Wire Magazine 432 – February 2020


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  • Wire Magazine
  • 2020
  • 114 pages
  • Softcover
  • 28 × 23 × 0.5 cm

Inside this issue:

Wire: Since 1977’s Pink Flag, Wire have crushed and expanded rock at will. About to release their 17th album Mind Hive, the most stable line-up in the band’s history discuss facing the future while repurposing the past. By Dan Barrow

Katie Gately: Bereavement and ritual inform the new album from the Los Angeles based avant pop auteur. By Emily Pothast

Frank Denyer: With his unusual instrumental combinations and penchant for microtonality and extended technique, the English composer offers sanctuary from sensory overload. By Sam Richards

Invisible Jukebox: Mayo Thompson: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection trigger a “Free Form Freak-Out” for the Red Krayola founder? Tested by Alan Licht

Unlimited Editions: Recital Records

Unofficial Channels: Auctioneers

Marcela Lucatelli: The Brazilian composer and improvisor gets her shriek on. By Philip Clark

Nava & Shayna Dunkelman: Percussive siblings bond over the beat. By Kurt Gottschalk

Terry Allen: Weird country’s master storyteller returns. By George Grella

Global Ear: Malta: Creativity flourishes quietly in the shadow of turmoil. By Kurt Buttigieg

The Inner Sleeve: Freedom To Spend on Heroin

Epiphanies: Ryley Walker gives in to the temptation of Christian ska punk

Print RunPoesy Matters by Catherine Christer Hennix; Other Matters by Catherine Christer Hennix; Girl To City: A Memoir by Amy Rigby; Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair; Double Lives In Art And Pop Music by Jörg Heiser; A New Day Yesterday: UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s by Mike Barnes; To Live And Defy In LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America by Felicia Angeja Viator

On Screen: Liam Barker’s Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho; Posy Dixon’s Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

On Location: Assembly, London, UK; Unsound NY, New York, US; Dungeon Siege West, Seattle, US; Joëlle Léandre, London, UK; LEV Festival, Madrid, Spain; Richard Dawson + Alexander Tucker, Manchester, UK; Jazztopad, Wrocław, Poland; Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany; Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield, UK; Discon Festival, London, UK; The Mask of Orpheus, London, UK

On Site: Phill Niblock: Working Photos, New York, US; Jason Moran, New York, US

Soundcheck: Susan Alcorn & Phillip Greenlief, Charles Amirkhanian, Bad Tracking, Julianna Barwick, Jam Baxter, Moses Boyd, Shanti Celeste, John Chantler/Steve Noble/Seymour Wright, Tara Clerkin Trio, Concentration, Crowhurst & Gavin Bryars, Gareth Davis & Merzbow, Beatrice Dillon, Thomas Dimuzio, Duncecap, Elucid, Samuel Goff, Ross Goldstein, Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio, Griselda, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Robert Haigh, Hallelujah!, Maria w Horn, Ignatz & De Stervende Honden, i.ruuu/Cammack Lindsey, JME, Judgitzu,Thomas Köner, Lafawndah, Land Of Kush, Joëlle Léandre & Alexandra Grimal Kajsa Lindgren, Manga Saint Hilare & Murkage Dave, Miaux, Jay Mitta & Sisso, Phill Niblock, No Bra, KK Null, OOIOO, RAIC, Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree, RTVS, Salac, Scorn, Striborg, Tapage & Gareth Davis, Irena Z Tomažin, United Waters, Jorge Velez, Russ Waterhouse, Whistling Arrow, Richard Youngs & Raül Refree, Various Cornucopia: A Compendium Of Practical Occultism, Various Ethereal Transects: The Lore Of Celestial Objects, Various New Improvised Music From Buenos Aires, Various Note Lithuania: Experimental/Electronic 2019, Various Zoom In 13: New Art Music From Lithuania

The Boomerang: Robert Ashley, Patrick Cowley, The Miles Davis Quintet, Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders, Randy Holden, Ernest Hood, The Meters, John Mills-Cockell, Royal Trux, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Frank Zappa