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Inside The Wire 346 | December 2012

Scott Walker by Jake Walters

The Masthead 4

Reviews Index 57

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Alisdair McGregor & Howard Jacques’s radical radio dramas; 1000 year old audio in Pictures Of Sound; new growths from London’s Slowfoot label; and Fontanelle’s reanimation of 70s fusion

Charts 56

Out There 96 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 104

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 105 Free downloads and CDs

Soundcheck 58 This month’s selected vinyl, CDs and downloads, including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jeff Keen and Scott Walker. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 79 Starkey on Spiritualized’s Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Print Run 80 New music books: the musical world according to David Byrne; Ted Gioia’s guide to jazz standards; Daniela Cascella on listening and memory; and a collection of Improv interviews

On Screen 83 Films & DVDs: Alan Lomax’s Ballads, Blues And Bluegrass, and The Passion Of Joan Of Arc soundtracked by Loren Connors

On Site 84 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Jack Kerouac and Amiri Baraka in London; Doug Aitken & Terry Riley in Arles

On Location 85 Festival and concert reviews: Voices And Echoes, Semibreve, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, L’Audible, Vatican Shadow, Pete Swanson and more

Global Ear Mexico City 18 Gabriel Stargardter hears cumbia sound systems pumping rebel music into the capital’s toughest district

Invisible Jukebox Pinch 20 The Bristolian dubstep producer and Tectonic boss has his chest rattled by The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Joe Muggs

Cross Platform Jonas Mekas 26 The film maker’s 60 year career runs parallel to the history of New York’s art and music avant garde. By Nick Cain

David S Ware 30 The freeform sounds and spiritual journey of the late saxophonist, as remembered by his colleagues William Parker and Steven Joerg

Peter Brötzmann redux 32 In a follow-up to the November issue’s cover story, David Keenan presents further words of wisdom from his extensive interview with the German improvisor

Wyrd sounds from the West Country 38 Matthew Ingram visits Hacker Farm HQ and meets a motley crew of electronic musicians and culture jackers including Farmer Glitch, Kek-W, IX Tab and Kemper Norton

Scott Walker 48 In a rare interview, the singer and composer talks Mike Barnes through his ambitious, brutal and absurdist new album, Bish Bosch

Epiphanies 106 Laina Dawes salutes the heavy music that shaped her identity while growing up as a black female rock fan