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#299 January 2009
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MAG

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WIRE 299 WIRE 299
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12/22/2008

On the cover of this month's issue: Rewind 2008. (The Wire's review of the year's best music, including our Top 50 Records of the Year, writers' and musicians' reflections, plus Joseph Stannard on the year in riffs, Simon Reynolds on archival glut, Nick Cain at music's outer limits and Lisa Blanning on the dancefloor. Features: Emeralds (Nick Richardson gets lost in the Kosmische-inspired drone of Ohio's analogue converts); Peverelist (Derek Walmsley on how the Bristol bass technician's sound is rooted in futurist beats and the idea of perpetual motion); Global Ear: Knoxville, Tennessee (Eric Dawson discovers and underground scene inspired by Cormac McCarthy and Sun Ra at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains); Cross Platform: Peter Liechti (The Swiss film maker reflects on the 'sound film' he made with electronics duo Voice Crack); Invisible Jukebox: Animal Collective. Epiphanies: (Hugo Wilcken explains how Joy Division brought visions of post-industrial Europe to the beaches of 80s Sydney).