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inside your monthly exploration of new music

12 Bites

Lois V Vierk Tornado chaser Joseph Suchy Borderline guitarist Marianne Nowottny New Jersey nihilist

18 Invisible Jukebox: Sunny Murray

Time nowl for the veteran free jazz drummer to identify tracks by Albert Ayler, Cele~trial Communication Orchestra, Angus Maclise, New York Art Quartet, Cecil Taylor and more. Tested by Dan Warburton

22 Burnt Friedman

Electronica's amazing invisible man has dispersed his identity through units as diverse as Drome, Nonplace Urban Field, Nu-Dub Players, the Latin-tinged Flanger and more. By Chris Sharp

26 Royal Trux

These tramps were born to burn: Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema pour their shared affinity for scuzzy art, musique concrete and harmolodics into high-octane trailerpark rock noise. By Edwin Pouncey

32 Francisco Lopez

Exploring the interzone between sound and silence, the almost-mute 'ecosystems music' of this Spanish composer retunes the ear to hear its subtle shades and resonances. By Christoph Cox

34 Tangents #2: Back To The Roots

In the second in our series taking a sidelong look at recent musical history, Simon Reynolds casts a sceptical eye over the mixillogica l version of dub as he restores its 70s reggae and Rasta roots

40 Luther Blissett

Footballing icon, virtual pop star, or the product of rogue Situationists' fevered imaginations?.Following the release of an Italian tribute CD, Ken Hollings investigates the origins of the Luther Blissett legend

• rev1ews

42 Soundcheck September's selected COs and vinyl, including new releases from Acid Mothers Temple, Aihiyo, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Peter Bri:itzrnann, John Butcher &Phil Durrimt. Current Ninety Three, De La Soul, Sussan Deyhim, Kim Gordon/DJ Olive/lkue Mori, Jonathan Harvey, Pierre Henry, The lnfesticons, Isotope 21 7, Jamie Lidell , London Improvisers Orchestra, Pauline Oliveros,Sigur Ros, Jimi Tenor, David Toop, Cristian Vogel, Volcano The Bear and more 66 Multimedia Phil England explores the Arctic Refuge with Alaskan composer John Luther Adams . 68 Print Run New music books: David Toop on a new Astor Piazzolla biog; an appreciation of Ornette Coleman; a life of Fela Kuti ; Music, race and soul in America; a Rough Guide to Technotic times 74 On Location Live reviews: Pan Sonic, Jimi Tenor and more at Finland's first electronica festival ; John Fahey, Pita, Miss Murgatroid and more at Transmissions; Keith Jarrett storms London's South Bank; Kit Clayton's ha us of clicks in San Franci sco; Bernard GOnter's UK debut at extrasensory

4 Editor's Idea 6 Letters 14 Bitstr.eam News from music's outer limits 16 Global Ear Music beyond vodou in Haiti's Port-au-Prince 63 Charts 64 Label Directory 80 Out There September's selected festi vals, happenings, li ve events, clubs and radio 88 Back Issues 89 Subscribe and get FREE COs or FREE magazines! 90 Epiphanies Don Watson remembers 49p wel l spent on The Faust Tapes

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