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Kid606 photographed by Sebastian Mayer

Regulars

Global Ear 18 Sounds of Lebanese DIY in Beirut

Epiphanies 106 Clive Bell narrowly escapes joining Henry Cow

Editor's Idea 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 16 Charts 52 Out There 90 Label Directory 102 Back Issues 104 Subscribe 105

Reviews

Index 53 Soundcheck 54 Avant Rock 71 Critical Beats 72 Electronica 73 Global 74 HipHop 75 Jazz & lmprov 76 Outer Limits 77 Print Run 78 Ether Talk 82 On Location 84

Henry Flynt 24 The radical Country fiddle technique of this pioneering American spirit has gone unheard for 20 years : Now two COs finally make public his previously forgotten strand of avant garde hillbilly fusion. By Marcus Boon

Techno Animal 26 British beat-bludgeoning duo Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin's ten year assault on sonic decency has resulted in a new brotherhood featuring the cream of American underground rappers . By David Keenan

Christina Kubisch 30 The Berlin based sound installer has traversed a diverse route through conceptual art, avant garde performance and ecological headgames that plunge the listener into the heart of the artwork. By Rahma Khazam

Kid606 36 Oakland's hyperactive electronica whizz Miguel Depedro is a one man tiger economy, pumping out words almost as fast as he cranks out his giddy laptop beatnoise. Just don 't call it ephemeral , he tells Peter Shapiro

Invisible Jukebox 20 Richie Hawtin Aka Plastikman , the Canada based Techno minimalist attempts to pin down tracks by Mike Ink, Herbie Hancock, Baby Ford , Tony Conrad, Morton Feldman, Front 242, Autechre and more. Tested by Liz Copeland ยท

The Primer 44 Wu-Tang Clan An initiate's guide to one of HipHop's biggest enigmas: the mixillogical swordplay and Confucian lyricism of The RZA, Genius, Raekwon , 01' Dirty Bastard , Ghostface Killah , Method Man and more. By Sasha Frere-Jones

Bites Oneness Of J,uJu 10 Ekkehard Ehlers 12 William Wi ant 4 Sa I 1

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