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Wire #421

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Stephen Malkmus: He redefined US indie rock as the frontman of Pavement and leads The Jicks through pastures strange and proglike. But does Stephen Malkmus’s intimate new solo album expose the man behind the smirk? By Raymond Cummings

Fashion: With its tireless promotion of reggae and dancehall, John MacGillivray and... ​​Read More

Stephen Malkmus: He redefined US indie rock as the frontman of Pavement and leads The Jicks through pastures strange and proglike. But does Stephen Malkmus’s intimate new solo album expose the man behind the smirk? By Raymond Cummings

Fashion: With its tireless promotion of reggae and dancehall, John MacGillivray and Chris Lane’s groundbreaking Fashion label changed the face of British music via sides by Smiley Culture, General Levy, Alton Ellis, and more. By Neil Kulkarni

Blackstar: Having helped shape the sound of David Bowie’s final album Blackstar, New York musicians Donny McCaslin, Jason Lindner and Tim Lefebvre continue to explore a hypothetical zone where jazz, avant rock and electronics collide. By Phil Freeman

José Maceda: The Filipino composer utilised tape and a keen sense of the spectacle as a means to extend the social and environmental dimensions of traditional music in South East Asia. By Julian Cowley

Lawrence Dunn: Gold in the garbage for the playful UK composer. By Robert Barry

Angel Bat Dawid: The Chicago composer, musician and vocalist promises light and depth. By Emily Pothast

Rian Treanor: The UK producer favours kicks without confrontation. By Daniel Neofetou

Ravioli Me Away: DIY in both senses for the London based operatic absurdists. By Tessa Norton

Global Ear: Ramallah: Hiphop is proving a potent motivator for disaffected Palestinians. By Courtney Yusuf

Invisible Jukebox: Annea Lockwood: Will the New Zealand born composer break the surface of The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Emily Bick

The Inner Sleeve: Lisa Alvarado on Moki Cherry’s Untitled Tapestry

Epiphanies: Tom Surgal finds redemption through Algerian raï

Soundcheck: 9T Antiope, William Basinski, Black To Comm, Anthony Braxton, Buck Gooter, Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen, Michael Chapman, Viv Corringham, Angel Bat Dawid, Christoph De Babalon, Martín Escalante & Weasel Walter, Sandy Ewen & Chase Gardner, Lee Gamble, Binker Golding & Elliot Galvin, Green Dome, Guided By Voices, Steve Gunn, Alexander Hawkins, Howlround, Phillip Johnston, Phillip Johnston & The Coolerators, Zeena Parkins, Kel Assouf, Sam Kidel, King Midas Sound, Kokoroko, Kuhzunft, Catherine Lamb, Liberez, Martina Lussi, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Matmos, Joe McPhee & John Butcher, Meat Puppets, Michael Morley, Muqata’a, Helado Negro, Reef The Lost Cauze, Sarana, Günter Schickert, SEED Ensemble, Sleaford Mods, Steve Spacek, The Specials, Strapping Fieldhands, Subjective, Test Dept, Tiny Ruins, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Anna Webber, Nate Wooley, Various Gangster Music Vol 1

The Boomerang: Robert Ashley, Bauhaus, David Behrman, Big Star, Bowery Electric, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker, Alex Chilton, Brian Eno, Fifty Foot Hose, Michael O’Shea, Prefab Sprout, Laurie Spiegel, Various True Stories: A Film By David Byrne – The Complete Soundtrack

 

22 x 28 cm
Softcover
106 pages
October 2017
English
Includes a free The Wire Tapper 45 CD
ISSN 0952-0686
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