The Wire


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February 2017

On the cover: Run The Jewels. The all-conquering partnership of Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta MC Killer Mike has birthed a third album whose aggressive optimism offers a tonic for troubled times. By Joseph Stannard. Plus: the celebrated Russian composer Edward Artemiev – whose electronic tones graced film maker Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest moments – has shifted focus towards a Dostoyevsky rock opera. By Nikita Velichko. And Stewart Smith explores the Portuguese capital Lisbon's new jazz vanguard centred around the Clean Feed and Creative Sources labels. Also in the issue: Lagos brass septet Obadikah, Jamie Fennelly’s harmonium project Mind Over Mirrors, multimedia artist Olivia Louvel, Quantum Natives signing Swivelized Sounds, Palermo Global Ear, Invisible Jukebox with Rashad Becker, the usual mass of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.

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