Inside this issue:
On the cover: Klein: The South London musician, vocalist, playwright, game designer and film maker generates uncanny resonance via collage and subversion in new film Care and album Harmattan. By Abi Bliss.
The Primer: Horace Tapscott & The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: A user’s guide to the recorded legacy of the prolific US pianist, composer, bandleader, organiser and activist. By Francis Gooding.
Black Dice: After almost a decade dormant the joyfully elastic noise trio make their return with a new album of effervescent edits and psychedelic humour. By Marc Masters.
Invisible Jukebox: Alan & Sir Richard Bishop: The erstwhile Sun City Girls bask in the rays of a mystery record selection. Tested by each other.
Anthony Wood 1948–2021: The Wire’s founder has died. Obituary by Tony Herrington
Tara Clerkin Trio: Homemade fusion from the Bristol group. By Clive Bell
L'Rain: Taja Cheek processes the past via evocative sonic collage. By Claire Biddles
Mazaher: The Zãr tradition handled with care by the Egyptian ensemble. By Louis Pattison
Magda Mayas: Berlin based pianist gets graphic and tactile. By Peter Margasak
Global Ear: Artists in the Texas Llano Estacado flatlands embrace the stark landscape. By Josh Feola
Unlimited Editions: We Jazz
Unofficial Channels: The Heat Warps
The Inner Sleeve: Midori Takada on Toru Takemitsu’s Corona
Epiphanies: Conny Plank and Holger Czukay teach Youth to embrace his mistakes
The Wire Tapper 57: A track by track guide to this issue’s free CD
Print Run: New music books: improv politics, Scandinavian dreams, Jandek’s rays, hardware hacking, horror scores, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Robert V Galluzzo’s Analog Love: The (Long Lost) Art Of The Mixtape
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Jupiter Rising, Mary Halvorson, Wysing Arts Festival, Rewire, and more
On Site: Recent art shows: Barbara Ess The Secret Life Of Objects
Soundcheck: Algara, Amir Abbey, Robert Ashley, Aya, Badbadnotgood, Le Beast Concrète, Billion O’Clock, Black Dice, Mira Calix, Carlos Casas, Circuit Des Yeux, Corder & Yantis, Dear Laika, Dimmer, Diskord, Sam Dunscombe, Endless Boogie, Fire-Toolz, David Grubbs & Ryley Walker, Liz Helman, IG, Irreversible Entanglements, Jhelisa, KingL Man, Okkyung Lee, Andra Ljos, Neil Luck, Luggage, Maniac Squat, Joe McPhee, Mukqs, Nasturtium, New Mexican Stargazers, Monika Werkstatt/Mania D/ Malaria!/Matador, Marissa Nadler, Roman NoN & Zebadiah Witch, Ora Clementi, Ov Pain, Jessica Pavone, Pelt, Phew, The Pop Group, Porest, Proc Fiskal, RAIC, Rdeča Raketa, Replicant, Al Riggs, Marina Rosenfeld & Ben Vida, São Paulo Underground & Tupperwear, Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane, Nikki Sheth, Geneva Skeen, Paula García Stone, Yuji Takahashi & Roger Turner, Thollem, Threshing Floor, Ken Vandermark, Veilburner, Moreno Veloso, Voiddweller, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, Whisker, Richard Youngs, Nick Zanca, Zara, Various BA7CH, Various Place: Nairobi, Various Redline Legends
The Boomerang: Janet Beat, The Brian Brown Quintet, Ian Carr’s Nucleus, John Coltrane, Tom Dissevelt, Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan, Mike Gibbs, Thomas Köner, Bertie Marshall, Mujician, Joseph Nechvatal, Negative Approach, Porter Ricks, Marina Rosenfeld, Dirk Schaefer, Super Furry Animals, Keith Tippett & Matthew Bourne, Yoshi Wada, Winterhawk, Various Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980–1989, Various Strain Crack & Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List Vol 2