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The Wire Magazine
Issue 442
The Wire
Release Date
November 13, 2020

Lyric & Robert Hood: The first family of techno reflect on salvation through dance music and the emancipatory power of technology. By DeForrest Brown, Jr

Susan Alcorn: With pedal steel undergoing a resurgence outside of its natural habitat in country music, the US player prepares to release her first album as bandleader. By Peter Margasak

Raed Yassin: The Beirut and Berlin polymath unveils a new big band project channelling Egyptian pop, political soundbites and a global cast of improvisors. By Clive Bell

Voivod: For almost 40 years the Quebec outfit have forged a singular path through thrash metal, hardcore, post-punk and beyond, with recent work ranking among their most adventurous. By Joseph Stannard

Invisible Jukebox: O YAMA O: London based duo Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto pit their wits against The Wire’s mystery record selection

Lamin Fofana: Radical Black ambience. By Kashif Sharma-Patel

The Carbonators: Bouncy punk-funk for lockdown times. By Abi Bliss

David First: Heavyweight drone from the former Notekiller. By Clive Bell

Unlimited Editions: Aguirre Records

Unofficial Channels: nothingelseon

Global Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: the return of opera in New Zealand; survival through streaming in São Paulo

The Inner Sleeve: Victor Herrero on Kazuo Ohno’s Admiring La Argentina

Epiphanies: Michaelangelo Matos joins the gated community

Print Run: New music books: Adele Bertei’s wolves, Brian Eno’s diary (again), Paul Morley’s mind, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Frank Zappa, Delia Derbyshire

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Pharoah Sanders’s 80th Birthday Concert, TUSK Virtual, Morphine × Beirut, and more

On Site: Recent art shows: Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer; Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

Soundcheck: Antiope, Ai Aso, BCFW, John Bence, Albert Bouchar, Butcher Brown, Cabaret Voltaire, Ian Chambers, Mike Cooper, Sylvie Courvoisier Trio, Vlad Dobrovolski, Kahil El’Zabar, Sarah Hennies, Homeboy Sandman, Hyph11E, Jabu, Junk Magic, Kaki King, Krust, Cecilia Lopez & Wenchi Lazo, Mamiffer, Lasse Marhaug, Lasse Marhaug & Kristoffer Berre Alberts, Joe McPhee & Lasse Marhaug, Daniel Menche, Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balázs Pándi, Mr Bungle, Nah, New Age Doom, North Americans, numün, Opening Performance Orchestra/Bill Laswell/Iggy Pop featuring William S Burroughs, Open Mike Eagle, Ailie Ormston & Finlay Clark, Ed Palermo Big Band, Arash Pandi, Ashley Paul, J Pavone String Ensemble, Jimmy Peggie, Tristan Perich, Pharaoh Overlord, PRAED Orchestra!, Massimo Pupillo, Gwenifer Raymond, Red Fiction, Jordan Reyes, Penny Rimbaud, Ray Russell, Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell, Rojin Sharafi, Carl Stone, DJ Shub, Slikback, Gabriella Smart/Alvin Curran, Summer Of Seventeen, Suss, Pat Thomas & Matana Roberts, Keith Tippett, Devin Townsend, Tunes Of Negation, Barry Walker Jr, Elif Yalvaç, Miki Yui, Various Fieldmice ESVB Vol 1, Various A Little Night Music

The Boomerang: Dave Brubeck, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dropdead, The Gun Club, Takashi Inagaki, MIYUMI Project, Charlie Morrow, Michael Rother, Horace Tapscott & Michael Session, Trees, Unique 3

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