On the cover: Wire 400: The Wire celebrates its 400th issue with a series of special essays surveying the still fertile territory between word and sound. By Clive Bell, Alexander Hawkins, David Keenan, Meredith Monk, Chal Ravens, Greg Tate and David Toop. Plus, Matt Loveridge: Having retired his Team Brick moniker, the Bristolian polymath has splintered himself into parallel personas including MXLX, Knife Liibrary, Fairhorns and Gnar Hest, each with their own ambitious sonic agenda. By Noel Gardner. Weasel Walter: Demanding the unreasonable and refusing to accept reality have resulted in several decades of unboundaried noisemaking for The Flying Luttenbachers’ aggravator-in-chief. By Marc Masters. Also in this issue: Discwoman, Nick Hakim, Peter Kutin & Florian Kindlinger, Svart Records, Global Ear: Yerevan, Invisible Jukebox: Louis Moholo-Moholo, The Inner Sleeve chosen by John Forss, an Epiphany by Keith Rowe, plus the usual mass of albums, books and gigs reviewed, and much more.