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Regulars Bitstream/ Death Row 12 Notes from the underground/ Derek Bailey's last requests

Global Ear 14 In Bloomington , Indiana, John Fenn find s a flourishing climate for pan-global music

Epiphanies 130 Ri chard Cook on the endless revelations afforded to the hardcore record collector

Editor's Idea 6 Letters 8 Charts 56 Out There 11 0 Directory 118 Plus Label Lore and Savage Penci l

Back Issues 120 Subscribe 122

Reviews Index 57 Soundcheck 58 Avant Rock 80 Critical Beats 81 Dub 82 Electronica 83 Global 84 HipHop 85 Jazz & lmprov 86 Outer Limits 87 Print Run 88 Cross Platform 92 On Location 98

The Wire Tapper 9 4 Your blow-by-blow guide to the fr ee 31 track double CD stuck to this month 's cover

Kimmo Pohjonen 24 In the hands of this Finni sh maverick, the accordion abandons its folk roots to become a gutbusting furnace of shamanic sound, an imate~ by primal energies and orchestral dynamics. By Loui se Gray

Anticon 28 The deep, dysfunctional doodles of this Oakland based pan-American 'shrink rap ' collecti ve are at the leading edge of 'undie' HipHop. Peter Shapiro enters the strange world of Sole, Dose One, Jel , Why ?, Odd Nosdam and friends

The Wire 20 42 We made it. In this ten page special anniversary feature , we leaf through two decades of thi s magazine's back pages to hear how we kept on an even keel in choppy musical and financial seas

The Primer 34 No Wave Born in the void between New York punk, free jazz and commercial new wave, th e art rock of DNA, Teenage Jesus, Mars, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Ut, et al continues to exert a magnetic allure. User's guide by Al an Li cht

Invisible Jukebox 52 Steve Lacy The soprano saxop hon ist and composer, and the man who named Th e Wire , gets into a flim-flam trying to iden tify tracks by Sidney Bechet , Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, Jack Kerouac, MEV and more. Tested by Christop h Cox

Bites Annette Krebs 16 Asa-Chang & Junray 18 Steve Mackey 20 Bob Cobbing RIP 22

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