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ANTIGUO AUTOMATA MEXICANO Kraut Slut CD (Static Discos)
Like Neu!, My Bloody Valentine, Eno, Fripp and Glass converging at a minimal techno club in Berlin.
LOW LOW LOW LA LA LA LOVE LOVE LOVE Ends of June CD (Other Electricities)
A subtly orchestrated and deeply moving collection of melancholy melodies and confessional wordplay.
ALSACE LORRAINE Dark One CD (Darla)
“I love this album! See, this is exactly the kind of stuff I want to listen to when spring starts coming around.” – MANUAL
MONTE MARDIE Clocks/Pretender 2CD (Hybris)
“...evoking an out-of-time sensibility in its lyrics and music” – Stephen Deusner, PITCHFORK.
DAMIAK Micalavera CD (n5MD)
An transparent blend of electronically altered vignettes utilizing acoustic instruments. A must have for fans of Mum, Dntel, Blindfold or Mogwai.
LINDA DRAPER Keepsake CD (Planting Seeds)
Gently drawn willowy heart crushing folk pop ballads...timeless song craft ... echoes of Chris Harwood embracing Cat Power and Hope Sandoval... Perfect stuff.
FAMILJEN Det Snurrar I Min Skalle CD (Hybris/Adrian)
“Pretty, accessible atmospheric Swedish sounds” – Stacey Shackford,ITSATRAP
FUTURE CONDITIONAL We Don’t Just Disappear CD (LTM)
Retro-futurist electro-pop from members of Piano Magic, Trembling Blue Stars, Nouvelle Vague, Windsor For The Derby, and Klima.
STAFRÆNN HÄÄKON Gummi CD (Resonant)
A further giant leap forward for Olafur Josephsson. Features members of Efterklang and Ampop.
MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION Doomjazz Future Corpses! CD (Ad Noiseam)
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is the live/improv/drone/ambient output of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble featuring Bong-Ra.
MUS La Vida CD (Green UFOs)
No other band does what they do. It is something you notice as soon as you listen to the new album: all the songs evoke images of pure beauty where the usually opposing worlds of tradition and the avant-garde seem to meet.
OLVIS Bravado CD (Resonant)
“Landmark album opens a new door of post-rock to electro-pop. If you want to hear an album that sounds out of this world, Olvis has created just the thing.” – THEBLACKANDWHITEMAG
PORT - ROYAL Afraid To Dance CD (Resonant)
A serious progression of their sound. Electronic beats at the forefront, hypnotic spacerock guitars & synth weave gentle melodies beneath.
PROEM A Permanent Solution CD (n5MD)
A true master of the genre drops his 6th studio album of classic atmospheric IDM.
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ROMAN REVUTSKY Incomplete CD EP (Soundsister)
Hypnotyzing electro-kraut narrative of uncommon lyrical power.
RUMSKIB s/t CD (Darla)
“This is great stuff indeed. Her voice sounds amazing and it ́ ́s such good melodies” – ULRICH SCHNAUSS
RUN_RETURN Sum of an Abstract CD (n5MD)
Run_Return’s self-released first album remastered and repackaged with 3 bonus tracks.
ERIK SATIE Cubist Works 1913-24 CD (LTM)
Piano and orchestra works written for Satie’s stage collaborations with Pablo Picasso, Including Parade and Mercure. Rare pieces include The Statue Found, The Puppets Are Dancing and Three Elegant Waltzes by a Revolting Dandy.
VAPNET Nagat Daligt Nytt Har Hant CD (Hybris)
“Vapnet speak fluent pop.” – Stephen Deusner, PITCHFORK
THE VOYCES Kissing Like It’s Love CD (Planting Seeds)
A throwback to sweet ‘70s AM radio pop, a la Poco and Firefall with a dash of America – mixed with the 60’s folk rock of Simon And Garfunkel.
VENETIAN SNARES Pink + Green CD (Sublight)
15 year old K heads love this shit! If you hated albums like Winnipeg is a Frozen ShitholeandHiggins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006, you will hate this even more! Inside The Wire 279 May 2007
The Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream 10 Trawling for gossip withThe Wire’s news net. PlusTrip Or Squeek Global Ear 18 A Hawk And A Hacksaw’s Jeremy Barnes reports from Budapest, deluged with music from Europe’s Mississippi Delta
Charts 50 Out There 100 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 104 Back Issues 106 Epiphanies 114 Joseph Stannard finds adolescent stirrings of oceanic bliss in Steve Winwood’s Arc Of A Diver
Von Süüdenfed photographed by Leon Chew
The Wire Tapper 17 4 Your track-by-track guide to this month’s free CD
Strategy 12 Community Library label runner Paul Dickow details his sonic smear campaign. By Philip Sherburne
Sylvie Courvoisier 14 The Swiss pianist discusses improvising with the cream of downtown New York’s crop. By Julian Cowley
Carlos Giffoni 16 The No Fun Festival founder tells Marc Masters about his endless quest for the perfect noise
Cross Platform Derek Jarman 20 Watching his Super-8 fi lms, Brian Dillon appraises the British experimental fi lm maker’s entrancing soundtracks
Invisible Jukebox Rhys Chatham 22 The composer, trumpeter and Metal head grapples with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton
Von Süüdenfed 28 Mark E Smith and Mouse On Mars’s new project is not so much a collaboration as a shotgun wedding marrying digital mayhem with cantankerous interventions. By David Stubbs
Evan Parker 34 The saxophonist tells Philip Clark about his enduring search for new forms via his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and Spring Heel Jack, and explains why he and Derek Bailey had to split
The Primer Dubstep 42 Derek Walmsley provides a user’s guide to the sub-bass pressure of the UK’s latest dancefl oor mutation, with Burial, Kode9, Skream, Loefah, Digital Mystikz, DJ Hatcha and more
Index 51 Soundcheck 52 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Bjöörk, Sly & The Family Stone, Mute’s Audio Documents and more. Audio Documents and more. Audio Documents Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, global, hiphop, jazz & Improv, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 77 Rzzzzz! Jem Finer on Frank Zappa’s Weasels Ripped My Flesh Print Run 78 New music books, including Simon Reynolds’s Bring The Noise, an ECM history, lost Sun Ra artwork and more On Screen 80 New music DVDs and film, including a Scott Walker documentary, Gang Gang Dance and Trimix on film On Site 81 Gallery and mixed media events, including London’s Future Of Sound and Optronica festivals On Location 82 Concert and festival reviews, including Borealis in Bergen, Ether in London, Hipersôônica in Rio, Gladtree in Massachusetts, Conlon Nancarrow in London and more