#462 August 2022

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"The Wire Tapper 59 CD. Every copy of the August issue will come with a free CD of the latest album in our series of underground music anthologies attached to the cover. This edition of The Wire Tapper features a cover designed by Bráulio Amado and contains 16 new tracks by MimiCof, Delmore FX, Evicshen, RSS Boy 1 featuring Waclaw Zimpel, Mark Stewart featuring KK Null, Madeleine Cocolas and more; On the cover... Saul Williams: The US poet, actor, songwriter and now film maker has moved from consciousness raising collaborations with DJ Krust, David Murray and Trent Reznor to the dystopian Afrofuturist visions of his co-directed Rwandan film project Neptune Frost. He talks to Neil Kulkarni about colonialism, and coltan as the new cotton. Inside the issue... Laura Cannell: Harnessing elemental forces of air, vibration and birdsong on violin, recorder and organ, the multi-instrumentalist talks to Louise Gray about her lifelong mission to capture the landscape of her native Suffolk, and her new live project Antiphony Of The Trees. Alan Skidmore: Over the last 60 years, the UK saxophonist has played with jazz figureheads from Tubby Hayes to Tony Oxley, and on both UK TV theme tunes and with John Coltrane's rhythm masters Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali. As a major new box set looks back on his work, he talks to Daniel Spicer about a remarkable journey in music. Invisible Jukebox: Bob Mould - The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar man listens to our mystery playlist. Unlimited Editions: Cortizona - Jennifer Lucy Allan profiles the Belgian label which has ploughed an idiosyncratic furrow tracing esoteric sounds from Patty Waters to Bernard Szajner to train locomotive recordings. Unofficial Channels: Raga Junglism - Guitarist Glenn Jones browses a website dedicated to avant garde tuning systems. Global Ear: Gothenburg - Michael Lawson visits a micro-scene centered around the likes of Enhet För Fri Musik, Blod and others. The Inner Sleeve: Éliane Radigue - The composer contemplates a photo of the night sky. Epiphanies: Emeka Ogboh - The sound artist tunes into the Lagos soundscape. Plus, one page interviews with Cheri Knight, Joe Rainey, Anna Butterss and Michael Gregory Jackson."