The Wire's Rob Young, author of the forthcoming biography of the legendary German rockers Can, remembers their late founder member
Derek Walmsley and Rob Young go in search of Scotty Engel, also known as Noel Scott Engel, or the man who now goes by the stage name he adopted almost 50 years ago, Scott Walker. This show coincides with the publication of No Regrets: Writings On Scott Walker, a collection of essays put together by The Wire in conjunction with Orion Books. Originally broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM, 22 May 2012.
The Wire's Rob Young presents a lecture on Scott Walker, from his first release as Scott Engel at age 14, to his present day experiments in sound.
The combination of digital technology and the easy accessibility of samplers and computers have irrevocably changed the way sound is produced and perceived. As electronic music moves further away from the conventions of the club culture that spawned it to become a profound means of expression in its own right, a new breed of musician is emerging to forge new directions in Ambient and Techno with the parallel sciences of multimedia and electronic networking. Here we profile four such acts: Global Communication, The Black Dog, Bedouin Ascent and the Sähkö collective. This article originally appeared in The Wire 131 (January 1995).
Listen to an extract from Jim O'Rourke's Invisible Jukebox interview from The Wire 179. Tested by Rob Young.
Listen to three tracks by the veteran folk rock troubadour
The Morning Line is the centrepiece of the four day Festival For Spatial Sound And Advanced Music Composition. 27 sound artists are due to...
Listen to the August 2010 edition of The Wire's Salon
Read an exclusive extract from editor-at-large Rob Young's new book published by Faber & Faber and out this week
Read the full unedited transcript of Rob Young's interview with Carsten Nicolai and Blixa Bargeld
Hosted by Rob Young. With special guests Trembling Bells live in the studio.
Hosted by Rob Young. With a "Super Slayers" mix by Sun Araw