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#304 June 2009
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MAG

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WIRE 304 WIRE 304
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5/25/2009

"On the cover of this month's issue: Ornette Coleman (Music as medicine, sound as universal grammer: Phil Freeman hears the philosophy of the free jazz legend, curator of this month's UK Meltdown Festival). Features: Bora Yoon (Robots and treated objects extend the Korean-American's vocal acrobatics); Arrington de Dionyso (The free folk visionary throws overtone singing, Fire Music and dance into the pot); Graham Lambkin (Nick Cain meets the former Shadow Ring member who's using his home as a sound palette); Global Ear: Sana'a (Robert Carroll discovers qat power is the biggest influence on Yemen's ageless desert music); Cross Platform: Equinox Festival (Raymond Salvatore Harmon tells Jack Sargeant about the magical traditions celebrated in London's festival of esoteric music and film this month); Invisible Jukebox: Andy Moor (The Ex guitarist grapples with The Wire's anarchic record selection); The Caretaker (Ex-V/Vm prankster James Kirby converts pre-war nostalgia into modern-day haunted audio, healing emotional and political memory loss); Dan Graham (Anne Hilde Neset uncovers the American artist's musical connections, from Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth to fan worship, in his Rock My Religion film); Comus (Nearly 40 years after their demonic First Utterance scourged hippiedom, the vanished British progressive folk outfit are back from the woods). Epiphanies: Erik Davis gets entangled in the sonic cobweb of György Ligeti's awe-inspiring Requiem."