The Wire

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Issue 137

July 1995

Scanner On Air
Robin Rimbaud tunes into some strange transmissions

Nana Vasconcelos
Hanspeter Kuenzler basks in the heat with the avant-garde percussionist

Simon Fisher Turner
Louise Gray chances across Derek Jarman's composer of choice

Henry Threadgill
Steve Holtje enters the ring with an American original

David Toop immerses himself in the sound of massed guitars

Transcendental Meditators
Peter Culshaw hears agony and ecstasy in the music of Pakistan

Christian Vander's Magma
Paul Stump speaks in tongues with a Prog rock god

Frank Zappa
Ian Penman rips the flesh of a rock 'n' roll iconolclast

Global Ear: Victoriaville
John Corbett flies north to the world's most adventurous music fest

Invisible Jukebox: Bruce Gilbert
Dave Morrison tests the knowledge of the world's weirdest DJ