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Inside The Wire 398 | April 2017

28 Brother Ah Formerly an associate of Monk, Coltrane and

Sun Ra, the mystic, globe-trotting composer and master French horn player goes deep into the healing properties of the meditative groove. By Phil Freeman

32 Seymour Wright The improvising saxophonist has made

London’s Oto Project Space his base for collaboration, experimentation and the transformation of ideas into sound. By Philip Clark 38 The Residents Beyond the eyeballs, still oddballs: The Residents look back on a decades-long career and present a macabre new album concerning the spectacular train crashes of the last century. By Sam Lefebvre ichael Schmelling

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right) 4 The Wire Tapper 43 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 19 Unofficial Channels Longmont Potion Castle 44 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There

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Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Bites 12 Pan Daijing From powerful techno to dance, the Chinese producer takes control. By Tristan Bath

14 Johann Diedrick The sonic tinkerer’s DIY devices enable his exploration of everyday noises. By Robert Barry

16 Tactile Paths Would-be improvisors, choose your own adventure. By Julian Cowley

18 Georgia New York producers and NTS hosts concoct fourth world grooves. By Maya Kalev Global Ear 20 Vancouver DIY spaces and artists’ collectives take on an expanding skyline. By Nick Storring Invisible Jukebox 22 Slimzee The grime DJ and label boss gets rinsed by

The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Rollo Jackson 26 Maja Osojnik Folk songs, large scale soundtracks and the humble recorder all find a home in the work of the Slovenian composer. By Robert Barry 70 The Inner Sleeve Alan Sherry on Dirty Three’s Sad &

Dangerous 98 Epiphanies

Moor Mother gauges the volume of resistance at a Public Enemy concert

45 Reviews Index

46 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 47 Pharmakon Touch tones. By Maya Kalev 50 Lo Five Narrative tension. By Simon Reynolds 54 The Great Old Ones & Michael J Evans R’lyeh starting something. By Ken Hollings 71 Print Run New music books: The Art Ensemble Of

Chicago, Sublime Frequencies, krautrock, and more 74 On Screen New films and DVDs:Toby Clarkson’s Little

Tsunamis 75 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Shirley

Collins, CTM x SET Festival, Sons D’Hiver, Anat Ben-David, and more 79 On Site Recent exhibitions and performances: Set And

Reset and Kammer Klang