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Inside The Wire 399 | May 2017

24 The free music of Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina is bristling with fresh approaches to improvisation and beyond. By Jason Weiss

30 Raphael Rogiński The Warsaw based guitarist plies his inimitable trade across rock, jazz, folk and improv, from Jewish diasporic music to ingenious interpretations of John Coltrane. By Richard Johnson 34 Royal Trux Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty’s harmolodic scuzz rock shock unit crawl back from the beyond after several years of solo action. By Tony Rettman itz l Trux by Stacy Kran

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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 17 Unofficial Channels Cadabra Records 42 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Bites 10 Midori Takada The Japanese percussionist heads back through the looking glass. By Claire Sawers

12 Giant Swan Bristol’s techno improv crew bare their souls (and more). By Daisy Hyde

14 Wu Tiao Ren The Southeast China group distill magic from local life. By Thomas Bird

16 Tony Conrad & Cory Arcangel The late minimalist’s piano works are preserved via a new digital archive project. By Robert Barry Global Ear 18 Durban Something’s rockin’ in the garages of the

South African metropolis. By Nick Law Invisible Jukebox 20 Strange U UK hiphop’s cosmic duo get spaced out by

The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Rob Turner 70 The Inner Sleeve Electric Indigo on Pia Palme’s AX.WHO. 98 Epiphanies

Endless Boogie’s Paul Major receives a message from the country

43 Reviews Index

44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Moonlight OST Total eclipse of the art. By Dan Barrow 49 Beans Triple trouble. By Dave Segal 54 Perc & Arca Gender studies. By Aurora Mitchell 67 Text-Sound Compositions 8–11 Swede inspiration. By Julian Cowley 70 Print Run New music books: death metal, abandoned futures, free music, modern composition and a very Gristly memoir 74 On Screen New films and DVDs: Ben Davis’s Northern

Disco Lights: The Rise And Rise Of Norwegian Dance Music 75 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Sonic Acts,

Clare Simmonds, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Slapp Happy with Faust, and more 79 On Site Recent exhibitions and performances: Laura

Oldfield Ford and COUM Transmissions