The Return of The Giant Slits
The full 1981 album + a bonus CD that features ALL the archived dub versions and an american radio interview . A “lost”gem, ripe for reappraisal, of this still vastly influential and important group in both musical and sociological terms.
Blast First Petite 2CD
Henry Flynt & Nova’ Billy
Nova’Billy is another edible audible from Henry Flynt’s dusty lower Manhattan bunker, and it stands as one of the fullest documents of his tenure with a full working rock band to date.
Brand new re-mastered and expanded edition of this long out of print seminal live CD from Japan’s Marble Sheep. This classic Marble Sheep line-up boasts the inclusion of some giants of the Japanese scene. Members of Zeni Geva, Incapacitants and Hijokaidan all grace the CD for this blistering performance.
Dirter Promotions CD
For their fifth album Food are down to the duo of British sax player Iain Ballamy and Norwegian drummer Thomas Strønen. Two excellent players in top form exploring a challenging format.
Rune Grammofon CD
Merzbow/Band Of Pain
Od Serca Do Duszy
Necessary Intergalactic Cooperation
Ex-PIL guitarist Keith Levene joins Oslo’s NIC crew on this ravishing album of laid-back and funkadelic tunes. Vibrant, intensely textured guitars and keyboards layered over complex rolling rhythms sprinkled with some sweet soul vocals.
Malicious Damage 12” & CD
This beautiful picture disc vinyl LP features a side by each of these artists. Merzbow, well established as THE pioneer of the Japanese noise/avantgarde scene and Band Of Pain, leaders in a slightly darker experimental world, who were once described by Terroriser magazine as being “what Wagner would be doing if he was alive today”!
Dirter Promotions LP Picture Disc
The place it all began: the seminal first album by Whitehouse even to this day is a remarkable piece of work created entirely with tone generators and EDP Wasps, and lyrically full of what would be their uncompromising trademark irony, it would prove instrumental in dragging avantgarde electronic music a long way from its initially limited boundaries.
Very Friendly/Susan Lawly LP
This double CD set catches legendary German experimental rock outfit Faust’s debut concert in Poland, from Krakow’s Loch Ness Club, on the 15th November 2006. Spread over both discs, we are afforded a perfect opportunity to hear a blend of the band’s classic songs and material previewed from their new studio album.
Sunnyvale Noise SubElement
Box Three, Spool Five
A place where Chicago guitar noise and Berlin techno come together, where Kraftwerk are remixed by Shellac, and where Neu! apply their rhythmic aesthetic to Autechre’s electronic textures.
It Might Never Happen
Weird soul, vaporised r&b and smudged 2step garage, haunted by the ghosts of rave and underscored by geologic rumbles of growling bass.
Hyperdub 2LP & CD
An album that blends together Nine Inch Nails, Neurosis and Clint Mansell and takes you on a dark journey of loss and decay featuring layers of heavy guitars, synths and samples.
Former Warp Records artiste releases classic debut album about timewasting, death and nudity.
Uncharted Audio CD
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Inside The Wire 286 December 2007
Pram photographed by Ivan Jones
Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8
Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net
Reviews Index 51 Soundcheck 52
Bruno Pronsato 12
How a former rock drummer transformed himself into an idiosyncratic House and Techno producer. By Philip Sherburne
Lionel Marchetti 14 Amir ElSaffar 16
The Joined-up World of The Wire 10
Plus Trip Or Squeek
Dan Warburton speaks to the French composer whose cinema for the ears has reinvigorated musique concrète
Global Ear 18 Charts 50 Out There 94
The US based Iraqi santoor/trumpeter mixes blues and Arabic music in deﬁance of the occupation. By Kurt Gottschalk
This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Six Organs Of Admittance, Miles Davis’s complete On The Corner sessions, a stash of rare UK jazz rock records and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats
Daniel Neilsen ﬁnds tango returning to its savage roots in Buenos Aires
The Inner Sleeve 77 Print Run 78
David Ellis 20
To Rococo Rot’s Stefan Schneider on Durutti Column
Anne Hilde Neset meets the Southern US artist who sends rhythms rippling through ‘drum paintings’ and trash piles
The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more
Print & Digital Subscriptions 98 The Wire Tapper/ Back Issues 100 Epiphanies 106
The ghosts of Mark Fisher’s youth come back to haunt him in a Rufige Kru 12"
Michael Gira 22 Burial 28
New music books, including a Moondog biography, Joe Carducci on SST, Andy Hamilton on music and aesthetics, and more
The Angel Of Light illuminates the darkest corners of The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Mike Barnes
On Screen 80 On Site 81
Negativland and Monitorpop audiovisual magazine on DVD
On the eve of the release of his second album, the dubstep producer grants Mark Fisher a rare face-to-face interview to discuss his sonic mythographies of South London
Gallery and mixed media events, including major sound art exhibitions in Latvia and Belgium
Roxy Music 32 Pram 36
On Location 82
Author Michael Bracewell picks up where his Remake/Remodel book leaves off, to re-examine early Roxy Music’s still thrilling crosswirings of pop, art and avant garde methods
Concert and festival reviews, including Today’sArt Festival in The Hague, Interface in Berlin, Glenn Branca in New York, Patti Smith in London and more
Keith Moliné enters the old dark house of the Birmingham sextet to see how their obsessions with late night TV and East European cartoons animate their exotic experimental pop
Harry Partch 40
Brian Marley follows the hobo trails of the 20th century American composer and instrument builder to piece together a users’ guide to his microtonal compositions on CD and DVD