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Inside The Wire 314 | April 2010

Konono No 1’s Papa Mingiedi Mawangu photographed by Pieter Hugo

The Wire Tapper 23 4 A track by track guide to this month’s free CD

The Masthead 6

Letters 8

Bitstream 10 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 11 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 12 The Black Dog, Giuseppi Logan, Bedroom Community, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar and more

Charts 50

Out There 97 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 104 Free downloads and CDs

Subscriptions 105

Reviews Index 51

Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Denseland, David S Ware, 1980s Minimal Wave rediscovered and more. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 75 Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley on Herbie Hancock’s Thrust

Print Run 76 New music books: Thelonious Monk, Pierre Schaeffer and a Bruce Russell essay collection

On Screen 78 Felix Kubin, No Wave, Frank Zappa and more on DVD

On Site 80 Florian Hecker and Speaking Out in London

On Location 81 Festival and concert reviews, including Transmediale/Club Transmediale in Berlin, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band in New York City, a Jack Rose memorial concert in Philadelphia, The Ex with Brass Unbound in Glasgow and more

DJ Stingray 16 Derek Walmsley Skypes Detroit’s Sherard Ingram about Urban Tribe and his Drexciya connections

Stefan Goldmann 18 The Berlin Minimal Techno head explains why he cut a meta-mix of Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring. By Rob Young

The Gaslamp Killer 20 Discovering rap was the road to salvation for this DJ/ producer primed in San Diego punk. By Lisa Blanning

Global Ear Thessaloniki 22 How to survive in recession-hit Greece by shuffling between Improv and art events. By Kostas Kokkas

Cross Platform Raymond Scott 24 Director Stan Warnow on his film about his electronic music polymath father. By Richard Henderson

Invisible Jukebox Joanna Newsom 26 The harpist has one on us as she dips into The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Amanda Petrusich

Eleh 30 Matt Wuethrich journeys without a map through the deep analogue electronic drones and enigmatic variations of this wilfully anonymous artist

Edgard Varèse 32 Ken Hollings takes a sideways view of the sonic pathfinder’s progressive utopian visions of a sentient, spatial, scientific music

Konono No 1 36 In Kinshasa, Nick Richardson meets the group who amplified the African thumb piano and their extended ‘Congotronics’ family, including Kasai Allstars

The Primer Giacinto Scelsi 44 Andy Hamilton freefalls through the alien soundworlds of the Italian proto-spectralist composer who spent his life in search of music’s third dimension

Epiphanies 106 Hearing Culture Club by chance, Brandon LaBelle decides Boy George is good enough to eat after all

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