• Another electronic cover version: Trans Europe Express by Cobby & Mallinder.
In the 1950s people like Pierre Schaeffer and John Cage were saying: “But there are all these sounds in the world, and if you listen to them carefully enough you will hear the music that they speak.” This immediately opened up a new world; it’s enriching once you’ve educated your ear to that, because when you’re annoyed by the sound of the street you can make music out of it. You can make music out of almost everything!
Eliane Radigue discussing her career with Paul Schütze
• Youth and Alex Patterson remember the making of Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb.
• Strange Flowers pursues Sheila Legge and other Phantoms of Surrealism.
• Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle.
• Alan Moore describes the cover of epic novel Jerusalem.
• Ashgabat: the city of the living and the city of the dead.
• In praise of the tram by Christian Wolmar.