Inside this issue:
On the cover: Rewind 2021: The year in sound and music: Releases Of The Year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we added up the votes. Critics’ Reflections: Our contributors reflect on where... Read More
Inside this issue:
On the cover: Rewind 2021: The year in sound and music: Releases Of The Year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we added up the votes. Critics’ Reflections: Our contributors reflect on where we are now via 2021’s cultural highs and lows. Tunings: Not to scale. By Clive Bell. Disability & Inclusion: Open systems. By Robyn Steward. Columnists’ Charts: Our specialist critics select music that shook their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to noise. Formats: Vinyl frontiers. By Rob Turner. Fourth Worlds: Rootless music. By Neil Kulkarni. Archive Releases Of The Year: Our contributors voted for their top ten archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up. Plus: Invisible Jukebox: Loré Lixenberg × Elaine Mitchener: The two experimental vocalists subject each other to a mystery record selection. Also inside this issue: Saadet Türköz; Klankvorm; Giant Claw; Matthias Muche; Global Ear in Seoul; Unlimited Editions smallest functional unit; Unofficial Channels Contextual Dissemination; The Inner Sleeve by Reiko & Tori Kudo; Epiphanies by Circuit Des Yeux; hundreds of reviews and much more!
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