The WIRE - Issue 450 - August 2021
+ The Wire Tapper 56 CD
In the magazine: Aaron Dilloway, Katalin Ladik, Jana Rush, Invisible Jukebox: Wei Wei × Li Jianhong, Mabe Fratti, Hualun, Andrew Mbaruk, Sunik Kim, Robin The Fog on tape composers, Skiz Fernando on Wu-Tang Clan, Alvin Lucier, Rakta, Moving Furniture, Matthew E White, Marc Ribot, Sun Ra, Ryoji Ikeda, Dialect, Terry Riley, and more.
On the CD: 16 new tracks by Space Afrika, Kasai Allstars, Philip Samartzis & Eugene Ughetti, Masayoshi Fujita, Pas Musique, Masabumi Kikuchi, and more.
The Wire Tapper 56: A track by track guide to this issue’s free CD
Aaron Dilloway: The US noise artist and Wolf Eyes co-founder talks to Emily Pothast about a career of horror and transformation. Plus, Robin The Fog takes a look at tape alchemy in the computer age.
Katalin Ladik: Born in the former Yugoslavia, the uncategorisable experimentalist’s multi-decade career has taken in confrontational performance pieces, electroacoustic collage, vocal exploration, and more. By Louise Gray.
Jana Rush: The Chicago house and footwork veteran engages with the history of jazz on her soulful new album for Planet Mu. By Joe Muggs.
Invisible Jukebox: Wei Wei × Li Jianhong: The laptop and guitar duo improvise their way through a mystery record selection. Tested by each other.
Mabe Fratti: Reconfiguring language with the Guatemalan cellist. By Joe Muggs
Hualun: Sublime soundtracks from the Wuhan post-rock group. By Jake Newby
Andrew Mbaruk: Various identities and useful allusions from the Canadian MC. By Rob Turner
Sunik Kim: The Hong Kong raised artist combats chaos with noise. By Raymond Cummings
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Global Ear: Crossing boundaries in the southwestern Russian city of Kazan. By Nikita Velichko
The Inner Sleeve: SH Fernando Jr on Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
Epiphanies: Andrew Green and Eddie Otchere recall a trip to the urban jungle of New York
Print Run: New music books: Marc Ribot unstrung, discovering Daft Punk, Sun Ra’s poetry, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Jon Davies’s Topology Of Sirens, Philip Hartmann’s From The 84 Days
On Location: Recent live events and streams: M Sage, Streams From Africa, Alex Paxton, Matana Roberts, and more
On Site: Recent art shows: Ryoji Ikeda
Soundcheck: Ilyas Ahmed & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Acavernus & Yantra, Ambulance Vs Ambulance, April, Backxwash, Natalie Beridze, Judith Berkson, Black Midi, Blak Saagan, Michael J Blood, Dean Blunt, Jaimie Branch, Mark Broom, c/a, Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen, Coconut Dealers, Kevin Corcoran & Jacob Felix Heule, Melaine Dalibert, Dal:um, Damiana, Dead Neanderthals, Sally Decker, Bruno Duplant & Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Eight Point Star, Felinto, Michael Foster & Ben Bennett, Delores Galore, Giant Swan, Golden Hallway Music, The Grid & Robert Fripp, Ryan Van Haesendonck, Duncan Harrison, Jim Haynes, Joe Howe, Iceburn, Inkipak, Jack O’ The Clock, Jane & Barton, Matthijs Kouw & Gagi Petrovic, Leather Rats, Less Low More Mid, Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band, Liila, LNS & DJ Sotofett, Frantz Loriot, L’Rain, DJ Manny, Mofaya! featuring Jaimie Branch & Luke Stewart, Mike, Phil Minton, Liudas Mockūnas & Arvydas Kazlauskas, Thom Nguyen, Orphax, Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp, Josh Peterson, Pixelord, Plasmodium, Monsieur Pompier’s Travelling Freakshow, PremRock, Rakta, Rakta & Deafkids, Real Loud, Répéter, Reducer, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Ripatti, Vanessa Rossetto, Claire Rousay, Claire Rousay & Patrick Shirioshi, Scorn, Matthew Shipp & Whit Dickey, Siderean, Ches Smith & We All Break, Robin Stewart, DJ Stingray 313, Masahiro Takahashi, Vindicatrix, Lucie Vitková & James Ilgenfritz, Vonnegut Collective, Thov G Wetterhus, Matthew E White, White People Killed Them, WTCHCRFT, Yeongrak, Various I Mean Alarmed: The Toulon-Pedro Connect, Various Modern Love Doug Kaplan (Damiana), Various Resist To Exist
Boomerang: Alice Coltrane, The Fourth World Quartet, Frost*, Allen Ginsberg, Wayne Horvitz, Jackie Leven, Alvin Lucier, Juana Molina, Mudhoney, Leslie Winer, Bobby Womack, Various The Electric Muse Revisited: The Story Of Folk Into Rock And Beyond, Various Journeys In Modern Jazz: Britain (1965–1972)