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Inside The Wire 386 | April 2016

C over: C ecil Taylor by Jeremy Liebman

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Eva Vermandel (C ooper); Eric C o illa) 4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream News and more from under the radar 9 Trip Or Squeek Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Linafornia Battle-winning Los Angeles beat scientist gets old spool. By Daisy Hyde 12 Beep Karen Collins’s film traces the history of video game sounds. By Sara Drake 14 Hanna Silva The Birmingham artist breaks language open from the inside. By Julian Cowley 16 Signor Benedick The Moor

96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs 26 Mike Cooper The colourfully shirted and widely travelled UK guitarist, whose work spans exotica, blues and ambient, explains his wanderlust to Clive Bell 30 Cecil Taylor As he prepares to take up residency in New York’s Whitney Museum, free music’s most uncompromising piano great shares words of wisdom with Phil Freeman The Primer 38 J Dilla The reputation of beatmaker/rapper James Dewitt Yancey has shown no sign of diminishing in the ten years since his death. Jordan Ferguson presents a user’s guide to his ever-expanding catalogue

Epically inclined DIY maverick exceeds to succeed. By Joseph Stannard Global Ear 18 Pigna The women of Corsica are repossessing their culture with their makeovers of traditional song. By Alessandro Michelucci Invisible Jukebox 20 Golden Teacher Glasgow’s brightest sparks learn a lesson or two from The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Stewart Smith 24 Eartheater The cyborgian ecstasies of Guardian Alien

45 Reviews Index

46 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 47 PJ Harvey Postcards from the edge. By Louise Gray 49 Hausu Mountain The ascending order? By Tristan Bath 52 Kanye West Yeezus wept. By Simon Reynolds 57 Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie

‘Prince’ Billy Stop! Jammer time. By Rob Young 68 Larry Levan Dancefloor dissident. By Peter Shapiro 71 On Screen New films and DVDs: Paul Marchand &

Stephen Kijak’s Jaco: The Film 72 Print Run New music books: Global perspectives on new

16 Unofficial Channels Twitterbots 44 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 90 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings member Alexandra Drewchin unite the animal with the mechanical. By Chal Ravens 70 The Inner Sleeve Susanna on Tod Dockstader’s Eight

Electronic Pieces 98 Epiphanies Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann recalls

Berlin’s techno revolution as the underground institution turns 25

music, Jonny Trunk’s library favourites, Scandinavian jazz, Tiny Tim, and more 75 On Site Recent exhibitions: Charlemagne Palestine in the Netherlands, Matt Copson in London 76 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: L’Ocelle

Mare, Sonica 2016, This Is Not This Heat, Jerusalem In My Heart, Actress with The London Contemporary Orchestra, and more

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