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Every copy of the April issue will come with a CD of the 55th volume in Wire's ongoing series of underground music anthologies, featuring 16 new or archival tracks by Muslimgauze, Joao Lobo, Mariel Roberts, Maxx Mann, Carlos NiNo & Friends, Nun Gun featuring Sohail Daulatzai, Gentle Fire, Craig Scott's Lobotomy, and more.
Don Cherry in Watts
As Don and Moki Cherry's work is the subject of a new book, Gabriel Bristow revisits the global music traveller's roots in the post-bop milieu of Watts, Los Angeles in the 1950s.
Invisible Jukebox: Mike Paradinas x Lara Rix-Martin
U-Ziq meets Meemo Comma and Planet Mu meets Objects Limited as the two UK electronica trailblazers sit down together with The Wire's mystery record collection.
As he releases a new collaboration with Marianne Faithfull, the Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist, and member of The Bad Seeds and Dirty Three, talks to Emily Pothast about channelling the Romantic poets, his experimental literary collaborations, and how he improvises the soundtrack to his own life.
Ray Philip talks to the prolific dance music producer about using Angola's frantic kuduro style as a lens to examine post-colonial conflict as well as the possibility of long distance collaborations and solidarity between music producers in Europe and Africa.
As another season of live music is thrown into chaos by Covid and regional regulations and lockdowns, Lee Etherington of Newcastle's TUSK festival discusses how they are moving music into the virtual realm.
Phil England gets to grips with the multifaceted operations of French label and promoter Murailles Music.
The Inner Sleeve
In another piece held over from last month's issue, bassist William Parker discusses the cover of The Ornette Coleman Trio's At The Golden Circle Stockholm.
Val Wilmer discovers the true roots of free jazz in a Harlem gospel church.
Sharon Gal's scores and instructions project EtudeS
Plus: interviews with Ann Rosen, Kohsuke Mine, Rizomagic and Nakul Krishnamurthy; and in the jam-packed reviews sections coverage of Patricia Brennan, Laraaji, Bob Ostertag, Steve Beresford, Jim O'Rourke, Pharoah Sanders & Floating Points, The Notwist, The Body, Mainliner, Lea Bertucci and a whole lot more.
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