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On the cover is Mark Fell, in his trademark flat cap, caught on camera in a photo booth in Tokyo. He met with Dan Barrow in Sheffield to talk about his new album The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making, and the pair discuss rave as an outsider activity, the pleasures of messing with the audience, the ideology of electronic interfaces, making your own own soy sauce, and how all music is experimental.

Elsewhere, Alan Cummings provides a user’s guide to the daunting discography of Japanese psychedelia’s very own man in black, Keiji Haino; Rob Young meets Norwegian jazz singer Karin Krog to catch up on a 50 year career spanning Broadway ballads, electronic composition and all points in between. The Invisible Jukebox is with multitasking Chicago bassist Joshua Abrams, who tries to identify tracks by The Necks, Flower-Corsano Duo, A Tribe Called Quest and more, and in Epiphanies, Stefan Goldmann recalls how the Yamaha DX100 spawned the revolutionary repetition of Detroit techno.

In Soundcheck, there's featured reviews of the Malian street party music of MC duo Supreme Talent Show, the haunted travelogues of Helm, Norberto and João Lobo’s playfully hybrid instrumentals, the final album by monumental noise rock trio Sightings, and much more. In Boomerang Steve Barker revisits the Midland Roots Explosion of the 1970s, while Print Run scrutinises anthologies from Chicago critics John Corbett and Jessica Hopper, and On Location visits Mexico’s El Nicho festival.



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