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Issue 402

August 2017

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Inside this issue:

Circle: Going strong for 26 years and with a back catalogue bursting at the seams, Finland’s spandex-clad hypno-rockers are open to anything. By Tristan Bath

Phurpa: Tibetan religious rituals course through the sepulchral strains of the Moscow based choral trio. By Nikita Velichko

Sapporo: Inspired by legendary Japanese underground drummer Ikuro Takahashi, a DIY scene headed by Cup & Saucers, Otaco, Shimettainu and more is blooming in Hokkaido’s capital. By Biba Kopf

Scotty Hard: The life and times of Scott Harding, the engineer, producer and musical mastermind behind avant-rap legends New Kingdom who continues to mix it up with hiphop heads and jazz crusaders alike. By Neil Kulkarni

Bites:
United Waters: Former Mouthus man strikes a new balance between noise and song. By Tony Rettman

Odwalla1221: The Los Angeles duo forge new meanings from finely turned samples. By Emily Bick

Probes: Chris Cutler immerses himself in the joys of 20th century music. By Clive Bell

Shiva Feshareki: London based turntablist reworks Daphne Oram at 78 rpm. By Daisy Hyde

Global Ear: Tunis: Hiphop explorations of new freedoms in the post-revolutionary capital. By Tom Faber

Invisible Jukebox: Anton Lukoszevieze: Can the Apartment House leader accommodate The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Robert Barry

The Inner Sleeve: Greg Tate on The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra Volume Two

Epiphanies: Film maker Carlos Casas is moved by earthquakes and elephants

Print Run: New music books: Fearless: The Making Of Post-Rock by Jeanette Leach; From 1989, Or European Music And The Modernist Unconscious by Seth Brodsky; Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith; Abécédaire Thelonious Monk/A-B-C Book by Jacques Ponzio; The Second Sound: Conversations On Gender And Music by Julia Eckhardt & Leen de Graeve

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Corbett Redford Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk, Johanna St Michaels The Inertia Variations

On Site: Recent exhibitions and performances: Victoriaville’s Festival International De Musique Actuelle, Remko Scha’s Machines

On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Bad Gyal, London, UK; Hyperreality, Vienna, Austria; ESG, London, UK; Thing In The Spring 10, Peterborough, US; Royal Trux + Purling Hiss, London, UK; Elaine Mitchener: Possessing Nothing – John Cage Song Books, London, UK; Elysia Crampton + Russell EL Butler, Troy, US

Soundcheck: Arcadea, asda, Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski, Clive Bell, Boris, Carlos Casas, Les Chants Du Hasard, Eric Chenaux & Norberto Lobo, Cody Chesnutt, Spencer Clark, Bill Converse, Mike Cooper, Sophie Cooper & Julian Bradley, Cornelius, Damien Dubrovnik, Dead Cross, Eloïse Decazes & Eric Chenaux, DEK Trio, Dubkasm, Duo Baars Henneman & Dave Burrell, The Elks, Toby Esterhaus, Floating Di Morel/ULF, The Focus Group, From Nursery To Misery, Gosheven, Hampshire & Foat, Hi5Ghost, IMBd, Jehst, Alan Jenkins, Richard H Kirk, Rich La Bonte, Laibach, Mary Lattimore & Elysse Thebner Miller, Lean Left, Thomas Leer, João Lobo, Oba Loba, Love Theme, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Lucifer’s Ensemble, Lieven Martens, Melvins, Mekrop, Moor Mother X Mental Jewelry, Oneohtrix Point Never, Eivind Opsvik, Bill Orcutt, Charlemagne Palestine & Grumbling Fur, Time Machine Orchestra, Pancrace, Pessimist, Phallus Dei, Quercus, Jana Rush, Shabazz Palaces, Silvia, Soft Location, Konrad Sprenger, TAT, Tau Cross, Them Teeth, Jo Thomas, Penelope Trappes, United Waters, Floris Vanhoof, Alan Vega, Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates, Gary Wilson & Tredici Bacci, Zeitkratzer/Svetlana Spajić/Dragana Tomić/Obrad Milić, Various Anthology Of Lithuanian Art Music In The 21st Century

The Boomerang: Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra, Mulatu Astatke, Black Army Jacket, Amancio D’Silva, Keiji Haino, Yoko Ono, Prince & The Revolution, Santana, Various Inner Peace – Rare Spiritual Funk & Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad, Various Let’s Get Swinging: Modern Jazz In Belgium 1950–1970