14Christian Skjødt “Innocent Square” (Wire Tapper exclusive edit) From a forthcoming Tonometer Music release Christian Skjødt can sometimes be found playing drums in various dub, hiphop, Improv and Noise outfits, but here the Danish improvisor and sound artist investigates the properties of a homemade non-linear analogue synthesizer. Skjødt himself runs the vinyl-only Tonometer imprint.
19My Cat Is An Alien “The Antigravitational Sense Of Nothingness” (Wire Tapper alternate edit) From What Space Is Made For (Elliptical Noise) Italian brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio work in a “secret base in the Western Alps”, where they have been making instant compositions, electronic music and audiovisual art since 1997. This track comes from their latest magnum opus, a triple box set.
12Mark Hanslip & Javier Carmona “Preambolo” (Wire Tapper edit) From DosadoS (Babel) Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip began on Birmingham’s jazz and Improv scene before moving to London. His regular partner is Barcelona based drummer/percussionist Javier Carmona, whose roots are in rock and punk, and this is the first fruit of their ongoing free music collaboration.
15Stearica“WarpLag” (Wire Tapper edit) From Stearica Invade Acid Mothers Temple (Homeopathic/Robot Elephant) A trio from Turin, Italy, Stearica have existed for the past 14 years. Their debut album Oltro featured special guests Dälek MC and Amy Denio, among others. This release follows several tours with Japanese psychedelic rockers Acid Mothers Temple during 2010.
17 Nicolas Salomon “Zoom” Wire Tapper exclusive Influenced by a variety of genres, including rock, electro and turntablism, French composer and producer Salomon creates a distinctive electronic sound that melds digital and acoustic, clarity and blurriness, complexity and minimalism.
20Telebossa“SéculoDo Progresso” From Telebossa (Staubgold) Working together as Telebossa, Brazilian composer Chico Mello and Nicholas Bussmann of Austrian experimental rock outfit Kapital Band 1 explore a new take on samba, electronica, jazz and chamber music. “Século Do Progresso” is a version of Brazilian songwriter Noel Rosa’s 1934 song of the same name.
13Luciano Maggiore & Francesco fuzz Brasini“Chàsm’ Achanès (Huge Abyss)” (Wire Tapper edit) From Chàsm’ Achanès (Boring Machines) Sicilian electroacoustic tape composer Maggiore is joined here by guitarist and sound researcher Francesco Brasini for an electro-drone which, in their words, “generates a circular temporality in which the listener is invited to remember what the past is and to anticipate what could happen”.
16Philippe Petit & Friends “Succumbed To Gravity” Wire Tapper exclusive (Aagoo) The French electronica producer uses cymbalom, electric psalterion, turntables, computer and synths to build up layers and process acoustic and field recordings, as well as contributions from friends Alison Chesley (cello) and Mark Cunningham, formerly of Mars (trumpet).
01 Hana “Tate” Wire Tapper exclusive (Granny Records)
02 Artifact Shore “Instruments Of The Devil” From Instruments
Of The Devil (Artifact Shore) artifactshore.com
03 K-Branding “Driller” (excerpt) From Alliance (Humpty Dumpty)
04 Nicholas Szczepanik “Please Stop Loving Me” (excerpt)
From Please Stop Loving Me (Streamline) nszcz.com
12 Mark Hanslip & Javier Carmona “Preambolo” (Wire
Tapper edit) From DosadoS (Babel) markhanslip.blogspot.com, babellabel.co.uk
13 Luciano Maggiore & Francesco fuzz Brasini “Chàsm’
Achanès (Huge Abyss)” (Wire Tapper edit) From Chàsm’ Achanès (Boring Machines) boringmachines.it
14 Christian Skjødt “Innocent Square” (Wire Tapper edit)
From a forthcoming Tonometer Music release skjodt.net, tonometermusic.com
05 Obsil “Snow Days In March” From Vicino (Psychonavigation)
06 Socrates That Practices Music “Judged By The Left Eye”
From Further Conclusions Against An Italian Version (Junior Aspirin) junioraspirin.com
15 Stearica “Warp Lag” (Wire Tapper edit) From Stearica Invade
Acid Mothers Temple (Homeopathic/Robot Elephant) stearica.net, homeopathicrecords.com, robotelephant.co.uk
16 Philippe Petit & Friends “Succumbed To Gravity” Wire
Tapper exclusive (Aagoo) philippepetit.weebly.com, aagoo.com
07 Manekinekod “Toy Factory” (installation excerpt)
From Data (Brigade Music) brigade-music.com, myspace.com/manekinekod
08 Tchicai/Hurley/Sanders/Coxon “Jomajomi Tchucosa
(Live @ Midlands Art Centre 26/11/10)” (edit) Wire Tapper exclusive (Treader) treader.org
09 Melmac “Accident” (edit) From Le Désert Avance (Ronda)
10 Bohm & Cooper-Marquardt Duo “Ruf Der Apostel
18HHY & The Macumbas “Legba In Dub” From Legba/Houmfort Remixes (Soopa) HHY & The Macumbas emerge from the SOOPA collective, based in Porto, Portugal, who explore “chaos rock, skull-cave dub, spectral choirs and marching band improvisation”. This percussion-heavy voodoo dub track is part of a remix album which includes remixes by Badawi and others.
(Apostles Calling)” Wire Tapper exclusive (Avachorda) avachorda.de, avachorda.de/bohm-cooper-marquardt-duo
11 Sheik Anorak/Weasel Walter/Mario Rechtern “Wotizup?”
Wire Tapper exclusive (Gaffer) anorak-walter-rechtern.com, gafferrecords.com
This compilation © 2011 The Wire thewire.co.uk
17 Nicolas Salomon “Zoom” Wire Tapper exclusive nsalomon.com, soundcloud.com/nicolassalomon
18 HHY & The Macumbas “Legba In Dub” From Legba/Houmfort
Remixes (Soopa) soopa.org, soopa.org/artist/hhy-macumbas
19 My Cat Is An Alien “The Antigravitational Sense Of
Nothingness” (Wire Tapper alternate edit) From What Space Is Made For (Elliptical Noise) mycatisanalien.com, ellipticalnoise.bandcamp.com
20 Telebossa “Século Do Progresso” From Telebossa
(Staubgold) telebossa.com, staubgold.com
Compiled by Andy Tait, Shane Woolman & Lisa Blanning Mastered by Toby Hrycek-Robinson Images: Patrick Ward, Monologue Study [15' 48"–20' 08"] (detail) The Wire Tapper 25 is given away with The Wire issue 326 April 2011 Not for sale
The Wire Tapper 25
The Wire Tapper 25 is the latest volume in The Wire’s ongoing series of new music compilations (for details of previous volumes, turn to page 105) and is given away with all copies of The Wire 326 (April 2011). If your copy of the CD is missing or damaged, either return the magazine to where you bought it to get a replacement, or contact The Wire: +44 (0)20 7422 5022, firstname.lastname@example.org
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