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#328 June 2011
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WIRE 328 WIRE 328
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5/23/2011

"On the cover: Battles (The poster boys for the ATP generation tell Daniel Spicer about life after Tyondai Braxton, the prog-pop equation, and working with Gary Numan). Plus: Matana Roberts (The saxophonist traverses American history by communing with her black ancestors); DVA (Joe Muggs meets DJ/producer Scratcha/Soule Power, fritzing the edges of London's pirate scene); Invisible Jukebox: Demdike Stare (Hexing the Mancunian electronic duo with The Wire's mystery record selection); Sea Shanties (Clive Bell dons his sou'wester and gets press-ganged into investigating the unlikely resurgence of nautical folk songs in Britain); Retromania (Simon Reynolds reflects on how the digital revolution has led to a tail-chasing obsession with the past, and a climate of excess, in the music of our time); Collateral Damage (Chris Cutler presents the artist's case against indiscriminate filesharing); Global Ear: Hong Kong (Andy Hamilton & James Steintrager find expats and locals fighting musical complacency in the 'Asian World City'); Cross Platform: Caroline Bergvall (The London text-sound artist's Middling English explores linguistic slippage); Epiphanies: Paul Hegarty traces an ecstatic continuum between two My Bloody Valentine gigs 18 years apart."