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#314 April 2010

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"All copies of the April issue will come complete with an exclusive free CD stuck to the cover, The Wire Tapper 23, the latest volume in our ongoing series of new music compilations. As with previous volumes in the series, the CD will contain a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire. On the cover of this month's issue: Konono No 1 (Congotronics: Konono's No 1's rumble in the jungle). Features: DJ Stingray (Derek Walmsley Skypes Detroit's Sherard Ingram about Urban Tribe and his Drexciya connections); Stefan Goldmann (The Berlin minimal techno head explains why he cut a meta-mix of Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring); The Gaslamp Killer (Discovering rap was the road to salvation for this DJ/producer primed in San Diego punk); Global Ear: Thessaloniki (How to survive in recession-hit Greece by shuffling between improv and art events); Cross Platform: Raymond Scott (Director Stan Warnow on his film about his electronic music polymath father); Invisible Jukebox: Joanna Newsom (The harpist has one on us as she dips into The Wire's mystery record box; Eleh (Matt Wuethrich journeys without a map through the deep analogue electronic drones and enigmatic variations of this willfully anonymous artist); Edgard Var├Ęse (Ken Hollings takes a sideways view of the sonic pathfinder's progressive utopian visions of a sentient, spatial, scientific music); The Primer: Giacinto Scelsi; Epiphanies."