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Issue 404

October 2017

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Inside this issue:

Jlin: Informed by the raw kinetic energy of footwork, the US producer's music continues to evolve in response to fresh challenges. By Frances Morgan

Sote: Traditional Persian music meets new school production magic within the work of Iranian composer Ata Ebtekar. By Tom Fisher

Walter Wegmüller: For his first solo exhibition, the Swiss artist revisits the mystical heritage that informed the 1973 kosmische music classic Tarot. By Geeta Dayal

The Primer: Yellow Magic Orchestra: A user's guide to the extended back catalogue of solid state survivors Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. By Tomokazu Hayashi

Collateral Damage: Negative Criticism: On the necessity and difficulty of dissent. By Britt Brown

Bites:
Hańba!: Polish prewar punk acoustics. By Clive Bell

Black Editions: The US imprint maintains the legacy of Japan's legendary PSF label. By Noel Meek

Dominique Lawalrée: The Belgian composer produces synthesized articles of faith. By Robert Barry

Mariana Simnett: The multimedia artist gets to grips with the unruly forces of the body. By Tessa Norton

Global Ear: Portland: Oregon's cratedigging paradise retains its unique DIY charm. By Dave Quam

Invisible Jukebox: Penny Rimabud: Will the veteran anarchist find The Wire's mystery collection crass? Tested by Phil England

The Inner Sleeve: Paul Steinbeck on The Art Ensemble Of Chicago's The Third Decade

Epiphanies: Wailheke fishing trips school Noel Meek in the persistence of life and art

Print Run: New music books: underground sounds, perspectives on improv, English folk roots, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Morten Traavik & Ugis Olte Liberation Day; Roony Keefe The Best Of Risky Roadz

On Site: Recent exhibitions and performances: Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power in London, The World Is Sound in New York

On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Sanatorium Dźwięku, Quantum Natives, Pat Thomas, Sarah Davachi, and more

Soundcheck: Tony Allen, AnD, Antwood, Bambooman, Tony Buck, Johnny Butler, Brian Case, Loren Connors, Dead Rider, Dedekind Cut, Beatrice Dillon & Call Super, DoPasO, John Edwards/Mark Sanders/John Wall, Amir ElSaffar Rivers Of Sound Orchestra, Christoph Erb/Jim Baker/Frank Rosaly, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project, Ben Frost, Lee Gamble, Garrett, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bridget Hayden, Hype Williams, Iglooghost, Jabu, Philip Jeck, Zola Jesus, Joker, Henry Kaiser, Kelela, Kepla & DeForrest Brown Jr, Klein, Konstrukt featuring Alan Wilkinson, Alexander Hawkins & Daniel Spicer, Kontakte Trio, LCD Soundsystem, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Meemo Comma, Meridian Brothers, Mhysa, Monarch, Ikue Mori, Morphogenesis/Clive Graham/Kommissar Hjuler/Mama Baer, Phill Niblock, Nick Nicely, Ariel Pink, Larry Polansky, Lee Ranaldo, Sadaf, Shimmer, Paula Shocron/Germán Lamonega/ Pablo Díaz, Sit Fast, Soundwalk Collective, Sparks, STILL, Ghédalia Tazartès & Maya Dunietz, Thanet, Rafael Toral, James Blood Ulmer with The Thing, Valparaiso, Vernon & Burns, V/Vm, John Wall & Mark Durgan, Gary Wilson, Zen Mother, Zomby, Various Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?, Various The Folklore Of Plants Vol 1, Various NEET: Not In Education Employment Or Training, Various Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse, Various Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa

The Boomerang:
Bark Psychosis, Ran Blake, Anne Briggs, Jon Hassell, Dick Higgins, Myra Melford Trio, Raymond Scott, Mark Springer, Lal & Mike Waterson, Mike Westbrook, Witcyst, Various Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves From The 70s, Various Soul Of A Nation: Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power: Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots Of Rap 1964-79