The Wire, Issue 457 - March 2022


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Inside this issue:

On the cover: Scratcha DVA: Active in UK club culture for two decades, the producer turns his attention to the global dancefloor with new cross continental hookups. By Chal Ravens. Plus, Yewande Adeniran has words with collaborators Mxshi Mo and Citizen Boy.

Anne Gillis: Over a multi-decade career the French artist has explored a world of objects and sensations, a project she continues with her first solo album in 20 years. By Jennifer Lucy Allan.

Eberhard Kranemann: The German artist and musician discusses a lifetime of restless creativity, taking him from stints with Kraftwerk and Neu! to solo work as Fritz Müller. By Dave Segal.

Invisible Jukebox: Lee Ranaldo × Steve Shelley: The Sonic Youth bandmates put each other to the test with a mystery record selection.

Unlimited Editions: Ratskin Records

Unofficial Channels: This Band Isn’t Real

Joanne Robertson: The UK singer-songwriter alternates dreamy folk with gleeful absurdism. By Claire Biddles

Jessie Cox: In search of space with the composer-percussionist. By Peter Kalal

Yao Bobby & Simon Grab: Electronics duo survey the failure of humankind. By Rob Turner

Alabaster DePlume: Vaguely magical energy from the UK jazz jester. By Daniel Spicer

Global Ear: Fine tuning in Berlin. By Peter Margasak

The Inner Sleeve: Laura Cannell on Björk’s Homogenic

Epiphanies: The sounds of East London market life blend past and present for Edward George

Print Run: New music books: Mark Fell’s anatomy, Vashti Bunyan’s life, Frank Zappa’s conversations, Dilla’s rhythms, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: Basile Koechlin & Jules Louis Koechlin’s Buganda Royal Music Revival; Marcus Werner Hed & Dan Fox’s Other, Like Me

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Aaron Dilloway & Robert Turman, Tectonics, Winter Jazzfest 2020, Noisy Women, and more

Soundcheck: Sophie Agnel & John Butcher, Ale Hop, Liz Allbee/John Butcher/Ignaz Schick/Marta Zapparoli, Author & Punisher, Burkhard Beins/John Butcher/ Werner Dafeldecker, Big Thief, John Bischoff, Black Opal, Buñuel, John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Gino Robair, Gonçalo F Cardoso, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, David Ornette Cherry, Chucha, CIA Debutante, Earl Sweatshirt, Empath, Christina Giannone, Anna von Hausswolff, Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon, Kev Hopper, Jenny Hval, Iceboy Violet, Ilmiliekki Quartet,The International Nothing, Killah Priest, DJ Lag, Catherine Lamb, Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci, Kristine Leschper, Loop, Matchess, Magda Mayas/Tony Buck/John Butcher, Messa, Thurston Moore, Rick Myers, Rick Myers & Matt Krefting, Adam O’Farrill, John O’Neill, Oùat, Abiodun Oyewole, Dani Lee Pearce, Pneumatic Tubes, Claire Rousay & More Eaze, Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, Slikback, Sonic Youth, Devin Townsend, Franck Vigroux, Eli Wallace, Various Infinite Limits

The Boomerang: Broadcast, Peter Brötzmann/Milford Graves/ William Parker, Cactus, Peter Maxwell Davies, Alan Hovhaness, Mary Lattimore, Pat Matshikiza & Kippie Moeketsi, Lionel Pillay featuring Basil ‘Mannenberg’ Coetzee, Richard Pinhas, Pocket, Prophets, Rudimentary Peni, Sepultura, System 01, Tinariwen, Stan Tracey, Various The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes Of Alan Oakes