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Inside The Wire 288 February 2008

Vladislav Delay photographed by Kai von Rabenau

Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8

Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net


Reviews Index 39 Soundcheck 40

Wooden Shjips 10 Warrior Queen 12

The San Francisco fuzz quartet conjure transcendent incantations from traditional tools. By Chris Sharp

The Joined-up World of The Wire 9

Plus Trip Or Squeek

How MC Annette Henry’s uncensored stream of Jamaican patois is enlivening the dubstep scene. By Lisa Blanning

Cath & Phil Tyler 14

Cross Platform

This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Autechre, Yoshi Wada, Alistair Galbraith and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats

Global Ear 16 Charts 38 Out There 78

The twining harmonies of this husband and wife duo recall the heyday of English pastoral folk song. By Nick Southgate

The Inner Sleeve 63 Print Run 64

Drew Daniel enjoys messy fiestas in Baltimore’s unlicensed avant music clubs

Damon & Naomi on Frank Sinatra and Sandy Denny

La Fura Dels Baus’s post-Industrial Wagner Ring cycle and Hideaki Takahashi’s ‘media opera’ update the medium for the digital age. Report by Biba Kopf Invisible Jukebox

What’s opera.doc? 18

New music books, including an insider’s view of Father Yod; Howard Mandel on Miles, Cecil and Ornette; LA punk in photographs, and more

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

Print & Digital Subscriptions 82 The Wire Tapper/ Back Issues 84 Epiphanies 90

Nick Sylvester on a turbulent relationship with the trumpet

George E Lewis 20 Hot Chip 24

On Screen 66 On Site 67

Throbbing Gristle’s video archive on DVD, and more

The Improv trombonist, AACM originator and computer music pioneer blows hot and cool over The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Brian Morton

Gallery and mixed media events, including The Recording Angel’s live soundtrack for The Saragossa Manuscript Manuscript, and Haswell & Hecker

The London quintet hatch a witty hybrid of urban electronic musics, taking in everything from minimal Techno to Puerto Rican reggaeton. Dave Stelfox enters their hit factory

On Location 68

Sightings 28

Concert and festival reviews, including the LMC Festival, Lou Reed & John Zorn Duo, GZA and more

The New York avant power trio explain to Marc Masters how their customary clouds of distortion and overdrive were parted by new producer Andrew WK

Vladislav Delay 32

Whether as Luomo, Uusitalo or Delay, Finnish electronica producer Sasu Ripatti has always avoided slipping into generic blueprints. By Philip Sherburne

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