On the cover: Lichens: The many tendrils of Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s artistic career extend from post-rock and avant doom to synthetic drift and black metal cinema. By Marc Masters. Plus, Meridian Brothers: Stylistic mayhem, irony and surrealism fuel the music of the freewheeling Colombian ensemble. By Russ Slater. Unsettling scores: The score can be brought to life through the bodies of its performers, according to composers Celeste Oram, Michael Baldwin, Louis d’Heudieres, Claudia Molitor and Luke Nickel. By Tim Rutherford-Johnson. Peter King: Tucked away on New Zealand’s South Island, a three decade, one-man lathe cutting operation etches polycarbonate discs for an eager world of music obsessives. By Noel Meek. Also in the issue, EMMA, David Burraston, Tom Phillips, Gosheven, Global Ear: Quarteira, Invisible Jukebox with Sparks, The Inner Sleeve chosen by Ryoko Akama, Epiphany by Maggi Payne, plus the usual mass of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.