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Inside The Wire 278 April 2007

Regulars

The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip withThe Wire’s news net. PlusTrip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Martin Longley fi nds art galleries cultivating an indigenous electronic scene in Sãão Paulo, Brazil

Charts 44 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 A booty of pirated mixtapes opens a window on the world of dancehall and bashment reggae for Dave Stelfox

Terry Riley photographed by Winni Wintermeyer

Features

Aufgehoben 10 The English free rock unit disclose the studio processes behind their improvised sonic barrage. By Joseph Stannard

Islaja 12 The songs of Finnish multi-instrumentalist Merja Kokkonen are imbued with spiritual longing. By Derek Walmsley

Michio Kurihara 14 Alan Cummings talks to the Tokyo psychedelic underground’s most in-demand guitarist about his fi rst solo album

Cross Platform Hal Rammel 18 The American instrument builder’s inventions refl ect his deep interest in comic utopias and surrealism. By Jon Dale

Invisible Jukebox The Dead C 20 The New Zealand noise rock trio identify tracks by AMM, The Fall, This Heat, Sun City Girls and more. Tested by Nick Cain

Maja Ratkje 24 The Norwegian singer moves freely between noise, electronics and Improv with her solo projects and as a member of SPUNK and Fe-Mail. By Keith Moliné é

Eyeless In Gaza 30 With his Industrial pop/folk duo and projects with Mick Harris, Max Eastley and Lol Coxhill, Martyn Bates has ploughed a deep, dark furrow through English roots music. By Rob Young

Terry Riley 36 The pioneer of 1960s American minimalism reveals the range of his interests, from his Irish and Italian roots to Indian ragas and space music for NASA. By Richard Henderson

Reviews

Index 45 Soundcheck 46 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Throbbing Gristle, Boredoms, Laub and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 71 The Quay Brothers on 1950s Romanian singer Maria Tanase’s IV Print Run 72 New music books, including studies of dub, hiphop and Lee Konitz On Screen 74 New music DVDs and film, including Fuckhead, Einstüürzende Neubauten and the Adelaide Film Festival On Site 75 Gallery and mixed media events, including New Humans with Vito Acconci and [Silence] in New York On Location 76 Concert and festival reviews, including Sotto Voce and The Flower-Corsano Duo in London, plus Olga Neuwirth’s opera Lost Highway in New YorkHighway in New YorkHighway

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