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Inside The Wire 271 September 2006


The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net. Plus Trip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Sharif Sehnaoui overhears the destruction of Beirut’s soundworld

Charts 50 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 Michael Bracewell recalls a night of heady pleasures in the company of Lindsay Kemp


Excepter 10 Marc Masters talks contrarian circuits with the style-mashing New York Techno/rock quartet

Jason Lescalleet 12 This New England Improv sound manipulator’s compositions capture the sound of decay. By Jon Dale

Digital Mystikz 14 Chris Sharp blags some rare facetime with DMZ’s Mala and Coki, South London’s dubstep dreamers

Cross Platform Ira Cohen 18 Underground film maker, poet, photographer and multimedia shaman Ira Cohen has finally released his 1968 masterpiece on DVD. By Edwin Pouncey

Invisible Jukebox Genesis Breyer P-Orridge 20 The pioneer of Industrial music, performance and now pandrogyny works her way through tracks by Mark Perry, Patti Smith, Charles Manson and more. Tested by Alan Licht

Charalambides 26 Nick Cain traces the 15 year development of Christina and Tom Carter’s stream of cathartic song and crepuscular suburban blues

Merce Cunningham 30 Since his groundbreaking choreography with John Cage, Merce Cunningham’s long career has always married New Music with motion. By Ken Hollings

Kool Keith 36 Hiphop’s premier streetwise satirist and scatologist, Dr Octagon, is back – just one of the former Ultramagnetic MC’s raft of comeback projects in 2006. By Peter Shapiro

Kool Keith photographed by Daniëëlle Van Ark


Index 51 Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Rafael Toral, Yellow Swans & Grey Daturas, David Rosenboom 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 75 The Handsome Family on Harry Smith Print Run 76 New music books, including a monograph on Linder Sterling, a history of Impulse, Sun Ra’s writings and more On Screen 78 New music DVDs, including Die Töödliche Doris and The Atrocity Exhibition On Site 79 Installations and gallery events, with Berlin’s Sonambiente and more On Location 80 Concert and festival reviews, including Campfire Sounds 2006, Futuresonic, Tom Verlaine, Planningtorock, The Dirty Three and Carla Bozulich

The Primer AMM 42 A user’s guide to the recordings of a British free music institution, including solo projects by Eddie Préévost, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury and more. By Philip Clark

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