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Inside this issue:
Cairo's New Wave: A fresh contingent of underground musicians and artists forge escape routes from the harsh realities of life in the Egyptian capital. By Maha ElNabawi.
Mongolian Rock: Though widely accepted as an antique artform in the West, in Mongolia rock is a vital bulwark against the forces of oppression. By Josh Feola.
Alan Tomlinson: Since the early 1970s the UK trombonist and improvisor has balanced unorthodox strategies and playful humour with a serious commitment to his art. By Mike Barnes.
Red Brut: Dutch tape mangler Marijn Verbiesen makes a virtue of limitations. By Daniel Neofetou
Tasos Stamou: The electroacoustic composer reconfigures the sounds of the Mediterranean. By Abi Bliss
Okzharp & Manthe Ribane: The producer-vocalist duo are diamonds in the rough. By Tristan Bath
Yasuaki Shimizu: The Japanese saxophonist’s got algorithm. By James Hadfield
Zimoun: The Swiss sound artist boxes clever with cardboard and motors. By Emily Bick
Global Ear: Auckland: Underground crew Audio Foundation keep it weird in the North Island. By Daniel Spicer
Invisible Jukebox: Angélique Kidjo: Will the West African polymath say Ayé to The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Michael Veal
The Inner Sleeve: Spencer Clark on Alien Nation
Epiphanies: US poet Nathaniel Mackey gives Seymour Wright license to dream
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988; Tommaso Cassinis’s Yenkyi Taxi
Print Run: New music books: Can, record shops, altered states, Keith Rowe, and more
On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Tectonics, Dronica, Peter Hammill, Haley Fohr, Os Mutantes, and more
On Site: Visual arts: Glasgow International
Soundcheck: Joshua Abrams, Acolytes, Afrodeutsche, MC Paul Barman, The Body, The Body & Uniform, Born In Flamez, Cienfuegos, Container, Crayola Lectern, Ana Dall’Ara-Majek, Dos Santos, Eartheater, Gwilly Edmondez, Eve Essex, Fantastic Negrito, Yuko Fujiyama, David Garland, Globe Unity Orchestra, Glowing Swords, Vinny Golia Sextet, Vinny Golia Wind Quartet, The Grid, Anne Guthrie, Jon Hassell, Sarah Hennies, Hieroglyphic Being, Kassin, Domenico Lancelotti, Joëlle Léandre & Elisabeth Harnik, Hanno Leichtmann & Valerio Tricoli, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Amphibians Of The Everglades featuring Gustavo Matamoros, Alxndr London, Neil Luck & Musarc, Marlowe, Janelle Monáe, Morphology, Kate NV, Oneohtrix Point Never, oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls, William Parker, Parliament, Dave Phillips, Pram, R+R=NOW, Red Brut, Steve Rutter, Silvan Schmid, Klaus Schulze, Serpentwithfeet, Hannah Silva, Soundwalk Collective, Thumbscrew, Jakob Ullmann, Mika Vainio, Richard Wahnfried, Kamasi Washington, Yeah You, Various Karl Marx’s 200th!
Boomerang: Derek Bailey & Company, Entourage, Simone Forti, Pierre Henry, Pandit Pran Nath, Doris Norton, Alanis Obomsawin, The Real Kids, Simply Saucer, The Sperm, Sun Ra & His Astro-Ihnfinity Arkestra, David Toop + Paul Burwell, Eastley/Beresford/Burwell/Toop, Various Konkere Beats: Yoruba! Songs And Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods Of Nigeria