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B o a r d s O f Canada p h o t o g r a p h e d b y L e o n Chew

Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 10 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net

Global Ear 18 Winston Clark hears rumblings of dissent drummed up in the Belarussian capital of Minsk

Charts 48 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more; plus Trip Or Squeek

Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 How listening to Borbetomagus as a teenager toned up Phil Freeman’s critical muscle

Reviews Index 49 Soundcheck 50 This month’s records reviewed

Print Run 74 New music books digested

Cross Platform 76 Music and New Media, including Paul De Marinis’s sonic sculptures, Xenakis and Father Yod on DVD, plus Cameron Jamie’s Inner Sleeve

On Location 80 Live reviews including Green Man and Øya Festivals, The Stooges and Sabu Toyozumi in the UK, Night Of The Unexpected in the Netherlands

Jarboe 12 The prolific ex-Swans singer tells Marc Masters about The Men Album in her life

Alexander Tucker 14 The UK guitarist and comic book artist clears up some foggy notions about his dark avant folk. By Nick Southgate

Birchville Cat Motel 16 New Zealand feedback guitarist Campbell Neale discusses his Metal project Black Boned Angel. By Bruce Russell

Invisible Jukebox 20 Warren Ellis The Dirty Three violinist tussles with tracks by Nick Cave, John Coltrane, Lajko Felix and more. Tested by Louise Gray

Eliane Radigue 26 The Parisian electronic composer discovers an appetite for collaboration with The Lappetites. By Dan Warburton

New London silence 32 Clive Bell remaps the city with third generation improvisors Mark Wastell, Phil Durrant, Rhodri and Angharad Davies

Boards Of Canada 40 In a rare interview on home turf, the Scottish gnarly electronica duo share campfire stories with Rob Young

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