Stream some of the sounds that we listened to during the production of The Wire 372 February issue
"The marketing narratives laid down by the likes of Red Bull and similar have helped beckon forth an enveloping haze of meaningless positivity, creating a world that’s happy yet contentless, adult but toothless." Nathan Budzinski assumes the lotus position, breathes deeply and becomes mindful of Eternal Bliss™
After our 2014 Rewind chart was published, we turned to subscribers to ask what their favourite release of the year was. The results are also published in The Wire 372.
Richard Thomas on minted petit-bourgeois pugilists, the end of year chart and the class politics of Black Friday
Films on experimental music need to nuance the relationship between sound and image in order to communicate emotion and provide a true cinematic rendering of their subjects, says Stewart Morgan
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
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
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
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