What does it mean to describe a recording as being of a moment in which it did not circulate? Asks Grubbs, on Henry Flynt's unrecorded and recorded output.
Read the introduction to Douglas Kahn's new book Earth Sound Earth Signal, on art and music's relationship to electromagnetism and natural radio.
The folks at Krakow's Unsound festival are putting together a publication that they'll distribute during the fest (9–16 October, supported by The Wire). Below, read contributions and listen to tracks from artists who will be performing at Unsound, including William Bennett, Christelle Gualdi aka Stellar OM Source and Natural Snow Buildings.
Read an extract from Stephen Grasso's essay on Voodoo, Mardi Gras and funk from Strange Attractor Journal Four, reviewed by Edwin Pouncey in The Wire 330.
Read two extracts from C'est La Guerre: Early Writings 1978–1983, a collection of writings by The Wire's regular Size Matters columnist from the beginning of his career.
Download a selection of zines created by Pat Maherr...
Read an exclusive extract from The Not Knowing (Serpent's Tail 2005), Cathi Unsworth's debut novel, in which she evokes Gallon Drunk's Camden as referred to in her Epiphany
Edwin Pouncey reviews Dust Sucker by Captain Beefheart, a collection of demos and sketches from the ill-fated Bat Chain Puller album.