On the cover: Julia Holter: the US songwriter-musician abandons the home studio and heads into the great wide open for her latest and most accomplished avant pop adventure. By Frances Morgan. Blurt: Ted Milton's jazz-punk renegades have remained discordant and defiant for four decades, as a new album and book of the ex-puppeteer's collected lyrics attest. By Daniel Spicer. Music With My Insane Friend: Melbourne duo James Wilson and Simon Bereux kick through the boundaries of rock, improv and electronic music. By Ben Watson. Plus: Arnold Dreyblatt's Invisible Jukebox, Canadian producer Ramzi, experimental composer Iain Chambers, Kink Gong aka field recordist Laurent Jeanneau, oud player Khyam Allami, the rhythmic engine of house and techno is celebrated in a new film 808, hundreds of albums, book and gigs reviewed, and much more.
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Our Thursday evening slot on Resonance FM went back on air last week for its first show of the year. Jennifer Lucy Allan hosted, playing new music by Rudolph Eb.er, Swaggerajck and Horrid
Our Thursday evening show on London's Resonance FM, this week hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan, playing tracks by Laura Cannell, new Skull Defekts, Durian Brothers, Ora Clementi and others, plus a live mix of open source sounds from NASA's Soundcloud
Our weekly Thursday evening broadcast on London's Resonance FM, this week hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan. With tracks by Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker, Ahmad Al Kosem, Beatrice Dillon, Lichens, Mississippi Fred McDowell and others
Jennifer Lucy Allan rolls out calypsos on the moon landing, gender equality, atomic warfare, the London underground and more, plus new releases.
Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts this edition of our Thursday evening broadcast on London's Resonance FM. With mystery Japanese Fisco racing records, an Annette Peacock triple header, plus new music on the Gecophonic and Diagonal labels.
Magic Band drummer and musician John French talks about how he learned to sing like Captain Beefheart.
Our regular Thursday evening show on London's Resonance FM, this week hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan, with tracks by DJ Taye, Traxman, Awk Wah, Bronze Teeth, Patrick Cowley and more.
Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith traces the development of his Ankhrasmastion language, from the first time he picked up a trumpet age 12, through to the present day.
Our Thursday evening show on Resonance FM, this week hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan. New releases from Circle (ex-Falcon), Jon Collin and Officer!, vintage Bollywood disco from Asha Bhosle and Bappi Lahiri, plus Susan Cadogan, Witch and more.
Listen to The Wire's Q&A with the Buchla Music Easel player and the Morphine label head (aka Morphosis), recorded during Berlin's CTM festival
Japanese artist and musician Yasunao Tone in conversation with The Wire's Jennifer Lucy Allan, recorded at the 2014 CTM festival in Berlin.
Listen to the latest edition of The Wire's regular Thursday evening broadcast on London's Resonance FM, this week hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan. Tracks by William Onyeabor, Fatima Al Qadiri, Christian Clozier, Eric Holm and others
Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts this edition of our weekly Resonance FM show, with a 30 minute mix of tracks and sound recordings made during the Multimadeira festival, featured in this month's Global Ear.
On the cover: Jandek: In a world exclusive, the fabled
representative of Corwood Industries talks face to face for the
first time. By David Keenan. Plus: Edwin Pouncey on the extreme
sonics of the former Skullflower guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn, UK
noise maker and computer composer Russell Haswell takes The
Wire's Invisible Jukebox test, London producer Visionist,
Multiple Tap's new Japanese sounds, and over 100 album, gig,
film and book reviews.
Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts our weekly Thursday evening broadcast
on Resonance FM, playing Swedish sound poetry, Finnish big
band, New York riphop and more.
Pete Swanson discusses how his experiences in a virtual reality
hallucination simulator changed his appreciation of his own
Jennifer Lucy Allan talks to Keith Fullerton Whitman, Roly
Porter, Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber about their audio visual
work performed at Unsound in Krakow this year.
On the cover: Laurel Halo: The Michigan born producer talks to
Jennifer Lucy Allan about Techno utopias, digital identity and
making electronic music in the surveillance age. Marcus Boon meets
the Montreal improvisor Sam Shalabi, Archie Shepp's Invisible
Jukebox, the sound ecologist David Dunn, Jar Moff, David Medalla,
Magik Markers and much more. Plus: over 150 albums, films, books
and exhibitions reviewed. Plus: our latest 20 track CD, free to all
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Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts our Thursday evening show on
Resonance FM, with 45 minutes of non-stop New Age from a host
of old and new sources, plus tracks from Paal Nilssen-Love
& James Plotkin and Actress.
Since producing seminal albums by The Ramones, Suicide and
Blondie, Craig Leon has had an active career in the music biz –
from TV work and country recordings to his 1981 New Age
synthesizer album for the Takoma label. He talks to Jennifer
Lucy Allan about his early stints in the studio and the
vagaries of the archival reissue market.
On the cover: Matana Roberts: Daniel Spicer meets the
saxophonist, vocalist and composer whose Coin Coin song
cycle is quilting a panoramic tale of black America’s radical
history. Plus: Australian Improv trio The Necks, Buchla Box
virtuoso Charles Cohen, South African Shangaan electro pioneer
Nozinja, the White Material label, Malcy Duff, Cave, Olimpia
Splendid and more. Plus: over 150 albums, films, books and
Jennifer Lucy Allan plays tracks from Robbie Basho's first
album, Meredith Monk's Beginnings, L Ron Hubbard's
funk band, plus new releases by Joachim Nordwall, Helena Hauff,
Starving Weirdos and more.
Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts this week's show on Resonance FM, with
field recordings from Germany's North Sea island Heligoland,
Yorkshire-accented pedestrian crossings, reissued Cabaret Voltaire
and other new and forthcoming releases.
Listen to the electronic music composer and musician talk about
his recent End Of Silence project and his changing
relationship with One Pig.
Minimal Techno legend Robert Hood talks about religion,
minimalism, performing live, and how Detroit will always be home,
recorded at Mutek Montreal.
On The Cover: Babble On! – In a 20 page special, Wire
contributors assess and rethink the relationship between
underground music and words, text and language. Including Rob Young
on songs about themselves, Ken Hollings on Cage’s pulverised
language, Derek Walmsley on dread talk, Alasdair Roberts on verbal
jousting, Daniel Spicer on hip semantics, David Toop on Improv
words and gestures, Nina Power on female machine voices, Hua Hsu on
vocalese, Marcus Boon on profane rappers, Rory Gibb on Footwork’s
vocal science, and more.
Wolf Eyes: Digression, Regression, Progression.
Jennifer Lucy Allan hosts a special show on the sounds and side
projects of the American Noise outfit (on the cover of The Wire 351).
Hosted by Jennifer Lucy Allan, playing tracks by Hair Police,
Black Pus, Pete Swanson, Jenny Hval, Grouper, and a Mississippi
Records compilation of Indian vocalist Kesarbai Kerkar.
Listen to a Q&A with Martin Schmidt and Drew Daniel during
Berlin's CTM festival, discussing the telepathy experiments they
conducted as the basis of their most recent album and EP.
Holly Herndon speaks to The Wire's Jennifer Lucy Allan
about armoured vehicles and amplifying electrical currents at
Berlin's CTM festival.
Steven Warwick, discusses self-replication, Joe Jones's self
playing instruments, the films of Fred Halsted and unmanned
aircraft, as part of The Wire's Q&As at the 2013
edition of CTM festival.
A panel discussion on the role of the music critic and writer in the digital age, with Mojo's Andrew Male, Simon Reynolds, and The Wire's Frances Morgan and Jennifer Lucy Allan, chaired by Anne Hilde Neset.
On the cover: Earth – Joseph Stannard finds
out why the Seattle slowrockers are away with the fairy folk and
investigating the Old, Weird Albion. Plus: Julia Holter, Michael E
Veal's King Tubby Primer, Ghost Box Invisible Jukebox, Haroon Mirza
Cross Platform, The Ex write about their trips to Ethiopia, Vicki
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