The WIRE - Issue 441 - November 2020 (Incl. Wire Tapper CD)

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"The Wire Tapper 54 -- attached to the cover of every copy of the November issue will be a CD of the latest in our ongoing series of underground music anthologies, featuring 16 new and archival tracks by Qasim Naqvi, Legowelt, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Meridian Brothers, Byron The Aquarius, Thabang Tabane, Eugene Ughetti, Sophia Loizou, and more. Meanwhile, inside the issue, William Basinski talks to Dan Barrow about his new tape loop opus Lamentations and playing saxophone with Henry Grimes; Gudrun Gut and Thomas Fehlmann, the first couple of Berlin electronica, test each other's mettle in the Invisible Jukebox; Mosi Reeves meets underground hiphop heroes Homeboy Sandman, Quelle Chris and Aesop Rock; and more."

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Inside this issue:

William Basinski: The rock ’n’ roll animal of ambient music talks disintegration, memory, punk and process as he prepares to release an elegiac new album. By Dan Barrow

Limpe Fuchs: For 50 years, the German self-made instrumentalist and improvisor has been building new worlds of sound out of unexpected objects. By Frances Morgan

Homeboy Sandman and friends: A plethora of interconnected personalities and projects in the US rap scene are looking inward, Homeboy Sandman’s new album Don’t Feed The Monster being the latest example. By Mosi Reeves

Invisible Jukebox: Thomas Fehlmann × Gudrun Gut:The first couple of German electronic music subject each other to The Wire’s mystery record selection

Petr Válek: The anarchic Czech turns junk into gold. By Miloš Hroch

Steph Richards: The US trumpeter is to be sniffed at. By Phil Freeman

Molchat Doma: The power of dour in Belarus. By Ilia Rogatchevski

Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Japanese percussionist goes off beat. By James Hadfield

Unlimited Editions: Noa Records

Unofficial Channels: Sounds Of The Forest

Global Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: long distance collaborations, and New York street performances

The Inner Sleeve: Krust on Genesis’s The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Epiphanies: Eddie Prévost questions the controlling conventions of Western music after the revelations of bebop and improv

Print Run: Side By Side: Selected Lyrics by Robert Wyatt & Alfie Benge; Opposing Apartheid On Stage: King Kong The Musical by Tyler Fleming; Bedroom Beats & B-Sides: Instrumental Hip Hop & Electronic Music At The Turn Of The Century by Laurent Fintoni; John Cage’s Concert For Piano And Orchestra by Martin Iddon & Philip Thomas; Rave by Rainald Goetz; Wagnerism by Alex Ross

On Screen: Alla Kovgan Cunningham; Oliver Murray Ronnie’s

On Location: Office Hours Drop Concert with DJ Douggpound & Vic Berger, YouTube; Cryptic Sonic Bites: Gavin Bryars + Heather Lander & Michael Begg, Vimeo; Molly Jones & Angel Bat Dawid, Twitch; White Boy Scream + Anna Luisa Petrisko, Twitch; Touch Me, Zagreb, Croatia; Wysing Polyphonic: The Ungoverned, Twitch; Julia Reidy + Laurel Halo, Berlin, Germany; Dara String Festival, Berlin, Germany; Incidências Sonoras: In/Out Festival, Online

On Site: Abbas Zahedi How To Make A How From A Why?; We Will Walk: Art And Resistance In The American South

Soundcheck: Actress, Susan Alcorn Quintet, Amani + King Vision Ultra, Siavash Amini, Anrimeal, Autechre, Bailterspace, Steffen Basho-Junghans, William Basinski, Briqueville, Linda Buckley, Clark, Clipping, Oliver Coates, Nick Jonah Davis, The Dead C, Decolonize Your Mind Society, Dinner Party, Eartheater, Avalon Emerson, Riccardo La Foresta, Stephen Gauci & Cooper-Moore, M Geddes Gengras, Golden Retriever & Chuck Johnson, Good Sad Happy Bad, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, Judith Hamann, Sarah Hennies, Kaze & Ikue Mori, Laraaji, Heather Leigh, Eve Maret, Masma Dream World, Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra, Moor Mother, Moor Mother & Olof Melander, Moor Mother & Yatta, Thurston Moore, Bob Mould, Nonlocal Forecast, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ordnance Survey, Lama Lobsang Palden & Jim Becker, Theo Parrish, Phew, Richard ‘Heldon’ Pinhas featuring Stephen O’Malley, Public Enemy, Julia Reidy, Saint Abdullah, Jeremiah Sand, Sarnadas, Maria Schneider, Luke Stewart, The Sun Ra Arkestra, M Takara & Carla Boregas, Twinkle3, Vatican Shadow, Wagon Christ, Nate Wooley, Luiz Henrique Yudo/Apartment House, Various Points Of No Return, Various Retrieving Beirut: Benefit Compilation For Lebanon 1–4, Various The Sacred Rage

The Boomerang: Astaron, Coil, Ian Dury, Brian Eno & John Cale, Brian Eno & Jah Wobble, The Michael Garrick Septet featuring Joe Harriott, Joe Harriott, The Heshoo Beshoo Group, Little Richard, Doug McKechnie, Minty, Thelonious Monk Quartet, Anthony Moore, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ammar El Sherei

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