The Wire

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Issue #161

July 1997

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Global Ear: Utrecht
Rahma Khamaz plays catcher in the rhizome at the Impakt Festival's multimedia jamboree

Peter Kraut Electro jazz dissident Matmos microcosmic explorers Altered States Oriental shock rock Aphrodite Dancehall dealings Label lore: Via Satellite

Origin Unknown
From their base at the fringes of the city, Andy C and Ant Miles are transmitting body-rocking communiques to the breakbeat nation. By Rob Young

Juan Atkins
With his Cybertron and Model 500 releases, the godfather of Detroit Techno launched a new strain of black science fiction that blasted the funk into deep space. By Mike Shallcross

The Alan Douglas Story
From Jimi Hendrix, Miles davis, and Eric Dolphy, to Timothy Leary, Lenny Bruce and The Last Poets, this NYC record boss has brokered osme of the most influential recordings of the century. By Edwin Pouncey

Mark 45 King
Peter Shapiro meets the pioneering New Jersey HipHop producer whose Wild Pitch and Tuff City recordings laid the foundation for today's abstract beat science

Trilok Gurtu
The Indian percussionist's Fourth World fusions have taken him so far around the globe that they've finally brought him back to his subcontinental origins. By Paul Stump

Invisible Jukebox: Adrian Sherwood
The On-U Sound supremo tries to identify tracks by Lee Perry, Scientist, Treacherous Three, Flying Lizards, Derek Bailey and more. Tested by Ben Watson

Violent Silences
Philip Brophy follows the way of the dragon to investigate sound design in the non stop action movies of Hong Kong and Japan

Kenny Wheeler
You can't beat a good sad song, says the veteran trumpeter of Ambient world jazz. Will Montgomery meets a musician whose melancholy playing masks a rock-hard resolve

The Primer: John Cage
Indeterminacy for beginners and other chance operations, charted by Louise Gray