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12 Bites

Vladislav Delay Against the grain Tara JaneONeil Lou~svilledreaming Haco Radical ridicule Kimmo Pohjonen Squeezebox sensation

18 Rashied Ali

The New York drummer launched into interstellar space with John Coltrane and lived to tell the tale. Now, a later generation of avant rockers are paying tribute to Ali's talent for survival. By Howard Mandel

24 Ruined Pianos

Led by Australian Ross Bolleter, a secret society of scavenging pianists IS engaged in a project to draw new life from the corpses of rotting and abandoned instruments.By Ed Baxter

26 Wire

Colln Newman, Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewisand Robert Grey are springing back for some highprofile live dates, and their wall of noise sounds fresher than ever. lan Penmancelebratestheir 23 year art attack

34 Richard HKirk

Since dissolving Cabaret Voltaire in the mid-90s this committed Industrial veteran has stuck it out in Sheffield, using electronica to crack authoritariancodes. By Ken Hollings

40 Invisible Jukebox: Bill Laswell

The New York studio impresario trles to identify 'material' by Herb~eHancock Funkadelic, Mati Klarwein, William S Burroughs, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane and more. Tested by Peter Shapiro lashied Ali page 18 //[l,


44 Soundcheck March's selected albums and singles, including new releases from Robert Ashley, Asian Dub Foundation, Derek Bailey & Susie Ibarra, Broadcast,Tim Buckley, Mira Calix, Clicks + Cuts,Coil, Loren MazzaCane Connon, Eardrum, Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players,Tom Johnson, Laika, Jodle Leandre, Alvin Lucier, Erik M, The "

MC5, Moondog, Mark Mothersbaugh,Conlon Nancarrow,The Necks, New York Art Quartet, Will Oldham, Pan American, Bemard Parmegiani, The Residents, Alexander Von Schlippenbach& Tony Oxley, Soft Machine, SunRa, Tied &Tickled Trio, Volcano The Bear, Jah Wobble, Susumu Yokota, OtomoYoshih~deand more 10 Print Run New music books: David Toop's RapAttack #3; Rapd EyeMovementrevisited; plus a century of jazz on record and a bluffer's guide to Japanese pop culture 12 Multimedia Sounding out sonic art expos in Oxford, Cambridgeand London 14 On Location Going live: a feast of electronics in New York featuring Morton Subotnick, Tony Conrad and Pauline Oliveros; La Monte Young and friends celebrate Richard Maxheldand Terry Jenningsdowntown; Magma, Ryoji lkeda and :zoviet*france:on London'sSouth Bank; John Zorn's Masada at the Barbican

I S Editor's Idea 6 Letters 10 Global Ear Edwin Pounceyspends the millenniumon Easter Island 14 Bitstream News from music's outer limits 61 Charts 68 Label Directory 80 Out There March's selected festivals, happenings, live events, clubs and radio 88 Back Issues 89 Subscribeand get FREE CDs or FREE magazines! 90 Epiphanies How Cheap Trick ruined Terre Thaemlitz's life

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