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#302 April 2009

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"On the cover of this month's issue: Sunn 0))) (Stephen O'Malley & Greg Anderson's drone project opens heavy metal to the realms of cosmic jazz, experimental rock and spectral music). Features: Suzanna (The Norwegian electronic chanteuse explains the allure of being a cover girl); El-B (Joe Muggs meets the prolific South London proto-dubstepper, exorcising his rites via Ghost Recordings); White (Shou Wang and Shenggy's Chinese rock superduo come with Blixa Bargeld's blessing); Global Ear: San Juan, Cross Platform: Jeff Keen, Invisible Jukebox: Adrian Utley, Sudden Infant (Actionist noise musician Joke Lanz tells David Keenan how his son's birth and his father's suicide continue to influence his visceral performance art); Magma (Keith Moline on the maxed-out virtuosity, invented language and black sci-fi influences of Christian Vander's volcanic free French rock unit. All copies of the April issue will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 21, the latest volume in our acclaimed series of new music compilations. As with previous volumes, The Wire Tapper 21, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Lisa Blanning and Andy Tait, will contain a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in the zine. Packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver, the CD will be given away free with every copy of the April issue worldwide."