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Inside The Wire 296 | October 2008

Richie Hawtin photographed by Kai von Rabenau

The Wire Tapper 20 4 This month’s free CD, track by track

The Masthead 6

Letters 8

Bitstream 12 News and more from below the radar

The Joined-up World of The Wire 14 What we are up to outside these pages and online

Trip Or Squeek 14 By Savage Pencil

Bites 16 Ken Hyder, Liquid Liquid, Fractured Records, Andy Warhol

Charts 50

Out There 100 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Reviews Index 51

Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including new releases from Hair Police, Funkadelic, Peter Rehberg and Hugh Davies. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 77 Jason Jäägel on John Coltrane’s Olé é

Print Run 78 New music books, including a study of The San Francisco Tape Music Center and a Lydia Lunch art book

On Screen 80 John Cage and Stockhausen’s Helicopter String Quartet on DVD

On Site 81 Gallery and mixed media events, including Nurse With Wound’s submarine sessions and Fabien Giraud & Raphaëël Siboni in Paris

On Location 82 Concert and festival reviews, including the Supersonic and Soundwaves festivals, Ellen Fullman, Pentangle and more

Runhild Gammelsaeter 18 Norway’s Black Metal boffin tells Chris Sharp she isn’t about to give up the day job

Lucky Dragons 20 Lisa Blanning on the LA collective who combine technology, eco-consciousness and textiles

Ingrid Laubrock 22 The F-IRE Collective saxophonist and Sleepthief leader talks a good game with Mike Barnes

Global Ear 24 Helsinki Derek Walmsley reports on the rise of skweee’s irreverent, downtempo beats

Cross Platform Lawrence Abu Hamdan 26 Owen Hatherley hears the sound of marching feet on London’s streets

Rules of engagement 28 Can artworld recreations of radical performances do justice to anarchic spirits? By Deborah Nash

Invisible Jukebox Makoto Kawabata 30

The Acid Mothers Temple guitar guru has a melting moment with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Alan Cummings

Benge 34

The latest project by this London musician celebrates two decades of analogue synthesis. By Robert Barry

Richie Hawtin 36

From Detroit to Berlin, from Plus 8 to Minus, the former Plastikman’s life and music remain in constant flux. By Chris Sharp

The Primer The alternative Neil Young 42

A user’s guide to the roads less travelled in the long career of Canada’s finest guitar vet. By Joseph Stannard

Epiphanies 114 David Grubbs on Royal Trux, Taku Sugimoto and the art of keeping it brief

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