24.9.20

As Melhores Músicas De Todos Os Tempos: Delerium - "Mecca"






23.9.20

Livros sobre música que vale a pena ler - Cromo #81: Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser - "O Mundo Da Música Pop"


autor: Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser
título: O Mundo Da Música Pop
editora: Livraria Paisagem
nº de páginas: 264
isbn: N/A
data: 1973




473

Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser

O Mundo Da Música Pop

(Das Buch Der Neuen Pop Musik

Livraria Paisagem

 

Colecção: Vozes Livres

Nº 3

 

Capa: Marco

 

Edição e Distribuição: LIVRARIA PAISAGEM

Rua José Falcão, 188 – Porto

 

Acabou de se imprimir em Agosto de 1973

Nas Oficinas Gráficas da Livraria Editora Pax, Lda.,

Braga

1973

(Agosto)

1ª Edição

 

Copyright: ECON - Düsseldorf

Joaquim Fernandes

(Tradução e Prefácio)

264

Ensaio / Música / Pop / Rock / Alemanha

N/A


PREFÁCIO:
Desarmado em teoria e inábil na prática o ouvinte português, leitor de circunstância, abrirá talvez a boca de descrédito ao deparar com este livro sobre o Mundo da Música Pop.
Se a bibliografia sobre a música em geral, é já de si, fenómeno raro e desacostumado dos escaparates, um livro sobre música pop, que não «vive» das letras das canções, poderá ser objecto de uma interrogação no género: mas para falar de quê?
Porque a confusão é uma constante do meio musical não desejamos «confundir» o leitor: o livro de Rolf - Ulrich Kaiser aborda secamente todo um mundo de contradições, dissecando a realidade que preexiste para além do fenómeno estritamente musical, complexidade ignorada pela esmagadora maioria de fans da música pop, pondo o dedo na ferida (quem ganha com a música pop?) e fornecendo a uma calma e útil ponderação todo um arsenal de depoimentos que traduzem uma verdade incompatível com as pancadinhas nas costas, sorrisos indulgentes e críticas amorfas, «tem-te não caias»... *
A realidade portuguesa não pode fugir à conjuntura da realidade total. Na expectativa, como sempre e em quase tudo, aparamos o golpe, o turbilhão da década de sessenta, comodamente instalados nos salões das associações recreativas, nos bailes de carnaval ou de passagem de ano. Do grito dos Beatles - She loves you, yé, yé, recuperamos os derradeiros vocábulos e passamos a infestar, de um dia para o outro, os bailes de finalistas, já que a «malta» até era «porreira» e «gramava» aquela música que, entretanto, ia assimilando nas suas incursões pelas discotecas.
Da babilónia confusa de meados dos anos sessenta, a nossa resposta a um movimento que, sendo formalmente musical, não se confinava às notas gemidas pelos wha-wha das violas eléctricas, a nossa resposta, dizíamos, foi uma busca desordenada de uma solução nacional (?). Dos tempos heróicos dos «Conchas» e do «Conjunto Mistério», ainda rezará a história dos mais propensos a efemérides. Nessas tentativas, fechando os olhos e alertando os ouvidos, distinguir-se-ia perfeitamente a voz de «garganta» do Elvis Presley, a «nasalada» do Neil Sedaka, os devaneios românticos do Paul Anka (Oh, Carol) muito «slow» e pastoso à mistura com pruridos yé-yé que despertavam gradualmente os dedos dos rapazes.
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* Alguns artifícios que fazem parte da bagagem empresarial lusitana, como afinal, de todo o mundo.
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O conjunto yé-yé viu-se de repente, transformado numa praga heterogénea e radicalmente desconscencializada da função que, no exterior, o movimento popular se tinha armado: a contestação progressiva do sistema e dos valores por ele proclamados.
Providos de material precário, apoiados financeiramente no zero, teoricamente ingénuos e vivendo do «ouvido», a grande maioria dos conjuntos portugueses não aguentou o embate com a moda importada e foi fenecendo lentamente. As suas designações inspiradas na mito-zoologia (os diabos, os abutres, etc.) deixaram um travo de frustração nos cérebros dos jovens «habilidosos». Dessa vaga inicial, pouco ou nada se salvou. Valerá a pena falar na tentativa desapoiada do «regional - pop», passe a expressão, do conjunto «Os Titãs»?
Ao cabo e ao resto, compartilharemos do «mundo pop» em termos nacionais? Eventualmente, alargando a concepção «populista» poderemos integrar as «cantigas» de José Afonso e Adriano Correia de Oliveira, exemplos da Escola Coimbrã saída dos limites geográficos através de um certo labor intelectual, inadequadamente apreendido pelas maiorias. Fausto, Barata Moura, Francisco Fanhais, entre muitos outros, que, associados ao pelotão dos chamados «baladeiros» (designação zipesca) tentaram teorizar um exemplo de intervenção.
Num tempo mais «hoje», surgiram através das estradas de uma certa Europa, nomes como Sérgio Godinho, José Mário Branco e Luís Cília - as imagens dos «flashes» sociais, abstractos uns, comprometidos outros, ainda que oferecidos através de uma sonoridade atraente e rebuscada.
O salto dos conjuntos para as individualidades, (antes sós que mal acompanhados) não se processa sem que, no panorama musical falho de inventiva, despontasse um raio de esperança: o conjunto 1 111. O agrupamento de José Cid entrou de «pé em riste» no mercado discófilo nacional e nos cérebros dos auditores, dominados pelos Calvários & Madalenas. «D. Sebastião» apareceu como «salvador descoberto» em manhã de sol radiante. É esse o caminho - teria gritado muita gente bem intencionada. De facto, as intenções do 1 111 pareciam ser, se não a salvação nacional, pelo menos uma panaceia de efeitos confortáveis para os ouvidos. Passada a euforia, José Cid iniciou o caminho do retrocesso, deixando a solução da Provence (chamado de novo em auxílio dos menestréis lusitanos) e apadrinhando sonhos «reformistas» com alguns «balões de oxigénio» considerados essenciais à sobrevivência do culto do fácil e do rentável (José Cheta p. e.).
É fácil constatar que a lição do exterior foi, ou deficientemente absorvida ou não vingou por inexistência das mesmas condições e condicionados necessários à eclosão do movimento pop, circunstâncias que não se verificaram no caso português: a formação de uma consciência marginal, disposta a enfrentar a situação vigente e o seu suporte ideológico. O tempo e o lugar são aliados do homem e a partir daí, é ousado generalizar, atribuir definições universais.




17.9.20

Wire (The) - As Revistas Que Eu Tenho (lista com tópicos)



Fica aqui a lista das revistas The Wire que eu tenho, com tópicos mais importantes e interessantes (para mim).

Quem quiser que faça scaning de algum artigo, entrevista, etc., envie email a solicitar, pf.

Nº / Data

Capa

Grupos / Bandas / Músicos

Invisible Jukebox

Rubricas

160

Jun. 1997

Steve Stapleton

(Nurse With Wound)

Pierre Henry

John Russell

As One

Ivor Cutler

Global Ear: Malibu

The Electric Cinema

“Epiphanies”: David Toop

163

Nov. 1997

(na capa à erro)

Mas devia ser

Set. 1997

Robert Wyatt

Sun Ra

Current 93

Terre Thaemlitz

Van Dyke Parks

Ornette Coleman

Stock, Hausen & Walkman

Silver Apples

Van Dyke Parks

Free Postcards Inside

. Autechre

- Jah Wobble

- Stereolab

- + 1

(são reais e ainda estão no interior – agarrados – da revista

Global Ear: Budapest

“Epiphanies”: David Toop

165

Nov. 1997

Jim O’Rourke

Oskar Sala

Odd Size

Tone Rec

Sister Iodine

Kasper Toeplitz

Faust

Windsor For The Derby

4 Hero

Global Ear: Beijing

- The Secret History of Film Music

168

Fev. 1998

Matthew Shipp

Fred Frith

Lalo Schifrin

Hugh Davies

Req

Kevin Ayers

Tortoise

Mouse on Mars

Holger Hiller

Xper.Xr.

Julian Cope

Global Ear: Havana (by Holger Hiller)

The Primer: Field Recordings For Beginners

- The Secret History of Film Music

173

Jul. 1998

Lydia Lunch

Ken Vandermark

Pluramon

Max Brennan

Ivo Perelman

Aube

Barry Adamson

Philip Glass

Spiritualized

(Jason Pierce)

Global Ear: Fes (by Peter Cushaw)

- The Secret History of Film Music

- Simon Reynolds: Gabba gabba hey! Simon Reynolds on Techno’s dum-dum boys (PCP label, from Frankfurt

Epiphanies: Rob Young gets fuzzy over Felt’s mid-80s angst

179

Jan. 1999

David Sylvian

John Cale

Mayo Thompson

Einstürzende Neubauten

Harry Partch

Pierre Henry

Jim O’ Rourke

- 98 Rewind

- The Primer: Turntablism for beginners

- Undercurrents #1

A series of uncovering the hidden wiring of the 20th century music. This month Erik Davis heralds the Dawn of the electrification of sound.

- Epihanies: Chris Bohn recalls na apocalyptic night out in Berlin with Einstürzende Neubauten

186

Ago. 1999

Scanner

(Robin Rimbaud)

Tony Oxley

Piano Magic

Plug Research

The Last Poets

Blixa Bargeld

- Far East freakout: A User’s Guide to Japanese Psychedelia

- Undercurrents #8 – Sound Art - Sculping Sound: David Toop on The Music of Machines

- Epiphanies: Cristoph Cox learns the hustle with a Last Poet

198

Ago. 2000

Merzbow

Simon H Fell

Pinkie Maclure

Bob Cobbing

Blectum From Blechdom

Mike Cooper

Incredible String Band

Die Tödliche Doris

Hermann Nitsch

Labradford

Steven Severin

(Cure, Siouxie & The Banshees, …)

- Phoenecia: Schematic Sound Machine

- The Primer: Art Ensemble Of Chicago. A User’s Guide To the Great Black Music

- Global Ear: Detroit

- Epiphanies: Ed Baxter observes the waxing and waning of Scottish psychedelic folkies The Incredible String Band

59

Nov. 2019

(Electronic Sound)

Delia Derbyshire

(Doctor Who And Beyond)

Harry Edwards

Bella Boo

Ron Wright & Neil Webb

Working Men’s Club

Critics:

. Various – Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979 / Factory Communications 1978-92

. Drew Mulholland – A Clockwork Orange

. Dream Division – Transcend

. Lo Five – Geography of the Abyss

. Various – The Quietened Journey (A Year In The Country)

. Antoni Maiovvi’s Time Precint – British Interrail

. Ekoplekz – In Search Of The Third Mantra

7” Single Offer:

The Radiophonic Workshop

‘Doctor Who’ / ‘Strange Lines And Distances’ yellow vinyl seven-inch

Landmarks – Josh Wink

Time Machine – David Mancuso

Under The Influence – Little Boots

Needs Must – Jimi Hendrix

Suburban Yearning – William Doyle

For The Record – Kim Gordon

Lucky Break – The Utopia Strong

A Night At The Moogseum

Some Bazaar – Dave Clarkson

Label Profile – Clay Pipe Music

Talking Shop – Matéria Prima (Carlos)

240

Fev. 2004

Einstürzende Neubauten

Sun City Girls

Joe Boyd

Charles Mingus

Anthony Pateras

Portable

Davis Redford Triad

Hafler Trio

Mike Cooper

Bananafish

Greg Tate

- The Primer: Charles Mingus – A guide to the recordings of the master jazz bassist and composer who died 25 years ago.

- Global Ear: São Paulo

Chris Moss reports on new electronic fusions in São Paulo, Brazil’s most vibed up city

- Epiphanies: Marc Masters - How na obscure zine opened up a world of possibility for Marc Masters - Bananafish.

251

Jan. 2005

LCD Soundsystem

Glenn Jones

Zeitkratzer

Joanna Newsom

Nils Okland

My Cat Is An Alien

Dalek

Afrirampo

Glenn Jones

(Cul de Sac)

- 2004 REWIND (Balanço)

- Global Ear: Paris – Rahma Khazam maps the new sound art networks spreading across Paris

- Epiphanies: Discovering New Zealenad electroacosutics pioneer Douglas Lilburn provided The Dead C’s Bruce Russell with na importante cultural touchstone for what it means to the Antipodean.

252

Fev. 2005

Anthony Braxton

Mike Ladd

Gang Gang Dance

Hugh Davies

Dylan Nyoukis

Oki

The Soft Pink Truth

 

- The Primer – Subterranean Metal (Edwin Pouncey immerses himself in the deadly slow but powerful currents of Earth, Sun O))), Sleep, Ulver and more

- Global Ear: Matthew Collin rocks the cradle of Russian electronica in Kalashnikov’s birthplace, Izhevsk

- Epiphanie: John Corbett recalls how losing his virginity to a Firesign Theatre comedy record initiated him into áudio culture.

253

Mar. 2005

MF Doom

Bill Fay

Hijokaidan

James Tenney

M Ward

Colin Potter (by Rob Young)

Wally Shoup

Hugh Metcalfe

Ken Vandermark

- Global Ear: Avi Pitchon invetigates the ambiguities os Berlin’s neo-Industrial scene

- Epiphanies: Teenage runaway Michael Gira loses his psychedelic lunch at a Belgian rock festival – “How Pink Floyd and Art Ensemble Of Chicago puit the zap on the head of itinerante teenager MichaelGira

254

Abr. 2005

Mike Patton

Elliott Sharp

Richard Barrett

Venetian Snares

MIA

C-Schulz 12

(by Keith Moliné)

Anthony & The Johnsons

Ira Cohen

- The Primer: Grime

- Global Ear: São Paolo

- Epiphanies: Dutch Anarchist group The Ex teach Mia Clarke how to not follow leaders from

255

Mai. 2005

Electrelane

(by David Stubbs)

Boris (by Edwin Pouncey)

Josephine Foster

The Complainer

Annie Gosfield

Kali Z Fasteau

Foetus (by Alan Licht)

Alex Von Schlippenbach (by David Keenan)

Steve Beresford

- Global Ear: Houston - underground music scene

Epiphanies: Minimalist composer / violinista Tony Conrad reels off the many revelatory musical moments he’s experienced during a 40 year career.

 

256

Jun. 2005

Laugh Till It Hurts

(Special 14 pages about Relations between Humour and Music)

Tod Dockstader

The Books (byMatthew Ingram)

Cooper-Moore

Clemens Gadenstatter

Mark Stewart

(by Phil England)

- The Wire Tapper 13

- Global Ear: Buenos Aires (with ex – Reynols member, Alan Courtis)

- Epiphanies: Inpsired by a chaotic performance by guitarrista Derek Bailey, comedian and writer Stewart Lee riffs on the common ability of great humour and great music to surprise.

257

Jul. 2005

Jamie Lidell

Ornette Coleman

Animal Collective

Magik Markers

Monolake

Tony Beevan

Keiji Haino

(by Alan Cummings)

- Primer: Lone Horns Improv

- Global Ear: Yelena Chernova reports from na eletrified Kiev on the sound of the Ukraine underground

Epiphanies: Nick Southgate reaches the rock outsider equivalente of Nirvana through the teachings of Saint Julian (Julian Cope)

258

Ago. 2005

The Red Krayola

(Mayo Thompson)

Pierre Schaeffer

(by Goran Vejvoda and Rob Young)

This Heat

(by Mike Barnes)

Wolf Eyes

(by Brian Coley)

Anthony Braxton

Björk

Marissa Nadler

The Skaters

Ikuro Takahashi

(Fushitsusha)

Carla Bozulich

- Global Ear: Pedro Gomes locates Lisbon’s most Creative musicians at the Galeria Zé Dos Bois.

Epiphanies: Just when he was ready to scream “What else can you show me?” at the 1960s, after witnessing Dylan going electric, among other musical landmarks, Steve Barker had his mind blown all over agian in 1970 on the night Sun Ra touched down in Liverpool

259

Set. 2005

Richard Youngs

By David Keenan

Hugh Hopper

(from Soft Machine)

By Julian Cowley

Ralf Wehowsky

Alexander Hacke (by Louise Gray)

Okkyung Lee

Tracy + The Plastics

Tony Oursler

Broadcast

By Mike Barnes

- The Primer: Xenakis

Philip Clark gets his hyperbolic paraboloids in a twist over the Greek composer’s rigorous body of work

- Global Ear: Milan

- Epiphanies: Selling off half of his records prompts Philip Sherbourne to re-evaluate the trade-off between collecting and creating

260

Out. 2005

Boards Of Canada

(In a rare interview on home turf, the Scottish gnarly electronica duo share campfire stories with Rob Young)

Eliane Radigue

(by Dan Warburton)

The Dirty Three

Jarboe

Alexander Tucker

Birchfield Cat Motel

Warren Ellis

By Louise Gray

- Global Ear: Minsk / Belarussian

- Epiphanies: A bruising first encounter with the free jazz of Borbetomagus awakens the critical muscle in the teenage Phil Freeman

261

Nov. 2005

Remake Model

60 cover versions that rattle the state of song

(dossier)

Earth

by Edwin Pouncey

Rolf Julius

Oren Marshall

Mazen Kerbaj

Jackson And His Computer Band

Steve Reich

by Mike Barnes

- The Birth of Japanese Free Music: Once Upon A Time In Shinjuku 30

By Alan Cummings

- Global Ear: Balinese Gamelan

- Epiphanies: David Toop finds new ways of listening in the silences of shakuhachi master Watazumi, composer Minoru Miki and kotoplayer Keiko Nosaka

262

Dez. 2005

Lightning Bolt

(by Alan Licht)

Ken Hyder

Vashti Bunyan

Tujiko Noriko

Susanne Brokesch

Rodney Graham

Ray Russell

- The Wire Tapper 14

- The Primer: Jamaican Deejays

Global Ear: Sydney underground by Jon Dale

- Epiphanies: In the processo f interviewing alto saxophonist Lee Konitz for his ‘autobiography’, Andy Hamilton discovers the true meaning of improvisation

263

Jan. 2006

Rewind 2005

(Records Of The Year + musicians’ and writer’s reflections)

Noah Hoeard

Volcano The Bear

Tetuzi Akiyama

Burning Star Core

Dan Wilson

Yannis Kyriakides

Nurse With Wound

(Steven Stapleton)

By Jim Haynes

- Global Ear: Toronto

- Epiphanies: Tem years after being inspired to presente electronic musico n a human scale, Iris Garrelfs and Douglas Benford look back on the revelations of London’s Sprawl club

264

Fev. 2006

Edan

Derek Bailey (1930-2005)

Bardo Pond

Battles

(by David Stubbs)

Brigit Ulher

Sleeparchive

Steve Reid

- Global Era: Hull

- Epiphanies: A case of mistaken identity in Moscow leads to Johny Brown’s discovery of the late Soviet dissidente singer-songwriter Sasha Baschlachov

265

Mar. 2006

Phill Niblock

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Mat Maneri

Wooden Wand

Tape

Keith Berry

Max Eastley

The Bug

- Global Ear: Taipei

- Epiphanies: A televised encounter with Tangerine Dream’s early 70’s ritualistic mystery captures the imagination of David Elliott

266

Abr. 2006

Tom Verlaine

Spring Heel Jack

The Fall

Linder

Mouthus

The Knife

Ned Sublette

Burnt Friedman

(by Mark Barnes)

- Primer: The Fall – A user’s guide to the Mancunian iconoclasts’ intimidatingly vast discography. By Stewart Lee

- Global Ear: Kyzyl, capital of Tuva

- Epiphanies: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge recalls the mind expanding psychedelic whirl of Hapshash And The Coloured Coat

267

Mai. 2006

AGF

Scott Walker

Conrad Schnitzler

Ryoji Ikeda

Scatter Mattin

David Rothenberg

William Parker

- Global Ear: Seoul

- Epiphanies: Riding New Zealand underground’s Xpressway label to his skull helps Nick Cain escape the cul de saco f US independente rock and discover the complex, densely allusive songs of Alastair Galbraith

268

Jun. 2006

Sonic Youth

Ekkehard Ehlers

Yellow Swans

John Fahey

Terry Day

Harry Rag

(From Düsseldorf punk to pastoral futurismo via Wim Wenders and Can with the SYPH vocalista. By David Stubbs.)

Jutta Koether

Rob Mazurek

- The Wire Tapper 15

- Global Ear: Athens

- Epiphanies: Tom Perchard experiences familiar musical signals being jammed by Egyptian singer Umm Kalthum

269

Jul. 2006

Current 93

(by Keith Moliné)

Die Tödliche Doris

(by Biba Kopf)

Kode 9

Annea Lockwood

Boxcutter

FM3

(by Marcus Boon)

Kode 9

- Global Ear: Hasselt, Belgium

- Epiphanies: For Lisa Blanning, a long night of musical revelations culminates in exposure to Oval’s digital paradigma shuffle

270

Ago. 2006

Smegma

By David Keenan

Dabrye

Biosphere

Akio Suzuki & John Butcher

Die Trip Computer Die – “Fray Bentos”

By David Stubbs

Brian Eno

(cross plataform – by Louise Gray)

Philip Samartzis

Leopard Leg

John Wiese

Biosphere

(Geir Jenssen)

By Anne Hilde Neset

- Global Ear: Belfast

- Epiphanies: When it comes to communication, you can’t beat drums. Vivien Goldman reflects on the constant, empowering pulse that’s maked the changes through her life in music, from Bob Marley to Chicks On Speed

271

Set. 2006

Kool Keith

(Dr Octagon)

Charalambides

AMM

(The Primer – by Philip Clark)

Merce Cunningham

Ira Cohen

(Cross Plataform)

Digital Mystikz

Excepter

Jason Lescalleet

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

By Alan Licht

- Global Ear: Beirut

- Epiphanies: Novelist, critic and Roxy Music biographer Michael Bracewell remembers a formative encounter with Lindsay Kemp in the 1970s

272

Out. 2006

Pere Ubu

Rafael Toral

(by Dan Warburton)

Melbourne 1976-1984

Jayne Parker

(cross plataform – by Julian Cowley)

James Blackshaw

COH

Little Annie

Chris Corsano

- Global Ear: Pretoria

- Epiphanies: Mike Barnes has his heart blackened by some os Eastern Europe’s most gut-wrenching songs

273

Nov. 2006

Joanna Newsom

Lasse Marhaug

Simon Reynolds on Haunted Audio

Simon Reynolds sketches the spectral presences in the work of Ghost Box, Trunk Records and others, mining resonances from British post-war TV, film and library music

Christof Kurzmann

Mika Taanila

(cross plataforma, by Ken Hollings)

Victor Gama

Colleen

Tovah Olson

Om

Global Ear: West Jerusalem

Epiphanies: Kicking over the sacred cow of John Cage, Philip Brophy discovers many other strategies for accessing a world of noise

274

Dez. 2006

Melvins

John Surman

Texan Hiphop

Charles Atlas

(cross plataforma)

Steve Mackay

Hisato Higuchi

Reanimator

Marc Ribot

(by Alan Licht)

- The Wire Tapper 16: Free 21 track CD w/ Califone, Pansonic, Derek Bailey, The Slits, Alan Veja and more

- The Primer: Texan Hiphop

- Global Ear: Ethiopia

- Epiphanies: Barry Miles has a first hand insight into the Beatles’ group mind and the power of experimental pop music to create a revolution

 

275

Jan. 2007

Rewind 2006

(Records Of The Year + musicians’ and writers’ reflections)

Matt Valentine

& Erika Elder

Gary Smith

Carla Kihlstedt

Peter Evans

Stranger Attractor

(cross plataforma)

Faust

(Jean-Hervér Peron and Zappi Diermaier)

(by David Stubbs)

- Global Ear: Beijing

- Epiphanies: A secret history of Jewish punk helps dispel Alan Licht’s heeby jeebies about his cultural roots

276

Fev. 2007

Seismic performances

(60 concerts that shook the world)

Shinro Ohtake

(cross plataform)

Infinite Livez

Richard Skelton

Alan Vega

Bert Jansch

 

- The Primer: Adrian Sherwood

& On-U Sound

- Global Ear: Basque Country

- Epiphanies: Former Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon recalls how na early encounter with the Sex Pistols sparked the creation of the EP that defined punk’s DIY ethic

277

Mar. 2007

Grinderman

(w/ Nick Cave)

Peter Hammill

(by Mike Barnes)

Cairo: Cradle of Electronica

Paul Burwell 1949-2007

Robert Horton

Polly Shang Kuan Band

Ray Lee

(cross plataforma)

Rachid Taha

 

- Cairo: Cradle of Electronica – In 1944, the world’s first piece of electronic music was composed in the Egyptian capital. Rob Young tells the amazing story of its crerator, Halim El-Dabh.

- Global Ear: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

- Epiphanies: Before the MTV crackdown, Cabaret Voltaire’s vídeos killed the radio stars, and their tape cut-ups opened the way forward for other non-musicians. By Peter Rehberg.

278

Abr. 2007

Terry Riley

(by Richard Henderson)

Maja Ratjke

Eyeless In Gaza

Aufgehoben

Islaja

Michio Kurihara

Hal Rammel

(cross plataform)

The Dead C

 

- Global Ear: São Paulo, Brasil

- Epiphanies: A booty pirated DJ mixtapes from Manhattan, which blended hiphop and bashment reggae, opened a window on the world for Dave Stelfox

279

Mai. 2007

Von Südenfed

(Mark E Smith + Mouse On Mars)

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

Derek Jarman

(cross plataform)

Sylvie Courvoisier

Carlos Giffoni

Rhys Chatham

(by Dan Warburton)

 

- The Wire Tapper  17: Free 20 track CD w/ Jack Rose & Glenn Jones, Throbbing Gristle, Fridge, Fred Anderson, Von Südenfed and more

- The Primer: Dubstep

- Global Ear: Budapest

- Epiphanies: Steve Winwood’s solo pop songs helped Joseph Stannard define hazy teenager emotions as whet his apetite for imersive music

280

Jun. 2007

Wiley

Modified Toy Orchestra

(cross plataform, by David Stubbs)

Tomas Korber

Jozef van Wissen

Zavoloka

The Sea And Cake

Kassin + Moreno + Domenico

Neil Campbell

(ex-Vibracathedral dronemaster … by Dan Warburton)

- Global Ear: San Francisco, by Ken Hollings

- Epiphanies: Novelist Michael Faber is enchanted by a spontaneous music ensemble in the back streets of Budapest

281

Jul. 2007

Throbbing Gristle

The second coming

(The four “wreckers of civilisation” return with their first new material since breaking um in 1981. David Stubbs finds out how their uncompromising stance has matured)

Keijo

Robin Williamson

Daniel AIU Higgs

Skull Disco

Mathieu Briand

(cross plataform)

Peter Rehberg

 

- Global Ear: Minsk, Belarus

- Epiphanies: Unimpressed by the comercial pressures of pop, author and journalist Sukhdev Sandhu finds refuge in the eloquent passion of 1980s fanzine Are You Scared To Get Happy

282

Ago. 2007

Ricardo Villalobos

Whitehouse

(It´s for your own good, say extreme power electronics artists William Bennett and Philip Best, discussing their reputation as arch-transgressors of public taste. By David Keenan.

Laurie Anderson

(cross plataform)

Matthew Dear

Axolotl

Jonathan Harvey

 

. The Primer: British Psych-Folk

By Rob Young

. Global Ear: Bali

. Epiphanies: Hearing the Norman Dolph acetate of the Velvet Underground And Nico renews Bruce Russell’s faith in the album that continues to fire the New Zealand underground

283

Set. 2007

PJ Harvey

Oren Ambarchi

Charlotte Moorman

Paul Bley

Daft Punk

(cross plataform)

Starving Weirdos

Trim

Lost In Hildurness

Sir Richard Bishop

- Global Ear: Singapore

- Epiphanies: Digging through the airbrushed politeness of the World Music rack, Derek Walmsley finds lowdown and dirty funk in the African pop of the early 80s

284

Out. 2007

Robert Wyatt

by David Toop

Oxbow

Bristol Blues & Roots

Walter & Sabrina

Shape Of Broad Minds

The Bug

Ute Wasserman

Camille Norment

(cross plataform)

Han Bennink

(by Dan Warburton)

 

- The Wire Tapper 18: Free 19 Track CD by The Focus Group, The Ex, Modified Toy Orchestra, Damon & Naomi, Goodiepal, Mordant Music and more

- Global Ear: New Orleans, post Katrina

- Epiphanies: Kevin Martin aka The Bug learns respect for the bowel – churning properties of bassbins at a Swans gig and a digi-dub soundclash

285

Nov. 2007

Underground Resistance

Loren Connors

Russell Haswell

Sonny Simons

Flying Lotus

Daniel Menche

David Watson

Juneau / Projects /

(cross plataform)

JG Thirlwell

(by Phil Freeman)

- Global ear: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

- Epiphanies: Recoiling from the heavenly power of gospel music, Howard Mendel reverses onto Clud Nine to a Harpo Marx tune

 

286

Dez. 2007

Pram

Burial

Michael Bracewell on Roxy Music

Bruno Pronsato

Amir ElSaffar

Lionel Marchetti

David Ellis

(cross plataform)

Michael Gira

(by Mark Barnes)

- The Primer: Harry Parcht

(by Brian Marley)

- Global Ear: Buenos Aires

- Epiphanies: Mark Fisher recalls the ghosts of his life coming back to haunt him in the form of Rufige Kru’s Jungle take on Japan

287

Jan. 2008

2007 Rewind

(Records of the Year

Musicians’ & writers’ reflections)

Six Organs Of Admittance

Steve Jansen

Swedish Psychedelia

Stefan Németh

nsi.

Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Keith Rowe

(from AMM)

(by Dan Warburton)

- Global Ear: Pacitan, Indonesia

- Epiphanies: Napalm Death founder and Scorn member Nicholas Bullen claims asylum from reality with Crass’s liberated punk ethic.

288

Fev. 2008

Vladislav Delay

Sightings

Hot Chip

Cath & Phil Tyler

Warrior Queen

Wooden Shjips

What’s opera.doc?

(cross plataform)

George E Lewis

- Global Ear: Baltimore

- Epiphanies: In flight from acting out a surrogate trumpet-playing career for his late grandfather, Nick Sylvester falls in, out and back in love with jazz

289

Mar. 2008

John Butcher

Michael Hurley

Autechre

(by Keith Moliné)

Valet

Brendan Murray

Baby Dee

Jed Speare

(cross plataform)

Stephen Malkmus

Andrew WK

- Global Ear: Queensland

- Epiphanies: Looking for a teenage riot of his own, Simon Hampson found it in ATR’s punk Gabba album The Future Of War

290

Abr. 2008

Gudrun Gut

(from Malaria!, Mania D and Neubauten to Ocean Club radio and Monika Enterprise, this ‘dilettante’ has genially hosted Berlin’s new music scene for 30 years. By Philip Sherburne.

J Dilla

Henry Grimes

Benga

Robert Hood

Religious Knives

Cory Arcangel

(cross plataform)

Daniel Padden

Michael Rother

(The Neu! Guitarist settles into a motorik groove with The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Mike Barnes)

- The Primer: Henry Cow: A user’s guide to the recordings of this nomadic, utopian outfit, including the extended Rock In Opposition family of Slapp Happy, The Work, Art Bears and more. By Philip Clark.

- The Wire Tapper 19: Free 20 Track CD w/ G.F. Fitz-Gerald & Lol Coxhill, Illusion Of Safety, X.A. Cute & Mike Ladd, Talvin Singh, Kaffe Matthews and more

- Global EarBogotá, Colombia (by Victor Gama)

- Epiphanies: Volcano The Bear’s Daniel Padden is transported with delight by a cornucopia of indigenous music from around the globe.

291

Mai. 2008

Wolfgang Voigt

(With the rereleases of his classic, controversial GAS series, the Kompakt / Profan / Studio 1 founder and Cologne minimal architect talks psychedelic forestry with Rob Young)

Max Eastley

Kan Mikami

Dean Roberts

Dexplicit

Frans de Waard

(noise of many stripes with the Dutch protagonist of Goem, Freiband, Zebra and more. By David Stubs)

Jon Hassell

AV Festival

(cross plataform)

Carl Craig

- Global Ear: Vancouver

- Epiphanies: Lawrence English experiences the tedium of an Australian city broken by Boredoms’ Brobdinggnagian waves of intensity

292

Jun. 2008

Evangelista

Nihilist Spasm Band

People Like Us

Yoshi Wada

Dylan van der Schyff

Machinefabriek

Anat Ben-David

(cross plataform)

The RZA

 

- Global Ear: nope

- Epiphanies: A hostile encounter with Cardigan Man and a lone saxophonist amid the audience of London know-it-alls leaves Essex boy Mark Wastell bruised and confused

293

Jul. 2008

Mark Stewart

by Mark Fisher

Bill Dixon

The Necks

Rustie

Franz Hautzinger

Zoe Laughlin / Materials Library

(cross plataform)

Vijay Iyer on Cecil Taylor

.snd

by Derek Walmsley

- Epiphanies: A single myustical chord from Cecil Taylor gives fellow pianist Vijay Iyer a glimpse of eternity

294

Ago. 2008

Tricky

Michel Chion

Sick Llama / Fag Tapes

Asva

Reiko Kudo

Atsuhiro Ito

(cross plataform)

Joe McPhee

 

- The Primer: Digital Dancehall

(King Jammy to Cutty Ranks)

A user’s guide to Jamaica’s digital revolution, with deejaying and minimal riddims from Wayne Smith, King Jammy, King Tubby, Ninjaman, Shabba Ranks and more. By Dave Stelfox.

- Global Ear: Detroit’s UFO Gallery

- Epiphanies: Materealising out of the radio ether, Robert Ashley’s mesmerizing monologue on Private Parts makes Julian Cowley catch his breath.

295

Set. 2008

Ultra-red

(the revolution will be downloadable)

Trevor Watts

Ghédalia Tazartès

Dusk + Blackdown

Aleks Kolkowski

Allora & Calzadilla

(cross plataform)

Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair

- Glogal Ear: Beijing

- Epiphanies: The way Brian Eno’s Obscure label rescued modern music from the dead hand of academia was a mind-altering experience for Tom Recchion

296

Out. 2008

Richie Hawtin

Benge

(The alternative) Neil Young

Ingrid Laubrock

Runhild Gammelsaeter

Lucky Dragons

David Grubbs on brief encounters

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

(cross plataform)

Makoto Kawabata

(by Alan Cummings)

- The Wire Tapper 20: Free 19 track CD w/ Grails, Mike Osborne, Paavoharju, Pantaleimon, MoHa!, Zavoloka and more

- The Primer: The Alternative Neil Young

(a user’s guide to the roads less travelled in the long career of Canada’s finest guitar vet. By Joseph Stannard

- Global Ear: Helsinki

- Epiphanies: David Grubbs appreciates the energy flash of cursory performances by Royal Trux and Taku Sugimoto

297

Nov. 2008

Unofficial Channels

(A Tour Of Music’s Unauthorisedm Domains – From Bootlegs To Blogs And Beyond)

Sharity blogs, mixtapes, pirate radio, online archives and more: The Wire’s 14 page guide to all the right music that comes from all the wrong places

Anthony Braxton

Luciano

Dick Raaijmakers

Ken Jacobs

(cross plataform)

Gino Robair

Tristan Perich

(by Kurt Gottschalk)

Yo! Majesty

Hal Willner

- Global Ear: Guca – Serbia

- Epiphanies: The Total Music of Alterations sends Tony Herrington into a state of flux.

298

Dez. 2008

Antony & The Johnsons

Florian Hecker

Radio Ballads

Graveyards

Noodles

Bettina Köster

Goodiepal

The Owl Project

(cross plataform)

(by Anne Hilde Neset)

The Band Of Holy Joy

(by Biba Kopf)

- Global Ear: Toronto

- The Primer: West African Psychedelia

A user’s guide to the fuzzy, funky sounds of post-colonial West Africa, fuelled by political independence and pop-cultural revolution. By Richard Henderson

- Epiphanies: Jonny Trunk explains how he graduated from the Open University to major in the secret realm of sound defined by library music.

299

Jan. 2009

2008 Rewind

(Records of the Year

Musicians’ & Writers’ reflections)

Emeralds

Peverelist

Voice Crack on film

Hugo Wilcken on Joy Division

Peter Liechti

(cross plataform)

Animal Collective

(by Alan Licht)

- Global Ear: Knoxville, Tennessee

- Epiphanies: For Hugo Wilcken, lying on an Autralian beach in 1981, Joy Division painted a seductive portrait of continental Europe as a modernist fantasy land.

300

Fev. 2009

Jeff Mills

(by Derek Wamsley)

No-Neck Blues Band

Martyn

Mary Halvorson

Hamilton Yarns

Christina Carter on Jandek

Chris Petit turns his radio on

Ding >> Dong

(cross plataform)

James Plotkin

(by Phil Freeman)

- Global Ear: Tehran – Iran

- The Primer: William S Burroughs

Jack Sargeant surveys the recorded output of the literary outlaw, from his spoken word documents to his cut-up tape and celluloid experiments

- Epiphanies: Switching his radio on, Chris Petit revels in the fleeting pleasures of the single evocative songline

301

Mar. 2009

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

(Will Oldham)

Joan La Barbara

Andrew Cyrille

Menace Ruine

Seymour Wright

Zomby

Jerry Dammers on Sun Ra

Carsten Nicolai meets Michael Nyman

Sub Rosa vocal archive

(cross plataform)

Joe Morris

- Global Ear: Phnom Penh – Cambodja

- Epiphanies: With Sun Ra as his cosmic guide, Jerry Dammers travels to other planes of there.

302

Abr. 2009

Sunn 0)))

(by Joseph Stannard)

Sudden Infant

Magma

(by Keith Moliné)

Susanna

White

El-B

Jeff Keen

(cross plataform)

Ian Penman on Nick Cave

Sunny Murray on film

Simon Fisher Turner on cassette memories

Submarine Sounds

(by marine biologist Stefan Helmreich)

Adrian Utley

 

- The Wire Tapper 21: Free 21 track CD w/ Tony Bevan, Chris Corsano, Dominic Lash, Barbara Morgenstern, Felix Kubin, Sheik Anorak & Weasel Walter, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and more

- Global Ear: San Juan – Puerto Rico

- Epiphanies: Ever since his father bought him his first cassette device as a souvenir, Simon Fisher Turner’s world has been transformed by portable sound records.

303

Mai. 2009

Kode9

Sublime Frequencies

Acid flashback: the 303 on disc

Alexis O’Hara

Belbury Poly

(Ghost Box label founder Jim Jupp lifts the lid on his hauntological hobby – by Mark Fisher)

Lee Patterson

The Hospitals

Richard Foreman

(cross plataform)

Momus turns down the volume

Pom Pom Records

Moondog

Mark Mothersbaugh

(Devo)

(by Richard Henderson)

- The Primer: Roland TB-303

- Global Ear: Lima

- Epiphanies: A John Cage concert helped Momus avoid tinnitus and savour the heightened intensity of quiet silence

304

Jun. 2009

Ornette Coleman

The Caretaker

Comus

(by Rob Young)

Dan Graham

Bora Yoon

Graham Lambkin

Arrington de Dionyso

Gareth Williams’s flaming tunes

Louis Armstrong’s hidden art

Erik Davis on Ligeti

Equinox Festival

(cross plataform)

Andy Moor

 

- Global Ear: Sana’a – Yemen

- Epiphanies: At a concert of Ligeti’s otherworldly Requiem, Erik Davis finds his entire body turning into an ear

305

Jul. 2009

Moritz von Oswald

Pierre Henry

(by Philip Clark)

Ramleh

(by David Keenan)

Ran Blake

Lucas Abela

Giuseppe Ielasi

Cooly G

Jacob Kirkegaard

(cross plataform)

Foetus

Tha Sa-Ra Creative Partners

Doug McCombs on Minutemen

Ariel Pink

(by Mike Barnes)

- Global Ear: Berlin

- Epiphanies: City girl Amanda Petrusich lets the Deep South’s most wanton, unscrupulous river drag her towards an understanding of the mythos of Americana

306

Ago. 2009

Madlib

(Patrolling yesterday’s universe with Beat Konducta)

Hypnagogic pop

(How James Ferraro, Spencer Clark, Pocahaunted, Emeralds, et al are floating beyond Noise to a dreampop hallucination of the 1980s. By David Keenan)

The Skaters, Pocahaunted, Emeralds

British visionary jazz

John Surman, Keith Tippett, Mike Westbrook, Nucleus

Andrea Parkins

Nisennenmondai

(The all-female Tokyo power trio’s monolithic motorik is gaining them a worldwide following. By David Hickey)

Diana Rogerson

(Nick Richardson laps up the whiplash and Kali-inspired wisdom of Chrystal Belle Scrodd)

Rolf Julius

(cross plataform)

Sleazy Peter Christopherson

(The co-founder of Throbbing Gristle and Coil member stands on the threshold of identifying The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes)

- The Primer: British visionary jazz

A user’s guide to the golden age of UK post-bop and elastic rock 1964-76, featuring John Surman, Mike Westbrook, Nucleus and more. By Rob Young.

- Global Ear: Belize

- Epiphanies: Tuning in to Sigur Rós and Julian Cope, science fiction author and graphic novelist Warren Ellis elucidates how portable music can intensify a sense of connection with time and place.

307

Set. 2009

David Sylvian

Aki Onda

Julie Tippetts

Joker

Caroliner

John Wynne

20 years of Warp

Philip Jeck on recycled sleeves

Matt Thorne on Viking Moses

William Basinski

(by David Stubbs)

- Global Ear: Hanoi – Vietnam

- Epiphanies: British novelist Matt Thorne sings the praises of Viking Moses and other performers prepared to fly by the seat of their pants.

308

Out. 2009

Broadcast

(by Joseph Stannard)

Collaborating with hauntologists The Focus Group, Warp’s defining post-rock duo summon an occult pop laden with psychadelia.

Iancu Dimitrescu

Dopplereffekt

Kosmische music on disc

Rashied Ali

Sun Araw

Hans Peter Kuhn

(cross plataform)

Christian Marclay on Herb Alpert

Peter Strickland on Nurse With Wound

Lou Reed

- The Primer: Kosmische Music:  David Keenan takes a trip with The Cosmic Couriers, Witthüser & Westrupp, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel and more to recover the music that Krautrock forgot.

- Global Ear: Jajouka – Morocco

- Epiphanies: When director Peter Strickland used an old Nurse With Wound soundtrack in his new film Katalin Varga, the music’s initial euphoric charge became dulled by overuse.

- Wire Tapper 22 w/ Climax Golden Twins, Arrington de Dionyso, Pink Mountain, Yoshio Machida and more

309

Nov. 2009

Julian Cope

(How the modern antiquarian, megalithic European and Odinist rock ‘n’ roll heretic orchestrates elegant chaos with his group Black Sheep.

(by Rob Young)

Cornelius Cardew

Henry Threadgill

Peter Walker

00I00

Mordant Music

Bernie Krause

(cross plataform)

Bill Orcutt

Susan Stenger

Tanya Tgaq

Ian Penman on disco

William Bennett on Yoko Ono

Jim Jarmusch

 

- Global Ear: Surakarta – Java

Epiphanies: Susan Stenger’s transistor radio provided her with a conduit to other musical worlds, placing her in touch with John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Phil Niblock

310

Dez. 2009

Sensational

The now sound of Sheffield

(by David Keenan)

Ben Frost

Lubomyr Melnyk

Oneohtrix Point Never

Nico Vascellari

(cross plataform)

Dâm-Funk

Ryan Gander on Neil Young

Carlos Giffoni

(by Alan Licht)

- Global Ear: Sydney

- The Primer: King Crimson

A user’s guide through the maze of live and studio records that has proliferated in the 40 years since In The Court Of The Crimson King. By Joseph Stannard

- Epiphanies: Getting his head together at Thighpaulsandra’s house in the country, Stephen Thrower learns how to just say Yes

311

Jan. 2010

2009 Rewind

Records of the Year | Musicians’ & writers’ reflections

Monolake

Janek Schaefer

Position Normal

The Village Orchestra

Yan Jun

Paul Rooney

(cross plataform)

Jad Fair

Kodwo Eshun on sonic warfare

Cathil Unsworth on Gallon Drunk

Josephine Foster

- Global Ear: Leipzig

- Epiphanies: Crime novelist Cathi Unsworth navigates London’s mean streets, using Gallon Drunk’s spoken word collaboration with Derek Raymond as map.

312

Fev. 2010

Wadada Leo Smith

Mark Ernestus

Mattin

Raymond Dijkstra

Moon Wiring Club

(by Joseph Stannard)

David Grubbs

(cross plataform)

Pangaea

Robert Ashley

Billie Ray Martin

Nicolas Collins on Alvin Lucier

Eliane Radigue

(by Dan Warburton)

- Global ear: Madeira (by Tony Herrington)

- Epiphanies: Armed with an echolocation device, circuit-bending composer Nicolas Collins finds his bearings during a performance of Alvin Lucier’s Vespers

313

Mar. 210

Alasdair Roberts

And the wyrd sound of Glasgow

(Caledonia Dreaming)

(by Rob Young)

Marina Rosenfeld

The Thriteen Assembly

The Moodies

Geiom

Sebastain Lexer

Yabby You (RIP)

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Cross plataform)

Alan Moore on John Clare

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard on Adam And The Ants

Dylan Nyoukis

- Global Ear: Houston

- Epiphanies: Going to school next door to the Northampton madhouse where the 19th century English visionary poet John Clare was incarcerated left its mark on writer. Alan Moore

314

Abr. 2010

Congotronics

(Konono No 1’s rumble in the jungle)

Edgar Varèse

(by Ken Hollings)

Eleh

(by Matt Wuethrich)

DJ Stingray

Stefan Goldmann

The Gaslamp Killer

Raymond Scott

(cross plataform)

Joanna Newsom

- The Primer: Giacinto Scelsi

(Andy Hamilton freefalls through the alien soundworlds of the Italian proto-spectralist composer who spent his life in search of music’s third dimension.)

- The Wire Tapper 23: Free 20 track CD w/ The A Band, Raymond Dijkstra, Rolf Julius, Han Bennink, Clogs and more

- Global Ear: Thessaloniki – Greece

- Epiphanies: Catching the strains of a one-forgotten Culture Club song, Brandon LaBelle ponders the regenerative effects of cannibal listening.

315

Mai. 2010

Excepter

Daniel Carter

Sweet Seoul music

Jahtari

Lil B

Toro Y Moi

Craig Baldwin

(cross plataform)

Aaron Dilloway on Drunks With Guns

John Wiese on The Haters

Virgo

August Darnell

(by David Stubbs)

- Global Ear: Vancouver – Canada

- Epiphanies: Psychedelics and robotic music help Mark Pilkington get out of his body

316

Jun. 2010

Felix Kubin

Alien transmissions.

By Momus

(The Hamburg cosmonaut repurposes dada, Neue Deutsche Welle, communist anthems and more for his music, films and radiophonic plays. By Momus)

Actress

Demdike Stare

Rangers

(hypnagogic – by David Keenan)

Carlos Casas

(cross plataform)

Carsten Nicolai

Graham Duff on Wire

Oval

Chicks On Speed

Zwischenwelt

The A Band

Hudson Mohawke

 

- Global Ear: Fukuoka – Japan

- Epiphanies: TV comedy writer Graham Duff finds a measure to calibrate his pleasure in Wire’s post-punk classic 154

317

Jul. 2010

The Bug

The metamorphosis of

Kevin Martin

Chrome Hoof

Poland’s hidden reverse

(by Biba Kopf)

DJ Nate

Michael Pisaro

Konx-Om-Pax

(cross plataform)

David Toop on John Latham

Alex Neilson on Frank Sinatra

Alan Moore

Oneohtrix Point Never

(by Andrew Nosnitsky)

- Global Ear: Valledupar – Colombia

- Epiphanies: In the wee small hours, Trembling Bells’ Alex Nielson pours himself a blue cocktail while listening to Frank Sinatra’s most sorrowful songs.

318

Chris Watson

(Ken Hollings meets the sound recordist and Cabaret Voltaire founder whose mic penetrates the wild places humans can’t reach.)

Howard Riley

Surgeon

Chicks On Speed

Peter Shapiro on cosmic disco

The interstellar pulse of late 1970s / early 80s club music signaled the first truly futurist pop. Peter Shapiro on the resurgence of grooving in zero gravity

Julian Lynch

Helena Gough

Terror Danjah

The Morning Line

(cross plataform)

Rhodri Davies

 

- Global Ear: Yogyakarta – Indonesia

- Epiphanies: Owen Hatherley learns how to find beauty in the brutality of English architecture through the songs of Pulp.

319

Set. 2010

Retro-Activity

The past into the present:

A time-travelling survey of music now.

A survey of the past percolating into present-day music, from Hypnagogic pop to samizdat reissues, analogue synthesis, creative quotation and more.

Paul Burwell

Graham Simpson: Roxy Music’s lost soul

(by Stephen Thrower)

Odd Future

Cindytalk

LA Vampires

Aura Satz

(cross plataform)

Mordant Music

(The London hauntologist shows disturbing symptoms after being treated with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Joseph Stannard)

- Global Ear: Boise

- Epiphanies: Arthur Russell’s genre-bending studio experiment as Dinosaur L got Tim Lawrence to break House rules and go bang into avant disco

320

Out. 2010

Noise In The Ether

Explorations in the art of radio transmission.

Knut Auferman surveys a decade-long boom in creative broadcasting, including subversive stations, sound art, wireless festivals, flash mobbing and more (8 pgs.)

Los Angeles Free Music Society

(by David Keenan). 8 pgs.

Catherine Christer Hennix

Anne-James Chaton

Entr’Acte

Matt Stokes

(cross plataform)

Mike Watt

- The Wire Tapper: Free 20 track CD

- Global Ear: Belém – Brazil

- Epiphanies: Artist Russell Mills reveals his roots by going back to collage with Jack Jackson and Kurt Schwitters

 

321

Nov. 2010

Jennifer Walshe

(The art of faking it)

Drexciya

The Otolith Group decode the techno enigma, plus the Detroit legends on record

(cross plataform)

Wim Mertens

(by Clive Bell)

Bjorn Torske

Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Baer

Laetitia Sadier on Jorge Ben

Brian Dillon on Kate Bush

Terry Riley

John Tilbury

 

- The Primer: A user’s guide to the music and mythos of Drexciya, including their myriad solo projects.

(by Stephen Rennicks

- Global Ear: Beirut – Lebanon

- Epiphanies:After his mother’s death, Brian Dillon learns to feel again through the ice-shattering ecstasies of Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love.

322

Dez. 2010

Shackleton

Beat apocalypse

Scientist

Nam June Paik

Jon Mueller

Shabazz Palaces

Vomir

Charlie Morrow

(cross plataform)

Bruce Russell on Kevin Drumm

John Szwed on Ornette Coleman

William Bennett

(by David Keenan)

- Global Ear: Budapest & Pecs – Hungary

- Epiphanies: In the week Ornette Coleman received the keys to the city of Hartford, Connecticut, Sun Ra biographer John Szwed discovered another meaning of harmolodics

323

Jan. 2011

Rewind 2010

Records of the Year

Musicians’ & writers’ reflections

Giuseppe Ielasi

Lichens

Pat Maherr

Toshiya Tsunoda

(cross plataform)

Ken Hollings on ghosts on wax

(Electronic Voice Phenomena)

Ken Hollings meets the ghostbusters CM von Hausswolff and Michael Esposito, communing with dead voices via Edison’s wax cylinder technology)

Stephen Thrower on Peter Christopherson

(Stephen Thrower pays tribute to the Throbbing Gristle and Coil founder who died in November 2010)

Scanner

(by Mike Barnes)

- Global Ear: Leeds

- Epiphanies: The communal drone of the South African vuvuzela opens up a new world of celebratory people’s music for Marcus Boon

324

Fev. 2011

Deerhoof

(by Joseph Stannard)

Captain Beefheart

(Strictly personal tributes)

Matthew Shipp

Vanessa Rossetto

Tri-Angle Records

Salomé Voegelin on Morton Feldman

Ian Penman on Cage & Cunningham

Hype Williams

(by Lisa Blanning)

- Global Ear: Stockholm – Sweden

- Epiphanies: Salomé Voegelin kneels within the contemplative space and ‘vertical listening’ experience of Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel

325

Mar. 2011

Theo Parrish

David Bedford

Alternative Cambridge

The Doozer

The Man From Uranus

Pete Um

Nochexxx

Natalie Beridze

Mizz Beats

Olaf Nicolai

Cory Arcangel

Lou Gare

Nina Power on Fugazi

Trevor Watts on Burkina Faso

Lundhal & Seitl

(cross plataform)

Michel Chion

(by Dan Warburton)

- Global Ear: Burkina Faso

- Epiphanies: Growing up in rural England, Nina Power takes a shot of Fugazi’s Red Medicine as a cure for the summertime blues.

326

Abr. 2011

Richard Skelton

Peter Evans

Funkystepz

Olivia Block

Jenny Hval

Charlie Nothing

(cross plataform)

Little Annie on Miles Davis

Once upon a time in Harlem

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center revisited

Andy Battaglia revisits the Columbia-Princeton ElectronicMusic Center, where the ghosts of Vladimir Ussachevsky, Otto Luening and Milton Babbitt linger

Green Gartside

(Scritti Politti)

(by Anne Hilde Neset)

 

- The Wire Tapper 25 – Free 20 track CD

- Global Ear: Helsinki – Finland

- Epiphanies: Little Annie Bandez gets kinf of blue whenever she feels homesick for New Yor City

 

327

Mai. 2011

NOT NOT FUN

Britt & Amanda Brown lead Simon Reynolds through the LA underground

David Toop on mellow soul

New rap bratz

Lil B

Odd Future

NRK

Ekoplekz

(Mark Fisher talks blasted beats, vintage sci-fi and gutterbreaks with the Bristolian analogue fetishist

Micachu & The Shapes

Herbert Distel

(cross plataform)

Daniel Miller

(by Rob Young)

- Global Ear: São Paulo – Brazil

- Epiphanies: Since Napster launched a global filesharing frenzy, the hunt itself has become more thrilling than finding recorded treasures, argues UbuWeb founder Kenneth Goldsmith

328

Jun. 2011

Battles

Retromania

(Simon Reynolds reflects on how the digital recolution has led to a tail-chasing obsession with the past, and a climate of excess, in the music of our time)

Sea shanties

Caroline Bergvall

(cross plataform)

Matana Roberts

DVA

Demdike Stare

(by Joseph Stannard)

- Collateral Damage: Chris Cutler presents the artist’s case against indiscriminate filesharing.

- Global Ear: Hong Kong

- Epiphanies: 18 years apart, two My Bloody Valentine concerts delineated Paul Hagerty’s ecstatic journey to the bliss point of noise.

329

Jul. 2011

Roy Harper

John Wall

John Maus

Nils Okland

Errorsmith

Adolf Wölfli

(cross plataform)

People Like Us

(by Phil England)

- Collateral Damage: David Keenan makes the case for music beginning at home.

Global Ear: Beijing – China.

Epiphanies: Following in John Cage’s footsteps, Luke Williams has an intra-body experience in an anechoic chamber

 

330

Ago. 2011

Zomby

Daphne Oram

(from founding the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to designing new instruments for a new age, the British composer / inventor was a true pioneer. By Dan Wilson)

Seb Patan

(cross plataform)

Luo Chao Yun

Forest Swords

(Mark Fisher hears post-punk echoes in the new Mersey home recordings of Matt Barnes)

Jan Anderzén

 

- The Primer: Jim O’Rourke

(A guide to the multi-talents of the Chicago born guitarist / improviser / producer, whose prodigious output covers electronic drones, tape music, uneasy pop, soundtracks and mor. By Yusef Sayed)

- The Wire Tapper 26 CD

- Global Ear: Kiev

- Collateral Damage: Bob Ostertag comes to terms with the ‘professional suicide’ of giving music away for free

- Epiphanies: Hearing the venomous voice of Dagmar Krause in Slapp Happy and Art Bears left Cathal Coughlan with a life-long taste for “War” and the art songs of those who waged it.

331

Set. 2011

My Cat Is An Alien

(by Ken Hollings)

Fela Kuti in London

Prurient

Andy Stott

Herb Diamante

Jana Winderen

(cross plataform)

Alan Howarth

(by Dave Tompkins)

- Collateral Damage: Not Not Fun’s Amanda Brown on the damaging effects of Filesharing on an underground culture already haemorrhaging artists to the mainstream.

- Global Ear: Cork – Ireland

- Epiphanies: A decade on from 11 September 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center, Hua Hsu recalls the mundane writing tasks that got him through the day.

332

Out. 2011

Christian Marclay

Hieroglyphic Being

Bill Orcutt

Militant tuning, From JS Bach to La Monte Young

Raime

Shabaka Hutchings

Ed Atkins

(cross plataform)

Sun Araw in Jamaica

Chris & Cosey

(by Mike Barnes)

- The Primer: Militant tuning – A field guide to the war on equal temperament, from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier to La Monte Young’s Well-Tuned Piano. By Philip Clark.

- Collateral Damage: Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner celebrates social networking for pleasure and profit.

- Global Ear: Portmore – Jamaica

- Epiphanies: How performance artist Anat Ben-David found liberation through improvisation with Kaffe Matthews, Chicks On Speed, Eddie Prévost and more.

333

Nov. 2011

DJ / Rupture

Radu Malfatti

Christoph Heemann

(by Keith Moliné)

David Lynch

(cross plataform)

(by Clive Bell)

Drew Daniel on queer sound

David Toop on the SMíLE sessions

Helm

Bent Sorensen

Gang Gang Dance

 

- The Wire Tapper 27 – free 20 track CD

- Collateral Damage

(Marcus Boon comes to praise the culture of copying, not to bury it)

- Global Ear: Barranquilla – Colombia

- Epiphanies: Two 1970 performances by The Voices Of East Harlem transported a young Paul Gilroy to other worlds

334

Dez. 2011

Manuel Gottsching

(The story of E2-E4)

(The Ash Ra Tempel guitarist reveals how he made electronic masterpiece E2-E4, influencing 30 years of repetitive House and trance rock. By Keith Moliné

Turkish Psychedelia

Grouper

Sandwell District

André Vida

Roger Reynolds

Eric Lumbleau

(Collateral Damage)

(Sharing out-of-print records online confounds received narratives of musical history, argues Mutant Sounds’ Eric Lubleau – blog)

Nathalie Djurberg

(cross plataform)

Spinn & Rashad

 

- The Primer: Turkish Psychedelia

(A user’s guide to the byzantine East-West acid folk and rock fusions os Anadolou psych, by Daniel Spicer

- Global Ear: Belfast.

Epiphanies: A Polish soprano voice shining through the crackling dirtcloud of history offered Esi Edugyan a glimpse of blue sky while writing her novel about jazz musicians in Nazi Germany.

335

Jan. 2012

2011 Rewind

Records of the Year

Musicians’ & witers’ reflections

James Ferraro

Spencer Clark

Gonjasufi

Kouhei Matsunaga

Claudia Molitor

(cross plataform)

Mark Fisher on the noise of dissent

David Keenan on the sedition of song

Philip Clark on the liberation of sounds

Michael Chapman

- Collateral Damage: James Kirby argues for the controlled flow of free downloads to promote a better understanding of the artist’s work.

- Global Ear: Brisbane

- Epiphanies: When Adam Harper tracked down a Cornelius Cardew score in a classical music library, its pages revealed an infinity of future music

336

Fev. 2012

Lil B

ICES 72

Keith Fullerton Whitman

(Derek Wamsley hears tales of modular madness, computer geniuses and pinball wizardry from the New England composer / archivist)

Ital

Los Llamarada

Ian Helliwell

(cross plataform) – The Brighton boffin celebrates electronic’s hobbyist years in a new documentary. By Joanne Lee -

Jeremy Deller on The KLF

Linder Sterling on Barbara Hepworth

Charles Hayward

(The avantist drummer of This Heat, Massacre, About Group and more drops a beat with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes).

- Collateral Damage: We’re to quick to assume digital culture only equals online culture, argues Terre Thaemlitz

- Global Ear: Delhi – Jaipur – North India

- Epiphanies: Linder’s nocturnal encounter with a Barbara Hepworth sculpture connected the energy lines between folk protest, meditation and her Northern roots.

337

Mar. 2012

Earth

(by Joseph Stannard)

King Tubby

Julia Holter

Haroon Mirza

(cross plataform)

:zoviet*france:

(by Phil England)

Emptyset

The Ex in Ethiopia

Ghost Box

(Belbury Poly’s Jim Jupp and The Focus Group’s Julian House are spooked by The Wire’s uncanny record selection. Tested by Rob Young

- Collateral Damage: A world of high bandwidth is good news for recombinant artists everywhere, says Vicki Bennett

- Globar Ear: Ethiopia

- The Primer: King Tubby

- Epiphanies: In the early 1990s, presenting his 70s rock heroes with examples of his student artwork gave a drug-addled Matthew Ingram a ticket to commune with classic rock mythology

338

Abr. 2012

Sun Araw

(by Derek Wamsley)

Conlon Nancarrow

Charles Gayle

Nate Wooley

Hanna Tuulikki

Elizabeth Price

(cross plataform)

“We are all David Toop now”

Simon Reynolds detects new ways of hearing.

The writer and musician’s vision of an interconnected musical landscape is now accessible for all. Simon Reynolds wonders if the future should be less oceanic.

Tom Moulton

- The Wire Tapper 28: 20 track CD

- Global Ear: - Milan – Italy

- Collateral Damage: Dirty Electronics’ John Richards ponders a hands-on, participatory approach to digital culture.

- Epiphanies: A Damascus moment ina London church connected author and sound sculptor Julian Henriques with the intensified acoustic spaces created around Jamaican sound systems.

339

Mai. 2012

ATOMTM

(Follow the Lieder – In A Romantic Mood)

Sean McCann

Laurel Halo

Benedict Drew

(cross plataform)

MOR meltdown – Ian Penman on Scott Walker

The great unlearning London’s new Improv generation

“Fümms bö wö taa zaa Uu!” – A user’s guide to sound poetry

Mary Halvorson

- The Primer: Sound Poetry – A guide to the artists, writers, composers and performers who declared war on the word with their visceral and liberated texts. By Julian Cowley

- Collateral Damage: Digital media might have a lower carbon footprint, but they’re not resource-free, argues Phil England.

- Global Ear: Seoul – South Korea

- Epiphanies: When Richard King needed a miracle, he found it in a black-hole arena, as The Grateful Dead made time elastic with “Dark Star”

340

Jun. 2012

R Stevie Moore

(the low vision of)

Annea Lockwood

(divinig music from the elements)

Bass Clef

(“I believe in power of rave”)

Nick Colk Void

Traxman

Don Preston

Flying Nun

Ruth Ewan

(cross plataform)

Jan Jelinek

(by Alexander Samuels)

- Collateral Damage: How to navigate the new digital routes between African music and Western listeners, asks Brian Shimkovitz

- Global Ear: Kingston

- Epiphanies: A precarious, rocky encounter early one morning on the beach of an island in the Indian Ocean gave Mira Calix a new insight into time, movement and change.

341

Jul. 2012

LOW END THEORIES

The Wire responds to bass

Featuring 75 monumental bass experiences

David Toop on noises from the deep

Dave Tompkins on Miami Bass

Will Montgomery on low frequency pressure

Joe Muggs on the society of the subwoofer

 

Fushitsusha

Duane Pitre

Laetitia Sadier on Blondie

Ian Rawes

(cross plataform)

Reinhold Friedl

 

- Collateral Damage: Mixtape giveaways on hiphop blogs allow major labels to cherrypick rap talent, claims Andrew Nosnitsky

- Global Ear:Istanbul

- Epiphanies: Recounting a string of epiphanies, from Blondie via English indie noise to alchemical Tropicália, Laetitia Sadier channels the physical sensations of music into sacred dimensions

342

Ago. 2012

Ariel Pink

The coming of the beta male

The multidimensional woman

Nina Power meets Maria Minerva

An Afro-jazz odyssey

Val Wilmer encounters Buddy Pipp

Kassem Mosse

Peter Ablinger

Mark Fisher on Roxy Music

Dani Gal

(cross plataform)

Peter Cusack

 

- Global Ear: Bamako – Mali

- Epiphanies: The Wu-Tang Clan’s early 1990s audio dynamite set off a chain of explosions in novelist TM Wolf’s head

343

Set. 2012

Josephine Foster

The country life and folk trails

Lol Coxhill

Patrick Strickland

(cross plataform)

Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher

(Life after Crass)

Robert Hood

(The mnml life)

Terence Dwyer

Terror Danjah

(Life of Grime)

- Global Ear: Montreal – Canada

- Epiphanies: Nick Richardson recalls the year he blew his mind by joining de dots between Xenakis, Lasse Marhaug nad Hototogisu

344

Out. 2012

Flying Lotus

Laurie Spiegel

(The computer music pioneer retraces the buzzing circuitry of New York’s 1970s electronic music scene. By Frances Morgan.)

Pelt

Aldo Tambellini

(cross plataform)

John Butcher

- The Wire Tapper 30 – Free 20 track CD

- Global Ear: Hanoi – Vietnam

- Collateral Damage: As formats become obsolete, sound archivists must rethink how we preserve audio, says Will Prentice

- Epiphanies: Buying a pair of stiletto heels, joining a rockabilly group, and meeting David Bowie: William Basinski spools through a loop of formative experiences.

345

Nov. 2012

(Peter) Brötzmann

Niney The Observer

Stuart Wynn Jones

Postwar Optophonic Pioneers

In the UK in the 1950s, an anonymous band of cine camera hobbyists and tape recorder enthusiasts was busy conducting DIY experiments in electronic sound. Stuart Wynn Jones was one of the most ingenious of these obscure amateur avangardists, an advertising executive whose homemade animated films and opto-acoustic soundtracks help fill out the history of postwar electronic Music. By Ian Helliwell. (6 pgs.)

Beatrice Gibson

(cross plataform)

Robin The Fog (Bites)

Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille

 

- The Primer – A user’s guide to Brötzmann’s sprawling catalogue of solo and collaborative recordings. By Daniel Spencer.

Interview – by David Keenan.

- Global Ear: Basque Country – Spain.

- Epiphanies: Hearing Krzyztof Penderecki’s orchestral works up close forced Jonny Greenwood to accept the irreconciliable musical differences between recorded and live music.

346

Dez. 2012

Scott!

(Scott Walker)

By Mike Barnes

Jonas Mekas

(cross plataform)

(Peter) Brötzmann Redux

Hacker Farm

(Wyrd sounds from the West Country – Matthew Ingram visits Hacker Farm HQ and meets a motley crew of electronic musicians and culture jackers including Farmer Glitch, Kek-W, IX Tab and Kemper Norton)

David S Ware

Pinch

 

- Global Ear: Mexico City

- Epiphanies: Who said black women can’t rock? Canadian writer Laina Dawes recalls how The Family Stand and Skunk Anansie gave her the confidence to enter an aggressive Metal Arena

347

Jan. 2013

Rewind 2012

The Year In Underground Music

Charts

Reflections

Analyses

Madge Gill

(cross plataform)

Bryan Ferry

(by Michael Bracewell)

- Global Ear: Christchurch – New Zealand

- Drummer Charles Hayward recalls how a series of childhood experiences introduced him to the sounds of the interzone

348

Fev. 2013

Oneohtrix Point Never

Studio For Electro-Instrumental Music

(STEIM – Will Montgomery meets the wired alumni of Amsterdam’s STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music, currently in its fifth decade of sonic innovation)

Joshua Abrams

Cara Tolmie

(cross plataforma)

Ricardo Villalobos

(by Alexander Samuels)

- Global Ear: Tilisi – Georgia

- Epiphanies: The Creative tension between Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Schaeffer emerged from their differing attitudes to theory and practice. John Dack celebrates the transformative powers of both.

349

Mar. 2013

Mats Gustafsson

Lonnie Holley

(cross plataform)

Ergo Phizmiz

A User’s Guide To US Hardcore

Little Annie

 

- The Primer: US Hardcore – The precision-drilled punk songs of Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat and more set new standards of discipline for America’s underground in the early 1980s. Peter Shapiro offers a user’s guide.

- Collateral Damage: Alex Neilson finds common ground between folk music’s roots and its new digital routes

- Global Ear: Tegucigalpa – Handuras

- Epiphanies: From Camden Town to the Georgian Republic, Soul Jazz founder Stuart Baker recounts three incidents from a life of music salvage.

350

Abr. 2013

Jakob Ullmann

Storyboard P

Ashley Paul

Vicky Langan

(cross plataform)

Mika Vainio

(by Jennifer Lucy Allan)

- The Wire Tapper 31: Free 20 track CD

- Global Ear: Tuscaloosa – Alabama – USA

- Epiphanies: Patrick Lundborg experiences transcendence in Donovan’s psychedelic folk music for children

351

Mai. 2013

Wolf Eyes

(The Devolution Of)

As the kings of US Noise regroup with a new album, cub reporter Mar Masters traces their feral family tree through multiple side projects driven by gonzo DIY aesthetics and a hunger for sonic exploration

Morphosis

Creative Music Studio

(The story of Woddstock utopia where Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso channeled Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman’s free jazz philophosies into radical musical education. By Howard Mandel)

Pedro Reyes

(cross plataform)

Oval

(by Alexander Samuels)

- Global Ear: Ljubljana – Slovenia

- Epiphanies: As a teenager, US guitarist Glenn Jones saw Hendrix, Beefheart and The Stooges live, and was spat on by Janis Joplin, but it was the music of John Fahey that really expanded his mind

352

Jun. 2013

Babble On!

Decoding The Word In Underground Music

(Corrupted, Cage, Fluxus, Mantras, Flyting

Footwork

Noise

!&#@!

In a 20 page special, Wire contributors assess and rethink the relationship between underground music and words, text and language. Including Rob Young on songs about themselves, Ken Hollings on Cage’s pulverized language, Derek Wamsley on dread talk, Alasdair Roberts on verbal jousting, Daniel Spicer on hip semantics, David Toop on Improv words nad gestures, Nina Power on female machine voices, Hua Hsu on vocalese, Marcus Boon on profane rappers, Rory Gibb on Footwork’s vocal science, and more

Foghorn Requiem

(cross plataform)

Jaap Blonk

- Global Ear: Newcastle, NSW – Australia

- Epiphanies: Amid the crumbling tenements of Budapest David Crowley is granted a private performance by exiled poet, provocateur and multi-voiced singer Katalin Ladik

353

Jul. 2013

The Dead C

A User’s Guide To

Don Cherry

Rashad Becker

Arturas Bumsteinas

Paul Metzger

The Durian Brithers

Ryoko Akama

(cross plataform)

Pangea

- The Primer: Don Cherry – A user’s guide to navigating the borderless territory marked out by the free-ranging trumpeter. By Brian Morton

- Collateral Damage: Vinyl’s resurgence should be celebrated with caution when it caters to superfans only, say Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley of Numero Group

- Global Ear: Kowlon – Hong Kong.

- Epiphanies: Hearing Boredoms compelled David Novak to set off on a quest to understand Japanese Noise.

354

Ago. 2013

Rob Mazurek

Meredith Monk

Else Marie Pade

(Anne Hilde Neset hears the extraordinary life story of Denmark’s first electronic composer, finally enjoying success at the age of 89.

Circle

Emma Hart

(cross plataform)

- Bites –

Helena Hauff

Anton Heyboer

Marisa Anderson

Sounding The Gallery

Terminal Cheesecake

Jussi Lehtisalo

- The Wire Tapper 32: Free 20 track CD

- Global Ear: Istanbul

- Epiphanies: Asmus Tietchens on how the godlike guitar sound of The Shadows began his lifelong love of tape music.

355

Set. 2013

Bristol’s New School

(Young Echo +

Livity Sound)

(A User’s Guide To) Cabaret Voltaire

Kazuo Imai

Julia Holter on Linda Perhacs

Theo Parrish on Biggie Smalls

Devo de-evolved

Hijokaidan de-filed

Oblivian Substanshall

(cross plataform)

- Bites

. Silkie

. BiS-Kaidan

. El Mahdy Jr

. Hacker Farm

Christina Carter

 

- The Primer: Cabaret Voltaire

The Sheffield group were much more than just Industrial revolutionaries and Techno innovators. Keith Moliné finds them to be always one step ahead in our user’s guide.

- Global Ear: St. Louis – Missouri

- The Inner Sleeve: Julia Holter on Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs.

- Epiphanies: The eloquent aggression of Biggie Smalls taught college crate-digger Theo Parrish how everyday racism could feed his music.

356

Out. 2013

Matana Roberts

Shangaan Electro

The Necks

Charles Cohen

Britt Brown on Tim Hecker

Adrian Shaughnessy on ECM

Ian Penman on Sly Stone

White Material

Malcy Duff

Cave

Olimpia Splendid

Robin Meier & Al Momeni

Robert Haigh

Nozinja

- Global Ear: Antwerp – Belgium

- The Inner Sleeve: Isambard Khroustaliov on Daniel Libeskind’s End Space drawings

- Epiphanies: Michael E Veal steers his way into the 21st century by following Butch Morri’s panoramic hand signals.

357

Nov. 2013

Laurel Halo

(The Michigan born producer talks to Jennifer Lucy Allan about Techno utopias, digital identity and making electronic music in the surveillance age.)

David Dunn

Sam Shalabi

Jar Moff

David Medalla

Magik Markers

A Spell To Ward Off Darkness

Hannah Sawtell

(cross plataform)

Archie Shepp

- The Wire Tapper 33: Free 20 track CD.

- Global Ear: Dangriga – Belize

- The Innersleeve: Revenant’s Dean Blackwood on Leeds Records

- Epiphanies: Novelist Stewart Home discovers Chicago House at a party full of London’s angry young men.

 

358

Dez. 2013

Demdike Stare

(by Joseph Stannard)

Heatstick + Helm

Robert Beatty

(cross plataform)

Laraaji

Esmerine

Dot Wiggin

Diskotopia

I Dream Of Wires

(A new film documents the modular synth resurgence. By Mark Pilkington)

Joe McPhee

The return of Revenant

Savage Pencil on Lou Reed

Maria Chavez

 

- Collateral Damage:  Beware of funding bodies and academics bearing gifts, their offers of support have hidden agendas, says Sam Richards.

- Globar Ear: Western Russia

- Inner Sleeve: Joe McPhee on his own Notion Time.

Epiphanies: Producer Joe Mansfield recalls the moment he mined a hiphop classic from the depths of an unassuming funk album.

359

Jan. 2014

2013 REWIND

The Year In Underground Music

Charts | Reflections | Analyses

Blue Daisy

Kathy Alberici

 

Richard Skelton

- Collateral Damage: Jazz is radical music, so why is it funded by big business? Asks Daniel Spicer

- Global Ear: Copenhagen – Danmark.

- The Inner Sleeve: Mark Harwood on Bobb Trimble’s Harvest Of Dreams

- Epiphanies: From human conductors to electrical ones, Douglas Kahn has a lightbulb moment when considering the connections between manmade and earth energy sources

360

Fev. 2014

Jandek

(Exclusive Face To Face With)

(In a world exclusive, the fabled representative of Corwood Industries talks face to face for the first time. By David Keenan.

Stefan Jaworzyn

Visionist

Noise Above Noise

Hannah Rickards

(cross plataform)

Roly Porter on Metalheadz

David Grubbs on experimental myths

Russell Haswell

- Collateral Damage: David Grubbs argues archive recordings of experimental music distort our perception of time, space and avant garde history.

Global Ear: Madeira – Portugal

- The Inner Sleeve: Roly Porter on the Metalheadz logo

361

Mar. 2014

Actress

Jandek Redux

Steve Lacy

William Basinski’s Arcadia

Carla Bozulich on Billie Holiday

Gnod

Specter

Continous Tone

Beatriz Ferreyra

Arcadi

(cros plataform)

Ellen Fullman

 

- The Primer: Steve Lacy – A user’s guide to the avant jazz strategies, soprano sax chirps and wayward art song of one of improvised music’s great iconoclasts. By Michael E Veal

- Global Ear: Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

- The Inner Sleeve: Test Dept.’s Paul Jamrozy on Górecki’s Symphony No 3

Epiphanies: Strung out and flat broke in Los Angeles, Carla Bozulich is forced to sell the record that once made everything all right

362

Abr. 2014

The Ex

Early DIY Synthesists

(How Practical Electronics magazine provided a hub for UK synth pioneers in the early 1970s. By Ian Helliwell)

Akira Sakata

Drew Daniel on Slint

Mark Fisher on Sleaford Mods

Maya Dunietz

Club of Friends

Laurence Crane

The Colundi Sequence

Tashi Dorji

Cevdet Erek

(cross plataform)

Marissa Nadler

 

- The Wire Tapper 24: Anthology of underground music volume 34.

- Collateral Damage: Exposing Kraftwerk’s roots in R&B and jazz has implications for EDM. By Tony Herrington.

- Global Ear: Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

- The Innersleeve: Will Shutes on The Fugs’ Songbook

- Epiphanies: Following the lieder as a Polish teenager taught Agata Pyzik how to listen for the sublime in the electronic pop music of the 1980s.

363

Mai. 2014

The Compiler

(Game-Changing, Compilations, Anthologies, A-Chronicles & Lists –

From Songsters & Saints to The Shinig; From monastic mixtapes to dub manifestos)

Marshall Allen

Inga Copeland

Eric Chenaux

(cross plataform)

Peanut Butter Wolf

Arto Lindsay

Officer!

Nat Birchall

Jack Ruby

Okkyung Lee

(by Kurt Gottschalk)

 

- The Compiler: A 22 page survey of paradigm-busting compilations, anthologies, mail order lists, mixtapes and other collections

- Collateral Damage: Neil Young’s Pono player simplifies the debate over digital sound. By Philip Brophy

- Global Ear: Delhi – India

- The Inner Sleeve: Peanut Butter Wolf on Prince’s Controversy poster

- Epiphanies: Arto Lindsay takes a 12 step programme to musical enlightment

364

Jun. 2014

Ben Frost

Orphy Robinson

The Electric Music Hall

Takashi Makino

(cross plataform)

Hailu Mergia

Golden Teacher

Grouper on The Dead C

Traxman

Kasai All Stars

Franck Vigroux

If Wet…

Mike Heron

 

- Global Ear: Rome – Italy

- The Inner Sleeve: Grouper’s Liz Harris on The Dead C’s Hell Is Now Love/Bone

- Epiphanies: On a New York street, the midnight hour chimes for Val Wilmer

365

Jul. 2014

Yoshimi P - We

EMS at 50

8for the last 50 years Stocholm’s electronic music studio has welcomed the world’s sonic explorers. By Frances Morgan)

Alan Courtis

Mattin in Lagos

King Britt

Torturing Nurse

Karen Gwyer

James Toth

DJ Taye

International Nothing

Sofia Jernberg

Xeno & Oaklander

Butterz

 

- Global Ear: Lagos – Nigeria

- The Inner Sleeve: King Britt on The Police’s Ghost In The Machine

- Epiphanies: The homespun folk wisdom of a Canadian chidren’s entertainer seeded a lifelong love of song in preteen headbanger James Toth

366

Ago. 2014

St. Vincent

Lee Gamble

Trevor Wishart

Graham Lewis

Jenny Hval

Sue Tompkins

Filastine

Günter Schickert

Sue Tompkins

(cross plataform)

Chrome

(by David Keenan)

Bernie Krause

 

- The Wire Tapper: Anthology of underground music volume 35

- Collateral Damage: Crowdsourced music creates the facade of community but only serves to divide composers and listeners. By Emily Bick

- The Inner Sleeve: Jenny Hval on Masayoshi Sukita’s portrait of David Bowie

Epiphanies: Wire’s Graham Lewis discards a lifetime of musical memories for the sound of a slipping fan belt

367

Set. 2014

Dean Blunt

Sarah Angliss

(cross plataform)

Drew Mulholland

Slackk

Catherine Lamb

Pharaoh Sanders

David Rosenboom

Nisennenmondai

(by Joseph Stannard)

Justin Broadrick

 

- The Primer – Pharaoh Sanders – The freewheeling saxophonist’s career spans decades, encompassing some of free jazz’s essential recordings. Phil Freeman presents a user’s guide.

- The Inner Sleeve: Jad Fair on NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks

- Epiphanies: Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson recalls a spooky encounter while prospecting for vinyl gold in basements of dead collectors

368

Out. 2014

Robert Fripp

(by Mike Barnes)

Bruce Lacey

Pharmakon

Adam Bohman

(cross plataform)

Jeremiah Cymerman

Gazelle Twin

Modou Moctar

Lookin For The Perfect Beat

Grumbling Fur

(by Joseph Stannard)

- Global Ear: Darmstadt

- The Inner Sleeve: Steve Gunn on Boby Brown’s The Elightment Beam of Axanda

- Epiphanies: Peter Jefferies makes an intimate connection with John Cale and his own future

369

Nov. 2014

Richard Dawson

Autechre

(Remixes – A user’s guide)

Alfred 23 Harth

Moniek Darge

(cross plataform)

Kenny Wheeler

Katie Gately

Ascetic House

Selhenter

Beatrice Dillon

Cooly G

- The Wire Tapper Cd – Anthology of underground music volume 36

- The Primer: Autechre remixes – From Merzbow and Earth to LFO and Surgeon, a user’s guide to the Sheffiled duo’s radical reworkings

- Global Ear: Chennai

- The Inner Sleeve: Oreet Ashery on Valeska Gert’s Baby

- Epiphanies: The microtonal teaching of Joe Maneri sets melody free for saxophonist Ashley Paul

370

Dez. 2014

Freedom Principles

(Strategies For Liberating Sound And Music – Dutch Bubbling, Improv, Outward Bound Jazz, Karaoke, Songs of Resistance, Psychedelia, Free Rock, Plunderphonics, Trap Rap)

Eiko Ishi bashi

Amarass

Laura Canell

Bob Cobbing

Ursula Mayer

(cross plataform)

Peter Zummo

- Global Ear: Shiraoi – Japan

- The Inner Sleeve: Clark on Sun O)))’s Block One

- Epiphanies: The siren-like voice of a theremin heard over the airwaves sent author Sean Michaels on a quest to find the players who make it sing

371

Jan. 2015

Rewind 2014

The Year In Underground Music

Rie Nakajima

Mette Rasmussen

Divine Styler

Emeka Ogboh

(cross plataform)

Alasdair Roberts

- Global Ear: Bratislava – Slovakia

- The Inner Sleeve: Bob Stanley on Marianne Faithfull’s Come My Way

- Epiphanies: Renée Green reflects upon sound’s unique capacity to activate memory, via home tapes, audio books and the power of song

372

Fev. 2015

Mica Levi

Hiphop Mixtapes

Inside Red Bull Music Academy

Novelist

Senyawa

Heather Phillipson

John Carpenter

(by William Hutson)

- The Primer: Hiphop mixtapes – A user’s guide to the mjor playas in rap’s underground economy, from 50 Cent to Lil B. By Jack Law

- Global Ear: Florence

- Collateral Damage: Stewart Morgan calls on music documentary makers to sing more like their subjects

- The Inner Sleeve: Peter Strickland on Organum and the New Blocaders Roze

- Epiphanies: A vinyl odyssey from punk nihilism to improve illumination taught Tony Rettman the futility of categorisation

373

Mar. 2015

Carter Tutti

(At Home With)

Steve Coleman

Cecil McBee

Sacred Tapes

Sleaford Mods

 

- Global Ear: Mexico City

- The Inner Sleev: Alvin Curran on his Canti e Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico and Fiori Chiari, Fiori Oscuri

- Epiphanies: The elemental power of a Peter Brotzmann set in an Edinburgh theatre blows Alan Warner away

374

Abr. 2015

Holly Herndon

Moondog

 (Brighton) Noise Poets

Isnaj Dui

Radiophrenia

(The Glasgow art of broadcasting. By Stewart Smith

Jlin

Lightning Bolt

(by Matt Krefting)

- The Wire Tapper: Anthology of underground music – volume 37

- The Primer: Moondog – A user’s guide to the music of the maverick composer who reconciled Baroque rounds with Native American rhythms. By Dave Mandl

- Global Ear: The Hague – Netherlands

- The Inner Sleeve: Bruce McClure on Big Brother And The Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills

- Epiphanies: From Cage’s scores to Korean calligraphy, Philip Corner scrolls through a lifetime of musical revelations

375

Mai. 2015

Roscoe Mitchell

& The AACM At 50

Tyondai Braxton

Legowelt

Harry Bertoia

Sam Belinfante

Bridget Hayden & Claire Potter

Chris Hladowski

Brood Ma

Martin Hannett

(The invisible hand, by Ian Penman)

RP Boo

 

- Global Ear: United Arab Emirates

- The Inner Sleeve: Mutamassik on Muhal Richard Abrams’s Lifea Blinec

- Epiphanies: Confronted with the endless possibilities of a modular synth, Tyondai Braxton learns to lose the control

376

Jun. 2015

Deep Cover – Aliases, Pseudonyms & Alter Egos

Organum

Sun Araw

Palace

DJ SS

Clint Eastwood + Others

Erikoisdance

Kara-Lis Coverdale

Mikhail Karikis

Nduduzo Makhathini and Tumi Mogorosi

Eugene Chadbourne

- Global Ear: Hanoi – Vietnam

- The Inner Sleeve: Actress on Agnes Martin’s Untitled (1997)

- Epiphanies: The ill-tempered scrawl of Pere Ubu’s Dub Housing sparked a mind riot for a teenage Jessica Hopper

377

Jul. 2015

Mark Fell

Keiji Haino (a user’s guide to)

Karin Krog

Crys Cole

Principe Discos

Joshua Abrams

 

- The Primer: Keiji Haino – A user’s guide to the vast discography of Japan’s black clad mystery man. By Alan Cummings)

- Global Ear: Shenzhen – China

- The Inner Sleeve: Ductails’ Matt Mondanile on Pacific by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Tatsuro Yamashita

- Epiphanies: Techno’s necessary repetition of chaotic forms birthed a new musical language for Stefan Goldmann

378

Ago. 2015

Ashtray Navigations

& the psychedelic sound of Yorkshire

Flying Saucer Attack

& other Bristol UFOs

(Bristol UFOs

As guitarist David Pearce returns after 15 years in the wilderness with a new Flying Saucer Attack album, he and members of Movietone, Crescent and Third Eye Foundation tell the story of the West Country’s cosmic reverse. By Joseph Stannard

Ornette Coleman

Ka

Mikael Seifu

Charlotte Prodger

Pere Ubu

Mark Perry

 

- The Primer: Yorkshire Psychedelia

Frances Morgan takes a trip through the essential catalogue of Ashtray Navigations and fellow seekers Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club and more

- The Wire Tapper: Anthology of underground music volume 38

- Global Ear: Lodz – Poland

- The Inner Sleeve: Karen Gwyer on Florence Foster Jenkins’s The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice

- Epiphanies: The elemental rhythms of Haitian rara bands, English church bells and beating swans’ wings put Leah Gordon in touch with the sublime

379

Set. 2015

Julia Holter

(Into the wilderness)

Blurt

Music With My Insane Friend

Ramzi

Khyam Allami

Paul Matzger

Helena Hauff

Jerusalem In My Heart

Yanomami shamans

Iain Chambers

Kink Gong

808

Arnold Dreyblatt

- Global Ear: Lima – Peru

- The Inner Sleeve: Klara Lewis on Micachu’s Feeling Romantic Feeling Tropical Feeling III

- Epiphanies: A concert by a legendary Lebanese singer proves you don’t have to make records to be remembered, finds Jerusalem In My Heart’s Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

380

Out. 2015

Hieroglyphic Being

& the Ankh of Sun Ra

Marshall Allen

Gilles Peterson

Art Yard

Kristin Hersh

Visonist

Heatsick

Storm Bugs

Ernest Berk

(Original EDM)

(Following his flight from the Nazis, the DIY musique concrete pioneer drew connections between experimental composition and modern dance. By Ian Kelliwell)

Randall Dunn

(Metal master)

- Collateral Damage: Unsound’s Matt Schulz asks how festivals can stay true to their roots in a curatorial age.

- Global Ear: Budapest - Hungary

The Inner Sleeve: Heatsick on Craig David’s Born To Do It

- Epiphanies: Moments of presence and absence compel Kristin Hersh to consider the fragile but persistent nature of song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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