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Inside The Wire 409 | March 2018

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96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs 24 Robert Haigh From industrial music via drum ’n’ bass to minimal piano, the former Omni Trio operative has carved out a unique career thanks to his deeply interrogative approach to rhythm and melody. By Simon Reynolds l Davis ( Psyphony) 4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream News and more from under the radar 17 Unofficial Channels Negative Insight 42 Charts

The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

28 Psyphonics The esoteric practice of channelling ideas and information via sound has an extensive secret history, taking in TC Lethbridge, Daphne Oram, Chris Watson, Led Zeppelin and Aphex Twin. By Dan Wilson Bites

10 Neutral The Swedish duo repeat and recollect. By Ilia

Rogatchevski 12 Kate Carr The London based field recordist and label founder makes and unmakes her world of sound. By Clive Bell 14 Todd Barton & Ursula K

Le Guin A 1985 cassette of future folk by the composer and the late author has just resurfaced. By Emily Pothast 16 Stroom Ziggy Devriendt’s label and radio hub uncovers Belgium’s hidden reverse. By Tristan Bath Global Ear 18 Belfast The city’s LGBTQ and feminist communities step up to provide a safe space for selfexpression. By Tara McEvoy Invisible Jukebox 20 Young Echo Will the Bristol collective fall prey to the killing sound of The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Daisy Hyde 70 The Inner Sleeve SIREN on Maren Karlson’s City Of Destroying

Angels 98 Epiphanies

Veronica Vasicka looks back on a misspent youth in the record stores of New York City

32 Milford Graves The percussionist, herbalist and educator has cut a titanic figure in free music for almost 60 years. By Alan Licht. Plus: Julian Cowley on Graves’s essential recordings

43 Reviews Index

44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Lea Bertucci New York state of mind. By Julian Cowley 51 Tal National Hybrid vehicle. By Francis Gooding 67 High Rise Penthouse and pavement. By Matt Krefting 71 On Screen Phil Cox’s Betty: They Say I’m Different 72 Print Run New music books: Jamaican music, sound in experimental film, Scott Walker’s lyrics, Turkish psych, and more 76 On Site Recent exhibitions: From Ear To Ear To Eye:

Sounds And Stories From Across The Arab World, Super Field 77 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: The Electric

Lucifer, We Breathe Binary, Bastard Assignments, and more