Ghost’s Masaki Batoh photographed in Tokyo by Jun Takagi
Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 10 Top tittle tattle from The Wire news ticker
Global Ear 18 In Phnom Penh, David Crosbie witnesses Cambodian artists rediscovering their roots
Charts 52 Out There 100 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces and more. Plus Savage Pencil
Subscribe 106 Back Issues 108 Epiphanies 114 Samantha Brown learns how not to lie from an Elizabeth Cotten song
Reviews Index 53 Soundcheck 54 This month’s record reviews
Print Run 80 New music books digested
Cross Platform 82 Sound sculptor Bill Fontana; plus multimedia reviews and Kim Gordon’s Inner Sleeve
On Location 88 Live reviews including Brian Wilson’s SMiLE; Glasgow Subcurrent; the Philadelphia return of bassist Henry Grimes; Nobukazu Takemura in London
Jack Rose 26 Drone group Pelt’s self-styled Dr Ragtime revitalises US free folk with his kaleidoscopic picking. By David Keenan
Rammellzee 30 The artist, rapper, graf Writer and Gothic Futurist warrior talks up his war of words. By Greg Tate
Ghost 38 The Tokyo psychedelic speedfreak scene’s most otherworldly group tell Edwin Pouncey spooky stories
Invisible Jukebox 20 Luc Ferrari The electronics pioneer gets cut-up over tracks by Gastr Del Sol, Kagel, Ashley and more. Tested by Dan Warburton
The Primer 46 Cecil Taylor Brian Morton celebrates the free jazz pianist’s 75th birthday with a guide through his tumultuous back catalogue
Bites CocoRosie 12 Dean Roberts 14 Pelican 16
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