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49sbel.10 . April 1993 " f 2 25, $5 5 0 ISSN 0952-0686 f .

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4 SoundingOff

News, events, dates, ideas, letters and the Wiegu~deto what3 going down

8 Philip Glass

Louise Gray gets the Lowdownon the pop-art composer

10 Bruce's Fingers

Chris Blackford celebrates ten years on the outside for the ~ndependentlabel

12 feeinslhiryp

TWA contemplate music under the gun f , '

global village linkups with the Algerian paneur

16 The ModernMusiquarium

Mlchael Banks was there, taklng plctures

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18 Metal& Islam

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Kean Wong repom from South East As. on the war betw&n anceht faith and serious fun

22 Taboos&Rwtines

Mark Slnker looks at John Zorn, Genesis P Orrldge and art-shock in music down the ages

26 Jazz & The BBC

Stuart Nicholsonexamines an nstitutron's lamentable broadcasbng record

32 bnThey Shut The Rap Up?

Laura Connelly asks if America's Free Speech statutes are worlang for HipHop

37 Conrpetitionr

Wn an ElghtballJazz-Not-Jm CD, a Mystep Des V o ~ x h l g a ~ sCD, or a Jamlroqual T-shirt!"

38 CensorthlpInCm&sb&b

Stephen Graham tells of cultural suppression in EasternEurope before the fall of Communism

41 Subsvibel

And wn a pathbrealang rap LP1

42 Music GoesToCwrt

DavldToop recalls h~sdays as a defencewitness for ~ntolerablepop

44 ' Doneyron

Brian Morton listens to the Klezmer klarinettist

48 Great lost Reconlhgs

Ben Watson on Ennio Morricone l

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David Eimer discusses the latest video releases

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The records that matter by the writers that count

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