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Inside The Wire 418 | December 2018

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24 JPEGMAFIA The politically provocative hiphop of

26 Michele Mercure Reissues of her 1980s and 90s cassette and soundtrack work have given the Pennsylvania-based musician and now film composer the attention she deserves. By Emily Bick

Barrington Hendricks is leavened with a sly wit that sees him taking on Trump, Morrissey and bro culture at large. By Emily Pothast 36 Eiko Ishibashi & Jim O’Rourke Moving from Tokyo to the country has permitted Eiko Ishibashi and Jim O’Rourke to realise new goals and projects, including Ishibashi’s new album The Dream My Bones Dream. By James Hadfield Bites 10 Wume The compulsively kinetic Baltimore duo hit their stride. By Larry Mizell Jr 12 Waistdeep Clique The future looks weird for the US collective. By Joseph Stannard 14 Deena Abdelwahed The Tunisian DJ and producer preaches liberation through dance. By Holly Dicker

4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 17 Unofficial Channels Witcyst Online 42 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

16 Colin Self Not the same old song and dance for the vocalist and composer. By Adam Harper

Global Ear 18 Jinja The Nyege Nyege festival offers hope for

Uganda’s LGBT youth. By Kate Hutchinson Invisible Jukebox 20 Melvin Gibbs How low can The Wire’s mystery record selection go? The Harriet Tubman bassman finds out. Tested by Laina Dawes 70 The Inner Sleeve Steve Beresford on Derek Bailey/Han

Bennink 98 Epiphanies

Record shop wisdom opens up a passage to India for Robert Millis of Climax Golden Twins

30 London Improvisers Orchestra Since 1997 an ever changing group of players in the capital have sought to further the radical ideas of conductor and composer Butch Morris, bolstering a global network in the process. By Phil England

43 Reviews Index 44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Objekt/Zuli/North Sea Dialect More than human. By Joe Muggs 49 Senyawa Ready to rumble. By Emily Pothast 53 Blanca Regina Spontaneous combustion. By Andy Hamilton 57 Nelson Bandela 50 shades of funk. By Tirhakah Love 67 Bernard Parmegiani Sci-fi double feature. By Philip Brophy 71 On Screen New films and DVDs: Nicolas Jack Davies’s

Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records; Paul Elliot & Sean Lamberth’s The Library Music Film 72 Print Run New music books: Japan-ese tales, Beastie

Boy memories, Mark Fisher anthologised, and more 76 On Site Recent art events: David Lang, New York,

US; Eastern Bloc Songs, Birmingham, UK 77 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Kamaal

Williams, John Bence, Wolf Eyes, Gonerfest 15, and more

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