Issue 370

December 2014

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Freedom Principles
The Wire’s contributors survey ideas of freedom in music and liberation in sound with 16 pages of essays on resistance songs, nonsense rhymes, trap rap, improv, karaoke and more

Eiko Ishibashi
Music and language. By Yusef Sayed

Amarass
Recording India’s folk legends. By Francis Gooding

Laura Cannell
Early music set free. By Stewart Smith

Bob Cobbing
A life in art and activism surveyed. By Daniel Spicer

Global Ear Shiraoi
Biba Kopf listens to the ancient songs of the Ainu people of Japan

Invisible Jukebox Peter Zummo
The NY trombonist approaches The Wire’s mystery record selection with all valves open

Cross Platform Ursula Mayer
The Austrian artist blends gender and meaning in her lush films. By Frances Morgan

The Inner Sleeve
Clark on Sunn O)))’s Black One

Epiphanies
Sean Michaels hears the divine voice of the theremin

Print Run
New music books: Ian Curtis’s lyrics, a William Parker sessionography, David Rothenberg on the latest studies of acousmatic music and more

On Screen
New films and DVDs: Beats Of The Antonov, plus a history of DDR art pop group AG Geige

On Location
Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Ultima, Skanu Mezs, King Crimson, Islam Chipsy and more

On Site
Recent exhibitions: Matt Jenner plus Konrad Smoleński

Soundcheck A–Z
Art Of Burning Water
Blown Out
Laurence Crane
Moniek Darge & Graham Lambkin
Richard Dawson
Deerhoof
Duppy Gun Productions
The Durian Brothers
English Heretic
Excepter
The Fall
Insiden
The Invisible Hands
Jo Johnson
Noberto Lobo
Maurice Louca
Low Jack
Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP
Kid Millions & Jim Sauter
Modern Feelings
Objekt
Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
Theo Parrish
Population One
Razen
Run The Jewels
Sonny Simmons & Moksha Samnyasin
Sloath
Somaticae
Tyshawn Sorey
Spunk
Swamp Dogg
Trash Kit
United Bible Studies
Various 8-Bit Operators: Tribute To Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Science
Various The CAA Box
Various Keysound Recordings Presents… Certified Connections
Various Hackney Film Festival Vol 1
Various Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell
Tashi Wada
Captain Beefheart
Blak Twang
Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato/Sexteto La Constelación
Fugazi
David Rosenboom
Morton Subotnik
Jone Takamäki Trio
Various 90 Degrees Of Shade: Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean
Various Balade À Saint-Germain Vols 1–6
Various Black Fire! New Spirits! Radical And Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1957–1982
Various Black Symbol Present Handsworth Explosion: Volume One
Various I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969–70
Various Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik
Various Slow Grind Fever Volume 1&2
Robert Wyatt

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