Available: 15th August 2022
Blimey. We like to think we've had some pretty striking covers over the years, but the photo of Röyksopp on the front of this month's Electronic Sound really is something else. We have a weighty interview with the unorthodox Norwegian group inside the magazine, plus a fantastic blue vinyl seven-inch from the duo to accompany the issue.
Röyksopp's massively popular 2001 debut album, 'Melody AM', made them the first new electronic superstars of the 21st century. Two decades down the line, Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland are bossing 2022 with the release of two terrific albums in the space of only four months. 'Profound Mysteries' and 'Profound Mysteries II' embrace an array of electronic styles – slinky pop songs, funky bangers, wistful moments and tons more – but the albums are actually part of a wider art project that also boasts 20 short films and 20 specially created digital artefacts, one for each of the tracks. It’s pretty bizarre stuff and it all adds up to a thrilling and truly unique audio-visual trip.
As well as our cover feature, we have a king-sized eight-page review of this year's Bluedot Festival, with Björk, Hannah Peel, Anna Meredith, Groove Armada and Public Service Broadcasting leading the way. This month's other interviews meanwhile include Gwenno, Anne Dudley, Working Men’s Club, Ron Trent, Luke Abbott, Caterina Barbieri and Yann Tiersen. Gwenno’s ‘Tresor’ album has recently been nominated for the Mercury Prize, by the way. That’s one for your shopping list before you even open the magazine, then.
As always, we're bundling the magazine up with an exclusive seven-inch, this time on blue vinyl and featuring two great Röyksopp tracks from their 'Profound Mysteries II' album. The A-side of the record is 'Denimclad Baboons', a larger-than-life tune with some cheeky nods to the duo's 'Melody AM' debut album and lots of dirty sub-bass. Flip the disc over to hear the melancholic and unsettling 'It Was A Good Thing', a collaboration with UK vocalist Pixx which represents a very different side to the group. As an added bonus, the surreal image on the seven-inch sleeve is the work of celebrated Australian artist Jonathan Zawada, who has worked closely with Röyksopp on the visuals for the 'Profound Mysteries' project.
As with all of our music releases, this seven-inch is strictly limited and is only available to readers of Electronic Sound, so make sure you get your copy right away.
Release Date: 2nd September 2022
Featuring the world’s largest collection of membership cards and passes from the acid house and rave eras.
Contributions from over 35 of the pioneers of the acid house and rave eras, such as Justin Berkmann (Ministry of Sound), Danny Rampling (Shoom), Jarvis Sandy & Tarquin de Meza (Biology), Wayne Anthony (Genesis‘88), David Pratley (Helter Skelter); and Joe Wieczorek (Labrynth).
In-depth historical articles from Sarah HB (renowned DJ and broadcaster, Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1 etc) and Anton Le-Pirate (founder, creator & pioneer of the original Energy; World Dance; Tribal Dance; Freedom To Party events and many others.), plus a rare Q&A with Jenni Rampling (Shoom).
Super deluxe coffee table hardback book, 424 pages, in full colour on 150 gsm Arctic Volume paper... every first edition book is individually numbered as a throwback to many of the original membership cards.
Members Only is a showcase of the iconic membership cards and passes (VIP, Access All Areas etc) of the acid house and rave generations. In A to Z format, the book features over 500 items of memorabilia from the late 80s and 90s and covers all the legendary and pioneering events of the eras, including: Amnesia House; Biology; Dreamscape; Eclipse; Energy; Fantazia; Genesis; FAC51 Hacienda; Jungle Fever; Labrynth, Ministry of Sound; Rage; Raindance; Shoom; Spectrum; Sterns; Club UK; World Dance. The book, whilst featuring all of the iconic events, clubs and parties, legal and illegal, also includes quotes from the pioneering event founders, DJs, MCs, PAs; ravers.
"Documenting the acid house and early rave scenes is incredibly important for future generations to know what an historic moment it was in dance music and youth culture. This collection of membership cards and passes shows the amazing creativity and artwork that went into showing your pride for attending events." Mark Archer, Altern 8
Release Date: 9th September 2022
Tresor: True Stories is the first printed excavation of Tresor’s legendary history.
Digging deeply into its rich archives, the venerable institution has unearthed countless treasures from its over three-decade old history. Over 400 never before seen photographs, flyers, faxes and other artefacts illustrate a story that intersects with the most important social and musical trend in the modern history of Berlin.
The story is told with the voices of those that were there - over 40 protagonists share their first-hand reminiscences of the ‘big bang’ that launched techno into the world. Through the story of Tresor, the book charts the heady days of 80s West Berlin through to the explosion of new energy that midwifed in the new social reality of reunified Germany.
This is a unique and essential printed monument to the institution that changed electronic music forever, and the city that allowed it to exist.
- Softcover: 300g/m² raw cardboard, granular lamination, open spine binding.
- 352 pages: Neon CMYK print on Lessebo Smooth Natural 90g/m² and Galaxi ArtSamt 115g/m²
Available: 20th July 2022
This month's cover star is the legendary Stephen Mallinder, once of Cabaret Voltaire, now of Wrangler and Creep Show, and we have an exclusive and totally glorious green vinyl seven-inch by this giant of UK electronic music to accompany the issue.
It’s nearly 30 years since Mallinder was involved with Cabaret Voltaire, the group his name will always be associated with, but he's never stopped creating, innovating and moving forwards. Our in-depth interview lifts the lid on the time that he spent in Australia after the Cabs had split up – one minute he was training to be a teacher, the next he was locked inside a garage all night with Shaun Ryder and a pint of sherry – and examines his role as an enabler and a serial collaborator. We also probe Mallinder on his excellent new solo album, ’Tick Tick Tick’, which he reckons is "on the spectrum between The Jackson 5 and Terry Riley". That's code for something magnificently wonky, by the way.
As well as our cover feature, we also talk to one-time Kraftwerk man Karl Bartos about his autobiography, ‘The Sound Of The Machine’, the long-awaited English version of which comes out shortly. Elsewhere, Kelly Lee Owens explains her influences – from witchcraft to, er, gravy – and Ultravox keyboardist Billy Currie discusses his solo back catalogue. We have Everything Everything, Alison Cotton, GNOD and The Beatmasters too, plus Scottish musician Lomond Campbell, the inventor of strange instruments such as the Harmonograph Synthesiser and the Unsung Machine. Don't touch that dial!
This month's magazine is accompanied by an exclusive seven-inch featuring two splendid tracks from Stephen Mallinder. It's pressed on lush green vinyl too. The A-side is the warm and fuzzy but still resolutely warped 'Contact', the opening cut of 'Tick Tick Tick', his brand new album. This is loose-limbed electro-funk from another dimension. Turn the record over for the more mechanical sound of 'Cool Down', which originally came out as a single in 1981 and later became one of the highlights of Mallinder's debut solo album, 'Pow-Wow'. "I think having two tracks from two albums that were released 40 years apart adds up to a nice little seven-inch vignette," he says. He's certainly not wrong.
Available: 13th July 2022
Inside this issue:
Saul Williams: The US poet, vocalist and actor has long set the power of language against colonialism. Now he pours this audiovisual experience into cinema with the Afrofuturist epic Neptune Frost. By Neil Kulkarni
Laura Cannell: The rich possibilities of medieval and early music provide the impetus for the UK instrumentalist’s prolific output. By Louise Gray
Alan Skidmore: Taking in encounters with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins, the lifelong career of the UK tenor saxophonist reads like a fever dream of hanging with the international jazz set. By Daniel Spicer
Invisible Jukebox: Bob Mould: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection push the influential US guitarist and songwriter beyond the threshold? Tested by Rob Turner
Unlimited Editions: Cortizona
Unofficial Channels: Rāga Junglism
Cheri Knight: The rediscovered US composer sings the body electric. By Claire Biddles
Joe Rainey: Ojibwe vocalist locates pow wow factor. By Joshua Minsoo Kim
Anna Butterss: Los Angeles shapes the Australian bassist’s improvisations. By Abi Bliss
Michael Gregory Jackson: 40 years of six-string adventure with the US guitarist. By George Grella
Global Ear: Gothenberg: Free folk ensemble Enhet För Fri Musik serve as focal point for the city’s underground music scene. By Michael Lawson
The Inner Sleeve: Éliane Radigue on Adrien Mauduit’s Night Sky In Vicuña, Chile, 2019
Epiphanies: In Lagos a phone call kicks off Emeka Ogboh’s trail of anthropological discovery
Print Run: New music books: Re:Sisters: The Lives And Recordings Of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe & Cosey Fanni Tutti by Cosey Fanni Tutti; On Jazz: A Personal Journey by Alyn Shipton; Spirits Rejoice! Albert Ayler And His Message by Peter Niklas Wilson; Quantum Listening by Pauline Oliveros; Europe Crosswise: A Litany by Blixa Bargeld; The Music Mind Experience: Playing Singing Listening Moving by Karl Berger; VOCAL Adventures: Free Improvisation In Sound, Space, Spirit And Song by Lauren Newton
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Kenneth Thomas It Came From Aquarius Records; William Hooker The Lost Generation: Outside The Mainstream
On Site: Recent art shows: Che Chen Whale Creek; Gone Fishing
On Location: Eiko Ishibashi + Loren Connors, New York, US; Michael Moore + John Pope + Johnny Hunter, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Model Home, London, UK; MENT, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Phew + Ichiko Aoba, Tokyo, Japan; FIMAV 38, Victoriaville, Canada; EP/64: The Grand Finale, Bristol UK; Lonnie Holley, London, UK; Moers festival, Moers, Germany; Deathbomb Showcase: Graveyards, YouTube; Sarah Davachi + Stefan Maier + George Rahi, Vancouver, Canada
Soundcheck: Armand Hammer, JoVia Armstrong, Ashenspire, Automatisme & Stefan Paulus, Bakudi Scream, Batu, Natalia Beylis, Blackhaine, Raven Chacon/Tatsuya Nakatani/Carlos Santistevan, Asher D, Lucrecia Dalt, Vladislav Delay, Pablo Diserens, Editrix, Chuck Enzo, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci, T Gowdy, Shabaka Hutchings, Imperial Triumphant, J Rocc, Kheth Astron, King Kashmere, Kode9, Krallice, Lethal Bizzle, The Maghreban, Stephen Mallinder, Óscar Mascareñas, Bennie Maupin & Adam Rudolph, Moor Mother, Jamal Moss, Nancy Mounir, Jon Mueller, Irene Murphy, Nina Nastasia, Hatis Noit, Orbital, Harry Partch, Ashley Paul, Prison Religion, Julia Reidy, SB The Moor, Klaus Schulze, Seedsmen To The World, Sensational & Planteaterz, Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, Tyshawn Sorey Trio, Nad Spiro, Sun’s Signature, Supreme Low meets Sensational, Midori Takada, Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker, Tegh & Adel Poursamadi, Andrew Tuttle, Mike Weis, Nate Wooley & Columbia Icefield, Various Avon Attorlaðe, Various The Gold And Purple Sceptre, Various Liberty, Various No Pasaran!
The Boomerang: Derek Bailey, Coil, Ferry Djimmy, The Hated, Lucy Liyou, Malik’s Emerging Art Force Trio, Model Home, Mog Stunt Team, Kristin Oppenheim, Hermeto Pascoal, Lou Reed, Sambrasa Trio, Conrad Schnitzler, Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza, Sirone, Anthony Williams, Tony Williams, Denny Zeitlin
Release Date: 5th August 2022
The very first of it’s kind, My First Book of Drum & Bass is an alphabetical adventure for little ravers and misbehavers! This 32-page illustrated hardback takes readers on an educational journey across airwaves and rumbling dance floors, introducing them to some of the most celebrated artists and icons of the Drum & Bass world along the way. The book features artists such as Andy C, Pendulum, DJ Zinc, Goldie, Calibre, Jenna G, Shy FX, Harriet Jaxxon, and many more.
Following the classic ABC format, this hillarious and educational book has had support from many of the biggest artists in the D&B community and has been a huge hit with children and grown ups with a sense of humour alike. It appeals to all ages and to anyone with a love of all things Drum & Bass. The book comes with a variety of free downloads including an Audiobook recorded by award winning MC Harry Shotta.
Release Date: 15th July 2022
An overview of clubbing scenes and sounds in British cities and towns from pre-acid house to now including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Margate, Todmorden and many more.
An exploration of the spaces where club music exists from the past to the present and where this could be in the future as our cities become more populated and lives more digitalised.
Connects themes and trends in the evolution of clubs, raves, squat parties, pirate radio and soundsystem culture in the context of these urban environments.
Features more than 100 interviews with DJs, promoters, ravers, venue owners and visionaries who have helped make UK club/rave culture happen including Norman Jay, Bill Brewster, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, DJ Rap, Slam, DJ Storm, DJ Paulette, Chris Liberator, Geeneus, Mark Moore, Josey Rebelle, Joe Rush,John Klett (Despacio), Ashley Beedle, Caspar Melville and many more.
Since the dawn of time, humans have had the urge to come together and move to music. It may have started in caves but these days it happens in clubs often found in the shady corners of our towns and cities. Or at least it did until these places began to march to the beat of property developers rather than DJs. In London in the five years to 2016, half of the clubs were lost while a further quarter have been removed in the devastation of Covid. So what now?
At this critical moment, ‘Out of Space’ plots a course through the spaces and unlikely locations club culture has found a home. From Glasgow to Margate via Manchester, Sheffield and unlikely dance music meccas such as Coalville and Todmorden, it maps the key cities and towns where electronic music has thrived, it currently dances and the spaces it might be headed to next.
The book explores how urban landscapes have acted as a home for other shades of club music too such as pirate radio, dance music festivals, soundsystem culture and more. As our lives become increasingly digitised and real estate more valuable in the 21st century, Out of Space looks at the new clubbing models emerging to anticipate the future relationship between the shifting politics of space and sound.
Rather than an epitaph, this is a rallying cry and celebration of the club’s resilience based on a lifetime of getting wide-eyed inside them.
Available: 20th June 2022
Championing the new wave of electronic artists bridging the physical and virtual worlds, the new issue of Fact features cover stars Caterina Barbieri, Klein, Ivan Michael Blackstock and Malibu, with photography by Gabriel Moses, Jiim C, Nedd and Furmaan Ahmed, as well as exclusive original contributions from artists including UVA, Weirdcore, Actual Objects and Tavares Strachan. Published in tandem with the new exhibition Future Shock, curated by Fact at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand.
Available: 15th June 2022
Wax Poetics presents the third issue since its 2021 relaunch with another heavyweight 148-page journal packed full of timeless music stories, record spreads, archival photography, and original artwork.
The front is graced with Patrice Rushen, an accomplished jazz keyboardist who found her singing voice and embraced her love of R&B, becoming a bona fide star with the release of 1982’s Straight from the Heart, an album that featured the smash hit “Forget Me Nots.”
Our other cover story dives into the history of Detroit techno, from the primordial electronics of Juan Atkins and the sonic upheaval of “Mad” Mike Banks’s Underground Resistance to Waajeed (featured on the back cover), whose Underground Music Academy aims to help the next generation of Detroit artists.
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Available: 13th June 2022
ABC's 'The Lexicon Of Love' is 40 years old this month and we're thrilled to have frontman Martin Fry on the cover of the new Electronic Sound to mark the occasion. We have a superb ABC seven-inch – pressed on gold vinyl to match Martin's suit – to accompany the issue too.
A glorious mix of intoxicating pop tunes, slick and funky rhythms, head-swirling strings and super-smart lyrics, ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ still sounds great to this day. No wonder the album entered the UK charts at Number One and stayed in the Top 100 for an entire year. Our cover feature tells the inside story of the record, with Martin Fry taking us back to ABC's roots in the underground synth group Vice Versa. His memories of the early 1980s, a period he describes as "a whirlwind", make for a fascinating article. It starts with him recalling the day he stuffed his gold suit down the toilet in a Tokyo hotel...
We have lots more great features inside, including Dubstar, 23 Skidoo, Zombie Zombie, 700 Bliss, Mark Reeder, The Sound Of Science and, most notably, the last-ever UK interview with krautrock pioneer Klaus Schulze. A member of both Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel but best known for a prolific solo career spanning five decades, Klaus completed a lengthy email interview with our writer Jeremy Allen just a few days before he died in April. "Life has a way of surprising us all," he told Jeremy. "One thing is sure – nothing is sure."
We have something a bit special to accompany this month's magazine too – an exclusive gold vinyl seven-inch offering two superb ABC tracks, neither of which has ever been released in a physical format before. The A-side is the uplifting and extremely catchy 'Look Good Tonite', which Martin describes as "a love song, of sorts". We're certainly talking classic ABC here. The track was issued as a lockdown download on the group's website in 2020, but just for 24 hours. Flip the disc over for the orchestral and gently funky 'Sixty Seconds Later', which is both previously unreleased and previously unheard. We think we might be spoiling you with this record!
Available: 13th June 2022
Inside this issue:
AMM: For 50 years, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe and John Tilbury have had their sights set firmly on sonic freedom, changing the landscape of music in the process. By Clive Bell. AMM mini-Primer: A user’s guide to the group’s recent recordings. By Seymour Wright
Angharad Davies: The hardworking violinist and improvisor finds inspiration for her time dissolving recordings and performances through interpersonal connections. By Abi Bliss
UnicaZürn: Veteran industrialists Dave Knight and Stephen Thrower pour two lifetimes of experience into their dystopian stew. By Rob Turner
Invisible Jukebox: Hannah Catherine Jones: Will the UK composer be reduced to a Foxy Moron by The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Meg Woof
Unlimited Editions: Nhạc Gãy
Unofficial Channels: Tape Archives
Opal X: Harsh beauty from former Paper Dollhouse denizen. By Claire Biddles
Nexcyia: Producer Adam Dove gives it the old collage try. By Rob Turner
Teresa Winter: Sea salt memories from the Yorkshire based composer. By Louise Gray
K Of Arc: The beauty and horror of Kevin Craig’s electronic fog. By Emily Pothast
Global Ear: Washington, DC: DIY still thrives in the hardcore heartland. By Jonathan Williger
The Inner Sleeve: Sarah Davachi on Genesis’s Trespass
Epiphanies: Pamela Z picks up the phonemes
Print Run: New music books: Sound Within Sound by Kate Molleson; Pin-Ups 1972: Third Generation Rock ’N’ Roll by Peter Stanfield; Musical Migration And Imperial New York: Early Cold War Scenes by Brigid Cohen; Why Patti Smith Matters by Caryn Rose; The Artistry Of Bheki Mseleku by Andrew Lilley; Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise And Fall Of SST Records by Jim Ruland; Positive Vibrations: Politics, Politricks And The Story Of Reggae by Stuart Borthwick; Zabelle Panosian: I Am Servant Of Your Voice by Ian Nagoski with Harout Arakelian & Harry Kezelian
On Screen: Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams Neptune Frost; Toby Amies In The Court Of The Crimson King: King Crimson At 50
On Location: Ivan Shopov + Vague Voices + Hiro Kone + Evitceles, Sofia, Bulgaria; Black Josh & Milkavelli W + Lee Scott + Stinkin Slumrok, Brighton, UK; Robyn Hitchcock, London, UK; Rewire 2022, The Hague, Netherlands; Bang On A Can Long Play, New York, US; Ende Tymes 12: Night One, New York, US; Joe McPhee/Decoy, London, UK; Mdou Moctar, London, UK; Tectonics, Glasgow, UK; Yemandja, Berkeley, US; Intonal, Malmö, Sweden
On Site: William Kentridge/Nhlanhla Mahlangu/Kyle Shepherd SIBYL; TEGH & BAW SINK_VESSEL
Soundcheck: 106, Anteloper, Félicia Atkinson, Avvitagalli, Caterina Barbieri, Better Corners, Billain, The Black Albumen, Black Midi, Matt Carlson, Helena Celle, Madeleine Cocolas, Rhodri Davies, Degradation, Diatom Deli, Deliluh, The Dream Syndicate, Elzhi & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ensemble Nist-Nah, Shiva Feshareki, Final, Fire! featuring Stephen O’Malley & David Sandström, G36 Vs JK Flesh, Gav & Jord, Hercules & Love Affair, Heldon, Randy Holden, Holy Tongue, Cat Hope, Susie Ibarra & Tashi Dorji, Iceberg, I Like To Sleep, Jackson/Hoogland/Abrams/Avery, Michael Gregory Jackson, Glenn Jones, Kendrick Lamar, Ruaridh Law, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right & Tasos Stamou, Valentina Magaletti, The Master Musicians Of Jajouka, Merzbow/Arcane Device, Merzbow & Lawrence English, Claudia Molitor, µ-Ziq, MJ Noble, Noise Against Fascism, O Yuki Conjugate, Ohyung, Origin, Osasco Dynamics, Phase, Plastikman & Chilly Gonzales, Flora Purim, Quelle Chris, George Rayner-Law & Vinegar Tom, Shit & Shine, Mark Stewart, Chloe Alexandra Thompson, Aaron Turner, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Various Taraxia
The Boomerang: Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band, Bill Bruford, Ian Carr with Nucleus Plus, Chillin Villain Empire, Lining Time, Anthony Moore, Nucleus, Tom Recchion, John Schuller, Scritti Politti, Surface Of The Earth, John Tilbury, David Toop, Ut, VÄLVĒ, Barney Wilen, Wire
We are giving you two cover stars for the price of one this month – minimal techno pioneer Plastikman and piano maestro Chilly Gonzales, who have joined forces for a one-off album that is truly special. We've a fantastic seven-inch featuring two tracks by the pair to accompany the magazine too.
Plastikman, aka Canadian producer and DJ Richie Hawtin, has created some of the most innovative and exhilarating electronic music of the last 30 years – from sinuous acid to skeletal techno to panoramic ambient soundscapes. His latest release, 'Consumed In Key', is a bold reworking of his 1998 album ‘Consumed’, recorded in collaboration with fellow musical shapeshifter Chilly Gonzales. It's a giant leap into uncharted territory for these two sonic adventurers and we have spoken to both Plastikman and Chilly to get the inside story on what is a highly addictive and truly stunning record.
Our other main interviews this issue include ex-Propaganda vocalists Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag discussing their welcome return as xPropaganda. See what they did there? We also have In The Nursery, Roger Eno, Penguin Cafe, Rodney Cromwell and David M Allen. The latter is best known as the engineer/producer with the likes of The Human League, The Cure and The Sisters Of Mercy, and he has an album of his own now, 'The DNA Of DMA'. He recorded it more than 40 years ago, when he was working with Martin Rushent on 'Dare'. It's a great tale and one not to be missed!
As ever, we have music as well as a magazine. This month's limited edition seven-inch is pressed on crystal clear vinyl and brings together Plastikman's ominous and glorious 'Contain' with 'Contain (In Key)', a dazzling new interpretation of Richie Hawtin's dramatic ambient piece recorded with Chilly Gonzales on piano. The latter is the opening cut of Plastikman and Chilly's 'Consumed In Key' album and is a radical take on minimal techno, something the two artists explore in greater depth and detail as the record progresses, pushing them further and further beyond their comfort zones.
Inside this issue:
On the cover: Phew: The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now spanning over 40 years. By Emily Pothast. Japanese punk primer: A round-up of notable outliers of Japanese punk and post-punk. By Alan Cummings
The Primer: Pauline Oliveros: A Deep Listening dive into the recordings (and cisterns) of the composer and accordionist who pioneered radical new ways of listening and living. By Louise Gray. Ione: The writer, playwright and director, and creative/life partner of Pauline Oliveros, continues their work to connect communities and listeners. By Vanessa Ague
Invisible Jukebox: Ava Mendoza: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection shred the nerves of the virtuoso guitarist? Tested by George Grella
The Dream Syndicate: Since their 2012 reunion, the US psych trailblazers have let their freak flag fly across a run of trippy releases including new album Ultraviolet Battle Hymns & True Confessions. By Joseph Stannard
Unlimited Editions: Radio Art Zone
Unofficial Channels: Riddimguide
Black Glass Ensemble: Environmentalist chamber group follow the data. By Phil England
Deborah Walker & Silvia Tarozzi: Finest worksongs for the Italian cello and viola duo. By Peter Margasak
Julmud: The Palestinian producer and rapper collages industrial sounds from across the Middle East. By Miloš Hroch
Floris Vanhoof: Transforming sound and vision is fair game for the Belgian artist and instrument builder. By Claire Biddles
Global Ear: Moscow: The invasion of Ukraine has pushed the Russian counterculture into retreat. By Arthur Kuzmin
The Inner Sleeve: billy woods on Bigg Jus’s Black Mamba Serums v2.0
Epiphanies: Gary Lucas is enchanted by Third Ear Band’s trancelike medievalism
Print Run: New music books: People Funny Boy: The Genius Of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry by David Katz; Black Heart Fades Blue Vols 1–3 by Jerry A Lang; Free Music Production, FMP: The Living Music edited by Markus Müller; A–Z Record Shop Bags: 1940s To 1990s by Jonny Trunk; Sonic Urbanism: Listening To Non-Human Life edited by &beyond collective for Theatrum Mundi
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Eric Baudelaire When There Is No More Music To Write, And Other Roman Stories; Oeke Hoogendijk Licht
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Sonic Protest, Paris, France; Kontraklang: The Liz, Nugy n + Transitory, Berlin, Germany; MSCTT_ Studio x Carl Stone’s Tokyo, mscty.space; Prolaps + Sarah Squirm + Dreamcrusher + Reagan Holiday + Quija, New York, US; Rāginī Festival, New York, US 77 PAF Spring Olomouc, Czech Republic; Dorit Chrysler Vs Claudius, New York, US; Park Jiha, London, UK; Counterflows, Glasgow, UK; Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway; Big Ears, Knoxville, US; Bill Frisell, London, UK; MaerzMusik, Berlin, Germany
On Site: Recent art shows: Lifes; A/B Smith ICU; Sanja Matkovic Stolen Childhoods
Soundcheck: 700 Bliss, Acid Mothers Reynols, Zoh Amba, Zoh Amba featuring William Parker & Francisco Mela, Oren Ambarchi, Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/ Andreas Werliin, Kate Birch, Bob Vylan, Kjetil D Brandsdal & Thore Warland, Cave In, Eric Copeland, Dopplereffekt, Elementals’ Orrery, Flaccid Mojo, Gaika, India Gailey, Gothenburg Sound Workshop, Mary Halvorson, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Jaeho Hwang, Instruments Of Happiness, JARR, Zola Jesus, Kemper Norton, Kenosist, Klara Livet, KMRU, KMRU & Aho Ssan, Travis Laplante, Lay Llamas, Lettera 22, Mai Mai Mai, Matmos, My Cat Is An Alien, Nodosus, Pauline Oliveros & Reynols, Panstarrs, Pusha T, Steve Reich, Reynols, Louie Rice & Luciano Maggiore, John Scofield, Brandon Seabrook/Cooper-Moore/Gerald Cleaver, Sam Shalabi, Ches Smith, Dean Spunt & John Wiese, Carl Stone, Havadine Stone, Sudden Infant, Tarkamt, Martin Taxt, Test Card, Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer, Treasury Of Puppies, Ron Trent presents WARM, Tropa Macaca, Louie Vega, Cheb Wahida, Wardruna, Hildegard Westerkamp, Whatever The Weather, Wild Terrier Orchestra, Yokubari, Various The Assurance Compilation
The Boomerang: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, Don Cherry, Halicon, Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra, Jerry Hunt, Jim O’Rourke & Mats Gustafsson, Plankton Wat, Yasuaki Shimizu, Sparks, Sun Ra Arkestra, Masayuki Takayanagi, Vox Populi!, Various Irida Records: Hybrid Musics From Texas And Beyond 1979–1986
Release Date: 27th May 2022
Founders of seminal 90s title Jockey Slut launch new bi-annual electronic music magazine Disco Pogo.
Following the success of 2020’s A Jockey Slut Tribute to Andrew Weatherall book and a successful crowdfunding campaign raising £60k at the end of 2021, the original founders of seminal 90s electronic music magazine Jockey Slut are launching new publication Disco Pogo with the first issue out this month.
“We never had any intention of re-launching Jockey Slut and then events of recent years made us rethink. But the world has changed and so we decided that a new magazine with a new name was best,” say Jockey Slut and Disco Pogo founders Paul Benney and John Burgess.
Disco Pogo is a 236-page, heavyweight, twice-yearly magazine featuring new names alongside the best electronic artists and stories from the past 30 years or so with contributions from some of the best music journalists and photographers working today.
The first issue features Gilles Peterson and SHERELLE on its covers, is out May 25th and will be available to buy in the UK, Europe and around the world from good independent record shops, specialist magazine shops, selected newsagents and direct from discopogo.co
Available: 10th May 2022
A band? An art project? A shadowy cabal of political provocateurs? We are lifting the lid on Laibach for this month's cover feature – and we have a fantastic transparent red vinyl seven-inch featuring two tracks by the idiosyncratic Slovenian collective to accompany the magazine as well.
Formed at the start of the 1980s in a mining town in what was then Yugoslavia, Laibach's interest in the culture and national identity of Slovenia frequently upset the authorities during the early days of the band. At one point, they were effectively banned in their home country. But despite dealing with weighty matters and provoking controversies at every turn, they have always tackled issues with such fearless invention, not to mention plenty of good humour, that it's hard not to marvel at their incredible body of work. And if you're wondering why frontman Milan Fras is holding an owl on the opening page of our feature, well, we have no idea. It's Laibach, innit?
We have a dazzling supporting cast elsewhere in the magazine. Hannah Peel talks about her new project with Paraorchestra and Tears For Fears reflect on their first album in nearly 20 years. Nik Colk Void, Loraine James and Kavinsky are among our other main interviews and we've got a very busy front section too, including Betty Boo and Sonic Boom, plus a great story about a short film inspired by Andrew Weatherall's famous "Fail we may, sail we must" tattoo.
Everything that Laibach does comes as a surprise and the two tracks on our limited edition seven-inch accompanying this issue prove the point. The A-side, 'Love Is Still Alive (Surfing Through The Universe)', is an edit of a 40-minute suite the group recorded for the soundtrack to 'Iron Sky – The Coming Race' in 2012. It sounds like Suicide meets The Doors in outer space. On the flip side, meanwhile, 'Ordnung Und Disziplin (Müller Versus Brecht)', finds Laibach delving deep into sound art territory, slicing up and fragmenting vocals, strings, ephemeral rhythms and water noises. It all adds up to a brilliant package – and on transparent red vinyl too.
As with all of our music releases, this seven-inch is strictly limited and is only available to readers of Electronic Sound, so make sure you get your copy right away.
Release Date: 20th May 2022
The first up to date, post-pandemic, no-borders era book to cover Berlin’s role as an electronic music and cultural capital. Coming To Berlin breaks the tradition of Berlin’s perception as techno ground zero and shows the true diversity and richness that make up the city.
Connects musical and cultural dots over a 120 year timeline, including the Weimar era, krautrock, the 80s art scene that involved Einsturzende Neubauten and Nick Cave, the East Berlin punk movement, through to Berlin’s role as a techno capital with the Love Parade, Tresor and Berghain, and into the post-techno, post-genre, post-gender future that takes in the refugee crisis, gentrification, ambience and lockdown.
Written by a former Londoner who made Berlin his home, the book captures nuances and details of living in Berlin that will be immediately relateble to fellow Berliners yet at the same time captures the city’s creative, free-living essence to anyone with a curiosity for Berlin and a love of electronic music.
Coming To Berlin reflects, through the lives and music of migrants, settlers and newcomers, how a constantly in flux city with a tumultuous history has evolved into the de facto cultural capital of Europe. And how at the heart of this, electronic music and club culture play a unique role. A plea for multiculturalism and a love letter to the borderless potential of music, the book breaks the tradition of Berlin’s perception as techno ground zero and shows the true diversity and richness that make up this city.
Told through Paul Hanford’s novelistic narration, Coming To Berlin mixes imagination and interview, psychogeography and narrative, humour and horror. Each chapter follows encounters with people who have made the city their own. Club legends Mark Reeder, Danelle DePicciotto and Monika Kruse. The journey of a young Syrian refugee who has immersed himself in DJing and UK Drill. Ferruccio Busoni, an Italian Weimar era composer whose influence has echoed subliminally for over a century.
We catch glimpses of the 1980s punk and art movement, the Genialle Dillentanten, and how it led towards the birth of modern club culture in the city. We follow the Turkish hip-hop scene on the streets of Kreuzberg. And under threat from gentrification, into the post-pandemic world where clubs, a thirty-year long pulse stopped, we hang out with artists reshaping electronic music into new genres and even new genders.
Inside this issue:
Reynols: For three decades the Argentinian psych travellers have surfed a cosmic sea of collaboration and communication. By Emily Pothast. Reynols on disc: A short guide to some of the outfit’s most notable releases. By Kurt Gottschalk
Valentina Magaletti: From improv to dreampop to gamelan, the prolific London based drummer keeps her options open. By Ilia Rogatchevski
Ivo Perelman: The tireless Brazilian saxophonist harnesses the unrepeatable beauty of the moment across a broad collaborative career. By Phil Freeman
Invisible Jukebox: King Jammy: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection send the pioneering Jamaican producer retreating under his sleng teng? Tested by Jordan Chung
Unlimited Editions: Fonolith Records
Unofficial Channels: Data Sonification Archive
Helms Alee: Seattle psych trio thrive in global crisis. By Neil Kulkarni
Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh: Adventurous violist craves the sound of metal. By Clive Bell
Blod: Back to church for the Swedish musician. By Louis Pattison
Oksana Linde: The Venezuelan-Ukrainian composer breaks surface. By Louise Gray
Global Ear: Kyiv: Underground survival in the Ukraine capital. By Ivan Shelekhov
The Inner Sleeve: Dennis Bovell on The Slits’ Cut
Epiphanies: Edward Henderson finds illumination in a sweaty East London flat
Print Run: New music books: Harry Harrison’s The DiY Soundsystem, Bob Stanley’s The Birth Of Pop and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Cem Kaya’s Love, Deutschmarks And Death, Giuseppe Tornatore's Ennio
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Deliaphonic, Sons d’hiver, and more
On Site: Recent art shows: Camille Norment
Soundcheck: Abhorrent Expanse, The All Golden, William Basinski & Janek Schaefer, Jam Baxter, Black Josh & Milkavelli, Bulbils, Sarah Cahill, Laura Cannell, crys cole, Congrotronics International, Clarissa Connelly, Andy Cowling, Cut A Lonely Figure, Delphine Dora, Axel Dörner & Mazen Kerbaj, Earthen Sea, Mark Ellestad, Roger Eno, Anne Gillis, Gultskra Artikler, Marcus H/Earstone, Helms Alee, HPrizm, JWords, Brian Jackson, Javon Jackson & Nikki Giovanni, Julmud, Kashaiof, Mazen Kerbaj, Laibach, Läuten Der Seele, Machinefabriek, Machinefabriek/Matt Wand/Nick Storring/Phil Maguire, Ben Marc, Benedicte Maurseth, Adela Mede, Myra Melford, Mona Evie, Alejandro Morse, Fred Moten/Brandon López/Gerald Cleaver, Nadja/Aidan Baker, Nils Økland, Pan•American, Shelley Parker, Joanne Robertson & Sidsel, Meineche Hansen, Savage Republic, SNØGG, Soft Cell, Soundwalk Collective, Sports Pharmacy, Steamboat Switzerland, Steel Dangerous, G Steenkiste & U Schütte, Stinkin Slumrok, They Hate Change, billy woods, Richard Youngs, Rutger Zuydervelt & Bruno Duplant, Various Healing Together: A Compilation For Mental Health Recovery
The Boomerang: Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Julius Eastman, Funkadelic, Fred Lane & His Hittite Hot Shots, Fred Lane with Ron ’Pate’s Debonairs, Billy Mackenzie, Branko Mataja, Charles Mingus, Tony Oxley, Hamid El Shaeri, Jimmy Smack, Suicide, David Tudor, Yamash’ta & The Horizon, Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Various First Six Records
Available: 28th March 2022
Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century.
He wasn't known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked with renowned acts like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu and influenced the music of superstars like Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. He died at the age of thirty-two, and in his lifetime he never had a pop hit. Yet since his death, J Dilla has become a demigod: revered by jazz musicians and rap icons from Robert Glasper to Kendrick Lamar; memorialised in symphonies and taught at universities. And at the core of this adulation is innovation: a new kind of musical time-feel that he created on a drum machine, but one that changed the way traditional musicians play.In Dilla Time, Dan Charnas chronicles the life of James DeWitt Yancey, from his gifted childhood in Detroit, to his rise as a Grammy-nominated hip-hop producer, to the rare blood disease that caused his premature death; and follows the people who kept him and his ideas alive. He also rewinds the histories of American rhythms: from the birth of soul in Dilla's own Motown, to funk, techno, and disco. Here, music is a story of Black culture in America and of what happens when human and ma- chine times are synthesised into something new. Dilla Time is a different kind of book about music, a visual experience with graphics that build those concepts step by step for fans and novices alike, teaching us to see and feel rhythm in a unique and enjoyable way. Dilla's beats, startling some people with their seeming 'sloppiness,' were actually the work of a perfectionist al- most spiritually devoted to his music. This is the story of the man and his machines, his family, friends, partners, and celebrity collaborators. Culled from more than 150 interviews about one of the most important and influential musical figures of the past hundred years, Dilla Time is a book as delightfully detail-oriented and unique as J Dilla's music itself.
Available: 16th March 2022
Inside this issue:
Justin K Broadrick: With his prolific output – both solo and as part of Napalm Death, Godflesh, Techno Animal, Zonal and Jesu – the extreme music pioneer reckons with his own vulnerability. By Antonio Poscic; The Primer: A user’s guide to Broadrick’s vast and varied discography. By Noel Gardner
Thomas Buckner: The avant garde vocalist and promoter looks back on a life of experimentation. By Robert Barry; Mutable Music: A tour through the highlights of Thomas Buckner’s record label. By Julian Cowley
Invisible Jukebox: Claire Rousay × More Eaze: The Texas duo test each other with a mystery record selection
Unlimited Editions: Superpang
Unofficial Channels: Ringtone Bangers
Iceboy Violet: The Manchester MC explores virtual worlds. By Chal Ravens
Tony Bontana: Everything Is Perfect for the Birmingham producer. By Richard Stacey
Sophie Cooper: The DIY Todmordenite does it all for the greater good. By Abi Bliss
Wet Tuna: Matt Valentine forges his own style of funkadelia. By Dave Segal
The Inner Sleeve: Terry Riley on his album Shri Camel
Epiphanies: L’Rain documents lives and loves via her ever-growing archive of sound recordings
Print Run: New music books: David Grubbs’s pleasure, DJ Screw’s revolution, David Bowie’s last works, John McGeoch’s light, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Alex Wroten’s 23rd Century Giants: The Story Of Renaldo & The Loaf
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Sourdure, Mixology Festival 2022, Klein, Sophie Cooper, and more
On Site: Recent art shows: Laurie Anderson, The Weather; Jerry Hunt, Transmissions From The Pleroma
Soundcheck: 250, Anadol, Horace Andy, Kee Avil, Bronze, Eric Chenaux, Cheer-Accident, Kieran Daly, Sarah Davachi & Sean McCann, Dan Deacon, John Dikeman/Stefan Gonzalez/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Jonathan Horne, Elnath Project, Signe Emmeluth/Dag Erik Knedal Andersen/Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard, Eyes Of The Amaryllis, Goatface!, Flower-Corsano Duo, Keeley Forsyth, Malcolm Goldstein, Joy Guidry, Robert Haigh, Headboggle, HEALTH, Keiko Higuchi, Jameszoo, Kill Alters, Alison Knowles, Luxury Elite, Model Home, Charlie Morrow, Nappy Nappa, Nosaj Of New Kingdom & V8 TFD, Pumajaw, Bogdan Raczynski, Éliane Radigue/Frédéric Blondy, Raum, Terry Riley, Nein Rodere, Jana Rush, Loren Rush, Saloli, Skeleton Hand, Sote, Survival Unit III, System Exclusive, Tangerine Dream, Cheb Terro Vs DJ Die Soon, lina tullgren & Alec Toku Whiting, Alex Twomey, Ken Vandermark, The Vex Collection, Ben Vida & Lea Bertucci, Cristian Vogel, Nik Colk Void, David Watson & Matthew Welch, Wet Tuna, Jason Williamson, AR Wilson, Teresa Winter, Patricia Wolf, Simona Zamboli, Peter Conradin Zumthor, Various Epiphanies, Various Get This: 32 Tracks For Free – A Tribute To Peter Rehberg
The Boomerang: David Bowie, George Duke, John McGuire, Pavement, Popol Vuh, DJ Quik, Richard Thompson, Lennie Tristano, Universal Liberation Orchestra, The Winstons, Iannis Xenakis, Various 6 x 10 = 60 Vol 1 & Vol 2
Available: 16th March 2022
Herr Flür has crafted 'Magazine 1' with the help of a host of collaborators, including Midge Ure, Juan Atkins, Carl Cox, Claudia Brücken and Peter Hook. It's loosely a concept album and that suits Wolfgang's brand of quirky storytelling perfectly. Some pieces are silly and light-hearted, while others are serious and chilling. Veering between satire and the almost painfully earnest, there’s a twinkle in his eye and a sentimentality that's not normally found in electronic music. There isn't a trace of cynicism, though, even when he is having a pop at consumerism and the super-wealthy.
Alongside our cover feature, we have lots more to keep you entertained. From Wolfgang’s home city of Düsseldorf, we travel across to Berlin to meet up with the latest iteration of the seemingly immortal Tangerine Dream project. Back in the UK, we chat to Joseph Mount about the latest release from Metronomy and ask Billie Ray Martin about Electribe 101’s long-lost second album, which is finally coming out after three decades sitting on a DAT in a drawer. We also visit the parallel universe inhabited by Castles In Space signing Keith Seatman and head back to 1980s New York for the making of Newcleus’ electro classic ‘Jam On Revenge’. Now that's what you call a whirlwind trip!
We have a superb Wolfgang Flür seven-inch to accompany this issue too. It's pressed on white vinyl and it features two versions of 'Electric Sheep' – a maddeningly catchy tune and a definite highlight of 'Magazine 1'. Wolfgang takes on the role of a friendly android on the track, which sounds like the theme music of a TV advert in some utopian alternative reality. To seal the deal, he winds up with some key facts about sheep. "Earworms, right?" he says. "You cannot get them out!"
Release Date: 1st April 2022
Details the story of the legendary DiY Collective in all their eclectic, outrageous and occasionally deranged glory from early acid house to DJ collective, sound system and record label.
● The first autobiographical account of the remarkable and historically overlooked nineties free party/festival movement from someone who played a pivotal role and was involved from the start.
● Covers truly historic events such as the huge Castlemorton free festival and Criminal Justice Bill riots via wild stories of Britain’s rave counter-culture and mass trips to Ibiza, Amsterdam and San Francisco.
Emerging from Nottingham in the summer of 1989, the DiY Collective were one of the first house sound systems in the UK. Merging the anarchic lineage of the free festival scene, the cultural and political anger of bands like Crass with the new, irresistible electronic pulse of acid house, they bridged the idealistic void left by the moral implosion of the commercial rave scene.
From Castlemorton to the Café del Mar, the DiY sound and DJs became internationally renowned and beneath their banners of liberty, collectivism and untrammelled hedonism achieved an underground cult status that endures to this day. Having celebrated their thirtieth anniversary in 2019, DiY continue to challenge the idea that dance music is apolitical and to celebrate the ideology of liberation through fun.
Written by Harry Harrison, one of DiY’s founding members, this book traces their origins back to early formative experiences, describing in detail the seminal clubs, parties, festivals and records that forged the collective. Dreaming in Yellow is an attempt to distil the story of DiY’s tumultuous existence and the remarkably eclectic, outrageous and occasionally deranged story of them doing it themselves.
“Culturally, the most dangerous people in the country.”
Tony Wilson’s In the City Music Festival brochure 1997
“If ever a name encapsulated an ethos, it was DiY. Set against swallowing the prêt-à-porter pleasures of consumer society – clubbers too militant about what they want, what they've paid for, their consumer ‘rights’ – they set out on an adventure that was simultaneously musical, psychic and social. An experiment in conviviality. No master plan or manifesto, other than: Do it yer'sen.”
Scott Oliver, VICE Magazine
“Full of wild tales from the highest of times, this is the story of an intrepid crew of idealistic hedonists whose quest for freedom and joy created some of the peak moments of Britain’s rave counterculture.”
Matthew Collin, author of Altered State and Rave On
“Harry’s hysterical tale of the adventures of anarchist pranksters DiY takes us on a sharp-witted, semi-mystical trip through the urban party dives of the north and the ancient pathways and sites of the southwest. Embracing the misfits and freaks it meets along the way with a massive hug, Dreaming in Yellow bounces somewhere between a magical memoir, acerbic cultural commentary and a rollicking rave story. It slaps us right back to a time of utopian and hedonistic counter-cultural exploration which, despite the acid spectacles of nostalgia, might just help us to reimagine the shitstorm we’re living through now. A riot, a scream, a fucking amazing party!”
Available: 1st March 2022
Record Culture Magazine Issue 10, 2022.
Featuring DJ Harvey, Sofie, Jun Takahashi, Ziggy Devriendt, DJ Sundae, Pedro Winter, Ariel Kalma, Octo Octa, Max Essa, Moxie, Pierre Rousseau, CC:DISCO!, and the visual feature, “White Columns Retrospective: 1977–1986.”
252 pages, Perfect bound, Softcover
Inside this issue:
On the cover: Scratcha DVA: Active in UK club culture for two decades, the producer turns his attention to the global dancefloor with new cross continental hookups. By Chal Ravens. Plus, Yewande Adeniran has words with collaborators Mxshi Mo and Citizen Boy.
Anne Gillis: Over a multi-decade career the French artist has explored a world of objects and sensations, a project she continues with her first solo album in 20 years. By Jennifer Lucy Allan.
Eberhard Kranemann: The German artist and musician discusses a lifetime of restless creativity, taking him from stints with Kraftwerk and Neu! to solo work as Fritz Müller. By Dave Segal.
Invisible Jukebox: Lee Ranaldo × Steve Shelley: The Sonic Youth bandmates put each other to the test with a mystery record selection.
Unlimited Editions: Ratskin Records
Unofficial Channels: This Band Isn’t Real
Joanne Robertson: The UK singer-songwriter alternates dreamy folk with gleeful absurdism. By Claire Biddles
Jessie Cox: In search of space with the composer-percussionist. By Peter Kalal
Yao Bobby & Simon Grab: Electronics duo survey the failure of humankind. By Rob Turner
Alabaster DePlume: Vaguely magical energy from the UK jazz jester. By Daniel Spicer
Global Ear: Fine tuning in Berlin. By Peter Margasak
The Inner Sleeve: Laura Cannell on Björk’s Homogenic
Epiphanies: The sounds of East London market life blend past and present for Edward George
Print Run: New music books: Mark Fell’s anatomy, Vashti Bunyan’s life, Frank Zappa’s conversations, Dilla’s rhythms, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Basile Koechlin & Jules Louis Koechlin’s Buganda Royal Music Revival; Marcus Werner Hed & Dan Fox’s Other, Like Me
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Aaron Dilloway & Robert Turman, Tectonics, Winter Jazzfest 2020, Noisy Women, and more
Soundcheck: Sophie Agnel & John Butcher, Ale Hop, Liz Allbee/John Butcher/Ignaz Schick/Marta Zapparoli, Author & Punisher, Burkhard Beins/John Butcher/ Werner Dafeldecker, Big Thief, John Bischoff, Black Opal, Buñuel, John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair, Gonçalo F Cardoso, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, David Ornette Cherry, Chucha, CIA Debutante, Earl Sweatshirt, Empath, Christina Giannone, Anna von Hausswolff, Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon, Kev Hopper, Jenny Hval, Iceboy Violet, Ilmiliekki Quartet,The International Nothing, Killah Priest, DJ Lag, Catherine Lamb, Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci, Kristine Leschper, Loop, Matchess, Magda Mayas/Tony Buck/John Butcher, Messa, Thurston Moore, Rick Myers, Rick Myers & Matt Krefting, Adam O’Farrill, John O’Neill, Oùat, Abiodun Oyewole, Dani Lee Pearce, Pneumatic Tubes, Claire Rousay & More Eaze, Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, Slikback, Sonic Youth, Devin Townsend, Franck Vigroux, Eli Wallace, Various Infinite Limits
The Boomerang: Broadcast, Peter Brötzmann/Milford Graves/ William Parker, Cactus, Peter Maxwell Davies, Alan Hovhaness, Mary Lattimore, Pat Matshikiza & Kippie Moeketsi, Lionel Pillay featuring Basil ‘Mannenberg’ Coetzee, Richard Pinhas, Pocket, Prophets, Rudimentary Peni, Sepultura, System 01, Tinariwen, Stan Tracey, Various The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes Of Alan Oakes