Boomkat Product Review:
On the cover: Grouper: As she prepares to release a new album rooted in the ambience and climate of her home in the Pacific North West, Liz Harris discusses chaos, therapy and the spectre of fascism.
Pat Thomas: The diverse sprawl of the UK keyboardist’s career runs from jazz and improv to funk and drum ’n’ bass, informed by a scholarly interest in Islam. By Clive Bell.
Once Upon A Time In Prague: Dancing along the thin lines separating the Czech underground, the alternativa scene and the secret police, Extempore/MCH Band leader Mikoláš Chadima’s expressions of freedom have survived communism and the capitalist takeover. By Miloš Hroch.
Machine learning: Machine learning and AI have opened up new creative possibilities for artists such as Jennifer Walshe, Distractfold and Dadabots. By Abi Bliss.
Invisible Jukebox: DJ Bus Replacement Service × Surgeon: Anthony Child and Doris Woo run the gauntlet of a mystery record selection. Tested by each other.
Hiro Kone: The electronic artist foregrounds artistic partnership on her new album. By Chloe Lula
René Lussier: Clowning around with the Québécois guitarist and composer. By Julian Cowley
Wayne Adams: The punkish adventures of a Big Lad. By Holly Dicker
Nicolas Collins: The author and performer takes a Lucky Dip with his homemade !trumpet. By Clive Bell
Global Ear: Alan Courtis untaps creative potential in workshops in Buenos Aires