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Issue 408

February 2018

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Inside this issue:

Shabaka Hutchings: Across numerous groups and collaborations and drawing on movements from hard bop to space rock, the saxophonist and bandleader is helping to reshape London’s jazz scene. By Francis Gooding

Ceramic Hobs: A new compilation illuminates the 30 year plus career of Simon Morris’s Blackpool based DIY institution. By Phil England

Bokeh Versions: Miles Opland’s Bristol label is building a reputation as a major dub laboratory via releases from Seekersinternational, Jay Glass Dubs and others. By Chal Ravens

Konstrukt: Turkish cosmic surfers and prolific collaborators Umut Çağlar and Korhan Futacı reach beyond borders to find freedom in the Erdoğan era. By Nick Hobbs


Geng: The PTP founder reveals his cathartic new project King Vision Ultra. By Joseph Stannard

Sarah Davachi: The Canadian synthesist needs a little space. By Stewart Smith

Philip Vermeulen: Boem time is here for the Dutch artist. By Robert Barry

Lanark Artefax: The techno cult of Callum MacRae. By Claire Sawers

Global Ear: Manila: Microscenes in the Philippines. By Aki Onda

Invisible Jukebox: Ashley Paul: Will the London based multi-instrumentalist get lost in the shadows of The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Frances Morgan

The Inner Sleeve: Bernard Stein on Maurice Ravel's Les Deux Concertos Pour Piano

Epiphanies: Nadah El Shazly on Egyptian singer Mounira Al-Mahdeya

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Mathieu Amalric’s Zorn 2010–2017

Print Run: New music books: Earle Brown, Lou Reed, rave, bass, and more

On Site: Recent exhibitions and performances: Terre Thaemlitz

On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Pere Ubu, London Contemporary Music Festival, and more

Soundcheck: Kenneth Anger & Brian Butler’s Technicolor Skull, Apathy & OC, Armand Hammer, Autopsy, Blaque Dynamite, Noel Brass Jr, Brockhampton, Carter/Jennison/Parker/Ughi, Chikiss, Corrosion Of Conformity, Creeping/Brown Piss/Fake Object/Flood Beast, Kris Davis & Craig Taborn, Dirty Songs, Eminem , Equiknoxx, Filthy Huns, Marta Forsberg, Limpe Fuchs, Gnaw, Taylor Haskins & Green Empire, Islaja, Jay Glass Dubs, Jay Glass Dubs & Leslie Winer, Silvia Kastel, John Carroll Kirby, krushLove, Lau Nau, тпсб, Mica Levi, Makaya McCraven, Meat Beat Manifesto, Monster Rally, David Murray featuring Saul Williams, Jonny Nash & Lindsay Todd, NERD, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Éliane Radigue, Soho Rezanejad, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Saunier/Halvorson/Miles, Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson, Swanox, Terre Thaemlitz, Tune-Yards, Matt Wand, x/o, Xylouris White, z’ev, Various Calendar Customs Box Set Various Genzai, Various We Out Here

Boomerang: Marisa Anderson, Harry Bertoia, Hy Maya, Fela Kuti, Joan La Barbara, Various Black Manhattan Vol 3 Various Bill Brewster Presents Tribal Rites, Various Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971–81, Various Tradewind: The Wavesailing Film OST