The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Issue 294

August 2008

As curator of the Fag Tapes label, Heath Moreland is a crucial force in MIchigan's noise scene. By David Keenan

The nomadic Maher Shalal Hash Baz founder conceals toxic thorns within her floral musical haikus. By Alan Cummings

Former Burning Witch/sunnO))) member Stuart Dahlquist's new project blends Doom with drone. By Stuart Voegtlin

Vincente Gutierrez meets Tokyo's inventor of the optron, harnessing the power of sonic light

The avant saxophonist uses lateral thinking to crack The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Dan Warburton

The Parisian musique concréte composer and author ravishes the 'floating ear' with powerful text settings and cinematic sensibility. By Dan Warburton

Knowle West Council, strong women and Jesus Christ: Bristol's self-described 'Mr. Darkness' explains his return to form to Mark Fisher.

A user's guide to Jamaica's digital revolution, with deejaying and minimal riddims from Wayne Smith, King Jammy, King Tubby, Ninjaman, Shabba Ranks and more. By Dave Stelfox