The Wire’s publisher zooms in on one bad riff as a way of entering the late pianist’s musical universe
Tony Herrington decodes the covers of two radical political book publishers with musical roots
Tony Herrington crashes Noise of Art's bogus celebration of 100 years of electronic music.
Reasserting the roots of Kraftwerk’s sound in African-American R&B and jazz reveals how the soul of electronic dance music is being throttled by the dead hand of the culture industry. By Tony Herrington
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).
Hosted by Tony Herrington. With a special guest mix by Kamran of Harappian Night Recordings
This show was a repeat
Hear the panel discussion at the first Wire Salon
Hosted by Tony Herrington
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Hosted by Tony Herrington. With a special broadcast of Anne Hilde Neset's interview with Faust recorded live at Numusic, Stavanger, Norway
The Wire’s editor-in-chief Tony Herrington is to host a gallery discussion with The Wire’s resident cartoonist and illustrator Savage Pencil this Friday
Hear highlights from The Wire's Adventures In Modern Music Festival held September 2006 in Chicago