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Inside The Wire 381 | November 2015

by Mark Peckmezian

Vander photographed

C over: Christian

Fluker ( Thundercat); Tine Bek ( Le ington); Seth

Nathanael Turner ( Wash

96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs 30 Kamasi Washington + Thundercat The Flying Lotus associates are applying their virtuosity to develop a strain of cosmic fusion that’s accessible to all. By Joseph Stannard igh) 4 The Wire Tapper 39 Your track by track guide to this month’s free CD

6 Masthead 8 Letters 10 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 11 Trip Or Squeek Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil 17 Unofficial Channels Inches Per Second 42 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 90 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

26 Heather Leigh The former Charalambides member is recasting the pedal steel as a means to warp the fabric of space, time and the human voice. By Stewart Smith

34 Magma The monumental music of the fabled French ensemble has been pouring from the mind of its leader Christian Vander for more than four decades. Keith Moliné travels to north east France for an audience with the man behind the mythos

Bites 12 Rabit The Texan producer casts a post-industrial hex on the dancefloor. By Joe Muggs 14 Seth Cooke Ex-Hunting Lodge drummer takes a hands-off approach. By Andy Hamilton 16 Elaine Mitchener Intimate moves underpin the work of the

London singer. By Philip Clark Global Ear 18 Austin Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten has galvanised the Texan capital’s underground scene. By Christopher Brown Invisible Jukebox 20 Jam City DJ and producer Jack Latham lays aside his earthly cares to face The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Barrow 71 The Inner Sleeve Bridget Hayden on Can’s Tago Mago 98 Epiphanies Jon Savage has a gut feeling about Devo

43 Reviews Index

44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Kode9 Nothing happening. By Chal Ravens 49 Ian William Craig Voice heard. By David Keenan 53 The Necks Maximum returns. By Robert Barry 64 John Coltrane Supreme being. By David Toop 66 Patrick Cowley Porn yesterday. By Drew Daniel 68 Print Run New music books: free music in London,

Kristin Hersh on Vic Chesnutt, the legacy of John Peel, Alvin Curran in annotated sound, and the final years of Lee Hazlewood 72 On Screen New films and DVDs: Laurie Anderson’s Heart

Of A Dog 73 On Site Recent exhibitions: Brion Gysin in London,

Kaffe Matthews in Coventry, and Hanna Tuulikki in Edinburgh

75 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: San

Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SpaceTime: The Multiverse, Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, and New York Vision Festival