The second stop in Derek Walmsley's journey through the jazz that imagined liberation through distant places and spaces, from Africa and the Far East to the cosmos.
You read correctly: the sage Mr Bell buffs his crystal ball (well, his laptop screen), peers into the fogs of 2015 and sees double
Listen to last night's show on Resonance FM, hosted by Derek Walmsley. Tracks by Dro Carey featuring Chocolate and Kid Kairo, Tlaotlon, Palmbomen II, Giant Swan, Chicago Jim and more
Helen Morris braves encroaching tides and shifting sands to attend the Fanø Free Folk Festival, and asks what – or who – “experimental folk” might be?
Watch a video for a track by the Japanese singer and keyboardist Eiko Ishibashi, featured in The Wire 370
Clive Bell on plunging one's head into a brazier of burning coals, playing for the angels and the legacy of Ostad Elahi, reclusive tanbour master
Listen to tracks by fiddler and recorder player Laura Cannell, featured in The Wire 370
View artwork made by the guitarist, recently collected in a book published by Inventory Press and Audio Visual Arts
Watch an animation by Pekka Airaksinen, used for a track off the Helsinki based quartet's new self-titled album
Listen again to last week's show on NTS Radio, hosted by Katie Gibbons and Shane Woolman. This week the duo play tracks by Negativland, Donald Fraser, Tradesman, Grey Branches and others, plus Dale Cornish visits the studio to perform a live set
Biba Kopf and Keiko Yoshida travelled to Hokkaido for The Wire 370's Global Ear feature, reporting back on the music of northern Japan’s indigenous Ainu people
Yan Jun blows up knock-off speakers, bids Mother Nature farewell and embraces life and death in The Machine era
Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound
Watch a video by the American folk and drone duo, from a track off their new album Black Ribbon Of Death, Silver Thread Of Life
Wayne Marshall, writer of the Dutch bubbling essay in The Wire 370's Freedom Principle feature, shares online links to the hyperkinetic dancehall variant's stalwarts and their sonic collages
Listen to tracks from the Copenhagen ensemble's forthcoming album, plus assorted Eget Værelse projects, featured in The Wire 369
From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"
Clive Bell muses on the biwa as vehicle for Japanese epic, and finds parallels in Irish folk ballads and beyond
A gallery taken from Panther Publishing's archive of sound systems fliers, reprinted in a recent book by Rollo Press
Watch an excerpt from film maker Matthew Smith's new documentary about Los Angeles's beat scene, the influential Low End Theory club night, and the producers and musicians who are a part of it
Q: What album was so important that ten million copies of it needed to be pressed at once? A: Songs Of The Humpback Whale. Musician and writer David Rothenberg wonders at the complex beauty of whale song
Kasper Opstrup cracks open the Third Mind and gets into the vibe with William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Matmos, Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi, Kouhei Matsunaga and more