Summer 1982 (Issue 1)
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November 2017 (Issue 405)
Inside this month’s issue: Canada’s cosmic troubadour Eric Chenaux; the story of 90s Midwest IDM; reborn Bay Area synthesist Pauline Anna Strom; du jour DJ/producer Call Super; Can’s biographer Rob Young remembers the late Holger Czukay; Dan Barrow listens to the sound design of Twin Peaks; lower case improvisor Mark Wastell takes the Invisible Jukebox test.
Plus: more than 30 pages of reviews, including new releases by Bootsy Collins, Andrew Weatherall, and Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas covering Captain Beefheart; reissues of Coil, Harold Land, and Terje Rypdal; documentaries on Shirley Collins and Tangerine Dream; live shows by Träd, Gräs Och Stenar and Drew McDowall; and much more..
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