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Re: the relationshipbetween The Wire and The Wire Editions. MUSICFrom The Empty@arter has been a fully functioning shoplmagazine for four years and a bona fide label for 18 months. They have released electronic material from Vanishing Heat, Solar EnemyIPortionControVLagowski, as well as an excellent compilationwlth Lycia, ControlledBleeding, etc and accompanying book Recent releases have had free CDs featuring the ~ *
second-hand opinion (ie "Is Frank Zappa any good?") and criticism, which in many cases is quite peculiar to the reviewer and of little interest to the rest of us. We need more conversationwith the artists involved. And to the extent that your magazine presents opinion and diatribe, I think that you need to foster dialogue ~nthe pieces rather than just presenting one individual's opinion. Your reviews section seems to be of use primarily to inform readersof what has come out and idwill be available I can't imaglne that anyone takes such over-~ntellectual~sedreviews ser~ouslyI belleve that, as wlth the muslc of Can and Mlles Davls, it's groove that counts (not whether a plece's structure flts Into some wnter's personally cultrvated theones) By contrast, Tom R~dge's review of the latest Fall album (The Wire 139) was qutte good -It presents the ,
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