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Inside The Wire 323 | January 2011

2010 Rewind photographed by Thomas Adank

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Death, Antoine Beuger, Weirdcore, Terje Isungset’s Ice Music and more

Charts 51

Out There 90 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 96

Below The Radar +The Wire Tapper 97 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 50

Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including a Night Slugs label compilation, Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet, Phew and Basil Kirchin. Plus avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 77 Stefan Helmreich on The Voyager Interstellar Record

Print Run 78 New music books: Atlanta hiphop photographed, a Lee Perry biography, Detroit hardcore chronicled, the revised Penguin Guide To Jazz, and more

On Screen 80 Mordant Music’s MisinforMation DVD, and more

On Site 81 Exhibitions and installations: Theoretical Music and Maryanne Amacher in New York City

On Location 82 Festival and concert reviews: Supersonic, Cut & Splice, Unsound and Instal 10 festivals, plus a Frank Zappa tribute night

Peter Christopherson 14 Stephen Thrower pays tribute to the Throbbing Gristle and Coil founder who died in November 2010

Lichens 16 Marc Masters hears about sonic evolution and analogue synthesis from Brooklyn’s Robert Lowe

Pat Maherr 18 Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting, Indignant Senility: just two of the sonic pirate’s many aliases. By Matt Wuethrich

Global Ear Leeds 20 Fluxus anarchy and perpetual reinvention hallmark the North English city’s avant fringes. By Bruce Davies

Cross Platform Toshiya Tsunoda 22 Do we change a place by listening to it, asks the Japanese sound artist whose mics seek out the world’s hidden resonance. By Will Montgomery

Invisible Jukebox Scanner 24 The urban flaneur and multitasking sound artist tunes in to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Electronic Voice Phenomena 28 Ken Hollings meets the ghostbusters CM von Hausswolff and Michael Esposito, communing with dead voices via Edison’s wax cylinder technology

Giuseppe Ielasi 32 The Italian composer’s work straddles a vast array of practices, from turntable manipulation to sampladelic stunts. By Keith Moliné

2010 Rewind 36 The Wire’s essential review of the year’s best music, including the Top 50 Records of the Year, writers’ and musicians’ reflections, and essays on 2010’s key developments

Epiphanies 98 Marcus Boon lets the populist drone of the vuvuzela transport him on a global tour of celebratory people’s dance musics