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M F Doom ph ot ograph ed by Jo Ann Toy

Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire's news net

Global Ear 18 Avi Pitchon investigates the ambiguities of Berlin 's nee-Industrial scene

Charts 50 Out There 94 The pick of the month 's festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more; plus Trip Or Squeek

Subscribe 98 Back Issues 100 Epiphanies 106 Teenage runaway Michael Gira loses his psychedelic lunch at a Belgian rock festival

Reviews Index 51 Soundcheck 52 This month's records reviewed

Print Run 76 New music books digested

Cross Platform 78 Music and New Media, including Hugh Metcalfe and David Shrigley's Inner Sleeve

On Location 84 Live reviews including Noise Against Fascism in Washington DC; Julian Cope, Steve Reich, Kenny Wheeler and The Sound Of Heaven And Earth in London

M Ward 12 An ne Hilde Neset tunes into the utopian radio transmissions of the Portland , Oregon crooner

Colin Potter 14 The UK underground producer blurs the lines between soundscaping and field recording. By Rob Young

Wally Shoup 16 The free sax veteran ignites a coast to coast conflagration with Chris Corsano and Thurston Moore. By David Keenan

Invisible Jukebox 20 Ken Vandermark The Chicago reedsman tussles with tracks by Evan Parker, Parliament, The Thing and more. Tested by Mike Barnes

Bill Fay 26 Rob Young talks to the creator of two recovered 70s masterpieces of British apocalyptic singer-songwriter music

Hijokaidan 32 Jojo Hiroshige's Osaka noise unit celebrate 25 years of bucking Tokyo's cultural dominance. By Alan Cummings

James Tenney 38 American electronics pioneer triumphantly reconciles experimentalism with timeless composition. By Phi lip Clark

MFDoom 44 Who is that masked man? Hua Hsu investigates the many personae of one of HipHop's most mysterious figures

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