THE WIRE – ISSUE 451
September 2021 – Magazine
Inside this issue:
Grouper: As she prepares to release a new album rooted in the ambience and climate of her home in the Pacific North West, Liz Harris discusses chaos, therapy and the spectre of fascism. By Dave Segal.
Pat Thomas: The diverse sprawl of the UK keyboardist’s career runs from jazz and improv to funk and drum ’n’ bass, informed by a scholarly interest in Islam. By Clive Bell.
Once Upon A Time In Prague: Dancing along the thin lines separating the Czech underground, the alternativa scene and the secret police, Extempore/MCH Band leader Mikoláš Chadima’s expressions of freedom have survived communism and the capitalist takeover. By Miloš Hroch.
Machine learning: Machine learning and AI have opened up new creative possibilities for artists such as Jennifer Walshe, Distractfold and Dadabots. By Abi Bliss.
Invisible Jukebox: DJ Bus Replacement Service × Surgeon: Anthony Child and Doris Woo run the gauntlet of a mystery record selection. Tested by each other.
Hiro Kone: The electronic artist foregrounds artistic partnership on her new album. By Chloe Lula
René Lussier: Clowning around with the Québécois guitarist and composer. By Julian Cowley
Wayne Adams: The punkish adventures of a Big Lad. By Holly Dicker
Nicolas Collins: The author and performer takes a Lucky Dip with his homemade !trumpet. By Clive Bell
Global Ear: Alan Courtis untaps creative potential in workshops in Buenos Aires
Unlimited Editions: Cruel Nature
Unofficial Channels: Riversssounds
The Inner Sleeve: Gerald V Casale on Winny Puhh
Epiphanies: Moritz von Oswald admires Carl Craig’s sweet spot
Print Run: New music books: drill, trap and bashment, Mark E Smith comes alive, rap futurism, and more
On Screen: New films and DVDs: Leonel Costa’s Ivo Perelman: A Musical Storyteller; Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers
On Location: Recent live events and streams: Four Years Of Chinabot, Sequesterfest 6, Jennifer Walshe & Neil Luck, and more
On Site: Recent art shows: Imran Perretta & Paul Purgas; Seeing Sound
Soundcheck: Rodrigo Amado/This Is Our Language Quartet, Anika, Badge Epoch, Dahveed Behroozi, Blectum From Blechdom, Body Meta, RP Boo, The Bug, John Butcher/Sharon Gal/David Toop, Shirley Collins, The Cookers, Andrew Cyrille Quartet, Damu The Fudgemunk, Sarah Davachi, Mr Diagonal, Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera, Melvin Gibbs, Go Ahead And Die, Steve Gunn, Graham Haynes vs Submerged, TheIncidentalCrack, John Carroll Kirby, Little Simz, Low, Michael Mantler, Ruth Mascelli, John McLaughlin, Joe McPhee/Michael Marcus/Jay Rosen/Warren Smith, Meridian Brothers & Conjunto, Media Luna, Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile, Moin, Moor Mother, Nite Jewel, OSS, Moritz von Oswald Trio, Psychic Graveyard, Psychic Hotline, Lucy Railton & Kit Downes, Lucy Railton & Yair Elazar Glotman, Rambutan, Alasdair Roberts Og Völvur, Jana Rush, Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Toop, Sedibus, Sepultura, Shackleton, Space Afrika, Tibor Szemző, Télémaque, Joshua Trinidad, Mark Vernon, Alex Ward, Anna Webber, Byron Westbrook, ZRL, Various Arc Mountain, Various It’s Not Complicated, Various You Can Never Leave
Boomerang: All Night Radio, The Beach Boys, Paul Bley, Roy Brooks, Gerald V Casale, Jimmy Giuffre, Goat, Meurig Elis Huws, Lee Morgan, Outkast, Prince, The Rootsman, Synergetic Voice Orchestra, Lewis Taylor, Voivod