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12 Bites

FX Randomiz Cologne compuserver .AtmaD Carpathian tree-huggers .Ald Onda Tokyo tricknologist Los Zafiros Cuba's rum coves

18 Ectomorph

Detroit electro-fetishist Brendan M Gillen thinks there's not enough sex in electronic music. So his Ectomorph trio plunders the Booty sound of Detroit Bass to get back to the raw. By Simon Reynolds

22 Joe Gallivan

The veteran, nomadic drummer and electronics pioneer has literally been in the wars, from rumbles with the Ku Klux Klan to freedom fighting with Larry Young, Gil Evans and Powerfield. By Edwin Pouncey

26 Invisible Jukebox: John Paul Jones

The former Led Zeppelin bassist and multi-disciplined composer gets dazed and confused by our mystery record box, including tracks by The Butthole Surfers, TRex, Berio, Blue Cheer and more. Tested by Mike Barnes

30 Undercurrents #9: Automating the Beat

A series of articles uncovering the hidden wiring of 20th century music. This month, Peter Shapiro tracks the mechanisation of rhythm, from New Orleans military tattoos through disco to the beatbox

34 .Augustus Pablo

The career of the late dub explorer and melodica virtuoso spanned the evolution of Jamaican music from rock steady to dancehall. David Katz recalls the life and music of an original·rocker

40 Gang Starr

The ten-year HipHop reign of DJ Premier and Guru has seen their dextrous cut- ups and content enriched raps become a touchstone for producers worldwide. By Sasha Frere-Jones

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46 Soundcheck September's selected albums and singles, including new releases from Aphrodite, Luciano Berio, Peter Brbtzmann, Gavin Bryars, Luc Ferrari, David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson, High Rise, Lee Konitz/Steve Swallow/Paul Motian, Mouse On Mars, ~-Ziq , Non, lggy Pop, Terry Riley, Royal Trux, Archie Shepp, Alan Silva &William Parker, Skip Spence, DJ Vadim and more 68 Print Run New music books: The Baschet Brothers' sonic sculptures; exotic music in the academy;jazz in Germany; plus RU Sirius, Sadie Plant and Theodor Adorno come down off the shelf 72 Multimedia Talking soundtracks at Melbourne's Cinesonic symposium 74 On Location Going live: The world comes to WOMAD; free jazz out and about in Vancouver; mashin' up the music with the Hub and Ambitronix; The Residents' Wo~mwood; Hamza El Din; plus a countertenor/Tibetan monk soundclash

5 Editor's Idea 6 Letters 10 Global Ear New Nordic jazz heats up Kongsberg 16 Bitstream. News from music's outer limits 65 Charts 66 Label Directory 80 Out There September's selected festivals, happenings, live events, clubs and radio 88 Back Issues 89 Subscribe and get FREE COs or FREE magsl 90 Epiphanies Alan Lichtjumps to Eddie Van Halen

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