan’s black clad mystery man. By Alan Cummings

Karin Krog
The Norwegian jazz vocalist looks back on a 50 year career poised between tradition and innovation. By Rob Young

crys cole
The Canadian sound artist explores time and memory in close-up. By Jim Haynes

Insect Ark
The former Angel Of Light embraces the darkness. By Noel Gardner

Principe Discos
The ever-mutating dance sound of Lisbon. By Chal Ravens

Global Ear Shenzhen
Biba Kopf listens to the sound of rust filling the cracks in new music from China

Invisible Jukebox Joshua Abrams
The Natural Information Society and Town And Country bassist picks up the vibrations of The Wire’s mystery record selection

The Inner Sleeve
Ducktails’ Matt Mondanile on Pacific by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Tatsuro Yamashita

Stefan Goldmann recalls the revolutionary rigour of early techno


Soundcheck A–Z

Joshua Abrams
Alternative TV
Charles Barabé
Black Zone Myth Chant
Peter Brötzmann
Henry Caravan
Charles Cohen
Arrington De Dionyso
Herbert Distel
The Doomed Bird Of Providence
William D Drake
Jean-Claude Eloy
Tav Falco
Flying Saucer Attack
Goblin Rebirth
High Wolf
Trevor Jackson
Norberto Lobo & João Lobo
Radu Malfatti
The Master Musicians Of Joujouka
Antony Milton
Evan Parker/John Edwards/Eddie Prévost
Frank Rothkamm
Mikhaïl Rudy & Jeff Mills
Sleaford Mods
Supreme Talent Show
Tanz Mein Herz
Craig Tattersall & Thomas Shrubsole
Henry Threadgill Zooid
Various Linear Labs: Los Angeles
Various Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton
West Head Project

The Boomerang

Lindsay Cooper
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
Wizz Jones
Lloyd McNeill & Marshall Hawkins
Vito Ricci
Various Midlands Roots Explosion Volume One
Jah Wobble
Peter Zinovieff

Print Run

Legions Of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews In The San Francisco Bay Area by Oliver Wang
Sonidero City: Exploring Sound Systems In Mexico And Colombia edited by Mirjam Wirz & Buzz Maeschi
Just Like I Pictured It by Little Annie Bandez
Microgroove: Forays Into Other Music by John Corbett
The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper

On Screen

Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire + Solar Plexus Of Modernism 1996–2014 DVD
The Family Jams DVD

On Site

Malcy Duff, Glasgow, UK
Ruth Ewan, London, UK
Dieter Roth, Berlin, Germany
Katrina Palmer, Isle Of Portland, UK

On Location

Flying Lotus, London, UK
Portrait Franz Koglmann: Third Stream & Chamber Jazz 1984–2015, Vienna, Austria
Rewire, The Hague, The Netherlands
El Nicho, Mexico City, Mexico
Robert Ashley, New York, US

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