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#320 October 2010

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"All copies of the October issue will come complete with an exclusive free CD stuck to the cover, The Wire Tapper 24, 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. Packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver. On the cover of this month's magazine: Noise In The Ether (Explorations in the art of radio transmission). Features: Anne-James Chaton (The French sound poet folds everyday ephemera into work with Andy Moor and alva noto); entr'acte (Derek Walmsley celebrates the London label's vacuum packed, pristine improv and electronic catalogue); Global Ear: Belém (Andy Cumming on the shanty-town sound of Tecnobrega coming from this Brazilian outpost); Cross Platform: Matt Stokes (Musical subcultures and folk customs come under the microscope in this London artist's elaborate video reconstructions); Invisible Jukebox: Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOUSE and current Stooges bassist tangles with The Wire's mystery record selection); Catherine Christer Hennix (The Swedish electronic composer's shapeshifting trance music is a fusion of deep mathematics and alternative tuning systems); Los Angeles Free Music Society (The legendary collective galvanized 1970s LA with anarchic improv, noise and Beefheart-style free rock, and now they're doing it again); Epiphanies (Russell Mills on the art of collage with Jack Jackson and Kurt Schwitters)."