"On the cover: Khanate: The reconvened avant sludge quartet bring their fifth document of doom in the form of To Be Cruel. By Rob Turner. Plus: BEAM SPLITTER: Audrey Chen and Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø explore intimacy via electroacoustics. By Julian Cowley; Invisible Jukebox: Dali De Saint Paul: The Bristol based vocalist and improvisor faces The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Phil England; Agitation Free: The German rock experimentalists return with a new album. By Daniel Spicer. Also inside this issue: Violent Magic Orchestra; Mpho Molikeng; Galya Bisengalieva; Eve Stainton; Unlimited Editions bié Records; Unofficial Channels The Roulette Tapes; Global Ear in Berlin; The Inner Sleeve by Alan Courtis; Epiphanies by Nkisi; many pages of reviews and much more."