#308 October 2009

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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 22, the latest volume in our acclaimed series of new music compilations. As with previous volumes, The Wire Tapper 22, 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. On the cover of this month's issue: Broadcast (Collaborating with hauntologists The Focus Group, Warp's defining post-rock duo summon an occult pop laden with psychedelia). Features: Rashied Ali (Phil Freeman pays tribute to John Coltrane's interstellar drum partner, who died in August); Sun Araw (Nick Richardson gets a fit of the cosmic giggles from the loopy psych of the Los Angeles hypnagogic popster); Global Ear: Jajouka (Lisa Blanning visits the foothills of Morocco's Rif Mountains to hear The Master Musicians Of Joujouka); Cross Platform: Hans Peter Kuhn (A dingy no-go area of Leeds gets a sound and light makeover from the Berlin based creator of sonic environments); Invisible Jukebox: Lou Reed; Dopplereffekt (Derek Walmsley takes a crash course in subatomic physics in preparation for a rare face to face encounter with the US expat techno boffins); Iancu Dumitrescu (A surreal dream set the Romanian composer on his lifelong quest to liberate sound's rude splendour from 400 years of classical tradition); The Primer: Kosmische music; Epiphanies: Director Peter Strickland on how cutting his Katalin Varga film to Nurse With Wound tracks, among others, ruined some of his favourite music."