On the cover: Van Der Graaf Generator: Ahead of a major retrospective box set and with a new tour on the horizon, more
Emily Bick speaks to the dark magi of UK progressive rock, led by the indefatigable Peter Hammill. Plus: The Primer: Mike Barnes essays a user’s guide to the recordings of the band and their offshoots; Loraine James: A new album from the UK producer reflects the strain of isolation and the artistic benefits of an open mind. By Stephanie Phillips; Invisible Jukebox: Sarah Gail Brand × Mark Sanders: The trombonist and drummer duo test each other with a mystery record selection. Also inside this issue: Dalibor Cruz; Mesías Maiguashca; Chunyang Yao; Omar El Sadek; Global Ear in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; The Inner Sleeve chosen by Squarepusher; Epiphanies by Han-earl Park; hundreds of reviews and much more.