The Wire

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Issue 349

March 2013

Mats Gustafsson
Behind the Swedish saxophonist’s confrontational sound is a musician committed to collective action, from power trios to 30 piece groups. By Daniel Spicer.

Ergo Phizmiz
Clive Bell meets the rogue collagist and radio artist who’s about to burst onto the stage with a Rabelaisian Techno opera.

Invisible Jukebox Little Annie
Annie ‘Anxiety’ Bandez applies her history in punk, dub and torch song to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Dave Mandl.

The Primer US hardcore
The precision-drilled punk songs of Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat and more set new standards of discipline for America’s underground in the early 1980s. Peter Shapiro offers a user’s guide.

Collateral Damage
Alex Neilson finds common ground between folk music’s roots and its new digital routes.

Alexander Hawkins’s vital organ workouts; Powell’s mutant No Wave; Scheme AV Strategies’ cross-media synergy; plus Unofficial Channels.

Global Ear Tegucigalpa
In the Honduran capital, resistant DIY music is thriving in the wake of a military coup. By Louise Morris.

Cross Platform Lonnie Holley
Greg Tate charts the rise of the Alabama-born artist and neo-hoodoo musician whose sculptural memorials tell a secret history of black America.

Revelations abound for Soul Jazz’s Stuart Baker via label lore, rare grooves and pop tapes.

The Inner Sleeve
Aki Onda on Peter Beard’s Diary.

Print Run
New music books: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960–1975 by Duncan Heining. The Cambridge Companion To Arvo Pärt by Andrew Shenton. Arvo Pärt In Conversation by Enzo Restagno. Supernatural Strategies For Making A Rock ’N’ Roll Group by Ian F Svenonius. Of Technique: Chance Procedures On Turntable by Maria Chavez

On Screen
Films & DVDs: Sublime Frequencies’ The Divine River, plus Improv on film in Amplified Gesture.

On Site
Exhibitions, installations, etc: Oskar Fischinger in Amsterdam, plus Listen To Your City in Copenhagen.

On Location
Festival and concert reviews: Gaffer Fest Lyon, France. Goblin Melbourne, Australia. Anthony Braxton Diamond Wall Quartet + Jason Moran Washington DC, USA. Salvatore Sciarrino New York, USA. Saint Etienne + Scritti Politti Brighton, UK. Murmuration play Pisaro, Cage, Saunders, Werder & Sfirri London, UK. Tropa Macaca London, UK.

Reviews Index A–Z

Arktau Eos
The Asphodells
Karl Bartos
Martyn Bates
Rashad Becker
Billy Bao
Blank Realm
Brandt Brauer Frick
Joseph Byrd
Chelsea Light Moving
Anthony Child
Roger Dean
Endless Boogie
The Group
DKV Trio
Ensemble Pearl
Eva Quartet & Hector Zazou
Fly Agaric
John Foxx And The Maths
A Hawk And A Hacksaw
Ibrahim Maalouf
My Bloody Valentine
Shuggie Otis
Scald Rougish
Serafina Steer
Swamp Dogg
Pete Swanson
Richard Teitelbaum
Various Blanc Et Rouge
Various Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2
Various Into The Light: A Journey Into Greek Electronic Music, Classics & Rarities (1978–1991)
Various Gilles Peterson: Black Jazz Radio
Various v-p v-f is v-n
Jorge Velez