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Latest issue: On the cover, Holly Herndon is lit by the glow of a laptop, and she talks technology as a tool for liberation with Britt Brown in San Francisco. She discusses her forthcoming album Platform, how it uses popular music as a carrier signal and hacks the language of advertising, and how economists, thinkers and theorists might free festivals and live performances from the stranglehold of orthodoxy. Dave Mandl offers a user’s guide to the work of Moondog in the Primer, chronicling half a century of maverick compositions, street recordings, snaketime rhythms, political action and instrument invention by the Viking of 6th Avenue. Down on the South Coast, Daniel Spicer lives it up with the Brighton noise poetry scene, whose collision of twisted language, DIY sounds and radical politics is gathering momentum. The Invisible Jukebox is with Lightning Bolt, where the Providence duo try to identify tracks by Boredoms, Squarepusher and Harry Pussy. And composer Philip Corner looks over a life of surprises in Epiphanies.



The Wire is the world's leading alternative monthly music magazine. Each issue contains unique coverage of the most exciting musicians, past and present in the realms of avant rock, electronica, hiphop, new jazz, sound art, modern composition, traditional musics and beyond.

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