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#297 November 2008
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WIRE 297 WIRE 297
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10/20/2008

"On the cover: Unofficial Channels: A Tour of Music's Unauthorised Domains, from Bootlegs to Blogs and Beyond. In the latest in our popular series of 'composite' cover features, The Wire's team of writers and critics takes a look at the myriad unofficial and alternative ways music gets out into the world, including bootlegs, blogs, CD-Rs, cassette networks, audience tapes, online DJ sets, hip-hop battle tapes, studio outtakes, pirate radio mixes and more. Features: Gino Robair (The San Francisco improvising percussionist tells Julian Cowley about his energized surfaces); Yo! Majesty (Matt Gorney on a flamboyant Florida rap duo with a penchant for royal bust-ups); Tristan Perich (Exploring the foundations of digital sound, from Loud Objects to 1-bit music); Global Ear: Guča: (Robert Rigney reports from smalltown Serbia's bustling brass band blowout); Cross Platform: Ken Jacobs (Alan Licht rips up the presidential suite with the avant garde film maker); Invisible Jukebox: Hal Willner; Dick Raaijmakers (The Dutch electroacoustic theorist blinds Brian Morton with sonic science, from astronomy to anti-gravity); Luciano (Derek Walmsley meets the Swiss techno architect and globe-trotting DJ making dance music for introspective types); Anthony Braxton (During the 1970s, one of jazz's most avant garde figures plied his trade on one of the world's biggest record labels. Bill Meyer on Braxton's Arista years)."