The Wire

The Wire Issue 448

Adventures in Sound and Music

Founded in 1982, The Wire is the world's leading print and online music magazine covering a vast range of global alternative, underground and experimental musics. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present.

The Wire 448
June 2021

On the cover: Van Der Graaf Generator two-part special – ahead of a major retrospective box set and tour, Emily Bick speaks to the dark magi of UK progressive rock, led by the indefatigable Peter Hammill, while in The Primer Mike Barnes essays a user’s guide to the recordings of the band and their solo projects.

Inside: Loraine James: the UK producer's new album reflects the strain of isolation and the artistic benefits of an open mind; Invisible Jukebox: Sarah Gail Brand × Mark Sanders: the trombonist and drummer test each other with a mystery record selection.

Plus: profiles of Dalibor Cruz, Mesías Maiguashca, Chunyang Yao and Omar El Sadek; Squarepusher’s Inner Sleeve; Han-earl Park’s Epiphany; 39 pages of reviews, and much more