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Immersion
Analogue Creatures Living on An Island

Immersion is a project by Colin Newman of Wire and Malka Spigel of Githead. It was shelved just before 2000 and has now been brought back on Newman’s Swim imprint. Analogue Creatures Living on An Island is glorious synthetic dream pop that lacks s...view item »

Colin Newman
Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Provisionally entitled the singing fish is a little unusual, with some entirely non-post-punk sounds creeping in there. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with ...view item »

Colin Newman
Not To

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of Not To, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… Released on vinyl and CD: with the CD edition coming with an extra di...view item »

Cupol
Like This For Ages EP

Experimental synths, wailing vocals, hypnotic rhythms, hellish ambience.... all of this weirdness and more can be found on the vinyl remaster of Like This For Ages EP by Cupol, a unique British post-punk duo from the 80s. Every aspect of the music on this record is discordant, dis...view item »
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UUUU

UUUU are a new group of musicians that have come together to bring a new sound to the world of music. This self titled double Vinyl LP has been released on Valentina Magaletti, and is a complete soundscape of genres that are all layered together to create a number of tracks. You constantly get snippets of rock or classi...view item »

Bruce Gilbert
Ex Nihilo

Editions Mego mark their 250th release with a regular contributor to the label - ex-Wire / Dome member Bruce Gilbert. Ex Nihilo encapsulates his signature sonics - harsh, austere, sculptural aural brutalism, hacked into a variety of abstract and alien shapes. The fact that the a...view item »

Wire
Red Barked Tree

This is an unusual move from one of the UK's most enduring alternative units. Gone are much of the angular, aggressive walls of searing confrontational guitar; in place is an atmospheric return to their mid-80s psychedelic pop pastures (albeit with much fuller production!) As with a band of this pedigree, you're not gonna feel too cheated as a m...view item »

Wire
Silver / Lead

The fifteenth Wire album, released in the year of their fortieth anniversary, finds the group still sounding spritely and fresh. Most importantly of all, Silver / Lead finds them still sounding highly creative! CD and LP versions available, plus a deluxe CD-in-80-page-book edition that features stacks of exclusive text ...view item »

Colin Newman
A-Z

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of A-Z, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… This feels as lean and sharp-edged as all your favourite Wire...view item »

Wire
Nocturnal Koreans

After finishing their self-titled 2015 album, post-punk unit Wire discovered they had material that didn’t fit that album’s themes. So, we get Nocturnal Koreans, a compilation of album offcuts that are as jagged and powerful as anything the band have recorded. The freedom of releasing music outside&n...view item »

Wire
Send Ultimate

It's too bad a band this good, like Brit counterparts Squeeze, haven't exactly tapped into the greater public awareness, but for those in the know, it's a cherished secret. Send Ultimate is a remake of their 2003 album Send. I didn't really know what to expect as punk after its heyday has to develop into something new if the band has progressed as ...view item »

Wire
Wire

This album is not about the Baltimore drug scene. It’s not about how to transfer money. It’s not about insulating your house. It’s our first submission for UnGoogleable Album of the Year 2015. Wire’s 13th album, their first self-titled, is the return of a punkband that has been going for almost 40 years. ...view item »

The Wire
Issue 376

We've always admired The Wire for sometimes giving the cover feature to concepts rather than specific artists: for Issue 376 we get the magazine’s finest exploring music that is produced under ‘other’ names in a series of short pieces. Elsewhere, articles on Eugene Chadbourne,...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 375

The experimental music magazine that always brings the goodies, known and new. May issue includes an in depth look at the Art Ensemble Of Chicago founder Roscoe Mitchell, 80s futurist Legowelt, as well as an invisible jukebox battle with RP Boo and an epiphanies chat with Tyondai Braxton...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 374

Experimental music magazine featuring a bumper crop of interesting artists. Laptop queen Holly Herndon takes the cover, flailing noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt are tested by the Invisible Jukebox, and Dan Spicer writes in depth about the fertile crossover between poetry and improvised / noisy music in sunny Brigh...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 372

Mica Levi (aka Micachu) grins at you from the cover of edition number 372 of The Wire, daring you to ask her just how many fucks she gives. Weirdo pop and modern composition all fall under her purview, this feature will explain more for you. Also includes a big Derek Walmsley piece on the Red Bu...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 371 - January 2015

In this latest issue of The Wire magazine, they bring us their annual retrospective of the past year in everything underground. Expansive charts covering all genres, key criticisms and musings from all the goings on in 2014. Also featuring Rie Nakajima, Mette Rasmussen, Divine Styler and ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 363

Edition 363 of The Wire Magazine includes a special series of articles on compiling, compilers and compilations: potentially boring, but typically fascinating when the writing talents of The Wire’s hardy team of contributors are brought to bear on the subject. Also includes an Invisible Jukebox with the incredible...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 370

The notion of musical freedom(s) is the main subject matter of this issue of The Wire: a theme that is carried through all the way to the exploded logo on the cover. (If nothing else, this magazine will look great lying around the house). Also, we have the usual comprehensive selection of reviews, features on the theremin and the traditional son...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 369

The latest issue of Wire concentrates on the bizarre and traditional songwriting of Newcastle folkie Richard Dawson, who is set to release a new record of narrative long-form songs. There are also features on Cooly G, Autechre, Ascetic House and all the usual coverage, plus your standard Wire Tapper! ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 361

Another issue of everyone’s favourite experimental music magazine! Number 361 has Actress on the cover, looking pretty striking it must be said. Inside, Derek Walmsley explores the music and the man in a rather good feature. Also includes a Steve Lacy Primer, an Ellen Fullman article, and ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 368

That wise, hat-touting fella on the front page of this edition of the Wire mag is Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame. He talks about a bunch of things in this issue, and he's joined by power electronics artist Pharmakon, whose new, totally evil and vomit-inducing record (in a good way), 'Bestial Burden', is covered here. There's also Grumbling Fu...view item »
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Wire
Document and Eyewitness

Ok so this is the 4th Wire album now re-issued with loadsa bonus stuff. Out originally on Rough Trade in 1980, the album was primarily recorded live at a 1979 show but has been unavailable for years. As is tradition its now been unearthed, bonus tracks added and released for all generations to enjoy.  This is no regulation live re...view item »

The Wire
Issue 367

On the cover: Dean Blunt: David Keenan talks black metal, artisan cheese and porkmice, free-jazz, life after death and life after Hype Williams. There's talk of saxophones, Jad Fair rumbles on, a man from Godflesh called Broadrick talks about a jukebox which doesn't exist. And there's a plethora of reviews and articles...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 366

The August 2014 issue of the renowned experimental music magazine features a variety of features and reviews on upcoming and proudly returning artists. That's Annie Clark of St. Vincent on the cover, who released her fourth, self-titled record this year to critical acclaim, after she'd gotten over a couple of years jamming with David Byrne;...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 365

Issue 365 of challenging-to-read-but-impossible-to-ignore musings from The Wire. Featuring: Yoshimio  EMS  Alan Courtis  DJ Taye  Karen Gwyer  International Nothing...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 364

As brief as it is, the highlight of this issue might just be the amazing Grouper writing a short piece on the also amazing Dead C: musicians you like listen to other musicians you like! On the cover is Ben Frost, working his serious beard-wearing look and talking about his acclaimed A U R O ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 362 - April 2014

A big feature on The Ex, literally one of the most fun bands to see live. Straight out of the Netherlands and into your magazine, in an article that involves some especially interesting photography (buy it and see…). Also includes writing on Akira Sakata, amateur synth explorers in the early 70s, and cont...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 360 - February 2014

A serious coup for The Wire here: Jandek, he of the deep reclusiveness, he of the only recently allowing himself to be seen live, he of the hundreds of records of isolated-weirdo blues, turns up on the cover of a major magazine! A lengthy interview with the man himself inside. (Cue shrugs from 90% of you, amazement from...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 359 - January 2014

The Wire’s annual dissection of the preceding year, in this case 2013. All publications do an end of year list, and The Wire do too, but you also get detailed and varied recollections and analyses from Wire writers and all manner of musicians too. Always worth a read. Still contains the usual set of up-to-date re...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 358

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The Wire
Issue 356

A big feature on really-really-good saxophonist/composer Matana Roberts is the centrepiece of this issue: richly deserved too. You can also learn about Australian improvisers The Necks, Buchla synth enthusiast Charles Cohen, and the tastes of Shangaan Electro don Nozinja...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 355

This edition of The Wire is coming straight outta Bristol, with a cover story on the Young Echo / Livity Sound crew. Furthermore, if you feel underinformed about Sheffield legends Cabaret Voltaire, you came to the right place: there is a Cabs Primer within these very pages. Oh a...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 351

Wolf Eyes take the cover of Wire Magazine 351, in a big grand feature that takes in members and side-projects past and present in its overview of the American noise-rockers. You’ll also get some words on Morphosis and Oval, as well as the usual gamut of record reviews and ...view item »
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Wire
Change Becomes Us

Post-punk legends Wire release their thirteenth studio album ‘Change Becomes Us’ and a lot has happened in music since their 1977 debut ‘Pink Flag’, yet Wire have tried their best to change with the times but still retain a signature sound. Most of these songs are sketches of ideas based...view item »

The Wire
Issue 349

Edition number 349 of the venerable music magazine. Mats Gustafsson graces the cover of this issue of The Wire, he of the massive saxophone skronking powers. ‘Free The Jazz!’, as Mats has been known to say. Full feature on him and his voluminous works inside, alongside a Pri...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 343

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The Wire
Issue 341

“Bass! How low can you go?” This crucial question, first posed by Chuck D of Public Enemy in 1988, is taken up by The Wire in 2012, in a special issue devoted to the popular frequency range. Includes essays from selected writers, and mini-features on 75 major bass moments, ranging from ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 338

How did Dave Grohl get on the cover of The Wire, you might ask? Fear not, it is in fact Sun Araw, whose sun-bleached works are discussed within. Also includes a wordy Simon Reynolds piece and a feature on mechanical-piano fan Conlon Nancarrow! And all rounded off with a free CD, The Wire Tap...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 337

The mighty Earth take the cover here, Dylan Carson dramatically flanked by drummer Adrienne Davis. Also a primer on dub lord King Tubby (very useful with his cavernous, echoing back catalogue), the Ghost Box label doing an Invisible Jukebox, and a report on one of The Ex’s trips to Ethiopi...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 336 February 2012

Just look at Lil B on the cover of The Wire 336! Literally towering above the city: find out how in a nice big feature inside. The magazine also delves into the music of Keith Fullerton Whitman, a man with as many patch leads for his synths as he has hairs in his beard (eg. millions). Plus ...view item »
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The Wire
Issue 333

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The Wire
Issue 329

Beardy Roy Harper takes the cover of this issue of esoteric music publication The Wire, looking a little menacing I have to say… Also stocked with words on the dearly departed DJ Rashad, John Wall and Daphne Oram, and all rounded off with reviews of album...view item »
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Wire
154

This is Wire's third album and was an icy example of the sort of dark art rock that was around at the time. There was however something special about Wire. They never were content to sit still and so each album is a development on the last. Certainly this is one of their albums that could be considered a masterpiece. Now comes w...view item »

Wire
Pink Flag

Like many great albums of yesteryear, Wire’s debut, Pink Flag did very little commercially at the time of its release in 1977. It has fortunately and rightly since been awarded ‘classic’ status by fans and critics alike. Elastica also owe this album a debt of gratitude, check out Three Girl Rhu...view item »

Various (Suicide, Wire, Fad Gadget, Can etc.)
A Man and A Machine

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Wire
Chairs Missing

Wire's second album has now, belatedly, got the re-issue treatment. 'Chairs Missing' expanded the short, sharp art-rock of their debut 'Pink Flag' into something more rounded and experimental, particularly in terms of their song structure. The CD editions come with bonus discs of so many demos that you won't know what to do with...view item »

Wire
The Ideal Copy

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The Wire
The Pussycat Song/ The Dream

Here's a limited white label thing by a band called The Wire called The Pussycat Song/ The Dream which I really can't be arsed to write anything at all about whatsoever. It's not bad at all.... it's rousing kind of stuff which I almost half like (at a push) but I keep getting interrupted and I can't think. I appreciate these 2-3 lines have been ...view item »
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