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Inside The Wire 291 May 2008

Wolfgang Voigt photographed by Kai von



The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net The Joined-up World of The Wire 9

PlusTrip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Winter Olympics preparations are sending a chill through Vancouver’s ‘fake jazz’ scene. By Allan MacInnis Charts 46 Out There 94 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Print & Digital Subscriptions 98

The Wire Tapper/The Wire Tapper/The Wire Tapper Back Issues 100

Epiphanies 106 Boredoms blast Brisbane out of its mid90s doldrums. By Lawrence English


Jon Hassell 10 A new orchestral project fi nds the Fourth World trumpeter preaching to the choir. By Louise Gray

Dexplicit 12 Derek Walmsley takes a Bassline mainline to the North London suburbs

Frans de Waard 14 Noise of many stripes with the Dutch protagonist of Goem, Freiband, Zebra and more. By David Stubbs

Cross Platform AV Festival 18 Andy Hamilton encounters Radiophonia, indeterminacy and vinyl-killers at North East England’s multidisciplinary meltdown

Invisible Jukebox Carl Craig 20 The Detroit Techno-jazz pioneer gets a bug in his bassbin with The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Philip Sherburne

Dean Roberts 24 From White Winged Moth to Autistic Daughters, the nomadic New Zealand avantist has left a trail of ghostly post-rock and dislocated lyrical archetypes. By Jon Dale

Max Eastley 28 Delicate automata, wind-blown harps, ear-shattering Arc improvisations: welcome to the dynamic world of England’s foremost environmental sound sculptor. By Clive Bell

Kan Mikami 34 Floating like a butterfl y and stinging like a bee, Japan’s acid folk veteran punches above his weight with Keiji Haino, Jojo Hiroshige, Motoharu Yoshizawa and more. By David Hickey

Wolfgang Voigt 38 With the rerelease of his classic, controversial GAS series, the Kompakt/Profan/Studio 1 founder and Cologne minimal architect talks psychedelic forestry with Rob Young


Index 47 Soundcheck 48 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Theo Parrish, The Magic ID, historic British West African music and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 73 Abdul Qadim Haqq on Iron Maiden Print Run 74 New music books, including a Tony Conrad biography, a Miles Davis reader, Simon Reynolds’s updated Energy Flash and more On Screen 76 Misanthropic Metal, US free jazz and Tokyo meltdown on DVD On Site 77 Gallery and mixed media events, including new shows by Ben Kelly and Stephen Vitiello On Location 78 Concert, club and festival reviews, including Borealis, (K-RAA-K) 3, Autechre and more

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