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Inside The Wire 442 | December 2020


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45 Reviews Index 46 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams, plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 47 Cabaret Voltaire Kirk from home. By Dan Barrow 53 Ambient Americana Wayfarin’ strangers. By Antonio Poscic 59 Carl Stone Chop till you drop . By Emily Bick 70 Dropdead Grave concerns. By Tony Rettman 73 Print Run New music books: Bertei’s wolves,

Eno’s diary (again), Morley’s mind, and more 77 On Screen New films and DVDs: Frank Zappa,

Delia Derbyshire 78 On Location Recent live events and streams:

Pharoah Sanders’s 80th Birthday Concert, TUSK Virtual, Morphine × Beirut, and more 84 On Site Recent art shows: Michael Clark:

Cosmic Dancer; Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal

4 Masthead 6 Letters 44 Charts The Office Ambience and other playlists 92 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs, clubs 96 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

8 Unlimited Editions Aguirre Records 8 Unofficial Channels nothingelseon 10 Lamin Fofana Radical Black ambience. By Kashif

Sharma-Patel 12 The Carbonators Bouncy punk-funk for lockdown times.

By Abi Bliss 14 David First Heavyweight drone from the former

Notekiller. By Clive Bell 16 Global Ear Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: the return of opera in New Zealand; survival through streaming in São Paulo 72 The Inner Sleeve Victor Herrero on Kazuo Ohno’s

Admiring La Argentina 98 Epiphanies

Michaelangelo Matos joins the gated community

Invisible Jukebox 22 O YAMA O London based duo Rie Nakajima and

Keiko Yamamoto pit their wits against The Wire’s mystery record selection a new big band project channelling Egyptian pop, political soundbites and a global cast of improvisors. By Clive Bell 26 Voivod For almost 40 years the Quebec outfit have forged a singular path through thrash metal, hardcore, post-punk and beyond, with recent work ranking among their most adventurous. By Joseph Stannard

30 Raed Yassin The Beirut and Berlin polymath unveils

34 Susan Alcorn With pedal steel undergoing a resurgence outside of its natural habitat in country music, the US player prepares to release her first album as bandleader. By Peter Margasak 38 Lyric & Robert Hood The first family of techno reflect on salvation through dance music and the emancipatory power of technology. By DeForrest Brown, Jr

Cover: Lyric & Robert Hood photographed by Akasha Rabut

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