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your monthly exploration of new music

10 Bites

Bob Cobbing Duplicator mutilator Mike Cooper Pacific statesman Pinkie Maclure Remembrancesongs Blectum From Blechdom Messy Jesses

18 Phoenecia

Throwing 'Intelligent Dance Music' on the funeral pyre, Miami duo Phoenecia rise from its ashes by injecting its carcass with the lifeblood of the city's favourite homegrown dance muslc - Bass. By Peter Shaplro

22 Simon H Fell

The English composer, jazz bassist and proprietorof the Bruce's Fingers label throws improvison and orchestral players into his free flowing collageworks, testing the limits of their skill. By Julian Cowley

26 Merzbow

MasamiAlota's astonishing slew of noise has peakedwith the 50 CD P'krzLm.Edwin Pouncey charts 20 years of non-conformityencompassing Surrealii, Grindcore and bondage art David Keenanpicks Merz essentials

34 The Primer: Art Ensemble Of Chicago

An ancient-to-future gu~deto the Great Black Music, as shaped by the collective of Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye and more. By Art Lange

40 Invisible Jukebox:Steven Severin

On severance from Siouxsie And The Banshees, the non-mus~cianattempts to dazzle with his responses to tracks by The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, Toru Takemitsu, Swans and more. Tested by Biba Kopf reviews

44 Soundcheck August's selected albums and singles, including new releasesfrom Fred Anderson, Peter Brotzmann, Captain Beefheart, Uri Caine Ensemble, James Carter, Chr~stopheCharles, Nels Cline, Taylor Deupree, Whit Dickey, Marcel Duchamp, Burnt Friedman, Noah Howard, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Kid 606, Bill Laswell, Microstor~a,M~meo,Butch Morris, Joe Morris & Mat Maneri, Movietone, T~szijiMuiioz, Hermann Nitsch, Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch, Charlemagne Palestine, Panacea, William Parker, Plaid, Sam Rlvers, Shams, Shell, David SWare and more 66 Print Run New music books: An appreciation of Four American Minimalists; a cultural study of pop institutions;a Rough Guide to reggae records; a Nick Tosches Reader, an anatomy of Outsider music; and everything you need to know about Sniffin'Glue 22 Multimedia Biba Kopf discovers Die Todliche Doris's final resting place on a Website 24 On Location Going Iwe: Leo's Unsung Music Festival; a 24 hour Mimeo marathon in France;electronics everywhere at Sonar 2000; Driftlngwith Labradford in Manchester; Ornette's global harmolodicsat Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival; George Antheil's Ballet M&banique in San Francisco

4 Editor's Idea 6 Letters 14 Bitstream News from music's outer limits 16 Global Ear Techno takes over at Detroit's DEMF event 65 Charts 10 Label Directory 80 Out There August's selected festivals, happenings, live events, clubs and radio 88 Back I s s ue s 89 Subscribe and get FREE CDs or FREE magazines! 90 Epiphanies Ed Baxter is transfixed by the waxlng and waning of psychedel~cfolkies The Incredible String Band

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