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Inside The Wire 400 | June 2017

24 Matt Loveridge Having retired his Team Brick moniker, the

Bristolian polymath has splintered himself into parallel personas including MXLX, Knife Liibrary, Fairhorns and Gnar Hest, each with their own ambitious sonic agenda. By Noel Gardner lter)

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4 Masthead 6 Letters 8 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 11 Unofficial Channels New New World Radio 56 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 107 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 112 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

26 Weasel Walter Demanding the unreasonable and refusing to accept reality have resulted in several decades of unboundaried noisemaking for The Flying Luttenbachers’ aggravator-inchief. By Marc Masters 30 Wire 400 The Wire celebrates its 400th issue with a series of special essays surveying the stillfertile territory between word and sound. By Clive Bell, Alexander Hawkins, David Keenan, Meredith Monk, Chal Ravens, Greg Tate and

David Toop

Bites 10 Discwoman The intersectional collective and booking agency are transforming dance culture. By Aurora Mitchell 12 Nick Hakim The New York based vocalist and sound manipulator drags R&B into the twilight zone. By Neil Kulkarni 14 Peter Kutin & Florian Kindlinger The Austrian duo investigate the tonal properties of bullets on glass. By Tristan Bath 16 Svart Records The Finnish label explores psych, metal,

electronics and as yet unnamed genres. By Noel Gardner Global Ear 18 Yerevan The relative isolation of the Armenian capital has birthed a self-contained music network. By Ella Kanegarian Invisible Jukebox 20 Louis Moholo-Moholo The South African jazz drummer gets in the swing of The Wire’s mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes 84 The Inner Sleeve Jon Forss on Suede’s Coming Up 114 Epiphanies

Keith Rowe finds guidance in Chinese wisdom

57 Reviews Index 58 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 59 Artetetra Exotic friction. By Simon Reynolds 62 Chino Amobi Panorama of Hell. By Nina Power 65 The Radiophonic Workshop Brand new second hand. By Geeta Dayal 69 Crescent Creative eclipses. By Abi Bliss

81 Alice Coltrane Ecstatic release. By David Toop 85 On Screen New films and DVDs: Florian Kläger, Tobias

Adam and Markus Milcke’s A Story Of Sahel Sounds; Hazel Hill McCarthy III’s Bight Of The Twin 86 Print Run New music books: free jazz and harmolodics,

prog rock, Japanese punk memories, and more 90 On Site Recent exhibitions and performances: FMP:

The Living Music, Munich, Germany; Khaled Kaddal, London, UK 91 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs: Big Ears,

Borealis, Thundercat, Joe McPhee, and more