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Inside The Wire 272 October 2006

David Thomas of Pere Ubu photographed by Chris Buck


The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net. Plus Trip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Fred De Vries reports from Pretoria on Afrikaners against racism Charts 46 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 Mike Barnes succumbs to the siren call of Le Mystèère Des Voix Bulgares


COH 10 Russian Raster-Noton artist Ivan Pavlov talks emotional electronics with Chris Sharp

Little Annie 12 The New York singer tells Phil England about her latest transmogrification from punk priestess to cabaret chanteuse

James Blackshaw 14 Sam Davies drifts on the young London fingerpicking guitarist’s cloud of unknowing

Cross Platform Jayne Parker 18 Artist Jayne Parker’s extraordinary films explore the physicality of musicianship. By Julian Cowley

Invisible Jukebox Chris Corsano 20 The prolific free drummer taps into tracks by Sonny Murray, Lightning Bolt, Joe McPhee and more. Tested by Edwin Pouncey

Rafael Toral 26 The Portuguese composer has jettisoned his electric guitar on the first stage of an ambitious, long-haul electronic Space Program. Dan Warburton visits mission control

Once Upon a Time in Melbourne 32 Jon Dale investigates the meta-musical enclave of the Australian city’s late 70s post-punk scene, including Essendon Airport, Laughing Hands and Warren Burt

Pere Ubu 38 After 14 albums and several line-up changes, David Thomas’s group continue to map out America’s ghost towns and lost highways. By Phil Freeman


Index 47 Soundcheck 48 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Maja Ratkje, Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza 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 73 Linder on Kew. Rhone. Print Run 74 New music books, including Steve Lacy in conversation, a Cardew reader, Brandon LaBelle on sound art and more On Screen 76 New music DVDs, including Harry Partch and Helmut Lachenmann On Site 77 Installations and gallery events, including Resonance FM’s radiophonic art gallery On Location 78 Concert and festival reviews, including Supersonic Festival, Grizzly Bear, Laibach Kunst and Wolf Eyes

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