The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454
The Wire Issue 454

The Wire Issue 454

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The Wire, because music. 

"On the cover: Laraaji: The former stand-up comedian and street performer transforms mirth into meditative healing music. By Emily Pothast. Plus, Alan Courtis on the power of laughter, and Greg Davis on six wellbeing albums

Olivia Block: With her recent releases for Longform Editions and Room40, the US composer takes varied approaches to music-making, from painstaking perfectionism to pscilocybin experimentation. By Bill Meyer

Jun Togawa: As her back catalogue undergoes extensive reissue, the Japanese performance pop provocateur looks back on her subversive career. By James Hadfield

Invisible Jukebox: Giant Swan: Waterfowl development as the Bristol dance duo subject each other to a mystery record selection

Unlimited Editions: Akuphone

Unofficial Channels: Wearable instruments

Kay Logan: The Glasgow based sonic occultist summons the city’s shadow self. By Abi Bliss

Max Syedtollan: Aleatoric prog moves from the autodidact UK composer. By Stewart Smith

Cath Roberts: Chance encounters with the London based saxophonist. By Dan Spicer

BlackFace Family: Auto-Tuned social commentary and pan-African rhythms from the Malawian outfit. By Antonio Poscic

Global Ear: It’s a bard life in the Central Asian deserts of Karakalpakstan. By Nick Hobbs

The Inner Sleeve: Marina Rosenfeld on Joan Jonas’s Vertical Roll

Epiphanies: Abdullah Ibrahim takes inspiration from a day at the races

Print Run: New music books: Malaria! and friends, Wu-Tang Clan, Genesis P-Orridge, Warren Ellis, Arvo Pärt, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground, Bill Benz’s The Nowhere Inn

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Keith Tippett: A Celebration, Festival Iminente, Yarmonics, Unsound, Lunchmeat, and more

On Site: Recent art shows: Ulysses Jenkins’s Without Your Interpretation, Angelica Mesiti’s In The Round

Soundcheck: 266sx, Alarm Will Sound & Tyshawn Sorey, Artifacts, Atræ Bilis, Autumns, Olivia Block, Body/Dilloway/Head, Albert Bouchard, Brontis, Kyle Bruckmann, Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, Charred, Ben Chasny, Douglas J Cuomo, Cynic, Richard Dawson & Circle, Deviant Process, ESP Summer, Zack Fox, Annie Gardiner, Ben LaMar Gay, Robert Görl & DAF, Charlotte Greve, Helm, Herbert, Michael Hurley, Ilitch, Interesting Times Gang, Klein, Mikado Koko, Kowloon Walled City, Lonely Guest, Norman W Long, Lotic, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Juçara Marçal, Mephisto Halabi, MMM, Mzylkypop, Mankwe Ndosi & Body MemOri, New Age Doom & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Daniel O’Sullivan, O YAMA O, Perila, Lovetta Pippen, Nolan Potter, Princess Diana Of Wales, Penny Rimbaud & Youth, Saint Abdullah, Philip Samartzis & Eugene Ughetti, Patrick Shiroishi, SIMM, Tyshawn Sorey & King Britt, Spectacular Diagnostics, Springtime, Suss, Elan Tamara, Tirzah, Amon Tobin, Martina Topley-Bird, Daniel Wyche, Youth

The Boomerang: Miles Davis, Faust, Lost Trail, Leo Nocentelli, Paul Schütze, SND, Joseph Spence, Various Ostgut Ton Funfzehn + 1, Various The Paths Of Pain: The CAIFE label, Quito, 1960–68, Various Tresor 30"