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Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 10 Top tittle tattle from The Wire news ticker

Global Ear 18 Rob Young goes underground, literally, in Istanbul

Charts 48 Out There 94 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces and more; plus Trip Or Squeek

Subscribe 98 Back Issues 100 Epiphanies 106 Neil Cooper waxes philosophical about 1980s Liverpool new wave club Plato’s Ballroom

Reviews Index 49 Soundcheck 50 This month’s records reviewed

Print Run 74 New music books digested

Cross Platform 78 Mark Leckey’s arthouse SoundSystems; operas, print and DVDs reviewed; plus David Toop’s Inner Sleeve

On Location 84 Live reviews including Throbbing Gristle in London; Lydia Lunch in Birmingham; Glasgow’s Triptych Festival; Festival International de Musique Actuelle De Victoriaville; Amplify, Cologne

Devendra Banhart 26 Weird tales from the folk prodigy’s Venezuelan past and the new San Francisco boho scene. By Mark Masters

Ellen Fullman 30 Memphis’s Long String Instrument inventor adds electronics to her bow on a new song album. By Julian Cowley

Damo Suzuki 34 Taking a break from his global Never Ending Tour, the ex-Can singer explains instant composition to Mike Barnes

Alvin Lucier 40 Sitting in a room on the eve of his UK tour, the Connecticut composer talks to Christoph Cox about a life in feedback

Invisible Jukebox 20 Sunn O))) Stephen O’Malley tries to identify music by Abruptum, Albert Ayler, Earth, Swans and more. Tested by Edwin Pouncey

Bites Bark Psychosis 12 Dengue Fever 14 Steve Lehman 16

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