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Inside The Wire 270 August 2006

Regulars

The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net. Plus Trip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Paul O’Reilly observes the reconstruction of Belfast’s contemporary music scene

Charts 42 Out There 84 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 88 Back Issues 90 Epiphanies 98 From Bob Marley’s Exodus to Chicks On Speed’s electro pulse, Vivien Goldman is radicalised by the beat of a drum

Features

Philip Samartzis 10 Andy Hamilton meets the electronic spatializer who has become a figurehead for Australian New Music

Leopard Leg 12 How this Brighton based female shamanic free rock collective went wild in the country. By Mia Clarke

John Wiese 14 The prolific Californian noise generator is on a mission to find the frequencies that will blow your mind. By Bruce Russell

Cross Platform Brian Eno 18 The Ambient maestro introduces his latest venture into generative video: a painting cycle that would take hundreds of lifetimes to watch. By Louise Gray

Invisible Jukebox Biosphere 20 Norway’s Techno veteran bleeps his way through tracks by Derrick May, Aphex Twin, Mari Boine and more. Tested by Anne Hilde Neset

Die Trip Computer Die 24 Guerrilla sampling duo Lepke B and Xentos ‘Fray’ Bentos have been electrocuting the UK post-punk underground since the late 70s. By David Stubbs

Akio Suzuki & John Butcher 26 On a recent odyssey round the resonant spaces and sacred stones of Orkney, the Japanese sound artist and the UK improvisor were affected by the spirit of place. Biba Kopf kept the tour diary

Dabrye 30 Michigan producer Tadd Mullinix’s spectral, shapeshifting take on hiphop has made him new friends, including Beans, MF Doom and Vast Aire. By Peter Shapiro

Smegma 34 Three decades of free rock mayhem hasn’t dimmed the enthusiasm of the LA freakout troupe who have worked with Wild Man Fischer, Richard Meltzer, Merzbow and Wolf Eyes. By David Keenan

Oblivia of Smegma photographed by Anna Schori

Reviews

Index 43 Soundcheck 44 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl reviewed, including Dubstep Allstars Volume 4, Anne Briggs & Shirley Collins, Evan Parker 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 69 Luke Fowler on RD Laing Print Run 70 New music books, including biographies of Horace Tapscott and Lou Harrison On Screen 72 New music DVDs and films, including Irèène Schweizer and Detroit Techno On Site 73 Installations and gallery events, including Sunn O))) and Nam June Paik On Location 74 Concert and festival reviews, including Sóónar 2006, Venn Festival, Nattjazz and John Zorn’s Derek Bailey tribute