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Inside The Wire 328 | June 2011

Battles photographed by Jonathan de Villiers

The Masthead 4

Reviews Index 43

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Simon Fisher Turner’s Great White Silence, Coon Bidness zine, Gone With The Wind exhibition and ECM Remixed, plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 42

Out There 81 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 88

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 89 Free downloads and CDs

Soundcheck 44 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Grouper, William Bennett’s Cut Hands and Dalglish. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 64 Will Holder on a Yale Symphony Orchestra poster

Print Run 65 New music books: Simon Reynolds’s Retromania, a sound reader, Marcello Carlin’s blogposts, a Grime photo album and more

On Screen 68 Films & DVDs: Minimalism, Japanese Noise and Brian Eno documentaries on DVD

On Site 69 Exhibitions, installations, etc: Bernhard Leitner in Vienna

On Location 70 Festival and concert reviews: Belbury Youth Club, Numina Lente, Wet Sounds, Wiley, Stockhausen’s Sonntag Aus Licht and more

Collateral Damage 14 Chris Cutler presents the artist’s case against indiscriminate filesharing

Global Ear Hong Kong 16 Andy Hamilton & James Steintrager find expats and locals fighting musical complacency in the ‘Asian World City’

Cross Platform Caroline Bergvall 18 The London text-sound artist’s Middling English explores linguistic slippage. By Will Montgomery

Matana Roberts 20 The saxophonist traverses American history by communing with her black ancestors. By Phil Freeman

DVA 21 Joe Muggs meets DJ/producer Scratcha/Soule Power, fritzing the edges of London’s pirate scene

Invisible Jukebox Demdike Stare 22 Hexing the Mancunian electronic duo with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Joseph Stannard

Sea shanties 26 Clive Bell dons his sou’wester and gets press-ganged into investigating the unlikely resurgence of nautical folk songs in Britain

Retromania 30 Simon Reynolds reflects on how the digital revolution has led to a tail-chasing obsession with the past, and a climate of excess, in the music of our time

Battles 36 The poster boys for the ATP generation tell Daniel Spicer about life after Tyondai Braxton, the Prog-pop equation, and working with Gary Numan

Epiphanies 90 Paul Hegarty traces an ecstatic continuum between two My Bloody Valentine gigs 18 years apart

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