Issue 359

January 2014

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2013 Rewind
The Wire’s crucial review of the last 12 months in underground sound and music, including the releases of the year, opinions and reflections from a host of musicians and critics, and analyses of some of 2013’s most notable audio culture trends

Bites
Blue Daisy
Kwesi Darko’s obsessive beats are in bloom. By Ben Mechen

Kathy Alberici
Tuning in to Berlin’s broadcasting history. By Dan Barrow

Keeping Time
A new view of South Africa’s jazz history. By Francis Gooding

Fun In The Murky
Trevor Wilkes keeps 1990s experimental techno alive. By Joe Muggs

Collateral Damage
Jazz is radical music, so why is it funded by big business? asks Daniel Spicer

Global Ear Copenhagen
Nathan Budzinski finds collective energy in the Danish city’s Mayhem collective

Invisible Jukebox Richard Skelton
The Cumbria based composer takes the old straight track through The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Steve Barker

The Inner Sleeve
Mark Harwood on Bobb Trimble’s Harvest Of Dreams

Epiphanies
Douglas Kahn finds electrical inspiration in a strange meeting of compost and code

Print Run
New music books: Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession by Joe Mansfield; Composing Dissent: Avant-Garde Music In 1960s Amsterdam by Robert Adlington; Houston Rap by Peter Beste, Lance Scott Walker and Johan Kugelberg

On Screen
New films and DVDs: CPH:DOX documentary film festival and Leviathan

On Site
Recent exhibitions and installations: Oliver Beer and Schizophonia

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Bendigo International Festival Of Exploratory Music, Bendigo, Australia; Graphic Scores: Celebrating The Art Of Music, Southampton, UK; Kelela + Bok Bok, London, UK; Kontraste, Krems, Austria; Out.Fest, Barreiro, Portugal; Recon, Bradford & Leeds, UK; Robedoor, London, UK

Soundcheck A–Z

18+
75 Dollar Bill
Robert Beatty
Black Dirt Oak
Blank Realm
Jaap Blonk
The Bomber Jackets
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Oliver Coates
Common Objects
Croatian Amor
Lucretia Dalt
Death Grips
Dolly Dolly
Ensemble Economique
Fushitsusha
Lee Gamble
Jason Grier
Guerilla Toss
Steve Gunn & Mike Gangloff
Margareth Kammerer
Kemper Norton
Felix Kubin
The Magic Band
Jean-Marc Montera
National Bedtime
James Plotkin & Paal Nilssen-Love
Polwechsel
Adrian Rew
Jocelyn Robert
Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent
Gabriel Saloman
Domenico Sciajno
Junzo Suzuki
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra
Michael Thieke Unununium
Various Music For Shut-Ins
Various Rosehip, Scallop, Dancer
Bernie Worrell
Zed Bias
Albert Ayler
Robbie Basho
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Harold Budd
Chrome
COUM Transmissions
Księżyc
Fela Kuti And Egypt 80
Psychic Rally
Arthur Russell
Various Dance Mania: Hardcore Traxx – Dance Mania Records 1986–1997
Various Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young: Underground Punk In The United States Of America Vol 1
Various Mobilisation Generale: Protest And Spirit Jazz From France 1970–1976

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