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Inside The Wire 402 | August 2017

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28 Sapporo Inspired by legendary Japanese underground drummer Ikuro Takahashi, a DIY scene headed by Cup & Saucers, Otaco, Shimettainu and more is blooming in Hokkaido’s capital. By Biba Kopf 34 Scotty Hard The life and times of Scott Harding, the engineer, producer and musical mastermind behind avant-rap legends New Kingdom who continues to mix it up with hiphop heads and jazz crusaders alike. By Neil Kulkarni catalogue bursting at the seams, Finland’s spandex-clad hypno-rockers are open to anything. By Tristan Bath 26 Phurpa Tibetan religious rituals course through the sepulchral strains of the Moscow based choral trio. By Nikita Velichko Bites 12 United Waters Former Mouthus man strikes a new balance between noise and song. By Tony Rettman 14 Odwalla1221 The Los Angeles duo forge new meanings from finely turned samples. By Emily Bick

38 Circle Going strong for 26 years and with a back

4 The Wire Tapper 44 Your track by track guide to this month’s free

CD 6 Masthead 8 Letters 10 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 19 Unofficial Channels Private Plates 44 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 90 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

16 Probes Chris Cutler immerses himself in the joys of

20th century music. By Clive Bell

18 Shiva Feshareki London based turntablist reworks Daphne

Oram at 78 rpm. By Daisy Hyde Global Ear 20 Tunis Hiphop explorations of new freedoms in the post-revolutionary capital. By Tom Faber Invisible Jukebox 22 Anton Lukoszevieze Can the Apartment House leader accommodate The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Robert Barry 71 The Inner Sleeve Greg Tate on The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun

Ra Volume Two 98 Epiphanies

Film maker Carlos Casas is moved by earthquakes and elephants

45 Reviews Index

46 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 47 Dark Entries Surrender to the night. By Emily Bick 52 Alan Vega Teardrop falls. By Richard Thomas 57 Cornelius Mellow gold. By Neil Kulkarni 69 Neil Ardley & The New Jazz

Orchestra Mammoth tunes. By Brian Morton 72 Print Run New music books: post-rock analysed,

Thelonious Monk in words, conversations on gender, and more 76 On Screen New films and DVDs: Turn It Around: The Story

Of East Bay Punk, The The’s Inertia Variations 77 On Site Recent exhibitions and performances:

Victoriaville’s Festival International De Musique Actuelle, Remko Scha’s Machines 78 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Thing In The

Spring Festival, Cage’s Song Books reopened, Elysia Crampton, ESG, and more

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