ANOTHER ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN Patience CD (n5MD)
Akin to standing still as urban inhabitants pass you by at hyper-speed. For fans of Pole and Lusine.
APSE Spirit CD (Acuarela)
The imaginary soundtrack for an underground chase scene that David Fincher hasn't committed to celluloid just yet – SPLENDID
PATTERN IS MOVEMENT / SCOTT SOLTER Canonic: Scott Solter plays Pattern is Movement CD (Hometapes)
Solter’s (producer: Spoon, Mountain Goats, Tarentel) work with razor & tape would make King Tubby proud.
CHILDS Yui CD (Static Discos)
Childs create lush and epic electronic lullabies that slide between the Sigur Ros template and the touch tone sounds of the Morr Music lunchbox.
HAMMOCK Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo CD (Darla)
...in every way a contender for classic status in the Shoegazing genre. – ALL MUSIC GUIDE
HELL ON WHEELS The Odd Church CD (Hybris)
Not a note is where you expect it to be, instruments and vocals (male & female) play off one another as much as they play with one another. It’s unsettling and subversively catchy, intellectually intriguing and gut level appealing. – IT’S A TRAP
LAST DAYS Sea CD (n5MD)
A beautiful album that could be soundtrack to those last moments in ones life. Reflective. Affecting. Honest.
MAHOGANY Connectivity! 2CD (Darla)
Mahogany embrace Factory Records chill, The Cocteau Twins’ radiance, and Brian Wilson’s optimism.
DUOPANDAMIX Infrarojo CD (Static Discos)
Fun electronic pixel sounds that skitterand flutter between weird elektro, techno, hip hop and dubstep sounds.Remember when Warp albums were fun? This is it.
FEATHERS Synchromy CD (Hometapes)
Psychedelic studio trickery, beautiful;they sound like Gary Numan, Neu!, Air, and The Homosexuals all in one band. If you buy this CD, [it] may not leave your stereo for the next six months. – THE DAILY VANGUARD
FUNCKARMA Bion Glent CD (Sublight Records)
The Dutch duo deploy their latest warm, intricate electronics and deeply structured beats. Highly emotive and mechanically lush with distant synth tinkering, choppy funk pulses, and IDM treatments of surprisingly original material.
MONTT MARDIÉÉ Drama CD (Hybris)
Corny synths, machine-driven Northern soul drumbeats, out of control falsetto vocals, and completely fake-sounding production to the sticky-sweet lead vocals delivered with a teenager’s sense of distorted reality, a tribute to the best pure pop of the 80s like Wham! –TANGENTS
NUURO All Clear CD (Soundsister/ Poni Republic)
Youthful and sophisticated electronic glitchery crafted for melancholic pop songs about high school passion and loss. Far from being naive, Venezuela's new IDMposter boywrites downhearted stories meant for nostalgic souls.
FLORENCIA RUIZ Cuerpo CD (Verdigris)
A minimalist work arranged with strings, guitar, piano and a soulful voice. Songs which hint at Mark Hollis’ solo album, but with softer degree of restraint.
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ERIC SATIE Musique de la Rose - Croix 2CD (LTM)
Erik Satie’s haunting Rosicrucian music (1891-94), including the Pages Mystiques and an instrumental rendition of the ballet score Uspud. Performed on solo piano by Bojan Gorisek and Richard Cameron-Wolfe.
ERIC SATIE Socrate + Melodies CD (LTM)
Acclaimed recording of Socrate (1918) by Music Projects London chamber orchestra, with sopranos Susan Bickley, Eileen Hulse, and Patricia Rosario; plus five song cycles written between 1886 and 1923, including Ludions.
SEEKERS WHO ARE LOVERS You Are the Pride of Your Street CD EP (Soundsister)
After-shoegaze love songs, broken hearted crooner gimmicks and glitch aesthetics. Additional production by Ruben Tamayo (Fax) and Fernando Corona (Murcof).
SHEDDING What God Doesn’t Bless, You Won’t love; What You Don’t Love, the Child Won’t Know CD/LP (Hometapes)
Eric Dolphy flute & bird sounds, field recordings, samples, and instruments fuel analog and digital dismantling. For fans of Nurse with Wound, Ekkehard Ehlers, Faust.
SPRITES Modern Gameplay CD (Darla)
It’s virtually impossible to resist their retro psych-sweetness and mirth, not to mention their witticisms. – JUNK MEDIA
SCONE Maze CD (Moamoo)
First release of a new project. A collaboration between Reimer Eising (KETTEL) & brothers Don & Roel Funcken (FUNCKARMA/SHADOWHUNTAZ).
VAPNET Jag vet hur man vääntar CD (Hybris)
Vapnet speak fluent pop..Vapnet conjugate pop’s structural and instrumental elements to create brightly melodic, lushly orchestrated music...poppy without being twee, moody without being dark, pensive without being precious. – PITCHFORK Inside The Wire 273 November 2006
Joanna Newsom photographed by Jesse Chehak
The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip withThe Wire’s news net. PlusTrip Or Squeek Global Ear 16 Ronni Shendar on the clashing contexts of music and politics in West Jerusalem Charts 46 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 A chance exposure to Public Enemy prompts Philip Brophy to reconsider the edicts of John Cage
Colleen 10 The French multi-instrumentalist’s latest release fi nds new uses for vintage music boxes. By David Stubbs
Victor Gama 12 Louise Gray decodes the polystylistic Angolan-Portuguese composer and improvisor’s harmonic bursts
Tovah Olson 14 The Dead Machines member tells Marc Masters about her untutored approach to noise
Invisible Jukebox Om 20 The San Francisco stoner Metal duo detect rhythms and repetitions in tracks by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Melvins, Tony Conrad and more. Tested by Edwin Pouncey
Cross Platform Mika Taanila 18 The Finnish artist’s retro-futurist collage fi lms encompass robot soccer and utopian housing units. By Ken Hollings
Lasse Marhaug 24 Following another abundant crop of CDs, Anne Hilde Neset pins down the prolifi c Norwegian noisenik about Jazzkammer, Black Metal and the idea of North
Haunted Audio 26 Simon Reynolds sketches the spectral presences in the work of Ghost Box, Trunk Records and others, mining resonances from British post-war TV, fi lm and library music
Christof Kurzmann 34 The Austrian laptopper and Charhizma label founder fuses pop song structures with electroacoustic improvisation. By Dan Warburton
Joanna Newsom 40 On her new orchestral album Ys, the Californian harper’s epic tales have been enhanced by collaborations with Van Dyke Parks, Steve Albini and Jim O’Rourke. By Rob Young
Index 47 Soundcheck 48 This month’s selected CDs and vinyl, including Newham Generals, Ruff Sqwad, Walter Marchetti, Masayuki Takayanagi and more. Plus specialist columns on avant rock, critical beats, dub, electronica, hiphop, jazz & Improv, modern composition, outer limits, reissues, compilations and unusual formats The Inner Sleeve 73 Geert-Jan Prins on Bad Sector & Astro’s Idio Blast Print Run 74 New music books, including Vivien Goldman on Bob Marley & The Wailers, a Bob Dylan encyclopedia, a history of Rough Trade and more On Screen 76 New music DVDs, including Einstüürzende Neubauten and Misha Mengelberg On Site 77 Installations and gallery events, including Jem Finer’s Score For A Hole In The Ground On Location 78 Concert and festival reviews, including Numusic and Wooden Octopus Skull Festivals, Merce Cunningham’s Ocean and more