The Wire - # 451
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
Moritz von Oswald
Gerald V Casale
DJ Bus Replacement Service