The Wire i — August 2015, #378

The Wire

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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Includes the Wire Tapper CD #38

Ashtray Navigations Phil Todd’s slime-surfing DIY outfit have been reverberating for 21 years, a constant presence in Yorkshire’s ever-bubbling psych underground. By Alex Neilson

Bristol UFOs As guitarist David Pearce returns after 15 years in the wilderness with a new Flying Saucer Attack album, he and members of Movietone, Crescent and Third Eye Foundation tell the story of the West Country’s cosmic reverse. By Joseph Stannard

The Primer Yorkshire Psychedelia Frances Morgan takes a trip through the essential catalogue of Ashtray Navigations and fellow seekers Vibracathedral Orchestra, Astral Social Club and more

Ornette Coleman 1930–2015 AB Spellman recalls his encounters with the late saxophonist in New York in the 1960s

Invisible Jukebox Mark Perry The ATV frontman and Sniffin’ Glue founder says “You bastard” to The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

Bites Ka The Brooklyn rapper proves that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. By Francis Gooding

Mikael Seifu The Ethiopian producer wages sonic warfare on globalisation. By Maya Kalev

Charlotte Prodger The Glasgow based artist explores multiple temporalities via rave sonics and YouTube fetishists. By Dan Barrow

Global Ear Łódź Confrontational music replaces heavy industry in the Polish city. By Jakub Bożek

The Inner Sleeve Karen Gwyer on Florence Foster Jenkins’s The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice

Epiphanies The massed sounds of Rara bands and church bells put Leah Gordon in a trance

Print Run New music books: radical Jewish music, black power television, Stanford’s electronic breakthroughs and more

On Screen New films and DVDs: Floris Vanhoof’s Wonderful World and Domingo Garcia-Huidobro’s haunted landscapes

On Site Recent exhibitions: Ken Cox, Ghost In The Machine Music, All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm

On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Ornette Coleman Memorial, Arca, Dead Rider, David Rosenboom, Alien Jams and more

Soundcheck A–Z

A Taut Line Arthur’s Landing Author & Punisher Blood Quartet Allison Cameron + Contact Laura Cannell John Chantler Charcoal Owls Mike Cooper Alessandro Cortini EEK The Ex & Fendika Fountainsun Malcolm Goldstein Billy Jenkins Benjamin Jeptha The Labourer Louise Landes Levi Los Lichis MESH Natural Information Society And Bitchin Bajas Thandi Ntuli Moritz von Oswald Trio William Parker Qwanqwa Maja SK Ratkje/Jon Wesseltoft/Camille Norment/Per Gisle Galåen 55 Omar Souleyman Mark Springer Matt ‘MV’ Valentine Various Living In A Shadow 54 Various PC Music Volume 1 Seymour Wright Yo La Tengo Michael Yonkers Pekka Airaksinen Anthony Braxton John Butcher/Phil Durrant/John Russell Alejandro Jodorowsky Adan Jodorowsky Karin Krog Pere Ubu Pavement Glen Phillips Arturo Ruiz Del Pozo David Shea Various Disco 2: A Further Fine Selection Of Independent Disco, Modern Soul And Boogie 1976–80 Various Spritual Jazz 6: Vocals

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