The Wire

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Issue #405

November 2017

Inside this issue:

Eric Chenaux: The Canadian guitarist and vocalist takes an improvisational approach to unlocking the hidden spaces within the song. By Daniel Spicer

Pauline Anna Strom: Relating to the world through sound, the new age rebel’s synthesized landscapes spring from her untethered imagination. By Erik Davis

Call Super: The former visual artist approaches techno as an openended form. By Maya Kalev.

Once Upon A Time In The Midwest: The late 1990s saw a small but close knit community of IDM obsessives emerge from the heartland of the US. By Jacob Arnold

Mike Dunn: The Chicago veteran moves front of house. By Joe Muggs

Lea Bertucci: The artist and composer goes in search of abstraction. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

Dead Rider: Suture music from Chicago’s Frankenstein rock ensemble. By Matt Krefting

Amanda Kramer: The Not Not Fun/100% Silk co-founder gets cinematic. By Steph Kretowicz

Ahmed: Pat Thomas’s group explore Ahmed Abdul-Malik’s legacy. By Francis Gooding

Global Ear: Bogotá: Lo-fi digital champeta is the new party sound of Bogotá. By Wil Crisp

Twin Peaks: David Lynch’s psychodrama uses extreme sound to flip the script. By Dan Barrow

Holger Czukay: Can biographer Rob Young remembers the bassist and editing mastermind

Invisible Jukebox: Mark Wastell: The London improvisor and Confront Label boss is reduced to listening to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Derek Walmsley

The Inner Sleeve: Visionist on Nitin Sawhney’s Beyond Skin

Epiphanies: Susan Rogers receives a revelation on the street she lives on

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Rob Curry & Tim Plester’s The Ballad Of Shirley Collins; Margarete Kreuzer’s Revolution Of Sound: Tangerine Dream

Print Run: New music books: Wu-Tang and The JAMMs, punk rock and poetry, metal in the Middle East, and more

On Site: Recent exhibitions and performances: Robert Rauschenberg in New York; Lunarnova Campout in Edinburgh

On Location: Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Opaque Poetics, Ostrava Days, Senyawa, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar, Drew McDowall, and more

Soundcheck: Wally Badarou, Daniele Baldelli, Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca, Black Hat, Blockhead, Bouchons D’Oreilles & Wojtek Kurek, Burial, Neil Campbell & Richard Youngs, Laura Cannell, John Carpenter, Chiodata, Circuit Des Yeux, Bootsy Collins, Coma Cluster Void, The Cube Of Unknowing, Carla dal Forno, Deafkids, Don Dietrich, Don & Camille Dietrich, Deep Tide Quartet, Die Angel, Bruno Duplant & David Vélez, Elucid, Emo Kid, Esmerine, Morton Feldman, Morton Feldman/Ives Ensemble, Morton Feldman/John Snijders, Tomas Fujiwara, Funkadelic, Ghost Town, Glands Of External Secretion, Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas, Cat Hope, Khaled Kurbeh & Raman Khalaf Ensemble, Jon Langford, Laraaji, LilB, Lindstrom, Meriheini Luoto, John Maus, Rob Mazurek, Men & Volts, Nicole Mitchell & Haki Madhubuti, Tim Motzer, Ninos Du Brasil, Áine O’Dwyer, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Phase Fatale, Fatima Al Qadiri, Saicobab, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Wadada Leo Smith/Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Ikue Mori, Special Request, Spotlights, St Vincent, Sarah-Jane Summers, Svarte Greiner, Tangerine Dream, Tricky, UUUU, Vanity Productions, Elizabeth Veldon, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Visionist, Andrew Weatherall, Byron Westbrook, Billy Woods, Nate Wooley, World War, Ziúr, Various Lessons, Various Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings & Compositions 1901–2017

Boomerang: Basement 5, Coil, Patrick Cowley, DAF, Martin Hannett, Hypnobeat, Karin Krog, Harold Land, The Necessaries, Akira Rabelais, Raskovich, Terje Rypdal, Yasuaki Shimizu, Buddy Terry, Various 80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol 1, Various Ancient Lights & The Black Core, Various Invenciones: La Otra Vanguardia Musical En Latinoamérica 1976–1988