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Inside The Wire 454 | December 2021

43 Reviews Index 44 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 45 Patrick Shiroishi Family business. By Bill Meyer 49 Cynic Code jams. By Phil Freeman 55 Mephisto Halabi Chamber music. By Abi Bliss 67 The Paths Of Pain Ecuador into darkness. By Francis

Gooding 70 Print Run New music books: Malaria! and friends,

Wu-Tang Clan, Genesis P-Orridge, Warren Ellis, Arvo Pärt, and more 75 On Screen New films and DVDs: Todd Haynes’s

The Velvet Underground, Bill Benz’s The Nowhere Inn 77 On Location Recent live events and streams:

Keith Tippett: A Celebration, Festival Iminente, Yarmonics, Unsound, Lunchmeat, and more 82 On Site Recent art shows: Ulysses Jenkins’s

Without Your Interpretation, Angelica Mesiti’s In The Round

8 Unlimited Editions Akuphone 8 Unofficial Channels Wearable instruments 10 Kay Logan The Glasgow based sonic occultist summons the city’s shadow self. By Abi Bliss 12 Max Syedtollan Aleatoric prog moves from the autodidact UK composer. By Stewart Smith 14 Cath Roberts Chance encounters with the London based saxophonist. By Dan Spicer 16 BlackFace Family Auto-Tuned social commentary and pan-African rhythms from the Malawian outfit. By Antonio Poscic 18 Global Ear It’s a bard life in the Central

Asian deserts of Karakalpakstan. By Nick Hobbs 69 The Inner Sleeve Marina Rosenfeld on Joan Jonas’s Vertical Roll 98 Epiphanies

Abdullah Ibrahim takes inspiration from a day at the races

Invisible Jukebox 20 Giant Swan Waterfowl development as the Bristol dance duo subject each other to a mystery record selection.

The former stand-up comedian and street performer transforms mirth into meditative healing music. By Emily Pothast. Plus, Alan Courtis on the power of laughter (pg 39), and Greg Davis on six wellbeing albums (pg 41) 24 Olivia Block With her recent releases for Longform Editions and Room40, the US composer takes varied approaches to music-making, from painstaking perfectionism to pscilocybin experimentation. By Bill Meyer

28 Jun Togawa As her back catalogue undergoes extensive reissue, the Japanese performance pop provocateur looks back on her subversive career. By James Hadfield 34 Laraaji

4 Masthead 6 Letters 42 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 90 Out There Festivals, streams, gigs, clubs 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Cover: Laraaji photographed by Rahim Fortune

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