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Inside The Wire 422 | April 2019

26 The Great Learning Over 22 pages, musicians, artists and Wire critics chronicle the mentors, gurus, teachers, tech heads, institutions, paraacademic infiltrators and informal networks that underpin and catalyse the music of today and yesteryear




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C over: The Great Learn

4 The Wire Tapper 49 A track by track guide to this issue’s free CD 6 Masthead 8 Letters 10 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 12 Unofficial Channels Merzbow podcasts 48 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 98 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 104 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

12 Slikback The Kenyan producer patches global styles into club-ready collages. By Meg Woof 14 June Chikuma The Japanese composer’s early work resurfaces courtesy of RVNG Intl. By Marc Masters 16 Ivan Conti The septuagenarian Azymuth drummer continues to energise Brazilian music. By Russ Slater 18 Paul LaBrecque & Ghazi

Barakat Loopy sci-fi utopias from the far reaching twosome. By Abi Bliss Global Ear 20 Hangzhou Eastern China is birthing new directions in electronic music. By Josh Feola Invisible Jukebox 22 Congo Natty Will the street tough MC rebel against The

Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Joe Muggs 75 The Inner Sleeve Sarah Hennies on Walter De Maria’s The

Lightning Field 106 Epiphanies

A budget VU reissue grips Graeme Jefferies

49 Reviews Index 50 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 51 Deafkids Eardrum buzz. By Neil Kulkarni 55 Rajna Swaminathan/Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones Raga riches. By Daniel Spicer 63 Lafawndah Heritage science. By Larry Mizell Jr 73 Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Tate (ancient and) modern. By Phil Freeman 76 Print Run New music books: A Tribe Called Quest,

faulty futurism, chiptunes, and more 80 On Screen New films and DVDs: Joel Zito Araújo’s My

Friend Fela 81 On Site Recent art events: Beatrice Gibson, New Ear

Festival, Edge Of An Era 83 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Low, CTM,

Croatian Amor, and more

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