Wire Magazine – Issue 437

Derek Walmsley (Ed.)


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  • Wire Magazine
  • 2020
  • 90 pages
  • Softcover

On the cover: Tangerine Dream: The members of the kosmische music institution discuss deep space, evolution and late leader Edgar Froese with Phil Freeman. Plus: David Burraston on the group’s synthesizers, Matt Krefting on their 1970s albums, Emily Pothast on their artwork, and Philip Brophy on their decades- spanning relationship with cinema.

Meanwhile, inside the issue…

Armand Hammer & Backwoodz Studioz

John Morrison checks in with the duo of Billy Woods and Elucid and their fiercely independent Backwoodz operation, the new standard bearers of hardcore hiphop on the East Coast

Invisible Jukebox: Moor Mother x Rasheedah Philips

As lockdown continues our longrunning Invisible Jukebox feature once again takes place between two artists, as Philadelphia Afrofuturists Moor Mother and Rasheedah Philips take turns to play each other tracks with the other asked to guess and comment on what they’re hearing.

John Russell & Mopomoso

Philip Clark surveys the history and legacy of long running London free music gathering Mopomoso through the lens of its co-founder and figurehead guitarist John Russell

Global Ear

As Covid-19 continues to put music on lockdown, writers, artists and organisers from around the world reflect on how culture is reacting and responding to the crisis

Epiphanies Rhodri Davies

The torchbearer of the Welsh avant garde remembers a stormy improv gig on a boat out at sea

Unlimited Editions

Maya Kalev explores the minimalist/maximialist aesthetic of hyper connected US label Hausu Mountain

Unofficial Channels The Strangeness Of Dub

Inner Sleeve TBC

Plus interviews with Thiago Nassif, Wendy Eisenberg and Nour Mobarak.

Cover illustration by @robertbeattyart