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Inside The Wire 394 | December 2016



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Invisible Jukebox 22 Dagmar Krause “Who’s Gonna Help Me Now?” wonders the

Slapp Happy/Henry Cow/Art Bears vocalist as she runs the gauntlet of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes 26 NON Home to Mya Gomez, Chino Amobi, Isis Scott and others, the Afrodiasporic dance label suggests a new contemporary model for uniting like-minded artists across the globe. By Joe Muggs

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K r a u s e 30 Spirits Rejoice! Much music is nourished by a power stronger than itself. For this special extended feature, The Wire’s writers tap into the spiritual currents feeding gospel, hardcore, hiphop, doom metal and more.

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) 4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream News and more from under the radar 9 Trip Or Squeek

Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil 19 Unofficial Channels Ladyz In Noyz 52 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 99 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 104 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Bites 10 Pamelia Stickney The life and times of a potty-mouthed thereminist. By Kurt Gottschalk 12 Magnetoceptia The interdisciplinary duo recycle signals and waves into playful performance art. By Tristan Bath

14 Kill Alters The trials of childhood are processed through Bonnie Baxter’s cathartic noise. By Claire Sawers 16 Chris Cobilis

The Australian composer explores the legacy of the first crowdsourced TV show. By Julian Cowley 18 Bonaventure

The Berlin musician uses confrontational collage to highlight the plight of the disenfranchised. By Steph Kretowicz Global Ear 20 Taipei Political freedom has enabled art to flourish in the Taiwanese city. By Aki Onda 78 The Inner Sleeve Oliver Coates on Mike Nelson 106 Epiphanies Richard Pinhas picks up on the primal pulsations of the universe

53 Reviews Index

54 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 55 Shirley Collins Starry here. By Rob Young 57 Josef Leimberg/Miles Mosley/Yussef Kamaal Fused or abused? By Stewart Smith 59 South African jazz New sounds of the Rainbow Nation. By Ben

Verghese 63 Kristin Hersh Palace songs. By Neil Kulkarni 75 Black Sabbath Iommi’s where the heart is. By Nina Power 77 Greg Belson’s Divine Disco Holy roller boogie. By Francis Gooding 79 Print Run New music books: Lynch’s soundtracks, grime stories, post-punk theories, and more 82 On Site Recent exhibitions: The Infinite Mix and James

Richards 83 On Screen New films and DVDs: Kasper Collin’s I Called

Him Morgan 84 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Meakusma,

Hyperlocal, Out.Fest, Orphy Robinson All-Stars, and more

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