The Wire


Issue 382

December 2015

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Annette Peacock
From her early association with Paul Bley, through the eruptive sensuality of her 1970s music, to her more reflective recent work, the singer, songwriter and synthesizer pioneer has blazed a singular trail. By Frances Morgan

United Bible Studies
The shifting cast of players making up this intergenerational Anglo-Irish collective unite folk, improv, psychedelia, rock and drone. By Ian Maleney

After a brush with Steve Albini, the UK producer and Diagonal co-founder talks dry music, grainy pigeonholes and shameless advertising. By Chal Ravens


Christine Sun Kim: Deaf from birth, the Berlin based sound artist forges new ways of listening. By Emily Bick

Manongo Mújica: Percussionist paints pictures of Peru. By Russ Slater

Emma Dove and Mark Lyken: The film making duo reflect the Scottish wilderness via field recordings and multiple voices. By Philip Clark

David Kanaga: The California based composer-designer opens up a portal to 18 dimensional space. By Adam Harper

Yogyakarta Global Ear: A new avant garde is finding its home at street level in the Indonesian city. By Noel Meek

Invisible Jukebox: Attila Csihar The Sunn O))) and Mayhem vocalist feels the burn from The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Edwin Pouncey

The Inner Sleeve: Danielle de Picciotto on Tropic Of Cancer’s Stop The Suffering

Epiphanies: Clusters of small but significant events fuel Gordon Mumma’s appetite for collaboration

On Screen: Sven-Åke Johansson’s Filme II and Eric Robel’s The Color Of Noise

Print Run: Billie Holiday reappraised, Jon Savage on 1966, mass-appeal pop, and a Californian perspective on European rock

On Site: Takehisa Kosugi in Birmingham

On Location: Cut And Splice, Tusk, Monorail, Zappa Plays Zappa, Jason Lescalleet, and more

Soundcheck: Joshua Abrams, Rodrigo Amado/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Chris Corsano, Oren Ambarchi & Johan Berthling, Arca, Pierre Bastien, Bataille Solaire, Black Mecha, Bremen, Cornered Yet Climbing, Corrections House, Dam-Funk, Egyptian Lover, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Giant Claw, Laurel Halo, Anna von Hausswolff, Hieroglyphic Being, Patrick Higgins, Hypnotower, IBM, Iglooghost, Petre Inpirescu, J-Felix, Kelela, Kowloon Walled City, DJ Krush, The Mekons & Robbie Fulks, Lubomyr Melnyk, XL Middleton, Normal Echo, Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule, Charlemagne Palestine & Grumbling Fur, Time Machine Orchestra, DJ Paypal, Michael Pisaro, Duane Pitre, Colin Potter, Kristo Rodževski, Raphael Roginski, David Rothenberg & Michael Deal, School House, Bing Selfish & Bob Helpless, Sunn O))), Tactile, Rian Treanor, Various Pod Tune, Richard Youngs

The Columns by Nick Southgate, Chal Ravens, Steve Barker, Dan Barrow, Andrew Nosnitsky, Daniel Spicer, Julian Cowley and Louis Pattison

Size Matters by Byron Coley

The Boomerang: Maki Akasawa, Harry Bertoia, Coil, Ellen Fullman, Anne Gillis, J Dilla, King Crimson, Kosmose, Fela Kuti, Howard Riley, Sun City Girls, Swans, Mikael Tariverdiev