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Inside The Wire 438 | August 2020

47 Reviews Index 48 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams,

plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 49 Asher Gamedze Beating the blues. By Francis Gooding 57 Drum ’N’ Bass Rolling thunder. By Neil Kulkarni 71 Black Drink/Death

Convention Singers Phantom threads. By Raymond

Cummings 74 Print Run New music books: Portsmouth Sinfonia,

Drexciya in comic form, jazz films, UbuWeb, and more 79 On Screen New films and DVDs: Gio Arlotta’s

WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc; Jack Bond’s It Couldn’t Happen Here 80 On Location The Spectacular Empire: Nine Nights,

Colour Out Of Space, Bang On A Can Marathon, Decolonise Power, and more

86 On Site Recent art shows: Carol Szymanski

11 Unlimited Editions High Focus Records 11 Unofficial Channels Music Notation Is Beautiful 12 MC Yallah The Uganda based Kenyan rapper brings rebellion to multiple genres. By Stephanie Phillips 14 Eric Frye Deep explorations of perception and communication from the Minneapolis composer. By Derek Walmsley 16 Bob Vylan The London duo hammer out a new future for protest punk. By Joseph Stannard 18 Mosquitoes Percussive purging from the UK trio.

By Jennifer Lucy Allan 20 Global Ear Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: clubbing in Paris and supporting young people in Glasgow 73 The Inner Sleeve DeForrest Brown Jr on Drexciya’s The

Quest 98 Epiphanies

How school days, B movies and an encounter with the blues informed the artistry of Shirley Collins

4 The Wire Tapper 53 A track by track guide to this month’s free CD 6 Masthead 8 Letters 10 Bitstream

News and more from under the radar 46 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 91 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs, club listings 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Invisible Jukebox 22 Caroline Kraabel ×

John Edwards The UK improvisors have a moment together with The Wire’s mystery record selection of the DJ box: the purpose made records that have kept the dancefloor moving since the days of disco. By Michaelangelo Matos 26 Lonnie Holley The singular songs and vibrant assemblages of the 70 year old Alabama born singer, songwriter, musician and artist speak to the power and fragility of beauty. By Emily Pothast

30 Primer: DJ Tools A user’s guide to the unsung essentials

36 Cosmic Guitars A ten page survey of the state of de-

and retuned fingerpicking guitar music, featuring Marisa Anderson by James Toth, Robbie Basho by Jennifer Lucy Allan, Davey Graham by Val Wilmer, C Joynes by Bruce Russell, Sarah Louise by Abi Bliss, Gwenifer Raymond by Claire Biddles, and Glenn Jones on the key matter of tuning

Cover: Marisa Anderson photographed by Clayton Cotterell

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