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R ew i n d 2 0 0 5 b y J ames Gogg i n

2/12/05 16:42:2

Regulars The Masthead 4 Letters 6 Bitstream 8 Trawling for gossip with The Wire’s news net

Global Ear 16 Marcus Boon follows a Rat-Drifting trail through Toronto’s underground

Charts 52 Out There 92 The pick of the month’s festivals, concerts, club spaces, radio and more; plus Trip Or Squeek

Subscribe 96 Back Issues 98 Epiphanies 106 The Sprawl’s Iris Garrelfs and Douglas Benford on ten years of club running in London

Reviews Index 53 Soundcheck 54 This month’s selected records reviewed

Print Run 78 New music books digested

Cross Platform 80 Music and New Media, including the Arnolfini’s Black Mountain and John Cage shows, Beijing’s Sound In The City and more

On Location 84 Live reviews including the LMC, High Zero and On The Outside festivals, Ruff Sqwad and more

Burning Star Core 10 Bruce Russell descends into the subterranean drone-disco run by Ohio violinist C Spencer Yeh

Dan Wilson 12 The songwriter and radio artist conducts acts of poetic subversion from Meadow House. By Phil England

Yannis Kyriakides 14 Cold War geopolitics, philosophy and Improv are all mixed up in the output of this Greek composer. By Rob Young

Invisible Jukebox 18 Nurse With Wound Steven Stapleton has a chance meeting with The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Jim Haynes

Tetuzi Akiyama 22 Armed with a guitar and samurai sword, the Tokyo Improv warrior tells Clive Bell why he wants us to boogie

Noah Howard 26 Decades after migrating to France in a squall of free jazz, the alto sax master is still blowing strong. By Phil Freeman

Volcano The Bear 34 Keith Moliné tries to keep order among the good humoured sprawl of Leicester’s finest free rock troupe

2005 Rewind 40 Eyes down for The Wire’s annual selection of the year’s best music, plus critics’ and musicians’ reflections