THE WIRE / Issue 446 / April 2021


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Inside this issue:

Warren Ellis: As a key collaborator with Nick Cave, the leader of Dirty Three and an esteemed composer in his own right, Warren Ellis has built himself a sturdy outpost on the margins of rock. A new work with vocalist Marianne Faithfull offers further evidence of his versatility. By Emily Pothast

Nazar: Currently based in the Netherlands, the Angolan producer has pioneered his own style of rough kuduro in order to confront the conflict, corruption and poverty of his petrostate homeland. By Ray Philp

Once Upon A Time In Watts: From his arrival in Los Angeles in 1940, trumpeter Don Cherry traversed the vibrant suburbs of the city in search of the new thing. By Gabriel Bristow

Invisible Jukebox: Mike Paradinas × Lara Rix-Martin: The founders of Planet Mu and Objects Limited test each other with a mystery record selection

Nakul Krishnamurthy: Carnatic resonances from the Glasgow based vocalist. By Daniel Spicer

Ann Rosén: Swedish composer sculpts the sound of silence. By Julian Cowley

Kohsuke Mine: Post-bop and free music collide in the Japanese master’s reissued catalogue. By James Hadfield

Rizomagic: Non-hegemonic beats from the Colombian duo. By Russ Slater

Unlimited Editions: Murailles Music

Unofficial Channels: Etudes

Global Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: festival strategies from The Hague’s Rewire and Newcastle’s TUSK

The Inner Sleeve: William Parker on The Ornette Coleman Trio’s At The “Golden Circle” Stockholm

Epiphanies: Val Wilmer discovers the spiritual roots of jazz in Harlem church congregations

Print Run: New music books: Miss Pat’s reggae empire, Richard Thompson’s folk voice, Steve Beresford’s toys, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Tori Kudo’s Tori Kudo: Archive; Stacey Lee’s Underplayed

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Lafayette Gilchrist, Patricia Brennan, Elysia Crampton, Laraaji, and more

On Site: Recent art shows: Atom Egoyan’s They Will Take My Island; Das Musikgeschäft

The Wire Tapper 55: A track by track guide to this issue’s free CD

Soundcheck: Obay Alsharani, Patrick Belaga, Lea Bertucci, Black Twig Pickers, Griffin Brown, Raven Chacon, Clark, Coldtron, Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt, Cathal Coughlan, Jamie Crofts, Deadhand, Benoît Delbecq, Dialect, Dry Cleaning, Elegiac, Endlings, Etherwink & Larwott, Eyehategod, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, gabby fluke-mogul, Frog Of Earth, Gazelle Twin & NYX, Ghetts, Samuel Goff & Mariam Rezaei, Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt, Bridget Hayden, Tyler Holmes, Vladimir Ivkovic, Araki Kodo VI, Femi Kuti/Máde Kuti, Catherine Lamb, George Lewis, Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles, Mainliner, Sananda Maitreya, MXLX, Norf Face, The Notwist, Oba Loba, Ōgon Batto, Aki Onda & Nao Nishihara, Jim O’Rourke, Evan Parker, Evan Parker Quartet, Dax Pierson, Quatuor Bozzini, Mikel Rouse, Nitin Sawhney, Sun Stabbed, Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda, Time Is Away, Tomaga, Tomahawk, Die Welttraumforscher, Yasmin Williams, Xiu Xiu, Florian TM Zeisig, Various Blackford Hill Transmissions Vol 1, Various De Nor 2020, Various I Stumble And Then I Fall, Various Miniatures 2020

The Boomerang: Crucifix, Endless Boogie, The Fall, Robert Fripp, Gabber Modus Operandi, Julius Hemphill, IST, J Dilla, Dale Jenkins, Kungens Män, Mosquitoes, Josh Peterson, Walter Smetak, Walter Smetak & Conjunto De Microtons, Linda Smith, Trouble, Gerry Weil, Various London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984–1993 Vol 1, Various London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984–1993 Vol 2