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Wolf Eyes photographed in Ypsilanti, Michigan by Doug Coombe

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

Global Ear 18 Eric Smillie hears how Slovakia’s capital Bratislava became the European Detroit

Charts 46 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 Matthew Collin witnesses B92 Radio’s roar of resistance to Slobodan Milosevic in mid-90s Belgrade

Reviews Index 47 Soundcheck 48 This month’s records reviewed

Print Run 72 New music books digested

Cross Platform 74 Music and New Media, including Blevin Blectum and Dan Graham’s Inner Sleeve

On Location 80 Live reviews including The Wire’s Adventures In Modern Music festival at Chicago’s Empty Bottle, Amsterdam’s Night Of The Unexpected and more

John Butcher 12 David Keenan discusses the life of small sounds with the London sax improvisor

Paolo Angeli 14 The Sardinian prepared-guitar virtuoso roots his mongrel experiments in tradition. By Brian Morton

Thomas Ankersmit 16 Rahma Khazam maps the Berlin based Dutch saxophonist’s route from electronic abuse to sound art

Invisible Jukebox 20 Simon McBurney Complicité’s theatre visionary on Tom Waits, Georgian choirs, Japanese shamisen and more. Tested by Clive Bell

Matthew Bower 24 David Keenan finds the sting in the tail of the blissful soundworlds of the Skullflower/Sunroof!/Hototogisu guitarist

Albert Ayler 28 Trombonist Roswell Rudd recalls his New York encounters with the man in the green leather suit. By Val Wilmer

Alvin Curran 32 How the composer and MEV improvisor squares his egalitarian dreams with musical megalomania. By Phil England

Wolf Eyes 38 The noise-crazed feral trio hotwire Metal, hardcore and electronics to jumpstart the US underground. By Alan Licht

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