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Inside The Wire 352 | June 2013

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Babble On! by James Graham & Ben Weaver

The Masthead 4

Reviews Index 45

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 London Posse’s Gangster Chronicle; Sachiko’s primal songs; Mississippi Records on tour; plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 44

Out There 82 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscribe 89 Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Soundcheck 46 This month’s selected vinyl, CDs and downloads, including Zomby, Goat, David Tudor and a clutch of gospel compilations, plus specialist columns, reissues and unusual formats

The Inner Sleeve 65 James Nice on Savage Republic’s Tragic Figures

Print Run 66 New music books: the art of field recording; a reprinted sound art compendium; and a biography of Manu Chao

On Screen 68 Films & DVDs: Caribbean memories in Soul Jazz’s Mirror To The Soul

On Site 69 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Glam! in Liverpool; Carsten Nicolai in Berlin

On Location 70 Festival and concert reviews: Counterflows and Borealis festivals; Michel van der Aa’s Sunken Garden opera; plus Jessica Bailiff and Chelsea Light Moving

Global Ear Newcastle, NSW 16 The Australian city’s urban blight is spawning a hive of underground music activity. By Cooper Bowman

Cross Platform Foghorn Requiem 18 In the North East of England, a trio of artists aim to harness the warning sounds of the maritime industry in an elegiac nautical soundwork. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

Invisible Jukebox Jaap Blonk 20 The Dutch vocal improvisor has a glossolalia attack over The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Philip Clark

Babble On! 24 In a 20 page special, Wire contributors assess and rethink the relationship between underground music and words, text and language. Including Rob Young on songs about themselves, Ken Hollings on Cage’s pulverised language, Derek Walmsley on dread talk, Alasdair Roberts on verbal jousting, Daniel Spicer on hip semantics, David Toop on Improv words and gestures, Nina Power on female machine voices, Hua Hsu on vocalese, Marcus Boon on profane rappers, Rory Gibb on Footwork’s vocal science, and more

Epiphanies 90 In Budapest, David Crowley tracks down a long forgotten but still mercurial Hungarian vocal artist