The Wire

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Current Issue 426

August 2019

+ The Wire Tapper 50

On the cover: Oren Ambarchi: Shifting between detourned classic rock and hypnotic minimalism, lulling ambient and excoriating noise, the Australian polymath has become a major player in contemporary music. By Bruce Russell. Plus Wire Tapper 50 special double CD edition. Also in this issue: Julie & Keith Tippett: Their 50 years together as partners and collaborators have seen them through jazz, R&B, free improv and progressive rock, with more to come. By Mike Barnes. Rangers: Alchemising mundanity into magic via the crucible of the home studio, the lo-fi road rock of Dallas musician Joe Knight exudes the charm of the highway strip. By Joseph Stannard. Peter Laughner: Record store clerk, journalist and musician – Pere Ubu’s founding guitarist was a self-appointed catalyst for Cleveland, Ohio’s 1970s scene. A new box set surveys his talents. By Tony Rettman. Invisible Jukebox with Pierre Bastien, Unofficial Channels on Feminist Zines, Unlimited Editions on Hasana Editions, Global Ear in Budapest, The Inner Sleeve chosen by Sarah Angliss, and David Toop on Dr John in Epiphanies. Plus, Saint Abdullah, Hannah Catherine Jones, Jacob Wick, 33EMYBW & Gooooose, 40 pages of reviews and much more

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