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Issue 418

December 2018

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Eiko Ishibashi & Jim O’Rourke:
Moving from Tokyo to the country has permitted Eiko Ishibashi and Jim O’Rourke to realise new goals and projects, including Ishibashi’s new album The Dream My Bones Dream. By James Hadfield

JPEGMAFIA: The politically provocative hiphop of Barrington Hendricks is leavened with a sly wit that sees him taking on Trump, Morrissey and bro culture at large. By Emily Pothast

Michele Mercure:
Reissues of her 1980s and 90s cassette and soundtrack work have given the Pennsylvania-based musician and now film composer the attention she deserves. By Emily Bick

London Improvisers Orchestra: Since 1997 an ever changing group of players in the capital have sought to further the radical ideas of conductor and composer Butch Morris, bolstering a global network in the process. By Phil England

Wume: The compulsively kinetic Baltimore duo hit their stride. By Larry Mizell Jr

Waistdeep Clique: The future looks weird for the US collective. By Joseph Stannard

Deena Abdelwahed: The Tunisian DJ and producer preaches liberation through dance. By Holly Dicker

Colin Self: Not the same old song and dance for the vocalist and composer. By Adam Harper

Global Ear: Jinja: The Nyege Nyege festival offers hope for Uganda’s youth. By Kate Hutchinson

Invisible Jukebox: Melvin Gibbs: How low can The Wire’s mystery record selection go? The Harriet Tubman bassman finds out. Tested by Laina Dawes

The Inner Sleeve: Steve Beresford on Derek Bailey/Han Bennink

Epiphanies: Record shop wisdom opens up a passage to India for Robert Millis of Climax Golden Twins

Soundcheck:
Oren Ambarchi & Jim O’Rourke with U-Zhaan, Amgala Temple, Siavash Amini & Umchunga, Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Nelson Bandela & Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, William Basinski & Lawrence English, Black Replica, Bonaventure, Broken Chip, Mansur Brown, Mike Cooper, Philip Corner, Ian William Craig, Dopplereffekt, Randall Dunn, Embassador Dulgoon, Josephine Foster, Amaro Freitas, Jez riley French, Gamardah Fungus, Geek, Gilberto Gil, Group A, Guttersnipe, Hogg, Stine Janvin, Anthony Joseph, Kælan Mikla, Kepla & DeForrest Brown Jr, Kukuruz Quartet, Laibach, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Jane Leach, Maisha, Peder Mannerfelt, Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II, Nappy Nina & Nelson Bandela, Meitei, Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret, Mark Morgan, Heinrich Mueller, North Sea Dialect, Objekt, Will Oldham, Orchestra Of Spheres, Planningtorock, The Radiophonic Workshop, Blanca Regina, The Residents, Vanessa Rossetto & Matthew Revert, Janek Schaefer [For Robert Wyatt], Senyawa, Booker Stardrum, Supersilent, Vessel, Wet Ink, Wingtip Sloat, Zuli, Various Verdure Engraved

Boomerang:
Bitchin’ Bajas, Félix Blume, Alvin Curran, Dwart, The Fall, Catherine Christer Hennix, Iceberg Slim, Bobby Naughton, Phill Niblock, Bernard Parmegiani, Prince, Akira Sakata & Nicolas Field, Akira Sakata/Bill Laswell/Hamid Drake/Pete Cosey, Telectu, Thought Gang

Print Run:
Cries And Whispers: Sylvian/Karn/ Jansen/Barbieri/Dean 1983–1991 by Anthony Reynolds, Broken Music edited by Ursula Block & Michael Glasmeier, De Motu by Evan Parker, Gettin’ Home by Steve Nelson, Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz, K-PUNK: The Collected And Unpublished Writings Of Mark Fisher (2004–2016) by Mark Fisher

On Site:
David Lang: The Mile-Long Opera, New York, US, Eastern Bloc Songs: Party, Pop And Politics, Birmingham, UK

On Screen: Nicolas Jack Davies Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records, Paul Elliot & Sean Lamberth The Library Music Film

On Location:
Kamaal Williams + Moses Boyd Exodus, York, UK. John Bence + Specimens, London, UK. An assembly, London, UK. Young Echo All-Dayer, Bristol, UK. Skaņu Mežs Festival, Riga, Latvia. Aotearoa Audio Arts Festival, Wellington, New Zealand. Wolf Eyes Residency, London, UK. Gonerfest 15, Memphis, US