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Inside The Wire 335 | January 2012

January 2012 vs 2011 Rewind by Ben Weaver

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Mute Synth, Wist Rec, the Norient film festival and the British Music Collection, plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 50

Out There 90 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 96

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 97 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 51

Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Pete Swanson, Spielgusher, Mark Van Hoen, Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society and new archival discoveries from Daphne Oram. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 73 Daniel Lopatin on John Oswald’s Rubáiyát

Print Run 74 New music books: photographs from the New York vogue scene, record covers by Robert Crumb, histories of The Fugs and UK pirate radio, and Edwin Prévost on meta-music

On Screen 78 Films & DVDs: The New York Dolls and Cabaret Voltaire’s Johnny YesNo

On Site 79 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Pipilotti Rist at the Hayward Gallery

On Location 79 Festival and concert reviews: Cut And Splice, Colour Out Of Space, Negativwobblyland, Harold Budd + The Necks, and more

Collateral Damage 14 James Kirby argues for the controlled flow of free downloads to promote a better understanding of the artist’s work

Global Ear Brisbane 16 Daniel Spencer gatecrashes the house shows, pub gigs and bedroom blowouts of Queensland’s capital city

Cross Platform Claudia Molitor 18 Philip Clark meets the German born conceptual composer who treats scores as standalone artworks

Kouhei Matsunaga 20 Clive Bell meets the prolific DJ-turned-Noise artist who has worked with Merzbow, Autechre, Sensational and more

Gonjasufi 22 Dan Barrow enjoys a sun salutation and enters the wormhole with Warp’s conscious beatmaker

Invisible Jukebox Michael Chapman 24 The veteran folk guitarist and improvisor becomes a fully qualified survivor of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Spencer Clark | James Ferraro 28 The ex-Skaters talk about their separate Fourth World and Far Side Virtual second lives. By Daniel Spicer

2011 Rewind 30 The Wire’s essential review of the year’s best music, including the Top 50 Releases of the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and essays on 2011’s key developments, including Mark Fisher on the crackle of dissent (page 38), David Keenan on the sedition of song (page 40) and Philip Clark on the liberation of sounds (page 42), plus views from the office

Epiphanies 98 Adam Harper on the transformative potential of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise graphic score

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