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10 Masaki Batoh

To achieve satori in Tokyo's psychedelic rock underground, you could do worse than visit the Ghost House, the enigmatic residence of Japan's mysti cal songwriting guru By Edwin Pouncey

12 Bites

Christoph Heemann Sonic sta lker SUrgeon Doctoring the beats l'lark Cunningham Barce lona bloodlines Label lore: Compost Records

16 Global Ear: Indonesia

Asia 's tiger economies are causing new musical hybrids to form overnight Peter Culshaw decamps to Jakarta and unearths some ecstatic variations on the indigenous sounds of the Pacific Rim

18 Vienna's digital underground

Austria's la id back capital is getting wired to the world thanks to the efforts of Patrick Pulsinger, Erdem Tunakan, Farmers Manual, Curd Duca, Mause, and the Cheap, Mego and Sabotage labels. By Rob Young

26 Liquid Liquid

The missing link between Bronx rap and NY's boho scene, this forgotten early 80s cult group have caught the attention of 90s beatmongers Mo' Wax and The Beastie Boys. By Sasha Frere-Jones

28 Charles Hayward

The powerhouse avant rock drummer and singer who provided the big beat for This Heat and Camberwell Now is currently putting his fans in the Accidents & Emergencies ward. By Phil England

32 Haruomi Hosono

The tropical dandy who founded Yellow Magic Orchestra not only laid the plans for retro-lounge exoticahis Daisyworld label flows breezy Electronica into Bill Laswell's dark Ambient By Clive Bell

36 Invisible Jukebox: Arto Lindsay

Disrupting the Mundo Civilizado of New York No Wave's dreamiest guitarist with tracks by Caetano Veloso, Nick Cave, Ryuichi Sakamoto, George Crurnb and more. Tested by Biba Kopf

40 Once upon a time in the East

Philip Brophy discovers how Japanese film composers broke with Hol lywood's bad musical habits by replacing soundtrack conventions with intriguing sound designs

• re"1ews

43 Soundcheck August's se lected albums, including new releases frorn Ornette Coleman, Julian Cope, Brian Eno, Godflesh, Sergei Kuryokhin, Mouse On Mars, Evan Parker, Sub Dub and more 64 Print Run New music books The British psychedelic trip ; Musical nature ramblings; the Cultural Studies of clubbing; a Tangerine Dream treatise 66 On Location Introducing our brand new live music section: Music in the Anchorage, Sonar 97, Chicago's Empty Bottle club 69 Multimedia Surfing towards Tod Machover's Brain Opera

4 Editorial 6 Soundings August's selected live events, festivals, happenings and club spaces 8 Letters 42 Charts 62 Freefall Pitching for pennies 72 Back Issues 73 Subscribe FREE Further Mutations CD 74 David Toop On phonecards frorn the edge

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