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----- -- - your monthly exploration of new music

10 Bites

Arovane Scrap merchant Erik M Turntable war vet Hamza El Din Flood refugee Tisziji MuAoz Galactic gu~tarist

18 Pole

Berlin based Stefan Betke stumbled on his trademark crackling electronica almost by accident As his -scape label gears up to suggest new electronic orientations for dub, Rob Young hears his plans for the future

24 Harry Smith

As compiler of the 1952 Anthology OfAmerican Folk Music, the reputationof this high priest of underground music, film and anthropology is assured. In our two-headed tribute, Philip Smith traces the occult threads through Smith's life and work, while Peter Shapiro explains why 'primitive music' refuses to die

32 People Under The Stairs

Freshoutta Los Angeles, the duo of Thes One and Double K are amassingvinyl stock as part of their campaign to turn Old School rap into True School HipHop.By Mosi Reeves

34 The Primer: Beyond The Velvets

A user's guide to the solo recordings of Lou Reed,John Cale, Nico and Moe Tucker, after the breakupof the most iconoclastic art rock group in history. By Biba Kopf

42 Invisible Jukebox:Yo La Tengo

The Hoboken hobos turn themselves inside out trying to identify tracks by David SWare, Lou Reed, Half Japanese, Television Personalities, Moondog, Sonny Sharrock and more. Tested by David Keenan reviews

46 Soundcheck June's selected albums and singles, including new releases from Ornette Coleman, Holger Gukay, Kevin Drumm, Luc Ferrari, Daniel Figga, Gas, Evelyn Glennie, Lee Hazlewood, Andrew Hill, Philip Jeck, Jurassic 5, Nusrat FatehAli Khan, Gary Lucas, Paul Lytton & Ken Vandermark lngram Manhall, Gordon Mumma, Jeff Noon &David Toop, Oval, Eddie Prevost, Keith RoweIGunter MulleriTaku Sugimoto, RoyalTrux, Ray Russell, Raymond Scott, Slum Village, Sonic Youth, Tarwater, DavidThomas, John Tilbury & Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Neil Young and more 68 Print Run New music books:A bloodclat new biographyof Lee 'Scratch' P e w academia hacks into rock 'n' roll and dance cutture; a bright life of Rahsaan Roland K~rk 22 Multimedia Clive Bell installs himself at the HaywardGallery's Sonic Boom sound art expo 24 On LocationGoing live: Evan Parker's Free RadiCCAlsin Glasgow; Jim O'Rourke and Loren MazzaCane Connors rise above the din in London; Blood & Fire's dub tribe ~nvadeSan Francisco; plus in Chicago, the AACM celebrate 35 years of freedom, and the newjazz fills up the Empty Bottle

4 Editor's Idea 6 Letters 14 Bitstream News from music's outer limits 16 Global Ear Alex Kan watches glasnost sweeplng St Petersburg at Russia's biggest ever New Music fest 61 Charts 10 Label Directory 80 Out There June's selected festivals, happenings, live events, clubs and rad~o 88 Back Issues 89 Subscribe and get FREE CDs or FREE magazines! 90 Epiphanies Steve Roden taps into the resonant world of Harry Bertoia

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