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The Wire Issue 456

Adventures in Sound and Music.  Founded in 1982, The Wire is the world's leading print and online music magazine celebrating the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians on the planet, past and present.

The Wire 456
February 2022
On the cover: Mdou Moctar – the Nigerien kings of the almighty riff talk touring, rock, suffering and the invaluable discipline of the wedding circuit. 

Inside: the Lebanese musician, artist and filmmaker Mazen Kerbaj establishes global relationships via an idiosyncratic musical language; a user’s guide to the discography of French composer Éliane Radigue; and Chicago master musicians Jeff Parker and Ben LaMar Gay take the Invisible Jukebox.

Plus profiles of Hedvig Mollestad, Duma, Robbie Lee, and Matthew J Rolin & Jen Powers; Tim Hecker on Fugazi; Zeitkratzer’s Reinhold Friedl on Iannis Xenakis; and the usual jam packed reviews section with faUSt, GLOR1A, Archie Shepp, Björk, 75 Dollar Bill, Oren Ambarchi, Animal Collective, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Luke Stewart, Tanya Tagaq, William S Burroughs, Can, Don Cherry, Hermeto Pascoal, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pamela Z, Frank Zappa and more. 

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