The Wire

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Issue #194

April 2000

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Kid-606 Glitch glyphs Jackie-O Motherfucker Oedipal wreckers Kim Cascone Electric chamber music

Gunter Muller
Using DIY prosthesis, the Swiss based percussionist and For 4 Ears label boss has extended the reach of his inclusive improv on a mountainous scale. By Julian Cowley

Morton Subotnick
With Silver Apples Of The Moon, Subotnick pioneered touch-sensitive electronica. Now the old ringmaster of New York's electric Circus is headteacher of the electronic romper room. By Richard Henderson

The make music to play ini the dark but, since living by the sea, they're beginning to see the light. As their Time Machines prepare to play live, John Balance explains why Coil are a very English affair. By Ian Penman

Invisible Jukebox: Sussan Deyhim
The Iranian singer tries to identify tracks by Philip Glass, grateful Dead, Wayne Shorter, Loop Guru, Yma Sumac, Jah Wobble and more. Tested by Louise Gray

The Primer: Einsturzende Neubauten
The Berlin underground's most destructive characters are still cheerful after 20 ears of hammering at the barriers between noise and music. Biba Kopf sorts the essential releases from two decades of rubble