The Wire - Issue 460, June 2022

THEWIRE460

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Inside this issue:    

On the cover: Phew: The Japanese punk survivor and intrepid vocalist/composer continues to build an impressive catalogue of collaborations, solo projects and band work in a career now spanning over 40 years. By Emily Pothast. Japanese punk primer: A round-up of notable outliers of Japanese punk and post-punk. By Alan Cummings    

The Primer: Pauline Oliveros: A Deep Listening dive into the recordings (and cisterns) of the composer and accordionist who pioneered radical new ways of listening and living. By Louise Gray. Ione: The writer, playwright and director, and creative/life partner of Pauline Oliveros, continues their work to connect communities and listeners. By Vanessa Ague    

Invisible Jukebox: Ava Mendoza: Will The Wire’s mystery record selection shred the nerves of the virtuoso guitarist? Tested by George Grella    

The Dream Syndicate: Since their 2012 reunion, the US psych trailblazers have let their freak flag fly across a run of trippy releases including new album Ultraviolet Battle Hymns & True Confessions. By Joseph Stannard    

Unlimited Editions: Radio Art Zone    

Unofficial Channels: Riddimguide    

Black Glass Ensemble: Environmentalist chamber group follow the data. By Phil England    

Deborah Walker & Silvia Tarozzi: Finest worksongs for the Italian cello and viola duo. By Peter Margasak    

Julmud: The Palestinian producer and rapper collages industrial sounds from across the Middle East. By Miloš Hroch    

Floris Vanhoof: Transforming sound and vision is fair game for the Belgian artist and instrument builder. By Claire Biddles    

Global Ear: Moscow: The invasion of Ukraine has pushed the Russian counterculture into retreat. By Arthur Kuzmin    

The Inner Sleeve: billy woods on Bigg Jus’s Black Mamba Serums v2.0   

Epiphanies: Gary Lucas is enchanted by Third Ear Band’s trancelike medievalism    

Print Run: New music books: People Funny Boy: The Genius Of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry by David Katz; Black Heart Fades Blue Vols 1–3 by Jerry A Lang; Free Music Production, FMP: The Living Music edited by Markus Müller; A–Z Record Shop Bags: 1940s To 1990s by Jonny Trunk; Sonic Urbanism: Listening To Non-Human Life edited by &beyond collective for Theatrum Mundi    

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Eric Baudelaire When There Is No More Music To Write, And Other Roman Stories; Oeke Hoogendijk Licht    

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Sonic Protest, Paris, France; Kontraklang: The Liz, Nugy n + Transitory, Berlin, Germany; MSCTT_ Studio x Carl Stone’s Tokyo, mscty.space; Prolaps + Sarah Squirm + Dreamcrusher + Reagan Holiday + Quija, New York, US; Rāginī Festival, New York, US 77 PAF Spring Olomouc, Czech Republic; Dorit Chrysler Vs Claudius, New York, US; Park Jiha, London, UK; Counterflows, Glasgow, UK; Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway; Big Ears, Knoxville, US; Bill Frisell, London, UK; MaerzMusik, Berlin, Germany    

On Site: Recent art shows: Lifes; A/B Smith ICU; Sanja Matkovic Stolen Childhoods

Soundcheck: 700 Bliss, Acid Mothers Reynols, Zoh Amba, Zoh Amba featuring William Parker & Francisco Mela, Oren Ambarchi, Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/ Andreas Werliin, Kate Birch, Bob Vylan, Kjetil D Brandsdal & Thore Warland, Cave In, Eric Copeland, Dopplereffekt, Elementals’ Orrery, Flaccid Mojo, Gaika, India Gailey, Gothenburg Sound Workshop, Mary Halvorson, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Jaeho Hwang, Instruments Of Happiness, JARR, Zola Jesus, Kemper Norton, Kenosist, Klara Livet, KMRU, KMRU & Aho Ssan, Travis Laplante, Lay Llamas, Lettera 22, Mai Mai Mai, Matmos, My Cat Is An Alien, Nodosus, Pauline Oliveros & Reynols, Panstarrs, Pusha T, Steve Reich, Reynols, Louie Rice & Luciano Maggiore, John Scofield, Brandon Seabrook/Cooper-Moore/Gerald Cleaver, Sam Shalabi, Ches Smith, Dean Spunt & John Wiese, Carl Stone, Havadine Stone, Sudden Infant, Tarkamt, Martin Taxt, Test Card, Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer, Treasury Of Puppies, Ron Trent presents WARM, Tropa Macaca, Louie Vega, Cheb Wahida, Wardruna, Hildegard Westerkamp, Whatever The Weather, Wild Terrier Orchestra, Yokubari, Various The Assurance Compilation    

The Boomerang: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, Don Cherry, Halicon, Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra, Jerry Hunt, Jim O’Rourke & Mats Gustafsson, Plankton Wat, Yasuaki Shimizu, Sparks, Sun Ra Arkestra, Masayuki Takayanagi, Vox Populi!, Various Irida Records: Hybrid Musics From Texas And Beyond 1979–1986