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Inside The Wire 281 July 2007


The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net. Plus Trip Or Squeek Global Ear 14 Mat Schulz finds music avoiding security clampdowns in Minsk, Belarus Charts 38 Out There 76 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 80 Back Issues 82 Epiphanies 90 Sukhdev Sandhu says hurrah! for 80s zine Are You Scared To Get Happy


Skull Disco 10 Dave Stelfox tunes into the supple dubstep riddims of Shackleton and Appleblim

Daniel AIU Higgs 12 The ex-Lungfish man embroiders his shamanistic drones with folk, blues and Norse legends. By Lisa Blanning

Cross Platform Mathieu Briand 16 The inclusive ethos of 90s rave informs the public access installations of this French artist. By Louise Gray

Invisible Jukebox Peter Rehberg 18 Mego founder Pita gets his pixels in a twist over The Wire’s brutal mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Keijo 22 The veteran Finnish artesan retrieves inspiration for his holistic improvisations from a Borgesian parallel universe. By Mat Wuehtrich

Robin Williamson 24 A rare interview with the onetime Incredible String Band member, keeping the fluid Celtic tradition alive with a visionary series for the ECM label. By Brian Morton

Throbbing Gristle 30 The four “wreckers of civilisation” return with their first new material since breaking up in 1981. David Stubbs finds out how their uncompromising stance has matured

Throbbing Gristle photographed by Leon Chew


Index 39 Soundcheck 40 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Kemialliset Ystääväät, Death Ambient, Andrew Hill and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 63 Carl Michael Von Hausswolff on Edgar Broughton Band Print Run 64 New music books, including Faking It, Marooned and a Lennie Tristano biography On Screen 66 New music DVDs and film, including live soundtracks for Guy Maddin and Hääxan, and Otomo Yoshihide on DVD On Site 67 Gallery and mixed media events, including electric storms in London and a Brian Wilson expo in St Ives On Location 68 Concert and festival reviews, including Music Lovers’ Field Companion, Dissonanze, Venn Festival, Tate Modern’s Long Weekend and more

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