Inside The Wire 455 | January 2022

58 Reviews Index 59 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and

streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 61 JJJJJerome Ellis Speech act. By Derek Walmsley 66 Takuroku Digital unlocked. By Jo Hutton 73 Umlaut Big Band Hello Mary Lou. By John Morrison 83 Denis Dufour Concrète jungle. By Peter Margasak 86 Print Run New music books: rock ’n’ roll lightning,

Arthur Russell’s bubblegum, the incomplete Steve Lacy, and more 90 On Screen New films and DVDs: Caroline Kraabel

London 26 And 28 March 2020: Imitation: Inversion; Klein Care 92 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Berlin

Jazzfest, Alternating Current 2021, L’Rain, Plus-Minus Ensemble, and more 98 On Site Recent art events: People Like Us Gone,

Gone Beyond; Nina Thomas & Fern Thomas The Hidden Noise

8 Unlimited Editions smallest functional unit

8 Unofficial Channels Contextual Dissemination 10 Saadet Türköz Kazakh and Turkish traditions meet

borderless creativity for the experimental vocalist. By Daniel Spicer 12 Klankvorm New beginnings for the Netherlands

multimedia duo. By Holly Dicker 14 Giant Claw It’s a wobbly world for Orange Milk

founder Keith Rankin. By Emily Bick 16 Matthias Muche Trombone density from the Cologne

based musician and composer. By Julian Cowley Global Ear 18 Seoul Flux and mutability in the South Korean

capital. By James Gui 85 The Inner Sleeve Reiko & Tori Kudo on Brigitte Fontaine’s

Comme À La Radio 114 Epiphanies

A Florida residency teaches Haley Fohr aka Circuit Des Yeux the importance of environment

Invisible Jukebox 20 Loré Lixenberg × Elaine

Mitchener The two experimental vocalists subject

each other to a mystery record selection. 30 Releases Of The Year We asked our contributors to nominate

29 2021 Rewind: the year in sound and music

their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we added up the votes 36 Critics’ Reflections Our contributors reflect on where we are

now via 2021’s cultural highs and lows 37 Tunings Not to scale. By Clive Bell 39 Disability & Inclusion Open systems. By Robyn Steward 41 Columnists’ Charts Our specialist critics select music that

shook their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to noise 45 Formats Vinyl frontiers. By Rob Turner 49 Fourth Worlds Rootless music. By Neil Kulkarni

52 Archive Releases Of The Year Our contributors voted for their top ten

archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up


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4 Masthead 6 Letters 107 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 112 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Cover: 2021 Rewind photographed by Thomas Brown