The Wire i — April 2015, #374

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The Wire is an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond. Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership

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The Wire 374 April 2015

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Holly Herndon The US sound artist and laptop auteur spreads the faith of the liberating potential of technology. By Britt Brown

The Primer Moondog A user’s guide to the music of the maverick composer who reconciled Baroque rounds with Native American rhythms. By Dave Mandl

Brighton Noise Poets A wave of outsider poets and musicians is threatening to breach the UK’s coastal defences with their DIY mixes of spoken word, broken noise and radical politics. By Daniel Spicer

Invisible Jukebox Lightning Bolt Rhode Island’s day-glo noise cadets cop a load of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Matt Krefting

Isnaj Dui Looping the West Yorkshire landscape. By Abi Bliss

Radiophrenia The Glasgow art of broadcasting. By Stewart Smith

Jlin Treading the outer reaches of footwork. By Daisy Hyde

Global Ear The Hague The Netherlands’ diplomatic retreat conceals a fertile music subculture. By Chris Woolfrey

Print Run New music books: Kim Gordon remembers, Sub Pop looks back, the fictional history of Ireland’s avant garde and more

On Screen New films and DVDs: Eugeniusz Rudnik and improvisation in Japan

On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Nisennenmondai, Future Brown, Fofoulah, Nico Muhly and more

On Site Recent exhibitions: Alien She revisits riot grrrl, Aura Satz’s Eyelids Leaking Light and a Christian Marclay retrospective

Soundcheck A–Z

Tetuzi Akiyama/Jason Kahn/Toshimaru Nakamura Daniele Baldelli Steven Ball Ballister Jeff Bridges Broken Trap Ensemble DJ Clent Colleen Death Deep Listening Band Jack DeJohnette Erase Errata Jace Ewing Exploring Jezebel Gnod Will Guthrie Florian Hecker & Mark Leckey Heroin In Tahiti Huntsville ICP Orchestra IXTab Jlin Koss Lightning Bolt Liturgy Nduduzo Makhathini Manyfingers Jonathan Meades Roscoe Mitchell Model 500 Joe Panzner Chris Rainer MC Schmidt Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld THEESatisfaction Yasunao Tone + Talibam! + Sam Kulik Kenny Wheeler John Wiese Roland Young John Zorn

The Boomerang Aphex Twin Detail Áine O’Dwyer Beatriz Ferreyra Mahogany Brain The Recedents Red Noise Steve Reich Soft Machine Various Next Stop Soweto: Zulu Rock, Afro Disco And Mbaqanga 1975–1985 Various The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records Volume 2, 1928–1932 Various Spirit Of Malombo: Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula & Jazz Africa 1966–1984 Various Supafunkanova Volume Two: Compiled By Joey Negro & Sean P

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