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Inside The Wire 287 January 2008

The Wire covers of 2007, squared-off, bisected and rotated

Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8

Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net


With his new Film project, the Viennese Radian founder is reinventing the guitar for the digital age. By David Stubbs

Reviews Index 51 Soundcheck 52

Stefan Németh 10 nsi. 12

The Joined-up World of The Wire 9

Plus Trip Or Squeek

Tobias Freund & Max Loderbauer’s Non Standard Institute is open for new electronica business. By Philip Sherburne Cross Platform

Global Ear 14 Charts 50 Out There 94

Maria Bakkalapulo hears ancient ‘rock music’ in the caves of Pacitan, Indonesia

Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard 16

Invisible Jukebox

This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Planet Mu’s tenth anniversary compilations, Philip Jeck & Alter Ego playing Gavin Bryars, John Clyde-Evans, Dissolving Orchestra and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats

Louise Gray hears about the duo’s forensic re-enactments of significant rock gigs and scientific Victorian entertainments

The Inner Sleeve 77

Dave Tomkins on The Gettovetts

Print Run 78

Keith Rowe 18

The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more

The former AMM improvising guitarist gets to grips with The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Dan Warburton

New music books, including biographies of John Coltrane and Roky Erickson, and illustrated histories of New York No Wave, sound art and Riot Grrrl

Print & Digital Subscriptions 98 The Wire Tapper/ Back Issues 100 Epiphanies 106

A Crass single opens up a new world for Napalm Death/Scorn’s Nicholas Bullen

Steve Jansen 22 Six Organs Of Admittance 24

On Screen 81 On Site 82

The Ex, Pierre Henry and Tom Verlaine & Jimmy Rip on DVD

The ex-Japan drummer and David Sylvian collaborator talks about the global networking that fed into his solo album Slope. By Rob Young

Gallery and mixed media events, including the PERFORMA 07 biennial in New York, From Spark To Pixel in Berlin and more

Keith Moliné hears about the latest apocalyptic folk-blues and drone rock epic from Comets On Fire/Badgerlore/Current 93 member Ben Chasny

On Location 84

Once upon a time in Sweden 28 2007 Rewind 34

Concert and festival reviews, including Thrill Jockey’s 15th Anniversary festival in London, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Keiji Haino on gamelan and more

The enlightened Sweden of the late 60s produced the free rock and psychedelic folk of Pärson Sound, International Harvester and Träd, Gräs Och Stenar. By Jim Weir

The Wire’s review of the year’s best music, including Top 50 Records of the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and surveys of the state of sonic art in 2007

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