On the cover: The Haxan Cloak: From his bedroom in Wakefield to the City of Angels, the UK born producer, composer and musician talks darkness, light and scoring the unspeakable. By Joseph Stannard; Plus: DJ Znobia: The Angolan kuduro innovator relates the invention and evolution of the influential dance style. By April Clare Welsh; Linda Smith: The return of the Baltimore songwriter who amassed a wealth of lo-fi pop in the 1980s and 90s. By Claire Biddles; Ariel Kalma: The electronic music veteran maintains his cosmic trajectory well into his seventies. By Daniel Spicer; Invisible Jukebox Kahil El’Zabar: Will the US bandleader know What It Is! when faced with The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Howard Mandel. Also inside this issue: Billy Bultheel; Lumpeks; Yasuhiro Morinaga; John Pope; Unlimited Editions Thanatosis Produktion; Unofficial Channels The Blindboy Podcast; The Inner Sleeve by Teresa Winter; Global Ear: Santiago; Epiphanies by Edward Ka-Spel; many pages of reviews and much more.