Inside The Wire 331 | September 2011

My Cat Is An Alien photographed by Mauro D’Agati

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Peter Brötzmann documentary, Invisible Architecture in Newcastle upon Tyne, psychedelic cinema in Solar Flares Burn For You, Source: Music Of The Avant Garde, plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 46

Out There 89 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 96

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 97 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 47

Soundcheck 48 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Heatsick, Ectoplasm Girls and Christian Wolff. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 69 Moon Wiring Club’s Ian Hodgson on Accordion Evergreens

Print Run 70 New music books: a life of Elliott Carter, Ben Watson on Adorno, Berlin’s Echtzeitmusik movement, New Orleans music after the flood, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop story

On Screen 73 Films & DVDs: British folk and Ethiopian tribal music on DVD

On Site 74 Exhibitions, installations, etc Semiconductor, Gone With The Wind and Elizabeth Price

On Location 76 Festival and concert reviews: Third Ear in Poland, Shangaan Electro in London, Dancity in Italy, Christoph Heemann in France, Solid Sounds in Massachusetts

Collateral Damage 14 Not Not Fun’s Amanda Brown on the damaging effects of Filesharing on an undergound culture already haemorrhaging artists to the mainstream

Global Ear Cork 16 Daniel Spicer witnesses a miraculous sound art boom in the midst of Ireland’s bust economy

Cross Platform Jana Winderen 18 Underwater recordings play a part in understanding Earth’s changing climate, says this Norwegian artist. By Julian Cowley

Herb Diamante 20 From Cumbria to Seattle, the itinerant Brit crooner brings a touch of Vegas schmaltz to the global underground. By Clive Bell

Andy Stott 21 Robin Howells meets the Mancunian producer who’s dragging Techno through a hedge backwards

Invisible Jukebox Alan Howarth 22 The Hollywood composer and sound designer struggles for total recall with The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dave Tompkins

Prurient 26 Power electronics ideologue Dominick Fernow has written Noise’s first breakup album – with Mom’s help. By Phil Freeman

Fela Kuti in London 30 The untold story of the Nigerian bandleader’s early London years, soaking up the city’s jazz, R&B and rock ’n’ roll subcultures. By Val Wilmer

My Cat Is An Alien 38 Ken Hollings visits the Italian duo’s Alien Studios in Milan to hear how they harness the music of the spheres with rayguns and cosmic drones

Epiphanies 98 Hua Hsu remembers the mundane writing task that got him through 11 September 2001 ten years ago