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Inside The Wire 347 | January 2013

2012 Rewind by Ben Weaver

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 10 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 12 Broadcast’s James Cargill on soundtracking Berberian Sound Studio; Ilan Volkov on conducting John Zorn; Ruff Sqwad’s Grime encrusted white labels; the return of ICP Orchestra; plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 60

Out There 98 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 104

Reviews Index 61

Soundcheck 62 This month’s selected vinyl, CDs and downloads, including Alasdair Roberts & Friends, DJ Spinn and Folke Rabe. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 83 Alasdair Roberts on Pan-Ra’s Music From Atlantis

Print Run 84 New music books: a cultural biography of reggae legend Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee; Joe Morris’s handbook for improvising musicians; a new anthology of verbal notation

On Screen 87 Films & DVDs: W+B Hein’s structuralist films; the story of Rodriguez in Searching For Sugar Man

On Site 88 Exhibitions, installations, etc: People Like Us in Bristol; Mark Peter Wright in London

On Location 89 Festival and concert reviews: Supersonic, Tusk, Death Grips plus Lee Gamble + Hieroglyphic Being

Global Ear Christchurch 20 In the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, the New Zealand city’s experimental musicians are rebuilding the local soundscape. By Jo Burzynska

Invisible Jukebox Bryan Ferry 22 The Roxy Music crooner does the Strand with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Michael Bracewell

Cross Platform Madge Gill 28 The complex legacy of the East London artist and medium is inspiring new work by David Tibet and others. By Frances Morgan

2012 Rewind 30 The Wire’s crucial review of the last 12 months in underground sound and music, including the releases of the year, opinions and reflections from a host of musicians and critics, and analyses of 2012’s most significant audio culture trends

Epiphanies 106 Charles Hayward on how the Brussels Expo, alarm clocks and The Ipcress File introduced his young self to an interzone of sound