Listen to the Salford collective's forthcoming album Infinity Machines
"Is there some synergistic link between UK improv and comedy? To the headphone-clad listener deeply immersed in an AMM album, the answer might be no. To the audience chuckling at an Alan Tomlinson trombone solo, it’s clearly yes."
"When artists bring underground musical subcultures into seemingly more legitimate spaces, whatever their intentions, those subcultures are easily reduced to the merely symbolic."
The Wire’s regular Thursday evening broadcast on Resonance FM. This week hosted by Chris Bohn with special guest Alan Cummings, Wire contributor and Japanese underground music specialist playing and discussing recent Japanese releases
Listen again to last week's show on NTS Radio, hosted by Katie Gibbons and Shane Woolman. With music by Fold, Ishan Al Munzer, A Taut Line, Sherwood & Pinch, Herva, Mark Fell and Gábor Lázár and others
"No one is saying anyone ought to sleep through music – just that you might as well make the best of it when the inevitable happens." Philip Clark on the pleasures of Francisco López, Bruckner and blindfolds
Stream a selection of the sounds that we listened to during the production of The Wire 374 April 2015 issue
Listen to the entirety of the 15 December 2014 Hi Zero poetry night, described in Daniel Spicer's Brighton noise poetry feature in The Wire 374
Listen to two exclusive tracks from Gábor Lázár and Mark Fell’s The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making
"Compositions based on data run the risk of sounding less interesting than the descriptions of the conceptual thought gone into their construction." Emily Bick journeys to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research in Plymouth
Stream Lightning Bolt's "Where Are Your Kids?", a bonus track from the Japanese release of their new album
"Today it’s almost impossible to think of music as anything other than immediately audiovisual." Robert Barry reads between the lines at a new exhibition about graphic scores
Listen to two tracks from the compilation collecting new and old music from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio
As their world tour kicks off, watch footage of the ever mutating small units involved in the Japanese collective's London performance at Cafe Oto in 2014
Join Derek Walmsley on his journey through the jazz that imagined liberation through distant places and spaces, from Africa and the Far East to the cosmos.
Stream the producer's The Pleiadian Adventure, part of Bedouin Records's Originator series of cassette releases
Derek Walmsley picks six columns from our archives by Kodwo Eshun in which the future Turner Prize nominee forged a new style of writing about dance music and club culture
Stream tracks made by Mount Vernon Arts Lab's Drew Mulholland, drawing inspiration from the UK's decaying brutalist architecture
Listen to a live set from Yes Blythe, Swaggerjack, and John Powell-Jones at Salford's Islington Mill
Listen to two excerpts from Marco Donnarumma performing in the new SHAPE network's showcase series at January’s CTM festival in Berlin
Images of the furniture designer and sound artist's large metal wire sound sculptures, including Polaroids taken by the artist himself
"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.