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Wire's essential annual survey of the last 12 months of key underground music activity in 26 pages of crucial charts and critical comment, including 50 new releases of the year and 50 archive releases of the year, plus writers and artists review the previous cultural year.

Wire, The
#395 January 2016 [MAGAZINE]

Wire, The: #395 January 2016 [MAGAZINE] (The Wire)

Label: The Wire    
Released in: UK    

"Releases of the year: We asked our contributors to nominate their top 10 records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we counted up the votes

Critics' reflections: Our contributors look back on 2016's cultural highs and lows

The Social Network: Robert Barry on the growing importance of the collective

We Are The Music Makers: Sam Underwood on inventor musicians

Justice For All: Laina Dawes on race and resistance

The Enigma Machine: Keith Fullerton Whitman on the fallen heroes of the Buchla synthesizer

Patronising Behaviour: Rory Gibb on corporate interference

Columnists' charts: Our specialist critics select music that rocked their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to the outer limits

Artists' reflections: A cast of 2016's most active movers and shakers shines the spotlight on their cultural year

Archive releases of the year: Our contributors voted for their top 10 archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up


Foodman: Footwork keeps the Japanese producer's synthetic mayhem moving. By James Hadfield

Jacques Brodier: The French composer rides the airwaves into far distant worlds. By Philip Clark

DJ Lag: It's all about drug-free fun for Durban's young gqom master. By Claire Sawers

Tropa Macaca: The Portuguese duo surf 'n' loop their way through humid psychedelia. By Stewart Smith

Global Ear - Marrakech: Cosmo Records' organic electro-acoustic hybrids shape the future of Moroccan dance. By Holly Dicker

Invisible Jukebox - Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh: The saxophonist and pedal steel player fill their ears with The Wire's mystery record selection. Tested by Mike Barnes

The Inner Sleeve - Deathbomb Arc/True Neutral Crew's Brian Kinsman on Big Audio Dynamite's No 10, Upping St

Epiphanies - Jamaican saxophonist Saxa teaches Val Wilmer a lesson in rhythm 'n' rime

Print Run - New music books: Experimental Music Since 1970 by Jennie Gottschalk; Experimentations: John Cage In Music, Art And Architecture by Branden W Joseph; Radio Happenings: Conversations 1966-67 by John Cage & Morton Feldman; Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, The Beats & Drugs by Martin Torgoff; Gone 'Til November by Lil Wayne; After Sound: Toward A Critical Music by G Douglas Barrett; Honk, Conk And Squacket: Fabulous And Forgotten Sound-Words From A Vanished Age Of Listening by IM Rawes

On Screen - New films and DVDs: Huw Wahl's Action Space

On Location - Earth + Neurosis, London; Arika Episode 8, Glasgow; Cycle Music And Art Festival, Kópavogur; Matana Roberts's Wild Card: 2's/3's/4's, London; Matmos Perform The Music Of Robert Ashley, London; Death Grips, London; Moor Mother, Oakland

On Site - Recent exhibitions: Note Form, London, UK

Soundcheck: Lauri Ainala, Amklon, Martin Archer, Borbetomagus, Michael Chapman, Common, Council Estate Electronics, Dam-Funk, Demdike Stare, Desdem, Die Reihe, East Of The Valley Blues, Eaves, Max Eilbacher, Ekkah x Dam-Funk, Emika & Prague Metropolitan Orchestra, Brian Eno, Felicita, Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Alfred Harth, Harth/Jörg Fischer/Marcel Daemgen, Harth/Seidel/Spera/Van Den Plas, Hermetic Brotherhood Of Lux-Or, Eric Hofbauer Quintet, Isasa, Dawda Jobarteh, JPEGMAFIA x Freaky, Kamixlo, Leyden Jars, Mai Mai Mai, Harvey Mandel, XL Middleton & Eddie Funkster, Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble & Ensemble Laborintus, Meredith Monk, Nite-Funk, Norvis Junior, Diamond Ortiz, Bob Ostertag, Overtone Ensemble, Radian, Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra, São Paulo Underground, Ghédalia Tazartès/Paweł Romańczuk/Andrzej Załęski, A Tribe Called Quest, Unruly Milk, Unusual Squirrel, Various Grime 2016, Steven Warwick, Worriedaboutsatan

The Boomerang: Marc Almond, Cat-Iron, Keiji Haino, Brad Laner, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Pink Floyd, Malcolm Pointon, Sun Ra, Syrinx, Various DJ Pierre Presents: ACID 88, Various LAFMS Box Box, Zappa/Mothers

The Columns: By Noel Gardner, Aurora Mitchell, Steve Barker, Robert Barry, Haley Potiker, Stewart Smith, Julian Cowley, Tristan Bath

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