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I inside ,U rnonMly exploration of new music

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DJVadim Thls North London mixmaster is expanding the vocabulary of instrumentalHipHop with a manifestothat draws on the influence of musique concr6te and the Biblical prophets. By Chris Sharpe

Roy Montgomery On the other side of the world, a lone guitarist is lifting lo-fi mlnimalism to new heights of ecstasy and transcendence. By Simon Hopkins

Pascal Comelade Galactic cabaret music, big bands made up of toy instruments, Deep Purple cover versions: the Catalan composer brings it all together under the warm Mediterranean sun. By David Oancio Prieto

Myra Melford CombiningZen meditatm, freewheeling performances and compositions inspired by cinematic techniques, this New York pianist is cutting a swathe through the city's post-jazz avant garde. By Steve Holtje

Can Rob Young travels to Cologne, and the legendary Inner Space studio, for an extended interview with the four members of the most influential Krautrockgroup of all

Oscillators in Outer Space In a quest to uncover the secret history of film music, Phllip Brophy hails the erotic combination of cheesy electronics and B-movie sci-fi in FohddenPlanet, TheDay TheEarth St& Still and Baharella

Bandulu Mach~ne-ageminimalistswith a human touch, this North London trio are refining the links between Jamaican dub, Detroit Techno and UK breakbeat science. By Mike Shallcross

Invisible Jukebox:JahWobble Everyone'sfavourite cockney bassist tries to identify tracks by The O'Jays, Arvo Part, Don Cherry, Leftfield, Sly & Robbie and more. Tested by Mike Barnes

Global Ear: Addis Ababa lain Scott witnesses the chaotic homecomingof the great Ethiopiansinger, Aster Aweke

Rammellzee Graffiti-encrusted culture-bombs, linguistic tank battles, Medieval vocoders, and one of the greatest HipHop jams on wax: just some of the weaponry unleashed by rap's legendary mech-warrior. By Peter Shapiro I Chris Cutler Once described as the most argumentative rock musician in the world, the ex-Henry Cow drummer now oversees a global network of radical music activity. By Mike Barnes

55 SoundcheckApril's selected albums and 12"s, includingnew releases from John Cage, Cluster, Tony Conrad, Carl Crag Dead C, DJ Cam, Pierre Henry, The Herbaliser, Jack Kerouac, Meredith Monk, Nicolette, Thione Seck, Link Wray, John Zorn and more 12 Multimedia Project DARK: reinventing the 7" single 14 Print Run New music books: Ecstasy culture, Acid House, Progressive rock, Henry Roliins, the Dream Machine

4 Editorial 6 Letters 8 SoundingsAwl's selected llve events and club spaces 54 Charts 21 Freefall 80 Back Issues 81 Subscribe FREEState Of TheUnm CD 82 David Toop 1

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