Inside The Wire 443 | January 2021

68 Reviews Index 69 Soundcheck New vinyl, CDs, downloads and streams,

plus reissues and specialist columns, including: 71 Zedashe Ensemble Georgian airways. By Clive Bell 78 Yvette Janine Jackson/

Joseph C Phillips Jr Suite freedom. By Gabriel Jermaine

Vanlandingham-Dunn 93 George Lewis Digital revolution. By Mariam Rezaei 97 Print Run New music books: gabba jabber, Amacher

dramatics, the history of drone, and more 102 On Screen New films and DVDs: Lisa Rovner’s

Sisters With Transistors; Renato Terra & Ricardo Calil’s Narcissus Off Duty 104 On Location Recent festivals, gigs and clubs:

Numbers Matter 121, Fire-Toolz, Mr Bungle, Valentina Magaletti & Susumu Mukai, and more 110 On Site Recent art events: Kathy Hinde Chirp

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10 Unlimited Editions Angelica 10 Unofficial Channels Feedback 12 Patricia Brennan The classically trained percussionist

makes a textured debut. By Daniel Spicer 14 Fly Anakin & Pink Siifu Two mighty forces converge for an

eagerly anticipated rap collaboration. By Francis Gooding 16 Neil Charles The London based bassist goes low and

beyond. By Clive Bell 18 Divide And Dissolve The Melbourne-San Francisco duo

decolonise doom. By Emily Pothast Global Ear 20 Brisbane Covid-19 offers an unlikely antidote to

complacency in live music programming. By Lawrence English 96 The Inner Sleeve Orphy Robinson on Rebel MC’s Black

Meaning Good 122 Epiphanies

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6 Masthead 8 Letters 116 Out There Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings 120 Subscribe Print, digital, downloads and CDs

Invisible Jukebox 24 Faith Coloccia × Aaron Turner The US avant rock/drone duo come under

SIGE from The Wire’s mystery record selection. 34 Releases Of The Year We asked our contributors to nominate

33 2020 Rewind: the year in sound and music

their top ten records, CDs, downloads and streams of the year, then we counted up the votes 44 One Thing That Got Me Through Our contributors share their 2020

survival aids; plus Mats Gustafsson on selling records; RA Washington on weathering the storm; PTP’s Geng on sharing skills; and Kyle Devine on rebuilding the future 45 Plague Time Television Colour Out Of Space curators take their

anarchic fun on air. By Edwin Pouncey 49 Label Solidarity Moshpit manners define music business

etiquette in crisis times. By Ivan Zoloto 51 Columnists’ Charts Our specialist critics select music that

shook their corner of the subculture, from avant rock to noise 55 Online Platforms Can virtual music communities flourish

during lockdown? By Billy Gomberg 59 Teaching & Workshops Musicians live and learn as they turn to

teaching to get by. By Jennifer Lucy Allan

61 Archive Releases Of The Year Our contributors voted for their top ten

archival records, CDs, downloads and streams, and we counted them all up

2020 Rewind cover by Ben Weaver