The Wire


Current Issue 385

March 2016

On the cover: Boris: The Japanese trio have embraced rock, metal, noise, pop, drone and more in their 25 year career to date. They're now set to release a new collaboration with noise magus Merzbow. By James Hadfield. Awful Records + Harsh Riddims: Atlanta, Georgia has been a hiphop heartland since the 1990s. Now a new breed of lo-fi outliers clustered around indie labels Awful and Harsh Riddims is edging the music into the twilight zone. By Ian McQuaid. Church organs: The organ may seem an unlikely avant garde instrument, but a handful of contemporary artists are finding new uses for its awe-inspiring sonic impact. By Philip Clark. Plus: Ánde Somby, Anenon, Anna Meredith, Alex McLean, Andrew Weatherall, Baron Mordant, hundreds of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.

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