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Inside The Wire 413 | July 2018

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News and more from under the radar 17 Unofficial Channels Napps & Nodcasts 42 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs 26 Mongolian Rock Though widely accepted as an antique artform in the West, in Mongolia rock is a vital bulwark against the forces of oppression. By Josh Feola

4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream

30 Alan Tomlinson Since the early 1970s the UK trombonist and improvisor has balanced unorthodox strategies and playful humour with a serious commitment to his art. By Mike Barnes Bites 10 Red Brut Dutch tape mangler Marijn Verbiesen makes a virtue of limitations. By Daniel Neofetou 12 Tasos Stamou The electroacoustic composer reconfigures the sounds of the Mediterranean. By Abi Bliss 14 Okzharp & Manthe Ribane The producer-vocalist duo are diamonds in the rough. By Tristan Bath 16 Yasuaki Shimizu The Japanese saxophonist’s got algorithm.

By James Hadfield Global Ear 18 Auckland Underground crew Audio Foundation keep it weird in the North Island. By Daniel Spicer Invisible Jukebox 20 Angélique Kidjo Will the West African polymath say Ayé to

The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Michael Veal 24 Zimoun The Swiss sound artist boxes clever with cardboard and motors. By Emily Bick 70 The Inner Sleeve Spencer Clark on Alien Nation 98 Epiphanies

US poet Nathaniel Mackey gives Seymour Wright license to dream

Dronica, Peter Hammill, Haley Fohr, Os Mutantes, and more 80 On Site Visual arts: Glasgow International 36 Cairo’s New Wave A fresh contingent of underground musicians and artists forge escape routes from the harsh realities of life in the Egyptian capital. By Maha ElNabawi

43 Reviews Index 44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Eartheater The biomechanical approach. By Emily Pothast 49 Serpentwithfeet Scale up. By Larry Mizell Jr 54 Soundwalk Collective In Godard’s name? By Richard Thomas 67 Alanis Obomsawin Native speaker. By Frances Morgan 71 On Screen New films and DVDs: Susanna Nicchiarelli’s

Nico, 1988; Tommaso Cassinis’s Yenkyi Taxi 72 Print Run New music books: Can, record shops,

altered states, Keith Rowe, and more 76 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Tectonics,