The Wire #484, June 2024


Shellac: The US noise rock survivors are hard as rails on long awaited new album To All Trains. By Emily Pothast. Plus: Arnold Dreyblatt, Robyn Steward, Zoh Amba, Iceboy Violet, Kalia Vandever, Normil Hawaiians, and much more!

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Inside our brand new issue:

Shellac: The US noise rock squad are hard as rails on long awaited new album To All Trains. By Emily Pothast

Arnold Dreyblatt: The Berlin based composer unwinds with the rich overtones of The Orchestra Of Excited Strings. By Peter Margasak

Dreyblatt on disc: Peter Margasak selects choice recordings from the composer’s catalogue, from the early 1980s to the present day

Robyn’s Rocket: Trumpeter, mentor and activist Robyn Steward nurtures an anything goes ethos at her inclusive events. By Clive Bell

Zoh Amba: The US saxophonist has forged friendships with Chris Corsano and Farida Amadou in the fire of free music. By Stewart Smith

Invisible Jukebox: Iceboy Violet: Can the Manchester MC/producer keep their cool when faced with The Wire’s mystery record collection? Tested by Claire Biddles

Unlimited Editions: Ipecac. By Joseph Stannard

Unofficial Channels: MusicRepublic & Moroccan Tape Stash. By Levi Dayan

The Inner Sleeve: Kai Fagaschinski on The Jimmy Giuffre 3

Global Ear: Berlin choir A Song For You create a safe space for marginal voices in the German capital. By Caroline Whiteley

Kalia Vandever: The New York trombonist sounds the horn for political resistance. By Abi Bliss

Antti Vauhkonen: The Finnish player’s universal music runs from trance to Trane. By Francis Gooding

Marion Cousin: Iberian folk song is an anticapitalist escape for the French singer. By Derek Walmsley

Normil Hawaiians: The long awaited return of the roving ranters. By Louis Pattison

Epiphanies: Tashi Wada changes his tuning with the help of Jean-Philippe Rameau

Soundcheck: 9T Antiope, AMM All-Stars, Kee Avil, Marco Baldini, Beings, bela, Olivia Block, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Nathan Salsburg/Tyler Trotter, British Murder Boys, Tony Conrad & Jennifer Walshe, Rhodri Davies, E, Ecovillage, Einstürzende Neubauten, Jessica Ekomane/Laurel Halo, Nomi Epstein, Myriam Gendron, Beth Gibbons, Griffure, The Handover, Ilios, Eiko Ishibashi, Jawnino, KRM & KMRU, Christina Kubisch & Trondheim Voices, Lolina, Kevin Richard Martin, Mdou Moctar, Elaine Mitchener, Paul Newland, Normil Hawaiians, Mary Ocher, Paul Paccione, Pollution Opera, Vince Pope, Tomeka Reid Quartet, Saint Abdullah & Eomac, Sandwell District, Greg Saunier, Dave Schoepke, Il Sogno Del Marinaio, Still House Plants, Tristan & Titania, Universal Cell Unlock, Fay Victor/Herbie Nichols SUNG, Jim White, Jim White & Marisa Anderson, Xasthur, Various Creiriau Y Delyn Rawn/Relics Of The Horsehair Harp, Various FUNK.BR: São Paulo

The Boomerang: Cannonball Adderley, The Amboy Dukes, Christer Bothén, Gastr Del Sol, Howlround, Yusef Lateef, Machi Oul Big Band, Septet Matchi-Oul, Cukor Bila Smerť, These Immortal Souls, Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy, Various Arthur Baker Presents Breaker’s Revenge: Original B-Boy And B-Girl Breakdance Classics 1970–1984, Various Someone Like Me

Print Run: Conversation Épistolaire/ Epistolary Discussion by Patrick Chamoiseau & William Parker; Let The Music Play: How R&B Fell In Love With 80s Synths by Steven Vass; The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955–1979) by Jon Savage; Truckload Of Art: The Life And Work Of Terry Allen by Brendan Greaves; Chronologies Of Creamcake Edited by Steph Kretowicz; Travels Over Feeling: Arthur Russell, A Life by Richard King; Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending: An Incredible String Band Compendium (Revised And Expanded Edition) edited by Adrian Whitaker

On Screen: In-Edit Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On Location: Ceasefire Now!, Berlin, Germany; Borealis, Bergen, Norway; Fever Ray, London, UK; 20 Years Of Hyperdub, London, UK; Celebrating 90 Years: Christian Wolff, New York, US; Assembly, London, UK; MaerzMusik, Berlin, Germany; Sarah Angliss: Giant, London, UK; Women From Space, Toronto, Canada; Moor Mother, London, UK; Composer Joseph Daley At 75, New York, US; Free Movements: Equinox, London, UK

On Site: Terry Fox, All These Different Things Are Sculpture, New York, US; Andrew Pierre Hart, Bio-Data Flows And Other Rhythms – A Local Story, London, UK

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Weight 501 g
Dimensions 30 × 24 × 1 cm




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