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Inside The Wire 302 | April 2009

Sunn O))) photographed by Tom Hunter

The Wire Tapper 21 4 A track by track guide to this month’s free cover mounted CD

The Masthead 6

Letters 8

Bitstream 10 News and more from below the radar

Trip Or Squeek 11 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 12 The People Band, NMC Recordings, a Sunny Murray documentary, reggae soundclashes

Charts 48

Out There 96 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 100

Back Issues 102

Reviews Index 49

Soundcheck 50 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including DOOM, Ekkehard Ehlers & Paul Wirkus and a Soviet Futurist box set. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 75 Felix Kubin on the redrawn maps of Ich Bin

Print Run 76 New music books, including a study of Afro-Latin Music, a Rune Grammofon self-portrait and more

On Screen 78 Maher Shalal Hash Baz on DVD; Beatrice Gibson’s A Necessary Music on film

On Site 79 Gallery and mixed media events, including Jennifer Walshe’s fantasy group show Grúpat in Dublin, and Voodoo in London

On Location 80 Concert and festival reviews, including the Big Ears and Audio Poverty festivals, David Grubbs, Dopplereffekt, Parts & Labor and more

Susanna 14 The Norwegian electronic chanteuse explains the allure of being a cover girl. By Daniel Spicer

El-B 16 Joe Muggs meets the prolific South London protodubstepper, exorcising his rites via Ghost Recordings

White 18 Shou Wang and Shenggy’s Chinese rock superduo come with Blixa Bargeld’s blessing. By Lisa Blanning

Global Ear San Juan 20 In Puerto Rico’s capital city, Angélica Negrón finds underground artists breaking the language barrier

Cross Platform Jeff Keen 22 Pop Art surrenders to total war in British film maker Jeff Keen’s collage meltdowns. By Mark Fisher

Invisible Jukebox Adrian Utley 24

The Portishead guitarist proves he’s no dummy when confronted by our mystery record box. Tested by David Stubbs

Submarine sounds 30

Marine biologist Stefan Helmreich submerges into the ocean to ponder the mediated nature of undersea ambience Sudden Infant 32

Actionist Noise musician Joke Lanz tells David Keenan how his son’s birth and his father’s suicide continue to influence his visceral performance art

Magma 38

Keith Moliné on the maxed-out virtuosity, invented language and black sci-fi influences of Christian Vander’s volcanic free French rock unit

Sunn O))) 42

Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson’s drone project opens Heavy Metal to the realms of cosmic jazz, experimental rock and spectral music. Joseph Stannard meets the meta-Metal masters

Epiphanies 106 Simon Fisher Turner on the pocket-sized potency of portable recorders

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