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Inside The Wire 320 | October 2010

Noise In The Ether by Ben Drury & Ben Weaver

The Wire Tapper 24 4 Your guide to this month’s free CD

The Masthead 6

Letters 8

Bitstream 10 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 12 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 14 Tom Zé on film, Unsound festival, Toy Music on tour, Alan Lomax archived

Charts 48

Out There 96 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

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

Subscriptions 105

Reviews Index 49

Soundcheck 50 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Keith Fullerton Whitman, a history of Indian film music and DJ Roc and DJ Rashad. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 71 Antony Hegarty on Marc And The Mambas

Print Run 72 New music books: histories of Factory Records and Rough Trade, new studies of Bob Dylan and La Monte Young, a retrospective of Touch & Go fanzine plus a compendium of homemade record sleeves

On Screen 76 Ricky Powell, Harappian Night Recordings plus documentaries about Techno and Klangbad on DVD

On Site 78 Exhibitions and installations spanning Brion Gysin, Lee Patterson, John Cage and Yann Novak

On Location 80 Festival and concert reviews: Unwhitstable, Irmin Schmidt, Albert Ayler Festival and more

Anne-James Chaton 16 The French sound poet folds everyday ephemera into work with Andy Moor and alva noto. By Brian Morton entr’acte 18 Derek Walmsley celebrates the London label’s vacuum packed, pristine Improv and electronica catalogue

Global Ear Belém 20 Andy Cumming on the shanty-town sound of Tecnobrega coming from this Brazilian outpost

Cross Platform Matt Stokes 22 Musical subcultures and folk customs come under the microscope in this London artist’s elaborate video reconstructions. By Nathan Budzinski

Invisible Jukebox Mike Watt 24 The Minutemen, fIREHOSE and current Stooges bassist tangles with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Jessica Hopper

Catherine Christer Hennix 28 The Swedish electronic composer’s shapeshifting trance music is a fusion of deep mathematics and alternative tuning systems. By Marcus Boon

Radio Art 32 Knut Aufermann surveys a decade-long boom in creative broadcasting, including subversive stations, sound art, wireless festivals, flash mobbing and more

Los Angeles Free Music Society 40 The legendary collective galvanised 1970s LA with anarchic Improv, noise and Beefheart-style free rock, and now they’re doing it again. By David Keenan

Epiphanies 106 Russell Mills on the art of collage with Jack Jackson and Kurt Schwitters