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Inside The Wire 406 | December 2017

28 Hedley Jones The Jamaican audio engineer died in

September having altered the course of 20th century music with his sound system innovations. David Katz visited Montego Bay to conduct his final interview.

32 Li Jianhong & Wei Wei Blending horror and sci-fi obsessions with

DIY experimentation, the musical initiatives of Li Jianhong and Wei Wei have placed them at the cutting edge of the Beijing scene. By Josh Feola

36 Once Upon A Time In São

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40 Quantum Natives Scattered across the globe but digitally connected, Brood Ma, Yearning Kru, recsund, Rosen and other QN operatives are forging parallel futures for electronic sound and vision. By Rory Gibb

4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 17 Unofficial Channels Petites Planètes 46 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

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10 L’Ocelle Mare Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Bonvalet’s new project locates meaning in the microcosmic. By Claire Sawers 12 Raven Chacon The Albuquerque based composer combines diverse musical strategies with Navajo knowledge. By Julian Cowley 14 Kapiw & Apappo The Ainu sisters unlock the age-old secrets of song. By Clive Bell 16 Off World A new life awaits Sandro Perri and company.

By Emily Bick Global Ear 18 Port-au-Prince Rara and vodou collide with contemporary forms in the Haitian capital. By Thomas Rees Invisible Jukebox 20 Tyshawn Sorey Will the US jazz wunderkind master the inner spectrum of variables that is The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Phil Freeman 26 Mary Jane Leach From Pipe Dreams to the search for the lost chord. By Geeta Dayal 72 The Inner Sleeve James Jackson Toth on Leo Kottke’s Dreams

And All That Stuff 98 Epiphanies

Turntablist dj sniff reminisces on his reciprocal relationship with vinyl

47 Reviews Index

48 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 49 Rabit Behind the veil. By Daniel Neofetou 53 Hackedepicciotto/Glice Nomad for it. By Louise Gray 68 Hüsker Dü Those important years. By Simon Reynolds 73 On Screen New films and DVDs: James Lathos’s Finding

Joseph I 74 Print Run New music books: gallery sounds, new perspectives on musical misogyny, audio culture explored, and more 78 On Site Recent exhibitions and performances: Hannah

Black, nitroBEAT Pit Party, and more 80 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: M Sayyid,

Newcastle Festival Of Jazz And Improvised Music, Ponderosa Stomp, Lee Gamble, and more