The Wire, Issue 439 (September 2020)

October 31, 2020
The Wire, Issue 439 (September 2020)

Mourning [A] BLKstar: The prolific Cleveland, Ohio ensemblespeak to the power of community with a continually evolving amalgamof soul, funk, blues and jazz. By Neil KulkarniBeverly Glenn-Copeland: The resurgent Philadelphia bornsinger-songwriter’s new age folk-pop promotes compassion andkindness in defiance of harsh reality. By Joshua Minsoo KimLao Dan: The Chinese multi-instrumentalist blends formaltraining with strategies of unlearning to create stark andphysically demanding works. By Josh FeolaBunita Marcus: The post-minimalist composer and conductorquietly reclaims the spotlight. By Louise GrayInvisible Jukebox: Marcia Bassett × Samara Lubelski: New Yorkpsych/folk/noise lifers experience both sides of The Wire’s mysteryrecord selectionUnlimited Editions: AnòmiaUnofficial Channels: CHEWn!Theresa Wong: The rulebreaking cellist gets sensitive. By JulianCowleyNo Home: London bedroom punk artfully bemoans the rat race. ByStephanie PhillipsAlan Braufman: Second wind for the New York saxophonist. ByPhilip ClarkEve Maret: Electronic therapy, Eno homages and community soundcraftfrom the Nashville synthesist. By Emily BickGlobal Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music inthe time of pandemic. This month: record shop survivalism in Leedsand clubbing compilations in LisbonThe Inner Sleeve: East Man on Play For Today: DestinyEpiphanies: A teacher’s mixtape reveals other aspects of EricDolphy to Harald KisieduSoundcheck: Marisa Anderson & Jim White, Steven Ball, MickBarr/Ocrilim, Daniel Blumberg, Bob Vylan, Bonjintan, Boris, PeterBrötzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Loren Connors, Chick Corea, AnlaCourtis & Daniel Menche, Crumpsall Riddle, Lucrecia Dalt,Rhodri Davies, Deafkids & Petbrick, Deap Lips, Deerhoof,Deerhoof & Wadada Leo Smith, Duma, Wendy Eisenberg, Eleh, RogerEno & Brian Eno, Mahan Esfahani, Euphorials, Evicshen, TheFlaming Lips, Full Blast, Gaika, Nubya Garcia, Gate, Gaudi, HoweGelb, Carol Genetti & Claire Rousay, Gnod & Joao PaisFilipe, Malcolm Green, Charles Hayward, Hayward VersusHarmergeddon, Ted Hearne & Saul Williams, Ice Yacht, Igorrr,Inner City, Iron Wigs, Jyoti, Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci,KTL, Suzanne Langille & Neel Murgai, Christian Lillinger, lojii& Swarvy, London Contemporary Orchestra, Marlowe, Matmos, MixMaster Mike & Steve Jordan, Jason Molina, Hedvig Mollestad,Michael Morley, Napalm Death, Obnox, Pauline Oliveros & AlanCourtis, Aki Onda, Renegade Connection, Claire Rousay, San Agustin,Philip Sanderson, Senyawa & Stephen O’Malley, Archie Shepp/RawPoetic/Damu, The Fudgemunk, Skyzoo, Sour Spirit, Sour Spirit/SourData, Sparkle Division, Still House Plants, Swarvy, Cadu Tenório,Thumbscrew, Charles Tolliver, Windy & Carl, Wool & ThePants, Yo La Tengo, Various Blue Note Re:imagined, VariousKaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknown, Various Touch:IsolationThe Boomerang: The Awakening, Walter Bishop Jr, Biting Tongues,Doug Carn featuring Jean Carn, The Mark Harvey Group, Ike Yard,Milan Knížák, Lightning Head, Pale Cocoon, Philip Perkins, Phew,Gene Russell, The Stooges, Sylvester, Various Black Riot: EarlyJungle, Rave & HardcorePrint Run: Rockers by Ted Bafaloukos; Hawkwind: Days Of TheUnderground: Radical EscapismIn The Age Of Paranoia by Joe Banks; The Meaning Of Soul: BlackMusic And Resilience Since The 1960s by Emily J Lordi; Small Hours:The Long Night Of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson; An IncompleteHistory Of Long-Gone Illegal Punk Venues In Boston From 2000 To2015 by Chris Strunk; Vital: The Complete Collection, 1987–1995edited by Frans de Waard, Beefy’s Tune (Dean Blunt Edit) byDhanveer Singh BrarOn Screen: The Otolith Group INFINITY Minus Infinity; AdesijiAwoyinka Elder’s CornerOn Location: Backxwash, Montreal, Canada/YouTube; Laura Ortman:Dust Dives Alive, issueprojectroom.org/Vimeo; SOPHIE: Heav3nSuspended, Twitch/YouTube; Open Mike Eagle, Pickathon Concert A DaySeries/YouTube; Sara Serpa & André Matos: Recognition,Estremoz, Portugal/YouTube;The Quarantine Concerts: Vox EffusisVolume 2, Various locations/YouTube; OsCiLlaTioNs: Summer SolsticeImprovised Music Festival, Various locations/YouTube/Twitch;Unpredictable Times, YouTube/Vimeo/unpredictable.info; StephanieCheng Smith/Liam Mooney/Sarah Hennies’s Everything Else, Variouslocations/TwitchOn Site: Graham Lambkin, New York, US/online; Charlotte Prodger,Bristol, UK/online